Donations total $347,215 over the history of Taste of Hudson.

October 25, 2016 – Hudson, Ohio – A Taste of Hudson, Inc. is honored to continue its tradition of presenting grants to Hudson and Summit County organizations for the twelfth year in a row through the generosity of the Murdough Foundation.

Twelve deserving organizations were chosen as recipients and presented donation checks on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. The funds were donated for grants by the Murdough Foundation in lieu of the festival being cancelled in 2016 due to construction and restructuring.

Recipients of the 2016 Taste of Hudson Grants Include:

  • Akron Children’s Hospital – School Health Services
  • Hudson Library & Historical Society
  • Hudson High School Scholarship Fund
  • Hudson Boosters Athletic Club
  • Hudson EMS Outreach
  • Hudson Community First
  • Destination Hudson
  • Junior Leadership Hudson
  • Hudson Community Service Association – Lighting Committee
  • Hudson Screen on the Green
  • Leadership Hudson
  • Hudson Clocktower Rotary

“We’re honored to present grants to these fine organizations that make a difference in our community year round. While we were absent from the event landscape this past summer, Taste of Hudson will be back in 2017 with a renewed energy and another first class event. Our team has been working with our sponsors and community partners to ensure a seamless return and we are confident the new Taste of Hudson will be another successful event allowing us to continue the important work we do in the community and grant funds to such worthy organizations,” said Bob Liskiewicz, Taste of Hudson president.

The new 2017 Taste of Hudson will return next Labor Day weekend, September 3 & 4, 2017 in downtown Hudson with more than a dozen restaurants, children’s activities, the very popular wine and beer garden, live entertainment, and a showcase of our sponsors, exhibitors and community outreach partners.

“Taste of Hudson board members and the committee have spent the last few months doing our homework and talking to both the community and past festival attendees about what they would like to see in the new Taste of Hudson. Noticeable changes will include a slightly condensed format to allow for a reduced number of street closures and added safety; sample size portions from Hudson based restaurants and a reinvented children’s activities area with non-stop entertainment,” said Debra Sherman, Taste of Hudson executive director.

Established in 2005, A Taste of Hudson, Inc. is a not for profit organization which produces one of the area’s largest two-day festivals featuring food, live entertainment, exhibitors and children’s activities and draws over 30,000 visitors annually.

For more information on the new 2017 Taste of Hudson, please visit www.tasteofhudson.com or email thetasteofhudson@gmail.com.

A 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. A Taste of Hudson, Inc. operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.