Live Performers at the 2020 Book Festival

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that, in conjunction with our superintendent of schools, we have made the decision to cancel the 2022 Hudson Children’s Book Festival. It is the highlight of our year, but with the ongoing pandemic, the health and safety of all those who join us is our top priority, and we feel it is in the best interest of all those involved to cancel. We look forward to returning in 2023! Stay safe and healthy!

Over the past 11 years, the Hudson Children’s Book Festival has hosted several performances on festival day. We have had musical performances by Aaron Nigel Smith and John Farrell who include all children in their shows. We’ve hosted Walter Dean Myers as a keynote speaker who joined us while he served as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. We’ve also had Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek who has put on amazing science shows for us. Come see who we have coming at this years festival!

Scheduled Performers

Columbia County Youth Theatre

School House Rock Live Jr.
Time: 1 pm | Program Length: TBA
Audience Age: ALL

Based on the ever-popular, award-winning cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes.

The story follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction” bring his lesson plans vividly to life.

Directed and choreographed by Danielle DeLamater and Produced by Edgar Acevedo, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. is a surefire hit amongst audiences of all ages and experience levels.

This production is made possible through the support of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival and Jack Shear.

For Information About CCYT Programs please visit our website at WWW.CCYT.ORG

John Farrell Performance

Aaron Nigel Smith

John Farrell

Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek