VERMONT: Heady Vermont will host its second annual Vermont Hemp Fest, taking place September 8-9, 2018 at Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center in East Burke, Vermont.
Already one of Vermont’s premiere cannabis events, Hemp Fest 2018 will feature two days of programming, including a keynote address from Oregon CBD’s Seth Crawford, Ph.D, agricultural, hemp and CBD exhibitors, an exclusive investors’ forum, food trucks, live music, yoga, and a hemp brunch on Sunday morning. This event will not include cannabis containing THC and is open to all ages.
Hemp Fest 2018’s interactive panel presentations will include topics such as CBD Hemp Cultivation, Harvesting, Testing, processing CBD products, selling your Vermont hemp crop, Industrial Hemp Processing, Starting a Vermont Hemp Business, Insurance, Compliance and Staying Legal, State and Federal Cannabis Regulations, and Making CBD Products.
“People around the country and region are starting to realize that Vermont is quickly becoming a national leader in CBD and Hemp cultivation,” says Heady Vermont co-founder and Hemp Fest organizer Eli Harrington. “The number of registered hemp permits in Vermont has quadrupled, public interest and business interest has increased exponentially. It’s still early in the hemp industry and this is the kind of event where people in the northeast get together and make those priceless connections in person.”
Reflecting the growth of the CBD Hemp industry in Vermont and nationally, the 2018 Vermont Hemp Fest will feature keynote speaker Seth Crawford, Ph.D., co-founder of Oregon CBD, one of the country’s largest cannabis breeding companies. Crawford thinks that this year’s Hemp Fest is happening at a critical historical moment.
“Once the Farm Bill is signed into law,” says Crawford, “non-psychoactive cannabis becomes legal nationwide. Those endless fields of cannabis we used to dream about during prohibition are now possible. Some are already being grown by forward thinking farmers in early adopting pilot program states like Vermont and are being transformed into food, fiber, oil, and flowers. This is literally the ground floor of an international market for a crop with limitless potential.”
Preference for vendor spaces is being given to Vermont companies, and while tickets are $40 for the general public, discounted tickets are available to Heady Vermont members, residents of the Northeast Kingdom, patients, caregivers and veterans. Full weekend tickets and Sunday Only passes are both available for purchase on the Heady Vermont website.
As a sponsor, Burke Mountain is offering a limited number of 25% discounted rooms starting at $112 per night to attendees and exhibitors from Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 9, 2018. Those discounts can be redeemed by booking directly on the Burke Mountain Hotel website by using the code ‘HFEST’. In addition to the hotel, campsites are available at the Burke Mountain Campground’s 25 sites and 5 lean-tos. Both those accommodations can be booked on the Burke Mountain Hotel website, or by calling the hotel directly at (866) 966-4820.
Hemp Fest sponsors include iaso goods, Lily Hill, Vermont Hempicurean, and Ropana CBD.
Address: Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center, 2559 Mountain Rd, East Burke, VT. Saturday, September 8, 11am – 10pm, Sunday, September 9, 10am-1pm.