MILFORD >> The Milford Oyster Festival, Aug. 18-19, drew about 40,000 visitors downtown, a festival spokesman said.

In 2014, the event drew the highest number: 55,000 attendees.

Last weekend’s activities extended from both sides of the harbor to the Green.

There were carnival rides, demonstrations and entertainment, including Blackberry Smoke, Southern rockers from Atlanta, and of course, oysters.