By David Hazledine
MILFORD — Milford Family Fun Fest, an all-day event featuring free rides, classic car cruise-in, garage sales, vending and more, will run from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 29.
Formerly titled simply “Milford Fest,” the 2021 event is being organized by Beer and Jessop Amusements after Milford Lions Club canceled as a result of COVID-related scheduling problems. BAJA, a Milford-based company, has provided free rides for the event since 2008.
“People are ready to get back to normal,” said organizer Tom Beer. “There’s been an outpouring of support from individuals, not just corporations … We’re going to make it happen.”
Beer related a conversation when Milford Fest was described as “Milford’s Hallmark movie for one day of the year.” And while Milford Family Fun Fest 2021 will not feature Lions-sponsored events of year’s past such as the cutie contest, Beer said attendees can expect the same wide array of free rides BAJA has made available in previous years. One addition to this year’s line-up is Indiana National Guard, which requisitioned a rock wall for climbing.
The following is a list of Milford Family Fun Fest events: however, the list is subject to change for updates go to Milford Family Fun Fest on Facebook.
From May 27-31, town-wide garage sales will be taking place around Milford. Maps of participating locations will be available starting at 1 p.m., May 26, at Town Hall, 121 S. Main St.
The following events all take place Saturday, May 29:
From 7-10:30 a.m., Milford Kiwanis sausage and pancake breakfast will be in the community building, 111 S. Main St. Dine-in or carry-out is available.
A classic car cruise-in will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street between Catherine and Fourth Streets. For more information, contact Rob Hamilton at (574) 377-7589.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Milford Friends of the Library Book Sale will be located in the basement of the library, 101 N. Main St. For more information, call (574) 658-4312.
Milford Volunteer Fire Department, 214 S. Main St., will again be serving rib eye steak sandwich meals, including chips, for a free will donation. Drive-thru or carry-out is available.
Milford Family Fun Fest rides fun from noon to 8 p.m. The midway area on Main Street between Catherine and First Streets will feature rides, food, arts and crafts, Indiana National Guard activities. At the time of this writing, vendors will include: Miotto’s Main Street Pizza by the slice, 130 S. Main St.; Kosciusko Lodge 418, soft serve ice-cream; Fire-Kissed Pizza.