Free Transportation Schedule and Route

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that, in conjunction with our superintendent of schools, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Hudson Children's Book Festival. In addition, several of you had planned on coming into our schools for author visits prior to the festival, and we have to cancel those visits, as well.

It is the highlight of our year, and we look forward to hosting this event. We are deeply disappointed to have to make this decision, but we feel it is in the best interest of all those involved in making the festival possible.

We will hold your spot for our 2021 event which will be scheduled for Saturday, May 1st. We will plan on getting back in touch with all of you towards the end of summer to confirm your participation for 2021. We will also be using the same poster that Brendan Wenzel beautifully illustrated for 2021.

We wish all of you health in these uncertain times, and we will look forward to hosting you all in 2021.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, free transportation is made available all day during the festival. Look for our signs and download our map of all the stops! A bus will be on a constant loop starting at 9:30 am beginning at the Hudson Junior/Senior High School and the last pick up will be at 2:30. Parking is available at the M.C. Smith Intermediate building for bus pick up.

School BusParking Available at:Will beginLast Pick Up
Festival Bus Route
Hudson and Greenport area. A continuous loop with the Hudson Jr./Sr. High Event Entrance as the destination.
MC Smith Intermediate School 9:30 AM2:30 PM
from the Jr./Sr. High on Harry Howard Ave. in Hudson
Route/ Stops
Hudson Library
JLE Parking Lot
Corner of 3rd & State St.
Corner of Front & Warren St.
Corner of 3rd St. & Warren St.
Corner of 7th St. & Warren St

Corner of Green St & Fairview Ave (diagonal from Stewart's)
Corner of Healy Blvd & Town Hall Drive

Burger King Parking Lot

Essex Manor/Apple Meadow
Corner of Joslen Blvd. & Rte 9 (by Mobile & Subway)

MC Smith Intermediate School Parking Lot (Harry Howard Ave. Side)

Artie Bennett

Bus Route Map

Please check the transportation map for more information about the various stops throughout the bus route. Click on the pic above to view our Transporation map. Click here to download a PDF of the route


Parking is available at the MC Smith Intermediate School.

Bus Stop Signs

Look for our Bus Stop signs to find where our bus picks up and drops off.