NEW this year - Ridgetop campsites available at Franny's Farm with gardens, a community building, two pigs & a donkey...
Since 2015, HempX Asheville has been bringing together farmers, artists, crafters, and entrepreneurs to explore the diverse opportunities in industrial hemp. Staged the last two years at Highland Brewing Company, this year the festival has a new home at Franny's Farm in Leceister, NC and will be held September 22-23rd.
HempX Asheville focuses in on "hands on" workshops and experiences so each attendee will be introduced to the multiple applications and uses of industrial hemp. Franny & Jeff Tacy, owners of Franny's Farm, will be harvesting their two acres of hemp for fiber around festival time. So a walk to the hemp field, time on the hemp brake, pounding the pulp for paper, and using hemp yarns for weaving and blending, can bring the story of "from seed to plant to processing to product"to life. With the best vendors, self guided eco tours, on-site camping, and live music to complement, there is no other hemp-centric experience like HempX Asheville in the South.
THE HEMPX SCHEDULE
Friday - Welcome Reception/Dinner 6-10pm ($25.00)
"A Taste of Hemp" - Enjoy hemp-infused cocktails and dinner under the Big Tent @ Franny's Farm.
Please dress casual and comfortable and be sure to visit the VIP vendors that will already be set up on the farm.
Saturday - Vendors Open 11am-6pm
Get a head start and come early to visit with all those vendors and organizations at HempX Asheville. The vendor tents will be open throughout the entire day.
Saturday, Sept 23 - Saturday Workshops 12-6pm ($25.00)
All workshops, demos, and panels (see next section) will be held @Franny's Farm. The afternoon schedule allows everyone plenty of time to take the self guided Farm Tour and take a peek at a working hemp field. Now that NC's industrial hemp pilot program is underway, we are adding more panels and discussions with hemp farmers from NC & KY. There will be some walking involved and expect to get a little dirty. Be sure to dress casual and comfortable, wear the right shoes, and bring a water bottle. After registration, you will receive your designated workshop schedule via email in August. There will be a food truck on site (12-8pm), plenty of water refill stations and hemp-infused free samples throughout the day.
The Closing Party - 7-10pm (FREE with Saturday ticket)
With a diversity of some of best local bands and musicians in Asheville, who knows who might surprise us with a guest musical appearance.
Friday Night Welcome Dinner - $25.00
Saturday Workshops and Demos - $25.00
2 Night Camping Combo- $100.00 (discounted @ $60 till 06/26)
1 Night Camping Combo - $50.00
We have assembled the best experts and artisans to lead our workshops and demos. From paper making to hemp breaking to weaving to soil science and planting, if you are ready to learn, workshops are for you. In addition, Saturday's activities include a CBD Roundtable, an interactive panel of "first time hemp planting" farmers in NC, and our Featured Info Session - "How Do I Become a Hemp Farmer ?" Below is a preview of some of the workshops included in the Saturday Workshop Ticket. (Thanks to Artisan Hemp and Fiber Farm for use of the images below)
Instruction by Artisan hemp
HEMP BREAKING & RETTING
Presented by Growing Warriors