By M.A. Ferguson-Rich
HUDSON: Labor Day brings the return of several well-established events to Hudson, and one that is new.
The Hudson Farmers Market continues this Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wellness is the feature of the day, and Christina Shahriari of Home4Lunch will demonstrate gluten-free cooking.
Alyssa D'Amico of Niche Wellness will talk about balancing your body through food, and will offer a fermented foods cooking demonstration.
Taste of Hudson
For the ninth year, Taste of Hudson returns to the city on September 1 and 2. The event raises money for Hudson-area non-profit organizations.
Hours Sunday are from noon to 8:00 p.m., and on Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Over 20 restaurants will be showcasing their menus, including:
Flip Side Hudson, Hudson's, Nosh Eatery, One Red Door, Rosewood Grill, Marcelita's, Cilantro Thai & Sushi, North End, Pizza Bogo, Otani, Adams Reserve, Donato's, Luchita's, Maui Wowi, Zeppe's, Rotary Ice Cream (Hershey's), Aladdin's, Tomato Grill, Tavern of Stow, Blue Rock Cafe and the Original Steak and Hogies.
North End will have a wine and beer tasting garden with free live music.
The event also has six stages, featuring nearly 80 local and regional musical performers.
New this year is the inaugural, "Race to the Taste" 5k run, and a one-mile Family Fun Run on Monday, September 2. Both events begin at 8:30 a.m.
The 32nd annual Western Reserve Academy Antiques Festival will be held on the school campus on Monday.
Sponsored by the Pioneer Womens Association of WRA, the event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine.
General admission is $8.00 and children under 18 are free.
An antique lovers preview and breakfast for $25 allows early admission from 8:30-10:00 a.m.