On Saturday, April 28 Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) and Milford Parks and Recreation held their 9th Annual Bug & Bud Festival. This year event goers enjoyed over 150 food and merchant vendors, downtown businesses, activities and entertainment.
The Bug & Bud Festival is a celebration of two of Milford’s most cherished symbols, the ladybug and the tree. The significance of the ladybug in Delaware is tied to Milford when a local second grade class petitioned the Delaware State Legislature in 1973 to accept the ladybug as the official State Bug. The festival also serves as a celebration of Arbor Day and Milford’s designation as a USA Tree City.