august, 2018

18aug10:00 am- 6:00 pm44th Annual Milford Oyster Festival10:00 am - 6:00 pm Milford's Lisman Landing, 37 Helwig Street Milford, CT 06460Event Type:Epicurian,Fairs,Family,Featured Event,Festivals & Carnivals,Food Festivals,Learning & Exploration,Live Music,The Great Outdoors,Wine, Spirits & Beer

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44th Annual Milford Oyster Festival | August 18 | 10 am – 6 pm

The MILFORD OYSTER FESTIVAL has the largest variety of OYSTERS at any festival in the USA. This year we have about 40,000 oysters with 21 varieties from 8 states on the East Coast. The festival will also have 6,000 clams. Try one of each and enjoy them with a craft beer or premium wine!

2018 MOF Headliners


Eddie Money has been rocking audiences for over 40 years. Born Edward Joseph Mahoney on March 21,, in Brooklyn, New York, Eddie always wanted to be a musician, but he decided to follow in his Father’s footsteps and became a Police Officer. After being in law enforcement for 2 years, he decided to try music, moved to California and changed his name to Eddie Money. After meeting the legendary producer, Bill Graham and signing on with Columbia Records, Money’s career took off with his 1977 debut album. “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise” became quick hits and were followed by a stream of top 40 hits including “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” Another platinum hit was “Take Me Home Tonight” with Ronnie Spector.

These days in addition to maintaining a busy touring schedule, Money has been featured on hit television shows like “The King of Queens,” and “The Drew Carey Show.” He is also starring on the reality show, “Real Money” on AXS TV.

John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band

Opening for Eddie Money will be the legendary East Coast rock and roll group John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band. From Rhode Island, they began their career in 1972 and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with hits like “Wild Summer Nights’’ and “Tender Years.” They also did a number of movie soundtracks including ‘Eddie & The Cruisers – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ and On the Dark Side.’’ Their hit song “Hearts on Fire’’ was featured on “Rocky IV.”


41,000 Oysters & 6000 Clams along with other great foods, Beer and Wine are available in two locations: Fowler Field directly behind the library and at Lisman Landing Harbor Stage. Several varieties of oysters will be sold at the Festival representing some of the most prominent oyster growers on the east coast. Eat one or eat a coupla’ dozen. Enjoy oysters both salty and sweet, grown from Maine to Virginia. Many of the growers will be at the Festival with their oysters so you can ask them how they do it and why their oysters are the best.

Oyster Shucking Contest:
– 1st heat 10:30 AM
– 2nd heat 12 Noon
– 3rd heat 1:30PM

Oyster Eating Invitational @ 2:00pm

Winners of shucking contest announced @ 2:15 pm
Located at Fowler Field behind the Library


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Milford's Lisman Landing

37 Helwig Street Milford, CT 06460

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