By Kristin Rover
Main Street in Milford was packed on Sept. 14 with residents enjoying the Longstone Street Festival on a beautiful Saturday.
The festival featured a day full of music, food, entertainment and shopping opportunities.
“We love Milford, this is awesome,” Christy Johnson, of Hyde Park, said about the event.
Johnson and her daughter Natalie came to the event to visit with friends.
“It’s a great little town, and it’s neat they do things like this,” Johnson said.
Many of the vendors included local restaurant and store owners who brought their products out to the street during the festival.
“It’s been great,” Steve Haydon, a vendor with the Milford Paranormal Society, said about the festival. “I just sat down for the first time.”
Haydon and other vendors said the street was busy all day during the event, which ran from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Two stages, one at each end of the festival, featured performances from 18 bands and artists during the festival.
Big Rock Club, Billy Wallace, Hang the Monday, The Ghost Trees, Lawson Family Reunion, and more played during the festival.
There were also activities for children including obstacle courses, giant hamster balls and a bounce house.
“It’s really nice,” Emily Snider, of Milford, said about the festival.
Snider and her son Aiden came to check out the festivities. Aiden enjoyed playing in the children’s area.
“There are some great vendors,” Snider said. “It is different from normal festivals, which I like.”
The festival was hosted by the Historic Milford Association and Far-I-Rome Productions.
For more information about Longstone Street Festival, visit www.longstonestreetfestival.com.