HUDSON: The eighth annual Taste of Hudson is in full swing, with crowds of attendees filling the streets Sunday for the first day of the event.
Food, music, entertainment and shopping are the main attractions at the Taste of Hudson. The event which involves hundreds of artists, performers and vendors selling a variety of food and crafts, and providing musical atmosphere over the course of two days. Taste of Hudson continues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Labor Day in downtown Hudson.
Marj Jacobs-Resnick, a volunteer with Destination Hudson and past member of Leadership Hudson, said the first day of the 2012 Taste of Hudson was a success.
“I think it's terrific,” she said. “We've got a lot of people down here and everyone seems to be having a wonderful time.”
Fellow volunteer Beth Scott agreed, saying the offerings by local eateries were a big draw. Scott said the event brings between 35,000 and 40,000 people into the city.
“The restaurants literally make their best items (for the event),” Scott said.
Food vendors included both chain establishments and Hudson-based businesses, such as Hudson's Restaurant and Catering, One Red Door and 3 Palms Pizzeria. Rounding out the beverage options was a wine and beer garden sponsored by Yuengling and Stella Artois.
With a wide variety of food, beverages, live music, children’s activities and craft shopping to enjoy, Hudson is likely to see an even healthier turnout for the second day of the event. Scott said the 2012 Taste of Hudson is already looking to better attended than in years past.
“Last year we had a little bit of bad weather, but this is amazing,” Scott said. “I think every year, more people come.”