HUDSON: More than 30 businesses will be representing a country and offering food, drinks, games, quizzes and other items from its selected country.
Today marks the beginning of the festival. An opening ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society. City Council President David Basil will open the ceremony and a parade of flags and international costumes will follow.
Merchants will be offering discounts and free samples during the festival. Participants will win prizes if they visit more than 15 countries, and a grand prize drawing will be held for those who visit all of the participating countries.
Mayor William Currin will conclude the festival at the closing ceremony on April 13 at the Hudson Community Expo at Hudson High School.
For a complete schedule of events, visit the Merchants of Hudson website, www.merchantsofhudson.com