Hudson's Hot Air Affair is ready for take off
"Majestic Flyway" will be the theme of the 2013 Hudson Hot Air Affair winter festival and hot air balloon rally. The annual event will be Feb. 1-3, with hot air balloon mass ascensions, moon glow, torchlight parade, craft sale, chili cookoff, birding theme programs and many other family-oriented events.
Announcing the "Majestic Flyway" theme are, from left, Lori Rayome and Chuck Jerrick, representing corporate sponsor WESTconsin Credit Union and Carla Timmerman and Molly Johnson, representing the Hudson Hot Air Affair committee.
Theme events this year will include pre-event programs on birding, including a Swan Walk on Jan. 12 to learn about the flock of wintering trumpeter swans in Hudson.
YMCA Camp St. Croix will host a Candlelight Hike and Ski along with a nature program on Jan. 19.
The Raptor Center from the University of Minnesota will present a program at E.P. Rock Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 2 and bring live raptors including an American Eagle.
Complete details on the winter festival and a 2013 schedule of events will be available after Jan. 1 at Hudson Hot Air Affair.com The event can also be followed on Facebook.