August 21, 2014–
Many people have been questioning whether there will be a Bean Creek Heritage Festival in Hudson this year.
Yes, there will be.
The festival organization has been in turmoil the last few months, and the decision was only made Tuesday to go ahead with a scaled-down version of the festival on September 6 to avoid cancelling the festival entirely.
Whereas in past years, the festival has been a three-day affair with rides, games, contest, and a whole host of activities, this year it will only be on Saturday. Activities are still in the planning stages, and things are still being firmed up.
However, even if the festival is scaled down, it should still be a good time for all.
There will be vendors booths and crafters on Main Street, much like a sidewalk sale. There will be a parade at 1:00 PM. At 5:00 PM there will be a band — who and where is still to be determined. From two to five there will be various activities still in the planning stages.
Hopefully everything will be planned — albeit at the last minute — in time to be announced in next week’s paper.
Much of the scale-back has come due to the lack of volunteers earlier this year, so planning dragged to a stop. The Hudson Chamber of Commerce is trying to salvage what it can of the festival, and looks forward to next year’s festivities being bigger and better. Planning will get under way in October.