Native Sun brings 4-20 FEST to Hudson

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Photo by/Jesse Kucewicz
Customers shop inside Native Sun’s Hudson location.

HUDSON – With local food, live glassblowing and more, Native Sun, an adult-use cannabis dispensary located at 37 Coolidge St. in Hudson, celebrated 4/20 in style. 

The dispensary just launched its first annual “4-20 FEST,” which ran from April 16 to 20. 

Founder and head of development Lindsay Eshelman said Native Sun wanted to produce a five-day festival to engage the community and educate cannabis novices and enthusiasts around what is a holiday of sorts in the cannabis community.

“We’ve only been open in Hudson for four months,” Eshelman said. “But we’re proud of the community we are in and wanted to create a celebratory space for people to come, relax and enjoy some good grub and local vendors.” 

Every morning, the festival kicked off with a WAKE+BAKE Coffee Bar where people were treated to a croissant, courtesy of New City Microcreamery, and coffee in a Native Sun mug. 

That wasn’t the only local eatery at the fest —food trucks from Trolley Dogs, Kith+Kin and Grub Guru delighted visitors. 

Eshelman said Native Sun also wanted to educate during the festival. So, they hosted cannabis suppliers who held pop-up events in which they demonstrated their products and spoke with festival-goers. 

Attendees also had the chance to see live glassblowing from vendors making pipes and other materials.

“Cannabis accessories are almost like works of art,” Eshelman said.

The festival concluded with the live installation of a mural on the side of the Native Sun building.

“We hope this is only the start of bringing events to Native Sun Hudson,” Eshelman said. 

Over the summer, Native Sun plans to host a series called BBQ+BUD, which will include the return of local food trucks and outdoor events.