Taste of Hudson This Weekend Ups the Ante on Family-Fun Attractions

Taste of Hudson This Weekend Ups the Ante on Family-Fun Attractions

- in September 2015

While the Taste of Hudson, a two-day festival (Sept. 6-7) offering more than 110 different tented attractions, free live music and high-end food, has great activities for adults, kids shouldn’t be left home. Organizers make it a priority each year to cater to the family experience.

Jana Massary, children’s activities coordinator for Taste of Hudson and co-owner of Primrose School of Hudson, has put together fun for all ages. The Primrose Clocktower Green, across from the Main Street Shops and The Akron Children’s Hospital Activity Green are two places the little ones can play. Also, on the green, you can find the Little Tikes Land, which is a yearly space where kids can test out the latest play equipment and toys.

Kids can also have “Fun in the Air” with The Children’s Museum of Cleveland and sponsored by The Goddard School. Kids can learn how to create paper flyers, test their planes to see how far they will fly, and enter flyer contests (held at 4 p.m. both days).

On the Primrose Stage, sponsored by Music Together Summit, kids who are looking to “Use the Force” will be happy to participate in a 20-minute Jedi Training Camp that happens throughout the two-day event. The Weathervane Playhouse will help your child learn Jedi warrior battle moves on stage, and at its tent, kids can make crafts and take a picture with the evil villain Darth Vader.

Your kids can meet and take a photo with their favorite princesses or come to Princess Belle and Princess Elsa interactive stage shows.

Also at the Primrose Tent is Lowe’s Home Improvement Build and Grow Clinic. Build and Grow is something that Lowe’s of Streetsboro does in partnership with the Primrose School of Hudson to help kids develop their motor skills with the building of their own crafts.

Taste of Hudson’s has other activities such as balloon creations, inflatables, face painting, plus sports exhibits, including a chance to shoot a puck from the Lake Erie Monsters or throw a football from Cleveland Gladiators or try the World Sports Games.

“Hudson is a family-oriented community and it’s important to offer attractions that appeal to children of all ages,” says Andy Malitz, executive director and co-founder of Taste of Hudson.

 Taste of Hudson will be held Sept. 6-7 in the First & Main retail area, as well as the historic Main Street and Village Green areas. Hours are Sunday noon-8 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. tasteofhudson.com

About the author

Angela Gartner has been the editor at Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine since 2014. She has won local and national awards for her features, columns and photography over the years. Previously, her work appeared in publications including The News-Herald, Sun Newspapers and The Chicago Tribune. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and is a mom of two boys. The whole family is busy every weekend with sports and finding new happenings around the region. She is also a board member and past president at the Cleveland Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She loves reading, writing poetry and taking the family's Scottish Terrier on walks.

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