Sumptuous food to please your palates, over 100 live musical performances, fine arts and crafts and fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local area farmers are just some of the sights, sounds and experiences that await Clevelanders at the 7th annual Taste of Hudson Festival on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 in nearby Hudson, Ohio. And it’s only a 40 minute drive from Cleveland.
Taste of Hudson Historic downtown Hudson is playing host to this 2-day, family-friendly culinary, entertainment and lifestyle festival with plenty of activities for all age groups to enjoy.
More than 20 area restaurants and chefs will be preparing and showcasing items from their in-restaurant menus for visitors to enjoy. Adults at Taste of Hudson can visit the North End Wine and Beer Garden and partake of select wines and crafted beers from all over the world. The North End Wine and Beer garden will also be offering food from Laurel Lake’s Executive Chef Andrew Jackson and you can attend several wine and beer seminars.
Taste of Hudson will feature over 100 live entertainment performances on 8 stages including performances by The Reunion Band, Monica Robbins (WKYC Channel 3 reporter) & the Whiskey Kings and The Midlife Chryslers headed by Marc Lee Shannon, Michael Stanley and Tommy Dobeck & friends. There will also be a Teen Battle of the Bands at the Gazebo on Sunday from noon – 4 p.m., performances by local singers and songwriters and their bands and a Children’s Concert on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Other activities include a Fine Arts Fair showcasing area artisans and crafters, the Diamond Auto Sales & Lease Luxury Auto Show and the Hudson Farmer’s Market featuring homegrown produce.
There will be plenty of children’s activities at the Kids Kraft Zone (sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores) with its Little Tikes Land, inflatables, puppet and magic shows and a Hoola Hoop group exercise.
Akron Children’s Hospital will have a booth providing health screenings and information about child safety.
Hours for Taste of Hudson are noon – 8 p.m. on Sunday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Monday (Labor Day). The festival will take place throughout downtown Hudson. 330-650-4212. It is only a 40 minute drive from Cleveland to Hudson.