Spring’s Here,Downtown Milford Bustles With Activities


By Lee Nelson, DMI Executive Director

Downtown Milford’s biggest and most fun event of the year is here – the 9th annual Bug & Bud Festival (B&B) takes center stage on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. in the park long the Riverwalk and the closed off areas of N. Walnut Str., in downtown Milford. The day is a blur of activities, music, demonstrations, food, craft vendors and more. The B&B costume parade gets things going in to high gear at 9:45 a.m. The parade will follow the Riverwalk to the entertainment stage, led by the Festival Band. For a detailed schedule of events, please check our website. This year our manned information booth will be in the Santa Claus house, please stop by and say hello. We are grateful to our main Ladybug sponsors, BayHealth, M&T Bank and FY Johnson Contractors for helping us put the festival on. On a personal note, let me add I am excited about the festival, it is my first B&B and I am looking forward to meeting more folks in the community as we all enjoy the fun.

Then a week later on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. we welcome back our Riverwalk Farmers Market for the season through October. This year we thank Bayhealth for sponsoring the market. Every one tells us how they love shopping for fresh, locally grown produce at the market. We look forward to seeing some familiar returning vendors and are happy to announce we have some wonderful new vendors like A Touch of Italy coming over from Lewes to join us. There’s a new team of DMI volunteers organizing the market this year since Jim Cooper’s retirement – look out for them in their market manager tee-shirts if you need assistance.

And we want to offer a big thank you to Jim for his dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of the market, and the DMI, over the many years of running the market. It takes a lot of work and time. Jim gave us both generously and without complaint. We wish Jim a happy retirement and hope he visits us often.

For daily updates, and important information, please follow us on face book: https://www.facebook.com/downtownmilfordinc . Remember volunteers drive our efforts, so don’t delay and please sign up soon. For info, go to our website http://downtownmilford.org or call me at (302) 839-1180. Thank you