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North Hudson Pepper Festival 

The North Hudson Pepper Fest is a three-day celebration of theWisconsin’s community’s Italian heritage. The event includes homemade Italian food, a beer garden, contests, rides, a parade, royalty and everything else that a community celebration requires. 

A 2021 Pepper Fest button is required for entry for those ages 12 and older. Buttons are $5 at the gate or $4 if purchased prior to the Festival. 

The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce says of the event, “Pepper Fest is all about giving back to the community while also creating a memorable and fun three-day event. Proceeds from the volunteer-run, non-profit festival are donated to local youth, school, community and service organizations each year. On average, over $20,000 is given back to the community each year.” 

The festival runs from Friday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 22. Events will be located behind North Hudson Village Fall. For more information, visit

Art in the park

This summer Ellsworth has provided opportunities for the community to create art in a communal setting. The next installment of “Art in the Park” will be on Saturday, Aug. 21. As with previous artmaking events, adults are invited to participate in a quiet, adults only session from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. People of all ages are welcome to participate from 11 a.m. to noon. Saturday’s program will feature water colors. For more information, visit

In Tandem performs 

Duo In Tandem will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Welch access point for the Cannon Valley Trail. The show is free. 

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