The Taste of Hudson Celebrates 12th Anniversary in 2017

Taste of Hudson will take place September 3 & 4, 2017 and will attract an anticipated 25,000 people to the city of Hudson over the Labor Day weekend.

Festival hours are:   Noon-8pm on Sunday, September 3  |  11 am – 6 pm on Monday, September 4

One of the region’s premier culinary, lifestyle and entertainment festivals, “The Taste” is presented by Akron Children’s Hospital and features more than a dozen restaurants, many of which have been a part of the festival since its inception! We invite you to enjoy delicious, unique taste-sized portions from restaurants throughout the festival.

While admission to all Taste of Hudson attractions is free, attendees may purchase food and beverages on the culinary green with cash or credit at each individual restaurant tent. **NOTE: Dining cards will not be used for the 2017 Taste of Hudson!

Enjoy the sounds of more than 20 musical acts on multiple stages all weekend long as well as endless activities on the Akron Children’s Hospital Activities Green, a variety of exhibitors and artists, and the very popular wine and beer garden.

Visit the local merchants along historic Main Street, upscale First & Main and throughout the downtown area all weekend long. Be sure to visit the Destination Hudson Visitor Center and Gift Shop as well, located at 27 E. Main Street, for walking maps, souviners and additional information on other events and activities throughout the year in Hudson.

The support of numerous civic-minded sponsors makes Taste of Hudson possible. The 12th Annual Taste of Hudson is presented by Akron Children’s Hospital and co-promoted with support from the Scott & Julie Mawaka Charitable Foundation. Taste of Hudson is produced in association with Little Tikes, 3 Palms and First & Main Hudson.

The Taste has always been a Hudson centric family event with great food, entertainment and children’s activities and is a vital part of the event landscape in Hudson each summer. Fueled by hundreds of volunteers since its inception, the festival continues with a new focus and renewed energy for 2017.

Proceeds from the Taste of Hudson are distributed annually to more than a dozen Hudson area non-profit organizations and to our primary beneficiary, Akron Children’s Hospital School Health Services. More than $300,000 has been granted since the inception of Taste of Hudson.

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Taste of Hudson, Inc. is a non-profit organization which produces the annual Taste of Hudson event over Labor Day weekend and the Hail to the Chefs preview event in an effort to promote the Hudson area and raise funds to benefit other charitable organizations in Hudson and the surrounding area. Taste of Hudson, Inc. operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Akron Children's Hospital
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation