For the Kids and Families!

Taste of Hudson is the ultimate destination for kids of ALL ages, including the young families with toddlers, adolescents, ‘tweeners and teens! Don’t leave the kids at home, because there is plenty to keep them busy for hours at Taste of Hudson. The festival is easy to navigate and stroller-friendly, and we love kids! We have made our mark as a great festival for everyone and we certainly don’t neglect the kids!

There are two major areas where you can find the kids activities and attractions. The Primrose Clocktower Green, located across from the Main Street Shops on the green where Hudson’s iconic Clocktower is located AND The Akron Children’s Activity Green featuring Little Tikes Land. Following is the schdule of activities planned in these two areas for this year’s Taste of Hudson.

kids-3On the Akron Children’s Hospital Activity Green (corner of Rt. 91 and Rt. 303)


Little Tikes Land
is an interactive play area filled with the latest Little Tikes play structures and toys. Pretend, slide, climb and splash in this special imagination zone for the little ones.

Located adjacent to Little Tikes Land you will find lots of exhibitors and interactive crafts and fun. The Children’s Museum of Cleveland  sponsored by The Goddard School presents “Fun with Air” . Create paper flyers, imagine a unique design or follow age appropriate plans.

Test out the plane and see how far it will fly. Foster your child’s enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM!) Flyer Contests 4 pm Sunday and Monday

Stop by The Goddard School tent for face painting and let your imagination run wild while playing, creating & building with Tinker Toys. Fun for all ages!

Sunday September 6th

Kindermusik from 12-2pm. Interactive music, drumming, and dance.
Magic Bill: Magician & balloon artist 2-4pm
Join the Yoga instructors from Yoga Lounge and Barre for special Yoga for Kids, at Little Tikes Land on Sunday from noon-12:30

Monday September 7th

Kindermusik from 12-2pm. Interactive music, drumming & dance.
The Amazing Gentlemen Joe: Balloon artist 2-4pm
Gloria Dei Preschool will be crafting with a Make it and Take picture frames making foam crafts and bead necklaces in their tent located at Little Tikes Land.
Join the Yoga instructors from Yoga Lounge and Barre for special Yoga for Kids, at Little Tikes Land on Monday from 5:00-5:30

On the Primrose School Clocktower Green

  • Bounce Houses and inflatables
  • Amanda’s Elaborate Eyes will be face painting 1-4pm Sunday and 12-3pm on Monday
  • Western Reserve Racquet & Fitness Club Interactive Tennis for kids
  • Cafe O’Play Gaga ball court
  • Hershey’s Ice Cream Stand
  • Gladiator Interactive
  • Monsters Interactive
  • Cleveland Cavs
  • Bouncy’s Party Fun 8 ft Climb and Slide 40 ft Obstacle Course
  • Morphy Crawl Through for Toddlers Games
  • World Sports Games
  • Nail Polish Station-Stop by the Nail Salon Tent for a quick manicure!
    • Sunday 4:00-7:00
    • Monday 3:00-6:00

Entertainment on the Primrose Stage sponsored by Music Together Summit

Sunday’s Stage Schedule

  • 12:30-1:00 Billy juggling/stunt show
  • 1:30-2:00 Rick Smith Jr.
  • 2:40-3:00 Jedi Training Camp
  • 3:40-4:00- Jedi Training Camp
  • 4:40-5:00 Jedi Training Camp
  • 5:10-5:30 Elsa Snow Queen interactive stage show
  • 5:40-6:00 Jedi Training Camp
  • 6:10-6:30 Elsa Snow Queen interactive stage show
  • 6:40-7:00 Jedi Training Camp
  • 7:10-7:30 Elsa Snow Queen interactive stage show
  • 7:40-8:00 Jedi Training Camp

Monday’s Stage Schedule

  • 11:00-11:45 Music Together Summit
  • 12:00-12:30 Mad Science with Dr. Weirdo
  • 1:00-1:20 Jedi Training Camp
  • 1:30-1:50 “Just Me And My Dad” featuring Jen Stancil and Lindsay Thomas
  • 2:00-2:20- Jedi Training Camp
  • 2:30-2:50 Princess Belle’s interactive stage show
  • 3:00-3:20 Jedi Training Camp
  • 3:30-3:50 Princess Belle’s interactive stage show
  • 4:00-4:20 Jedi Training Camp
  • 4:30-4:50 Princess Belle’s interactive stage show
  • 5:00-5:20 Jedi Training Camp
  • 5:30-6:00 Grand Finale

Primrose School’s Awesome Tent

Amazing Balloon creations featuring Kahuna Balloona! Sunday 2-7 pm and Monday 2-5 pm

Also at the Primrose Tent-Lowe’s Home Improvement Build and Grow Clinic. Lowe’s Build and Grow is something that Lowe’s of Streetsboro does in partnership with the Primrose School of Hudson to help develop the kids on their motor skills with the building of their own crafts. Other than the sessions we have at the Primrose School, Lowe’s also puts on a free building grow clinic at each location up to twice a month. All you have to do is go to www.lowesbuildandgrow.com to register.

A new clinic starts every hour on the hour-space is limited

Weathervane Playhouse

Sponsored by Scott and Julie Mawaka

Is the Force strong with your little one? Do they have the courage to take on the Dark Side? Join Weathervane Playhouse on the Primrose Stage for a fun and eventful interactive stage show. Your child will be transformed into a Jedi warrior learning moves to battle Darth Vader! Visit Weathervane Playhouse tent for make and take crafts and take a picture with our favorite evil villain Darth Vader.

Meet and Greet Princesses Sponsored by Scott and Julie Mawaka Get your picture taken with one of your Favorite Princesses-

  • Elsa the Snow Queen Sunday September 6th
    • 5:30-6:10 Meet and Greet
    • 6:30-7:10 Meet and Greet
    • 7:30-8:00 Meet and Greet
  • Belle Monday September 7th
    • 2:50-3:20 Meet and Greet
    • 3:50-4:20 Meet and Greet
    • 4:50-5:20 Meet and Greet
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