Hudson, NC – The oldest festival in Caldwell County, the North Carolina Butterfly Festival, will kick off at Redwood Park in Hudson with a 5K Butterfly Run and Caterpillar Crawl at 8 AM. The Arts and Crafts Festival will run from 9 AM until 4 PM on Central Street in Downtown Hudson.

There will be one quarter mile of vendors, with booths for food, arts and crafts. There will be a beer and wine garden and there will be entertainment and games for kids. There will be a butterfly release at Noon.

Following the festival, from 5 – 7 PM, the Extraordinaires will provide a free concert in Hickman Windmill Park, behind Hudson Town Hall. The Extraordinaires perform soul, beach and pop music. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs.

On Friday, May 4th, there will be a Cruise-In from 5 – 8 PM in front of the Local Bean on Central Street.

For more information, you may call Hudson Town Hall at 728-8272. Vendor applications are currently being accepted by going on line at, by calling 828.726-1009 or by going by Gold Mine Jewelers on Main Street of Hudson.