Come Home to Millertown

Come Home to Millertown

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After pandemic delays, Millertown’s Come Home Year brings a jam-packed slate of entertainment to a quiet town full-to-bursting with anticipation

The summer of 2022 marks Come Home Year across Newfoundland and Labrador, and the community of Millertown is rolling out the red carpet for its residents past and present with their family friendly and stacked Come Home Year lineup of events and entertainment.

“We are a very small community nestled on the shores of Beothuk Lake (Red Indian Lake). We are a community of only 80 people,” shared Andrew Sheppard and Fiona Humber, co-chairs of the Millertown Come Home Year.

“Millertown’s last Come Home Year was in July of 2000 and we had around 1,200-1,500 people come visit our town during that week long event, hosted 22 years ago.”

This year’s event aims to smash that number, with a week long slate of events running from July 17th to 24th, including musical entertainment from The Navigators, Rod Jackson and the Perfect Strangers, Bic & The Ballpoints, Atomic Blonde and The Mixed Tapes.

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Though event organizers are quick to point out that the highly anticipated festivities have been, admittedly, a long time coming. “We began plans in 2018 for 2020, however it was delayed for two years due to COVID. It seems that after the COVID isolation that people are really looking forward to coming home again. Most people that are booked for all events are “Millertowners” and just can’t wait to see everyone that they haven’t seen since the previous Come Home Year!”

The festivities kick off on July 17th with a reception and registration ceremony, alongside Millertown History Day, a town walkabout, meet and greet and art show. 

From there the stacked slate of events across the week includes a Milletown Style Dart Tournament, the much hyped Christmas in July, a fireworks display, the Mrs. Brown’s Boy Tribute show, the shed crawl through the town and much more!

“We are getting some visitors without connections to the area just looking forward to a good time in Millertown,” shared Sheppard and Humber enthusiastically.

“Our most popular event is our Mrs.Brown’s Boys Tribute concert, where Millertown actors play out the comedy. Our flea market is also turning into a huge success with over 30 tables with different products from around the province.”

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Whether you be a “Millertowner” or an out-of-towner, Millertown’s Come Home Year brings the heat, and family-fun, this summer.

For much more on the Millertown Come Home Year, including a complete slate of events as well as town history and information, visit townofmillertown.com

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Dillon Collins is a writer based out of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Multi-time MusicNL nominee for Media Person of the Year. Lover of heavy metal, hoppy beverages and the loveable canine.

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