Milford Memories Soon to Return

Cami Munce, Community Editor

Milford Memories is one of Milford’s most popular annual events. This year, Milford Memories will be held on August 12-14. This event welcomes more than 200,000 guests a year and is ranked 41st in the nation by Sunshine Magazine and 2nd in the nation by Vote 4 the Best.

This event is a hub for up and coming artists. Every year, hundreds of artists make the trip to Milford from places as far as California and Texas. This creates an environment full of different artistic styles and forms, which makes Milford Memories unique.

The first festival revolved around a musical production entitled, “Milford Memories.”  It told the story of Milford’s founding fathers, based on the book, “Ten Minutes Ahead of the Rest of the World.”  The play was written by Jamie Mason, and Michael McGuire wrote the score. The play was performed under a tent in Central Park that year and again in 1993. This is based around that fact that Milford refused to turn back our clocks 10 minutes to match that of the time zone.

Since then, this festival has expanded and grown into something else entirely. Now, there are also food courts, children’s sections, clothing stalls, and even a 5k!

“I love getting to see all my friends outside of school in the warm weather. It’s something we all look forward to every year,” stated Riley Simlar, a Milford Junior.

For Milford kids and teens, this event is one of the major social events of the year. Almost everyone makes the trip to downtown Milford to socialize and listen to good music.

However, not everyone is a fan of all Milford Memories has to offer.

“I love seeing white girls appropriating Indian culture by getting hennas,” said Courtney Filhart, sarcastically.

If you like listening to local musicians, viewing art pieces from around the nation, or eating a greasy elephant ear with your friends, this event is perfect for you. However, I would not recommend this to those who don’t like crowds.

This event is a unique experience and well worth the visit.