Celebrate Milford’s roots during the Milford Historical Society’s 41st annual Home Tour, Sept. 16-17. Presented by Veterinary Care Specialists of Milford and in partnership with Spinal Column Newspapers, MediLodge of Milford and the Milford Downtown Development Authority, the community has joined forces to organize a weekend of educational, family-friendly fun.
“The village of Milford possesses a rich cultural and architectural heritage and this event provides the perfect opportunity to experience that history,” said Ann Barnette, executive director of Milford’s Downtown Development Authority. “Between the home tour, car show and antique tractor demonstrations, the event reflects the unique industries that have made Milford what it is today.”
Milford Home Tour
Five houses will welcome visitors during the annual home tour, highlighting the area’s most stunning Colonial-style, Victorian Gothic and other unique structures dating back to 1866. All structures will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17.
In addition to the private homes, the Milford Historical Museum, Southside Park Log Cabin and Oak Grove Cemetery will be featured on the tour. Visitors to Oak Grove cemetery will learn more about the builders and early homeowners who are buried there and are invited to attend memorials commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI and visit the graves of some of Milford’s WWI veterans.
Guests that swing by the Southside Park Log Cabin will enjoy demonstrations of traditional crafts such as woodworking, spinning, candle-making, weaving, crocheting and knitting along with a corn-shelling and hay bale toss. Younger visitors will be able to play with historic toys, learn about 19th century chores and create their own corn husk dolls. Live entertainment and multiple local artists will complement the event as well.
Advance tickets are available for the home tour at multiple convenient locations, including the Milford Historical Museum and downtown businesses Acorn Farm, Main Street Art and Your Nesting Place. Day-of tickets will be available at the Milford Historical Museum and each building on the tour. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors. For more information, visit www.milfordhistory.org.
Milford Car Show
The 33rd annual Milford Car Show will return to Main Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. The spectacular showcase of the region’s automotive history will delight car enthusiasts and passers-by alike. Enjoy decades’ worth of motorized eye candy, highlighting all types of vehicles, including vintage muscle cars, hot rods, trucks and more. The roaring event will welcome over 300 vehicles competing in 20 popular categories. Twelve unique awards such as the “People’s Choice Award” and “Fuzzbuster” will be given to drivers that capture the public’s attention, for one reason or another. Admission to the car show is free for spectators, and $20 for car entries. The Milford Car Show is sponsored by the Milford Business Association. For more information, visit www.milfordcarshow.com.
Antique Tractor Show
For something a little more country, stop by the Antique Tractor Show. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, visitors will enjoy an impressive harvest of farm equipment that brought meaning to the word horsepower. The show is located in the Huron Valley State Bank parking lot, located at the corner of S. Milford Road and General Motors Drive. Admission to the tractor show is free.
About the Milford Downtown Development Authority
Established by ordinance in 1982, the Milford Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a commercial district revitalization organization dedicated to building an attractive environment in which people can shop, live and play. To learn more about downtown Milford, visit www.meetmeinmilford.com.