Milton will host the third annual Fall into Milton festival downtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The festival features fall produce, mums, pumpkins, crafts, sea glass, T-shirts, lavender, antiques, soap, demonstrations, activities and food. There will be fun fall activities for all ages, including a pet costume contest, pumpkin painting, strawman puppetmaking, and more. The event is free and will be rain or shine.
“Fall into Milton takes the place of former Governor’s Day celebrations,” said co-organizer Kathryn Greig. “A group of businesses and local organizations wanted to offer a fun fall event for the community. So we decided to plan a fall festival featuring food, activities for kids, historical attractions, and other seasonal pastimes, which would be fun for the town and visitors.”
Fall into Milton will take place in downtown Milton at the corner of Magnolia and Union streets near the Lydia Black Cannon Museum at 210 Union St. Fun fall food will be available for sale, including autumnal soups, pulled pork, baked goods, beef stew with biscuits, coffee, hot cider, sodas, water, and chips. Food will be provided by Irish Eyes, Nana’s Delights, Creative Crumbs Bake Shoppe, and Milton resident Myra Oates.
Free button-cutting and rope demonstration will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Milton Historical Society museum. The pet costume contest will be judged and prizes awarded by Denise Suthard of Milton at 11 a.m.
Volunteers will assist children with pumpkin painting. Price is $2 per pumpkin. Free strawman puppetmaking will take place inside the MHS museum.
Milton Century Club will offer free hot cider and provide information about the club.
Businesses include Antiques in Milton, Sally Kardine and Pam Wallace, who will sell antiques and fall and holiday collectibles. Lavender Fields will sell lavender and lavender products. Pete Marconi of Millsboro will sell T-shirts and sweatshirts representing slower lower Delaware. Fresh N’ Fancy will sell goat milk soap. Brittinghams’ Produce will sell fall produce, pumpkins and mums.
Milton Garden Club will sell raffle tickets for their homemade “dessert of the month, " plants, and bunches of dried herbs. Their signature Williamsburg-style boxwood wreath for the holidays will be on display and orders for it will be taken.
Sue Lemmons of Seagals Gallery of Delaware will sell jewelry and other gifts made from sea glass. Milford resident Linda Pfieffer will sell fall crafts. Bob Zando-Blayney of RE/MAX and The Milton Economic Development Committee will have information booths.
Musical entertainment provided by Phil Kane will be provided for half- hour intervals at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Friends of the Milton Public Library will read ghost stories and sell books and Milton items at its gift shop.
For more information,contact Greig at 302-684-3804 or 302-684-4499, or go to www.facebook.com/antiquesinmilton.