49th Annual Milford Oyster Festival FAQ
Lot’s of questions are asked about the Festival, hope this page helps.
The festival is always on the third Saturday in August. This year it will be on August 19th, 2023.
The Festival is a free event. You do not need a ticket to see the concert.
If you are interested in participating in any Festival event please visit the appropriate page of the website. You will get all the info you need on that page including an email address for questions.
No pets are allowed anywhere at the Festival.
No coolers are allowed at the Festival.
Oyster Eve is the The Festival kick-off event and will be held on Friday, August 18th, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. till 10:00p.m. at the new location on Fowler Field. There is a $5.00 Cover at the Door and children under 14 are free. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. No coolers or pets are allowed.
There is a wide variety of food offered at the Festival and on Oyster Eve.
There is beer, craft beer and wine served at various locations throughout the festival.
There is free parking, free handicapped parking and $10 preferred parking for the Festival. There is also a free shuttle bus to take you to and from the Festival. For exact locations visit milfordoysterfestival.com/festival-home/parking- and-transportation/
The Festival is always looking for volunteers. There are various positions and schedules available. If you are interested in volunteering please email email@example.com
The Festival has something for everyone! There is a children’s stage as well as amusement rides. The amusement rides are on Oyster Eve too.
The Festival has arts and crafts, nonprofit and Main Street exhibits on the Green. There is a car show, 2 music stages, harbor activities including a kayak and canoe race and an oyster shucking and eating contest. Also there is a children’s stage, amusement rides and games. And much more!
The Festival is a non-profit organization and is organized by an all-volunteer committee. The purpose is to be a giant fundraiser for all non-profit and civic organizations involved, to showcase the local businesses and our beautiful downtown Milford through an event that celebrates the history of Milford’s once important oyster industry. All monies raised by the Festival fund the event and charitable donations are made by the Festival to local non-profit and civic organizations every year.
All announcements are made on Social Media, including Facebook and Instagram as well as posted on our website.
The MTA stops one block from the Festival. For more info visit https://new.mta.info/