July 14 2018
We had family visiting this weekend from Upstate NY. Without time to research fun things to do in Connecticut so I could entertain my guests, I headed to a fabulous Milford Facebook group for some help from the locals.
After hundreds of comments, we all decided to head to the 2018 New London Sailfest.
Traffic was a bit heavy on the way up but not bad on the return trip. It took us a little over an hour to get there. We got to the festival early and beat the crowds - and we headed out by 3pm. This landed us a good parking spot - paid $15.
There were a few craft vendors and a handful of food options with a band playing. Seemed as though it was more of an atmosphere for children as there were plenty of rides and games. I hear it gets full of sailboats by sunset and there are some decent fireworks. I had wished to see more than 3 sailboats while there today but we didn't make plans to stay for the night events.
We did pick up a vintage bedroom trunk for the military room from an antique store - so that's a bonus.
I moved to the Point Beach neighborhood in Milford, Connecticut in June of 2018 - these are my experiences of owning a new beach home and relocating to unfamiliar territory. ~ Shelly Straub