Milford hosts their 60th Annual Frontier Days Festival

this weekend

MILFORD/MIAMI TWP CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Andrea Brady (Edited for publication) 

MILFORD, OH (June 1, 2022) – It’s back! And it all starts with a parade tomorrow evening, Thursday, June 2, in Milford, OH. The 60th Annual Frontier Days Festival. 

All signs point to Fun at Frontier Days celebration June 2-4 in Milford, OH (Provided)

– For 60 consecutive years, the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce has presented the Milford Frontier Days Festival the first weekend in June. That includes 2020, when a hybrid approach allowed the community to celebrate with a virtual parade, a virtual concert, and local food & beverage specials.

In this 60th year, we are expanding and celebrating in multiple ways to present the biggest, best Milford Frontier Days ever!

The festival – the largest in Clermont County and one of the largest in the region – will kick off with the parade on Thursday ­– a great way to start summer – followed by the traditional rides, games, music, fair foods, and beverages Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 2-4.

To celebrate our anniversary, we have a special treat: Holston’s Baking Co will be selling baked goods, and five cupcakes each day will include a special filling that wins the recipient up to $75 in Frontier Days goodies!

In addition to a wide variety of rides and activities, there will be a brand-new Children’s Craft Area presented by The Craft Lab (including free and paid crafts, as well as paint options from the Paint Playground); a blow-up Laser Tag; and The Foam Garage, where everyone can indulge their inner child and play in the foam. Magic Tom will perform twice on Thursday, once on Friday, and twice on Saturday. On Saturday, we are doubling our Makers Market and adding a classic car show, and FC Cincinnati’s Gary the Lion will be on-site greeting fans and enjoying our rides.

Rides and food booths are popping up all over as preparations for Milford Frontier Days Festival is well underway (Provided)

A different band will perform each night: Counting Skeletons on Friday; The Mondays on Friday; and LunchBox on Saturday.

“Frontier Days started when the Chamber directors at the time took soft drinks down to the canoe racers as they finished their race on the Little Miami River,” explains Ron Swogger, Co-chair of the Frontier Days Committee and Chamber President. “After a few years, they decided to bring a grill and cook out, and the festival grew from there. Today, it is the largest festival in Clermont County and one of the largest in the Cincinnati region.”

See below for all you need to know about Frontier Days Festival schedule of events: 

Schedule

Festival takes place at Riverside Park, 425 Victor Stier Dr, Milford, OH. Parade starts at Lila in front of the Milford Shopping Center and ends on Main St. at Sycamore in downtown Milford.

General hours:

Thursday, 6/2/22: Festival 5-10 pm; Parade 6:30-7:30 pm

Friday, 6/3/22: 5-11 pm

Saturday, 6/4/22: Festival Noon-11 pm; Makers Market 10 am – 8 pm; Car Show Noon-4 pm

Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • Festival open: 5-10 pm; rides, activities, Children’s Craft Area, food, drink, and 60th Anniversary Surprise Cupcakes available; also get your face painted by Little Fox Faces and get a custom stuffed animal from Zoo Crew Club!
  • Magic Tom performs: 5:15 pm (prior to parade at stage) & 7:30 pm (following parade in Children’s Craft Area)
  • Parade: 6:30-7:30 pm; Zoo Crew Club will be available prior to the parade on the parade route to get stuffed animals while you wait!
  • Zoo Crew Club: If you missed the Zoo Crew during the parade, never fear – they will be down at the festival grounds for you to get your personalized stuffed animal.
  • Counting Skeletons band performs: 8-10 pm

Friday, June 3, 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Bands:

  • Counting Skeletons, Thursday, June 2, 8-10 PM: Frontier Days kicks off with a band that will truly rattle your bones. Vocalist Nicholas Strike loves to get families involved by having them sing and dance along!
  • The Mondays, Friday, June 3, 8-11 PM: A local favorite in Milford! Come and enjoy a blend of rock, classic rock, alternative, ska, and pop for the band’s first Saturday night at a festival since COVID!
  • LunchBox, Saturday June 4, 8-11 PM: Another local favorite, LunchBox is a party band, known for their high energy, wide range of covers, and keeping the party going. They cover genres ranging from classic rock to modern pop and rap, keeping any audience entertained and on their feet.

The 60th Annual Frontier Days Sponsors

  • Presenting Sponsor: Little Miami Brewing Co.
  • Parade Sponsor: Day Heights Auto Service
  • Midway Sponsor: Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Food & Drink Sponsor: RDI Corp.
  • Stage Sponsor: Redbank Transport
  • Entertainment Sponsor: Lovins Insurance
  • Car Show Sponsor: Day Heights Auto Service
  • Makers Market Sponsor: Duke Energy
  • 60th Anniversary Sponsor: SEM Haven
  • Silver Sponsors: Clermont County Equipment; Dale Robertson Jewelry; PDQ Doors; Sharefax Credit Union; Ulmer’s Auto Care
  • Bronze Sponsors: BelFlex; Enchanted Moments; Evans Funeral Home
  • Community Sponsor: Cincinnati Benefit Solutions