Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival reset for June 19

June 2, 2021

The Milton Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 19, at the Milton Historical Society lot at 210 Union St.

Due to the May 29 inclement weather forecast, the festival was postponed to the new date.

The festival location and many of the participants will stay the same. The festival will take place in downtown Milton and serve as a fundraiser for the Friends of Prime Hook, a nonprofit volunteer organization whose primary purpose is to assist the refuge staff in many areas, such as public awareness, education and maintenance.

Chamber organizers hope that community members of all ages will come out to downtown Milton for a day of playing, shopping, learning and eating.

The Girl Scouts will be hosting a scavenger hunt through the park. A documentary by local filmmaker, 302Stories, will be playing in the museum. “A Meeting of Migrations” explains the connection between the horseshoe crab spawning season and the shorebird migration pattern. Plus, there will be many opportunities throughout the day to win great prizes.

Educational activities for kids will include exhibits provided by Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, the Dupont Nature Center, Brandywine Zoo, Delaware Sea Grant, Quest Kayaks and more.

To coincide with the new festival date, the deadline to turn in Coastal Adventure Passports has been extended. To obtain passports, visit the Mercantile in downtown Milton, or print one from the festival website at The new due date will be announced soon. This is another opportunity to win awesome prizes from local ecotourism partners.

For more information, call 302-684-1101 or email

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