The warm afterglow of a successful (albeit a bit wet) Milford Memories is fading fast and we turn our attention to the next big thing – the third weekend in September when the Milford Home Tour is the weekend event. That same weekend, on Sunday only there is the biggest car show in the area – the Milford Car Show – and a Tractor Show. In addition the local Rotary Club holds their annual rubber duck race on the Huron River on Sunday. It’s a fun-filled weekend for the whole family.
The 36th annual Milford Home Tour will feature tours through 5 Milford homes, as well as having the Milford Historical Museum, the log cabin next to the firehouse and the Pettibone Creek Powerhouse open to tour. Go to the Milford Historical Society Web site for more details on the Home Tour as they become available. Tickets are available ahead of time at the Museum for $15.
The Car Show takes place on Sunday and takes up most of Main Street and features hundreds of cars from classics to cruisers. The Car show is judged by the attendees in several classes and the best in each class wins an award. Then there is the Sponsors Award, which is usually given to the car judged by the event sponsors as the best in the show. For more on the Car Show and to get a registration form, if you’d like to be in the show, go to the Web site – http://www.milfordcarshow.com
The Tractor Show is held on Sunday out at the Huron Valley State Bank on the corner of Milford Road and GM Road. Tractors of all vintages and from all around the area are featured. The Tractor Show is run by Bill Crawford, a local farmer who lives and works on the Crawford Farm, a Sesquicentennial farm in Milford Township that has been in the Crawford family for the entire time.
The Duck Race is a fund raiser event for the local Rotary Club and features thousands of yellow rubber ducks dumped into the Huron River upstream of Milford’s Central Park. The numbered ducks then “race” down the river, with the owner of the first duck to the finish line in Central Park winning a cash prize. It’s always a lot of fun to root for your duck in the frantic race to the finish. For more on how to buy a duck for the race go to http://www.milfordducks.com/
So mark your calendars now for September 15 & 16 and plan on spending the weekend in Milford. Come out from the events and visit some of our local stores and fine restaurants while you’re there. The newest restaurant on Main St – The Palate – will be open by then. All of our restaurants will be open in Saturday and many will also be open Sunday for the Car Show. It’s always fun to visit Milford and even more so when there are so many things to do.