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Photos recap: Hudson celebrates Booster Days

Madeline Fields eats her way to a first place finish in the kids hot dog eating contest hosted by RJ Meats at Hudson Booster Days. Brady Wainionpaa earned second place and Gavin Murphy took third. 1 / 7
Jora, Amanda and James Geving enjoy a ride on the ferris wheel during Hudson Booster Days on Saturday, July 6. 2 / 7
Kids in the audience learn how fun science can be during the Hillbilly Science Show at Lakefront Park, part of the annual Hudson Booster Days. 3 / 7
Tyler Hajek took a big bite out of one of his hot dogs during the kids eating contest at Lakefront Park during Hudson Booster Days on Saturday, July 6. 4 / 7
Jason Fields continued his history of wins in the adult hot dog eating competition at Hudson Booster Days. Rob Meyer took second place and Marc Wainionpaa earned third. 5 / 7
Connie Schmit leads the Hudson Booster Days parade as grand marshal on Saturday, July 6. The annual festival ran Wednesday through Sunday. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia6 / 7
Kerin Thomas Hunter, rides the train at the carnival at Hudson Booster Days Saturday, July 6. The carnival at Lakefront Park featured a variety of rides and games. 7 / 7

Plenty of sun and heat welcomed Hudson Booster Days over the holiday.

The annual event ran Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7, featuring a variety of activities including the parade, carnival, hot dog eating contest, live musical performances, kids fishing contest and more.

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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