Downtown preparations are underway as Milford, CT gets ready for the 39th Annual Milford Oyster Festival, a one day event held rain or shine, Saturday, August 17th. The Milford Police Department issued the following information in a Press Release date August 9th, 2013, which highlights information to assist Festival-goers, local business owners and those visiting from out of town:
The 39th annual Milford Oyster Festival will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 10:00am - 6:00 pm. The Milford Police Department is offering the following information to assist citizens, merchants and visitors with traffic, parking and other matters regarding the festival.
Access to the Milford Center area will be restricted from the hours of 9:30 am-6:30 pm. The streets which will be closed and/or have limited access include; North Broad St, South Broad St, Depot St, New Haven Ave (from Gulf St to Daniel St), Prospect St (from Cherry St – New Haven Ave), River St (from Darina Pl to New Haven Ave), Armory La, Factory La, Shipyard La, Center St and High St (from Jepson Dr to Helwig St).
Access to the Railroad Station parking areas for railroad patrons will only be allowed from High Street.
On street parking will be restricted within the festival boundaries between 9:00 am – 6:30 pm. (DIRECTIONS to all Parking and Shuttles HERE)
Handicapped parking will be provided at the following locations; Milford Senior Center, Harborside
Middle School and Wasson Field parking lot adjacent to West Main Street. There will be senior and
handicap access shuttle transportation to and from these locations.
Access to the City Boat Launch on Shipyard Lane will be restricted from 6:00 am – 6:30 pm.
Pets and coolers will not be allowed within the festival boundaries
Shuttle buses are being provided for festival patrons which will be picking up/dropping off at two
locations in Milford; Jonathan Law High School and the Westfield Connecticut Post Shopping Mall.
The shuttle services will operate from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm.
There will be free Police K9 demonstrations for the public being held across from the Milford Public Library
during three separate times; 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
A mass notification message will be sent through the "Milford Alerts" system advising area residents and
businesses of the parking and traffic restrictions during the festival hours. Residents and merchants not
registered with the citywide notification system can register by visiting www.milfordpd.org and click on the
"Milford Alerts" banner.