Milford Museum will hold their second Hippiefest event on August 21 from 4:00 to 9:00 PM on the lawn of the Causey Mansion. The first event, held in August 2019, was to celebrate the anniversary of Woodstock. A second was planned for 2020 but had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.
“Our first event sold out so quickly, we knew we had to do this again,” Claudia Leister, Executive Director of the Milford Museum, said. “Our tickets for this year went on sale at 9:00 AM on July 1 and within five minutes, we had already sold 18. By the end of the day on July 2, our ticket sales were over 100 already.”
Only 400 tickets are available for the event which will feature music by Lincoln City Band and DJ Joe Allen of Forever Media. Tickets are $35 and include food by Fat Daddy’s Barbecue, sodas and water.
“The menu consists of beef brisket, pulled pork, barbecue chicken, baked beans, green beans, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and rolls,” Leister said. “This year we will not provide alcohol tastings but made the event BYOB. EasySpeak’s Alcohauler will also be onsite selling beverages. We will have t-shirts for sale and will hold a 50/50 drawing as well. Dress in your best tie dye, headband, caftan or other 60s clothing. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and relax in the beautiful gardens of Causey Mansion while you listen to the sounds of the 60s and 70s. Costumes are optional but we love seeing everyone’s creativity!”
The event benefits the Milford Museum, located in Milford’s original post office building, with a mission to promote the history of Milford, the surrounding communities and general Delaware history through exhibits and special programs. The building contains several permanent and changing exhibit galleries, plus a research library of Delaware publications.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Milford Museum or online through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/milford-museum-17134306400. There is a small additional fee for online orders.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience, including 15 at The News Journal in Delaware.
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