Started in 1975, the Annual Milford Oyster Festival is held on the third Saturday of August every year and attracts local residents and visitors from around the globe who want to enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and history of Milford, Connecticut at a family-oriented festival. 2010 marks the 36th Annual Milford Oyster Festival. Our festival has grown from a tiny local one-day celebration of the oyster and our wonderful seaside community into one of Connecticut’s summer highlights. Festival planning is a year-round project for a hand full of volunteers who organize the event. Festival visitors have a choice of activities including entertainment for children and music fans, harbor canoe and kayak races, over 200 arts and crafts vendors from around the country, a classic car show and tremendous food offered by local non-profit civic organizations. The festival provides the venue for many non-profit organizations to raise money for each of their causes.