Civic Center hosts inaugural Hudson Valley Tattoo Fest

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

The first annual Hudson Valley Tattoo Fest comes to the Mid-Hudson Civic Center with a lot of color, creativity and attitude on the weekend of March 29 through 31. In addition to featuring more than 200 tattoo artists from around the country (bring your legal ID if you plan on getting some ink), the Fest features live music, food and drinks, tons of vendors, contests, prizes, ice skating and more. Hours are from 2 to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 29, noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

One-day passes cost $25, three-day passes go for $60 and a VIP weekend pass fetches $75. Discounted one-day passes can be purchased for $20 at the Hudson Valley Tattoo Company, located at 1552 Route 9 in Wappingers Falls.

Hudson Valley Tattoo Fest, Friday-Sunday, Mar. 29 -31, $75/$60/$25/$20, Mid-Hudson Civic Center, (845) 298-8200,