Frequently Asked Questions

Admission Information

Admission to the Taste of Hudson is free! Festivities and events run Sunday, September 2nd from Noon to 8:00 pm and Monday, September 3rd from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

*(The Hudson’s Restaurant & Catering Wine & Beer Garden will stay open until 11:00 pm on Sunday, September 2nd for a special concert series.)

How to Purchase Food

Guests can purchase food with cash or credit at each individual restaurant tent on the Culinary Green. Just step right up and explore the amazing tastes at each restaurant! Pop and water are also available at beverage tents around the festival as well as select restaurant tents. (See restaurant menus on site for specific offerings.)

The Hudson’s Restaurant & Catering Wine & Beer Garden operates with taste tickets. Tickets are $2.50 each or 9 for $20 and may be purchased in the Wine & Beer Garden. Tickets are good for tastings, full pours at the bar, and food in the wine & beer garden. Prices vary between 2 and 3 taste tickets.

Methods of Payment

Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or Amercian Express. Personal checks are not accepted at the Taste.


Parking is FREE and available in numerous lots located within easy access to Taste of Hudson. Please take note of 2-hour parking limit signs and other posted signage in private lots and near businesses. Streets within the festival grounds are closed to vehicular traffic for safety purposes.

Shuttle service will be available, courtesy of Laurel Lake Retirement Community on Sunday, September 2nd from noon to 8:00 pm between the ACME Fresh Market parking lot (on Route 303) and Taste of Hudson. Please refer to the festival map for shuttle stop locations.


Port-a-potties and handwash stations are located at the following locations – please refer to the map for details:

  • On the Akron Children’s Hospital Activities Green
  • Near the Hudson’s Restaurant & Catering Wine & Beer Garden on Village Way
  • Across from the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Library St.
  • Along Park Lane across from the Suncrest Gardens Stage

Are Dogs Welcome?

Leashed pets are always welcome at The Taste of Hudson!

Still have questions? Feel free to contact us here.