Hudson Fields gets exemption from special events regulations

Hudson Fields sign

Many of us here on the shore associate summertime with relaxing, enjoying good food and attending outdoor concerts. Luckily for those who are fans of attending events at Hudson Fields, they won't have to worry about the venue closing down anytime soon. 

Hudson Fields recently faced regulation that would enforce stricter rules.

Christian Hudson, one of the owners of Hudson Fields said, "So the new regulations that they were trying to propose was a special events ordinance and it would have restricted us to three events a year per the whole property."

Christian Hudson says a restriction would have defeated the whole purpose of their venue.

Hudson Fields is host to hundreds of small events each year, including community events, charitable events, sporting events, the list goes on.

Christian Hudson said, "We just didn't think it made any sense to just say okay kids, you can't play ball or you can't have a small fundraiser for the hospital or something like that."

The regulations were proposed after some neighbors complained about noise but luckily for the Hudson family, the Sussex County Board of Adjustments passed a special events exemption Monday night in a four to nothing vote.

Christian Hudson said, "I really just think that is a result from just the tremendous community outpouring and we had almost 70 affidavits of people saying you know I was here at different events over the years and just going back decades and decades you know longer than ive been alive."

Moving forward, we're told the Hudson family is already planning to host concerts at the Fields this summer, and tickets are selling quick.

Christian Hudson said, "We have two concerts planned this summer, Jake Owens is coming out July 18th and Old Dominion is coming back August 23rd, so those are going to be great shows."

The Hudson family says they look forward to hosting more events and entertaining the Sussex County community for years to come

Christian Hudson tells us he is happy to finally be feeling relieved after over a year of fighting for this Sussex County Staple.

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