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A free community celebration –street music, art, food, crafts, a wacky “bed race” and topping it off – fireworks! Come celebrate the history, culture and promise of this quaint Delaware River town in Milford, NJ.

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 hand rail 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 to a full day street festival of live music, street performances, vendors, food, and fireworks.  The Milford Merchants Association and volunteer residents work all year planning each Milford Alive!

As most have probably heard, Milford Alive! has won the Hunterdon Happenings List “Hunterdon County’s BEST Outdoor Event three years in a row as well as “Hunterdon County’s BEST Family Event!

2017 Everything Hunterdon: Outdoor Event

2017 Everything Hunterdon: Family Event


The Milford Alive group works year round planning Milford Alive, celebrating our community, our beautiful river towns and the surrounding Hunterdon County area, but before we do anything else, we want to thank our Sponsors!

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We are organizing volunteers to staff committees & areas of responsibility.

The Milford Fall Festival & Bed Race which began in 1982, is now MILFORD ALIVE.