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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Milford Oyster Festival coming up in August

MILFORD — The 36th annual Milford Oyster Festival will be held, rain or shine, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Aug. 21 downtown.
The rock band Soul Asylum is headlining the entertainment at 3:45 p.m. in Fowler Field, behind the Milford Public Library. Soul Asylum’s Top 20 hits include “Runaway Train,” “Somebody to Shove” and “Black Gold.”
The festival entertainment is free.
Crazy on You, a Heart tribute band opens at 2. The Bernadettes will take the stage at 12:30. The local band will showcase Motown hits, contemporary funk, soul, and R&B songs. Opening the festival’s main stage entertainment at 11:30 a.m. will be Mike Falzone & the Peppermint Trick, a rock band from Stratford.
The festival includes amusement rides and entertainment for children, canoe and kayak races at Milford Harbor, more than 200 arts and crafts vendors from around the country on the Green, a classic car show, an oyster eating and shucking competition and food offered by local nonprofit and civic organizations. There will also be an 80-foot schooner in the harbor for daytime and sunset cruises.
Information on the festival is available at


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