WATCH: RiverFest parties for its purpose
Hudson's annual "party with a purpose" celebrated throughout the week last week with a variety of events.
RiverFest kicked of with its river clean-up, marking the festival's focus on enjoying and preserving the St. Croix River and the environment. Trash collected from the clean-up used to decorate Scrappy, the festival's fish mascot.
Other events included a fishing derby, hike, presentations at the library, a Native American celebration with games, dances and performances, and Sunday's Civil War encampment at the Octagon House Museum.