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Make something and join the fray! Towering head-pieces, burlesque body-extensions, performing objects, and cacophonous instruments are all welcome. Line-up starts along N 5th Street at the Hudson Area Library.  Let us know you're coming and check in by 1:30 PM at the Library gates. (last-minute, off-the-cuff Hatters are also welcome). We step off at 2 o'clock. 


HELP! How do I make a Mad Hat? Got any tips?

YES, we've got a whole workshop! Drop in to our an all-ages Mad Hat Slam for hours of free Millinery Madness. We'll hook you up with basic workshop materials and tools (bling & exotic accessories are on you). Drop in on the all-ages maker marathon on Saturday May 4 at the Hudson Youth Center, anytime from 11AM to 5PM. 


I want to be in the Parade, but I’m not so crafty. Can I join even if I don’t make something?

YES, we have random readymade Mad Hats (and a few giant puppets, masks, etc.) longing to be worn. We need volunteers like YOU to bring them to life in the Parade. Just fill out our online volunteer form, and we’ll be in touch. Readymade Mad Hatters should check in by 1PM to find their perfect match.  No experience is necessary – one will be provided!

Do you need help organizing the parade?

We always need a few extra hands to line up the parade, hand out some off-the-rack Readymades, and cheerfully help people keep safe in procession. If herding cats and/or Mad Hats is your thing, please contact us via our online volunteer form if you would like to join out cadre of Mad Hat Marshals.​ 

PHOTO: China Jorrin Photography

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