Susie Aird left, Mary Aird, and Barbara Aird finish up a busy Saturday at Finnegan's open air flea, craft and antique market in Hudson in 2004.

The popular market on the 60-acre Aird family farm in the west end of Hudson has been closed for the past two years because of the pandemic. The Aird family announced last week the Main Rd. market will not be reopening this summer for financial reasons.

“We all felt extremely sad, but when something gets to a point where you’re losing money, there’s no point in continuing,” said Barbara Aird, who started the seasonal market with her husband David in the early 1970s.

A trip to Finnegan’s, open only on Saturdays, was a tradition for generations of Hudson residents and Montrealers looking to shop and browse for crafts and antiques in a country fair setting.

The Airds named the market after their dog, Finnegan, since it was originally a “flea” market.

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