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Friday, August 15, 2014

Hudson Old Home Days underway; runs through Sunday

HUDSON – Mother Nature’s gift of an ideal summer evening, coupled with more vendors than ever and a series of themed events equalled a robust turnout for Thursday’s opening of this year’s edition of Hudson Old Home Days.

Smoke billowed from food trailers, music blared from Perfect Entertainment’s karaoke stage and all rides were up and spinning and twisting shortly after the gates opened. ...

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HUDSON – Mother Nature’s gift of an ideal summer evening, coupled with more vendors than ever and a series of themed events equalled a robust turnout for Thursday’s opening of this year’s edition of Hudson Old Home Days.

Smoke billowed from food trailers, music blared from Perfect Entertainment’s karaoke stage and all rides were up and spinning and twisting shortly after the gates opened.

All events are taking place on the grounds of the historic Hills House, 211 Derry Road, except for the Zack Tompkins 5K race, which takes place at 5:30 Friday at Alvirne High.

Events resume Friday at 5 p.m. and go until 11 p.m., during which the Hills House will be open for tours, and a race car display, hula hoop contest, hot air balloon rides, haystack treasure hunt and performances by Figure 8 Band and a singing competition will take place.

The big day is Saturday, when things get going at noon and go until 11 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to dress “a little bit country,” which is the day’s theme. Events include a chili cookoff, touch-a-truck, live music with the Rock Daddys, Silent Fist, and Walkin’ The Line bands, free kids games, a pie eating contest, all capped by fireworks sponsored in part by the Nash Foundation.

On Sunday, events begin at noon; the theme for the day is Patriotic Celebration: Red, White and Blue. Dance teams, more live entertainment, a scavenger hunt, treasure hunts, and the final round of singing competition are on the schedule. Carnival rides and vendors are open until 5 p.m.

Parking is $2 per car, which benefits the Hudson Lions Club. An ATM is on premises. No pets are allowed.

More information, including ticket prices for rides, can be found at www.hudsonoldhomedays.blogspot.com.

– DEAN SHALHOUP