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Booster Days heats up Hudson

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Kids watching the parade get some cool relief from water soakers wielded by Hop and Barrel representatives on Saturday morning. Despite high temperatures, a crowd still lined Second Street for the parade. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia2 / 10
The Hudson Raidaires get things kicking during the Hudson Booster Days parade on Saturday, June 30, 2018. 3 / 10
Co-grand marshal Dave Huehn waves to the crowd along the parade route Saturday morning. 4 / 10
Co-grand marshal Holly Schultz tosses candy during the Hudson Booster Days parade. 5 / 10
Christian James enjoys a ride during the carnival set up at Lakefront Park for Hudson Booster Days. 6 / 10
K-9 Officer Badger showcases his training with his partner Officer Robert Larson of the Hudson Police Department. 7 / 10
Returning champion Jason Fields stays focused during the adult hot dog eating contest round, finishing first with 16 hot dogs eaten. 8 / 10
Brady Wainionpaa chows down one of seven hot dogs during the eating contest, and earns one of the top spots. 9 / 10
Sydney Garbe gets to work during the hot dog eating contest on Saturday. Garbe ate seven hot dogs to earn one of the top spots. 10 / 10

Video courtsesy of River Channel

High humidity and temperatures closing in on 100 didn't keep the crowds from the 2018 Hudson Booster Days last weekend.

Concerts, carnival rides, games and more filled the weekend.

On Saturday morning, grand marshals Holly Schultz and Dave Huehn led the annual parade down Second Street with

Shows and demonstrations were held throughout the day, with the annual hot dog eating contest, both kids and adult, bringing tables full of contests. In the kids competition, Brady Wainionpaa and Sydney Garbe tied with seven hot dogs. The top spot in the adult competition went again to Jason Fields with 16 hot dogs.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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