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MILFORD ALIVE! is still ON for this Saturday.
Please dress weather appropriately and read below for updates and information on changes to the schedule to accommodate the weather.

MILFORD ALIVE Bed Race Registration and Rules - 2023

Milford Alive!

Bed racing, live entertainment, fireworks,  and more!


MILFORD ALIVE UPDATE 9-22-2023 We are moving ahead and have modified the schedule of events to reflect the changing weather conditions.

We have received permission from the Presbyterian Church to have the vendors and caricaturists inside their hall.


We are planning on doing the kids events at Makers Alley. This includes the magician, face painting, River Union Stage play, Eyes of the Wild.

We are NOT having the bed race or the fireworks. We are waiting to hear back from the insurance company to possibly have them on the same day as the Halloween Parade.

We are NOT having the opening. Ceremonies, bagpipers, DVRR cheerleaders, or DJ.

The Re-enactors and Del Val United Cheerleaders cancelled. The Presbyterian Church is still doing food. We are waiting to hear back from the Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit as to their plans.

Bridge St. will not be closed, and parking will not be blocked off. The Presbyterian/ municipal lot will be blocked off.

The fire company is still planning on doing the clambake. 

Many activities for the whole family to enjoy in any weather.

Join Us!

SEPTEMBER 23, 2023


Last year we celebrated with a DJ, face painter, Sheriff's department, photo booth, local food, pie baking contest, mini tarot card reading, and entertainment all day!

For questions, please contact:

Last year's Map!

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Become a Volunteer!

Milford Alive is entirely put on by volunteers! Please join us and help make it a success.

The Story

The annual Milford Fall Festival & Bed Race dates back to 1982.  However, in 2012 there were scarce active volunteers and the annual fall festival was in jeopardy.  A long-time Milford resident Wayne Miller stepped in and shared a vision that not only made sure the festival would go on, but that it would be better than ever, with live music and attractions such as pumpkin and face painting, antique bi-plane fly-over, a chili cook-off, crafters, an antique car display, an antique handrail car, the historical society’s photo display, and fireworks at the ball-field, and thus Milford Alive! was born.

Wayne's enthusiasm was unflagging and contagious, and the active members of the Milford Merchants Association and many other residents rallied around Wayne to make the first Milford Alive! happen.  The Milford Fall Festival & Bed Race which began in 1982, was now MILFORD ALIVE! Since 2012, Milford Alive! has grown into a full-day street festival of live music, street performances, vendors, food, and fireworks.  The Milford Merchants Association and volunteer residents are working hard to get Milford Alive! back to what it once was.

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