Sat FEB 2nd. Day Two of the Hudson Hot Air Affair. Check out the website for a complete Schedule of events.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013
7:30 am: BALLOON LAUNCH, nearly 40 hot air balloons, including special shapes, in competitive flight. E.P. Rock school grounds (13th and Summer, on the Hill). Concessions and souvenirs available.
7:00 am-noon: PANCAKE BREAKFAST, , Masonic Temple, 209 Locust Street. Sponsored by Masonic Lodge #56. All you care to eat breakfast—pancakes, cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, biscuits & sausage gravy, fruit, beverages. $7.00 adults, $3.50 children 10 and younger.
8:00 am-8:00pm MARKETPLACE AND CRAFT FAIR, E.P. Rock School (13th and Summer, on the Hill). Craft and souvenir selection with special winter apparel, ballooning and Hot Air Affair emphasis. Visit the Hot Air Affair booth for souvenirs, Hot Air Affair apparel and collectibles. Hot food and drinks available in cafeteria by local non-profit groups.
8:00 am: HOT AIR AFFAIR GEOCACHING throughout the Hudson area. Go to www.geocaching.com for coordinates of winter friendly geocaches in Hudson and the St. Croix Valley. NEW geocaches hidden in the immediate Hudson area.
10:00 am: GEOCACHING FOR FAMILY FUN, Come meet local geocachers and learn about the fun, family adventure of geocaching. Equipment will be shown and you’ll learn how to get coordinates and search for hidden treasures. Bring your questions. E.P. Rock School cafeteria
10:00 am: UP, UP & AWAY 5K FUN RUN, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, sponsored by Anytime Fitness—Hudson and Thrivent Financial—Tracy Berglund. Registration starting 9 am at church at 505 13th Street South. Pre-register at www.hudsonhotairaffair.com. $18 pre-register by Jan. 26 or $25 day of race. Door prizes, race shirt & refreshments.. Click here to download entry form with event details.
10:00 am: OCTAGON HOUSE MUSEUM, sponsored by Dopkins Accounting Service. Guided tours and learn about the early history of ballooning. Admission.
10:00 am: MAJESTIC FLYWAY SUPER SALE AND BUTTON INSTANT PRIZES at Hudson businesses. See description under Friday, February 1.
WALKING ART SHOW throughout the Hudson area. See framed photos of what flies over Hudson—hot air balloons, eagles, swans and lots more with feathers. Photos for sale with proceeds to feed Hudson’s wintering flock of trumpeter swans.
10:00 WARM UP STATION , sponsored by Tom Nielsen Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty. Visit the E.P. Rock school cafeteria throughout the day for music, dance performances and martial arts demonstrations. Take a warm up break, refreshments available to purchase, special Ground Hog Day activity.
12:00 - 3:00 pm: MINNESOTA KITE SOCIETY, E.P. Rock school grounds, sponsored by Xcel Energy. Society members provide a kite ground display, stunt kite demos, fighter kites. Kites for kids of all ages available for sale.
1:00 pm: SMOOSH BOARD COMPETITION, E.P. Rock school grounds. Hot Air Affair’s wackiest winter sport with 4 people on the same smoosh boards. Call 381-5020 for team registration, $10 per team. Prizes for best team in competition plus best “Majestic Flyway” costumes. Smoosh boards available.
1:00 pm: : ICE CARVING, sponsored by La Petite Dentistry, E.P. Rock school grounds. Watch the skills of a professional award-winning ice carver bring a big block of ice to life in front of your eyes. Meet “Pete” the Shark. .
1:00-3:00 pm: CRAFTS FOR KIDS “Majestic Flyway”, sponsored by Associated Bank at E.P. Rock School Marketplace. Kids join in making free crafts.
2 pm: THE RAPTOR CENTER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA E.P. Rock School, brings 4 raptors to Hudson’s “Majestic Flyway”, including an American Bald Eagle. Raptor education program plus Native American dancing by St. Croix Dance Troupe.
3:00 pm: BALLOON LAUNCH, E.P. Rock school grounds. Optional flight if morning flight launched. Mass ascension if morning flight was canceled.
6:30 pm: HOT AIR BALLOON MOON GLOW OR FIELD OF FIRE, E.P. Rock school grounds. Hot air balloons light up the dark so bring your camera for this spectacular event! In case of windy weather, Moon Glow becomes a Field of Fire.
6:30 pm: LIVE MUSIC JAZZ at Urban Olive and Vine, 520 Second Street
7:00 pm: BENEFIT BINGO FUNDRAISER FOR HUDSON BOOSTERS, sponsored by Hudson House Grand Hotel and Valley Agency Inc.—Dennis Lee. Enjoy a fun filled evening of bingo and raise money for youth sports programs in Hudson. Cash bar.
7:30-10 pm: TASTE OF THE FLYWAY WINE, BEER & SPIRITS EVENTE Hudson House Grand Hotel, sponsored by Hudson Brewing Company/American Sky Beer and 45th Parallel Spirits. Enjoy beverage tastings, along with appetizers, decadent chocolates and artisan cheeses—all from the St. Croix Valley. Admission.
9:00 pm: KARAOKE at Plaza Lounge, Plaza 94.
10:00 pm: DANCE at Dick’s Bar & Grill, 111 Walnut Street.