Pepper Fest Button Required for Entry 

A 2020 Pepper Fest Button is required for entry for those ages 12 and older (under 12 is free). Buttons are $5 at the gate or $4 if purchased prior to the Festival. Pre-sale button sales begin August 1st, 2020 at select North Hudson and Hudson businesses.

Pre-sale Button Locations

Beginning August 1st, 2020 Pepper Fest Buttons will be on sale for $4 at the following locations.

North Hudson

  • Freedom Gas Station

  • The Village Inn

  • Kozy Korner

  • The Mallalieu Inn

  • Guv’s Place

  • Starr’s Bar

  • Seasons Tavern


  • MidWestOne Bank

  • County Market

  • downtown Freedom Gas Station (now Holiday)

  • Family Fresh Market

Button Design Contest

Each year the design for the next Pepper Festival Button is open to amateur and professional designers. The winning button design, for the next year’s festival, is revealed at the Queen Coronation.

Submit finished designs by July 12th, 2020. Make sure to include your name and contact info so we can reach you if your design is selected. Submissions become property of Pepper Fest. Pepper Fest reserves the right to work with the artist for final designs.

Design Rules

  • Designs must use 1, 2 or 3 solid spot colors

  • Design must include the year (2021), the festival name (North Hudson Pepper Fest) and the dates of the festival (August 20 - 22)

  • No shading / halftone images

  • Design must fit into a 2.25 inch round button

  • All designs must be original without the use of copyrighted material such as artwork, graphics, slogans, etc.

  • Submit the following high resolution files: Jpeg (without bleed), vector file (with 0.25 inch bleed)