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    Hudson Daze is heating up for this weekend!

    It’s a family-friendly weekend of fun in Hudson this weekend. Hudson Daze is back for its 11th year, with entertainment and activities that are great for all ages. To ensure you don’t miss anything, everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs to recharge in between two days full of exciting events.

    The festivities start Friday, June 14th with the Flag Day Ceremony, from noon until 2 pm, in Gold Star Memorial Park. Anyone with damaged or worn flags are welcome to bring them for a dignified and proper retirement. (Special thanks to the Lander Elks Lodge 2317, Lander VFW, American Legion, and Lander Scouts 52 for working together in making this event possible!)

    (h/t Amanda Fehring, County 10)

    Friday

    Check out Hudson’s first-ever hosted Gun Show at the Town Hall from 2 pm to 7 pm, supporting Hudson Cemetery’s Wreaths Across America program, with a suggested donation of $2. Youth and children accompanied by an adult are welcome to join!

    Join in on a game of cornhole with Fremont County Cornhole, kicking off at 5 pm in Gold Star Memorial Park. Celebrate dad on Father’s Day weekend or just enjoy some good old fashioned friendly competition!

    The Scouts and VFW will have concessions inside town hall and will also be grilling up concessions for purchase in the park for convenience. Grab an adult beverage provided by Svilar’s Steakhouse, and round the evening out with live music from Buffalo Bill Boycott in the park. 

    Hudson Daze at Gold Star Memorial Park. h/t Vince Tropea

    Saturday

    Start the Saturday festivities with a pancake breakfast, from 6 am to 9 am at Hudson Baptist Church.

    Everyone is encouraged to enjoy breakfast and then head to the John P. Vinich Event Center (aka Hudson Baseball Field) for another Hudson Daze first: tethered balloon rides with the Riverton Rendezvous Committee in the Cloud Kisser II hot air balloon. The balloon will only be on site from 7am – 9 am, so get there early to take a ride!

    Or grab a bite at lunch from your favorite food vendor, featuring Ten Tempura, Dos Salitos, Go-Dogz, Svilar’s, and The Kai Espresso and Gifts.

    Experience continuous live music throughout the day from local bands Top Secret, Coop Deville, and Nightfire who will play from 10 am to 3 pm, and get ready for a view of the Wind River mountains like you’ve never seen before!

    Support the Riverton Rendezvous Committee at the John P. Vinich Event Center, located at the Hudson Baseball Field, who will be doing hot air balloon rides with the legendary Cloud Kisser II for $10.

    The craft fair, founded by Becky Nicol, is accompanied by the open-air vendor market featuring small business offerings as well as hobbies and treasures including vinyl records and Wyoming rocks, fossils, and gemstones.

    In addition to firearms and ammunition the Gun Show continues from 9 am to 5 pm with fun items such as handcrafted wooden rubber band guns and gun enthusiast metal signs. There will be face-painting, bounce houses, a prize wheel, and much more for kids and families!

    Learn about a variety of community services at non-profit organizations including Lander Veterans Center, Fremont County Historic Preservation Commission, Popo Agie Conservation District, League of Women Voters, and show your support by picking up a t-shirt or book from these amazing locals working hard to make a difference.

    Hudson Daze Car Show
    Illustration and design by Shannon Watts Art & Design

    Join local car enthusiast Randy Mock Jr., from 10 am until 2 pm at Svilar’s parking lot, at the 8th Annual Car and Bike Show, sharing his personal story and promoting helmet safety. Pre-registration forms for the car show are available at Town Hall or on-site at the Wind River Visitors Council welcome tent. The $20 entry fee includes a reusable canvas bag, each with a door prize ticket, and matching dash plaque with limited edition art by Shannon Watts. 

    As the vendor booths wind down in Downtown Hudson, the pitchers are winding up for Softball Games at the John P. Vinich Event Center. Rotary Clubs from Riverton and Lander have worked hard to give a facelift to this venue, and Rotary Member Cale Case envisioned a coed softball event to bring awareness to former Fremont County resident Lester Hunt as we approach the 70th anniversary of his death by suicide. Brenda Balderston, Lander Co-Ed Softball, is pitching in to help, and games will start at 3 p.m. 

    Park once, catch a ride with the WRTA shuttle, and don’t  miss this weekend of free entertainment and some laid back fun! 

    We cannot extend enough thanks to Danny Svilar and Svilar’s for their continued support of the events taking place including the use of their parking lot, Becky Nicol founder of Hudson Daze, local hero Randy Mock Jr., and Nightfire for the extended live music set!  

    h/t Town of Hudson

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