The year 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Milford Oyster Festival. With so many gone by, some people at this year’s event said they have had their favorites in the past, some remembering favorite bands or special memories.
Barbara Genovese was volunteering with the Milford Police Citizens Academy graduates, helping to direct traffic near Scoopy Doos at Saturday’s Oyster Fest. She laughed and said her favorite festival must have been one a few years ago when it rained so hard that some of the volunteer tents flooded. Volunteers were standing, in some cases, almost knee deep in water as they cooked hot dogs, opened clams and poured beer.