The 16th annual Spring Showcase, set for 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Hudson Sports and Civic Center, is an opportunity to visit a variety of businesses in one location. Enjoy a lineup of live entertainment and family-fun activities for no cost.

Along with vendor displays, giveaways and great stage entertainment, families will also enjoy a variety of free kids activities including:

• Balloon sword twisting with pirates - Anderson Heating

• Cupcake decorating - County Market

• Live animals - Carpenter Nature Center

• Princess and hero meet-and-greet - Occasions with Character LLC

• Paint a piggy bank - Associated Bank

• Firefighting gear, truck and try-on - Hudson Fire Department

Limited to only 750 tickets, take a chance on a raffle to win amazing prizes. Tickets will be available at the Spring Showcase. Presented by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. This year's sponsors include:

Platinum sponsor - The UPS Store

Gold sponsors - Royal Credit Union, Associated Bank and County Market

Silver sponsors - WESTconsin Credit Union, Steiner Plumbing, Electric and Heating, Inc., Hudson Ford LLC and Quick Lane, Eagle Storage, and Catalyst Sports Medicine

Media sponsors - Hudson Star Observer and Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com