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The Pioneer Days Committee continues to meet and develop plans for the 51st annual Pioneer Days weekend, July 26-28. Sponsorships, donations and volunteers have made Pioneer Days weekend one of the region's very best town celebrations and we hope we can count on you again in 2019.

Details and donations need to come together over the next few weeks as we:

• introduce our city to guests

• remind our residents about what makes Milford great and

• invite our past residents back home — all while stimulating local commerce.

Here's a look at the 2019 schedule


8 a.m. -- All-Town Garage Sales begin

8 a.m. --  CDA Bake Sales at St. Joseph Catholic Church

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -- Fresh Produce, Bake Sale and Rummage Sale at Faith Community Church

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Library Book Sale at Milford Community Center

11 a.m. -- Doors Open for Bridge and Cribbage Tournament at St. Joseph Catholic Church

2-3 p.m. -- Movie Shorts at Milford Memorial Library

2-8 p.m. -- Inflatable Bounce Attractions at Florence Park

5 p.m. -- Photo Booth at Florence Park

5-8 p.m. -- Kids Face Painting Station at Florence Park open

5:30 p.m. -- 750 Free Franks at Florence Park (sponsored by LandMark Products)

5:30 p.m. -- Sign-Up Begins for Kids Tractor Pull at Florence Park

6 p.m. -- Dunk Tank Fundraiser

6 p.m. -- Line-Up at Accura Care Center for Kids Parade down H Avenue

6:30 p.m. -- Kids Parade Begins

6:45 p.m. -- Kids Carnival and Games at Florence Park

7 p.m. -- Kids Water Fights at Florence Park (sponsored by Milford Fire Department)


7:30 a.m. -- Registration for 5K Run/Walk at Okoboji High School parking lot

8 a.m. -- All-Town Garage Sales resume

8 a.m. --  CDA Bake Sales at St. Joseph Catholic Church resume

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -- Fresh Produce, Bake Sale and Rummage Sale at Faith Community Church resume

9 a.m. -- Line-Up for Parade at Memorial Park

9 a.m. -- 5K Run/Walk begins

9-11 a.m. -- Library Book Sales at Milford Community Center resume

10:30 a.m. -- MillStone Park Dedication Ceremony

11 a.m. -- Pioneer Days Parade begins

After Parade -- Antique Tractor Pull and Mini-Rods

Noon to 6 p.m. -- Inflatable Bounce Attractions at Florence Park continue

Noon to 6 p.m. -- Kids Face Painting Station at Florence Park open

Noon -- Burger Picnic at Florence Park

1 p.m. -- Free Watermelon Feed at Florence Park

1-2 p.m. -- Story Time and Photo Op at Florence Park

2 p.m. -- Kids Karaoke at Florence Park begins (sponsored by the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Music Association)

2 p.m. -- Cub Scouts Cake Auction opens at Milford American Legion building

4 p.m. -- Pioneer Pitmasters BBQ Competition Judging at Florence Park

4:45 p.m. -- Pioneer Pitmasters BBQ Public Tasting begins at Florence Park

5 p.m. -- 3rd Annual Adult Bags Tournament sign-up at Florence Park

5:30 p.m. -- Adult Bags Tournament begins at Florence Park

7:30-10:30 p.m. -- Teen Dance at Okoboji High School


6 a.m. -- Boy Scouts Pancake or Biscuits and Gravy Feed at Florence Park

7 a.m. -- Registration begins for TRAWL: Tractor Ride Around West Lake

8 a.m. -- TRAWL: Tractor Ride Around West Lake begins

8 a.m. to noon -- Campus Women's Club Omelet Breakfast at St. Joseph

1 p.m. -- Annual Card Classic (500 and Pinocle) at Old City Hall. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

2 p.m. -- Bingo at St. Joseph Catholic Church


We're excited about some of the early details and open to new ideas. We can't stress this enough: Financial and volunteer support helps shape the schedule and ultimately determines the success of Pioneer Days weekend. There are five levels of sponsorships. Donors receive increased promotional consideration and event access with each level of sponsorship:

Bronco sponsors — $100 to $199

Wrangler sponsors — $200 to $299

Scout sponsors — $300 to $499

Settler sponsors — $500 to $999

Pioneer sponsors — $1,000 and above

Donations must be received by June 6 to be included on the schedule poster.

The motto of the Milford Commercial Club is "Working together to make Milford a better place." Please help us do that with your donations now and your participation at the 51st Annual Pioneer Days July 26-28.

What is the Milford Commercial Club?

Think of it as a chamber of commerce made up of a positive, motivated group of businesses that support each other by planning events large and small. Check out the "About Us" page to learn about what we do to spotlight our "Gateway to the Iowa Great Lakes" and the ways we give back to the community!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Commercial Club, or for more information, please contact us anytime.  Events like Pioneer Days weekend and Milford Holiday Fantasy are steeped in tradition, but we are always looking for fresh faces and new ideas to keep the excitement going.  We have monthly meetings to network and plan upcoming events.  Membership also gives business access to promotional benefits that otherwise wouldn't be possible.

Milford is a great place to live, work, and play!


Pioneer Days

July 26-28, 2019

Pioneer Days Information

Our goal is to make this an enjoyable weekend for your entire family!   Join us in 2019 for our celebration which will include Kids Night (Friday), Parade, Bags Tournament, BBQ Contest, Bingo & much more!