Save the date: Milford’s Cap’n Kidd Treasure Hunt set for June 9

We just received this press release:


MILFORD — For over 300 years, people of all ages have searched for Captain Kidd’s treasure. Join Captain Kidd and his crew as they sail into Milford Harbor, kidnap Mayor Blake and “take over” downtown Milford on Sunday, June 9, from noon to 5 p.m. Come dressed as a pirate and be a part of Connecticut’s best and largest scavenger hunt.


Participants will pick a downtown treasure map and a booty bag; follow the clues listed on the map and fill up your booty bags with treasures galore. Here’s a clue … Only the places displaying Pirate Flags will have the booty you seek! While you are collecting your booty, look out for the Pirate Steam Train as she makes her way through downtown. The Pirates of Las Tortuga will pillage and plunder and cause mayhem. There is even heard tell of a duel between the Las Tortuga Pirates and the Black Flag Crue.


Be sure to stop by the Gazebo on the Green to listen to live, local bands, and take a gander for more crew members. Put on your best pirate garb and join Captain Kidd and his motley crew for fabulous pirate parade. The parade will start at the gazebo and Captain Kidd will be judging for the best in show pirate.


Here’s the event schedule:


11:30 a.m.


Map Distribution Lisman Landing


11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.


Chris Barber (Classic/Modern Rock) Lisman Landing


12 p.m


Cap’n Kidd arrives Harbor/Lisman Landing


12 p.m


Kidnapping of Mayor Harbor/Lisman Landing


12:15 p.m


Pirate Steam Train crew kidnaps Mayor and Cap’n Kidd Harbor/Lisman Landing


12:30 p.m


Map Distribution by Cap’n Hook and crue By the Gazebo on the Green


12:30-2 p.m


Pirate Rock Painting with Rock On Pirate Girls By the Gazebo on the Green


1 p.m


Milford Volunteers Ancient Fife and Drum Corps Park by Café Atlantique


1-2 p.m


Jeremiah Long (Acoustic/Rock) Stonebridge Deck


1:30-2:30 p.m


The Navels (Rock and Roll) Gazebo on the Green


2-3:30 p.m


Pirate Parade around the Green. Everyone invited to participate in the parade. Cap’n Kidd will judge for best in parade. By the Gazebo on the Green


2:30-3:30 p.m


Pirate Duel By the Gazebo on the Green


3:00-4 p.m


The Elwoods (Classic Rock/Blues) Gazebo on the Green


5 p.m


Drop off completed maps By the Gazebo on the Green




John Burgeson