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More Parking Info for Oyster Fest [UPDATED]

Additional info on parking/shuttles/and restrictions on Saturday.

Updated on August 14th at 3:58 p.m.:

  • Access to the Railroad Station parking areas for railroad patrons will only be allowed from High Street.
  • Handicapped parking will be provided at the following locations; and Wasson Field parking lot adjacent to West Main Street. There will be senior and handicap access shuttle transportation to and from these locations.
  • Access to the City Boat Launch on Shipyard Lane will be restricted from 6:00 am – 6:30 pm.
  • Pets and coolers will not be allowed within the festival boundaries.
  • Shuttle buses are being provided for festival patrons which will be picking up/dropping off at two locations in Milford: and the . The shuttle services will operate from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm.

Original Story:

The has released a list of streets that will be closed and/or have limited access from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, during the 38th annual Milford Oyster Festival.

The streets which will be closed and/or have limited access include: 

  • North Broad St.
  • South Broad St. 
  • Depot St. 
  • New Haven Ave. (from Gulf St to Daniel St)
  • Prospect St (from Cherry St to New Haven Ave) 
  • River St (from Darina Pl to New Haven Ave)
  • Armory LaFactory La Shipyard LaCenter St 
  • High St (from Jepson Dr to Helwig St).

On street parking on these will be restricted within the festival boundaries between the hours of 9:00 am – 6:30 pm. 

Access to the Milford Center area will be restricted from the hours of 9:30 am-6:30 pm.  

Access to the City Boat Launch on Shipyard Lane will be restricted from 6:00 am – 6:30 pm.

Corinne Miller August 14, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Cracking up...If "access to the Milford Center area will be restricted from the hours of 9:30 am to 6:30 pm," then I guess people can't attend the festival. How about some suggestions for where to park?
Diana August 14, 2012 at 01:21 PM
For those that are new to our Milford Oyster Festival. The Milford Oyster Festival web sight under Festival Info has a page on Festival Parking and Transportation page. Here is a link to that page. http://www.milfordoysterfestival.com/index.php/festival-info/parking-a-transportation
Ryan Sartor (Editor) August 14, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Hi Diana, thanks for providing that link! I've added additional parking/shuttle/restriction info provided by Milford Police to the story above.
Concerned Parent August 14, 2012 at 08:35 PM
The Oyster Festival is a great event that Milfordites, amongst others, should be proud of and appreciate. So what if there are restrictions, it's on a summer day (hopefully clear and sunny) and perfect to got for a stroll...If you are too lazy to do it, I suggest you simply stay home, feel sorry for yourself, and go on the web and live vicarously thru Facebook and the Patch.
C.S. August 14, 2012 at 09:55 PM
I love the oyster festival, and go almost every year. I wish that they would extend it past 6pm, or even do something like Norwalk does (a multi day event), I know that there is a mini oyster festival on Friday night before the festival, but that is poorly advertised. Remember to support the local businesses as most are open the day of, anything from lunch, soda, and cool nick nacks.

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