People fill the streets of Milford for 19th Riverwalk Festival

 

MILFORD, Del. – People filled the streets of Milford for the city’s 19th Riverwalk Freedom Festival on Saturday.

There were free activities and entertainment all day. Organizers say more than 120 vendors participated this year, ranging from crafts to community resources. Of course there was plenty of food but volunteers say they actually use the event as a way to bring more business to already established downtown restaurants.

“We try to make sure, if you notice, there’s not a lot of food vendors here. We have one behind me but that’s the only one on the street. The other ones are farther away because we want to make sure we keep our businesses alive. Because without the core being strong you don’t have a town. And you don’t have festivals like this without having a core,” says John Workman, a Milford Riverwalk Festival volunteer for the past 18 years.

Volunteers and organizers tell 47 ABC they’re already excited about next year’s festival because it’s the 20th anniversary and they have some pretty big plans.

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