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Written by Fran Severn   
Monday, 25 April 2011 13:37

 

Whimsy has always been a part of the Shore’s culture. This Saturday, Milford, DE celebrates spring with its cheerful, funny, celebration: the Bug & Bud Festival.

 

The buds are the blooming flowers that are brightening the landscape. The bugs are ladybugs – Delaware’s state insect and a vital part of the ecology as they cheerfully nibble their weight in aphids that strike at the buds. So the Festival is a celebration of a perfect symbiotic relationship.

 

‘Lest you think this is an afternoon of scientific treatises and informational displays, far from it! There are gardening experts and flower vendors and tree seedlings will be given away, but mostly, this is fun. Like the costume parade with participants judged on their best ‘bug’ and ‘tree’ outfits; an art show, over 100 vendors, bug-decorated paddle boats, and stand-up paddling.

 

The Bud & Big Fest runs from 9-4 on Saturday. For more information, www.downtownmilford.org

 

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