This year's festival will take place at the Hudson Sports Complex, which boasts an interesting hsorical background
The Hudson Sports Complex, located on 122 State School Road in the town Warwick, N.Y. has an eclectic history that goes back some eight decades. The site has been used as a vocational training school and reformatory for boys, a correctional facility for adult males and most recently a sports complex with a brewery and office building currently under construction. Hudson Sports Complex is located on 36 acres in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains in southern Orange County, less than 60 miles northwest of New York City.The facilities were converted to an all-male medium security prison in 1976, when it was renamed the Mid-Orange Correctional Facility. The first inmates arrived there on June 29, 1977. The facility held as many as 1,000 adult males in 1989, but the typical population number around 750 inmates. It remained in that capacity until June 2011, when New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the facility would be closed along with six other state prisons. Cuomo wanted to consolidate the correctional facilities based on declining inmate population.