Vermont Hemp Fest at Burke Mountain

Event Details:
When: September 8, 2017 4:00 pm – September 10, 2017 3:00 pm
Location: Burke Mountain

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers –
VBSR Members –

Registration is open

Heady Vermont is thrilled to announce the first annual Vermont Hemp Fest at Burke Mountain, a day-long event that provides educational resources and community connections for those with an interest in Agricultural Hemp in Vermont, including landowners, entrepreneurs, farmers, artisans, and investors.

VBSR MEMBER DISCOUNT: We’re offering a discounted vendor rate for nonprofits ($100/table) as well as a discounted Hemp Fest ticket price for VBSR members ($10/ticket vs $20 to general public). Contact us to learn more about tables, or purchase admission tickets at

Hemp Fest will kick off with a pre-registration party on Friday, September 8 for those who wish to start off the weekend early. Exhibitor displays, workshops and programming will take place on Saturday, September 9 in the brand-new Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center. Sponsors include UVM Extension Agriculture, Ceres Natural Remedies, the Vermont Hemp Company, Humble Roots Horticulture and PhytoScience Institute. Media sponsors include Front Porch Forum.

Kentucky farmer, veteran and Growing Warriors founder Michael Lewis will present the Hemp Fest keynote in the morning. Additional panel session presenters include the Vermont Agricultural Extension, who will share practical information for Vermont landowners and farmers; the Vermont Hemp Company, who will share information and answer questions about planting, cultivating, and harvesting hemp in Vermont; and Ceres PM, who will lead a ‘CBD 101’ workshop, to discuss the current possible uses for ‘cannabidiol’, a non-psychoactive compound that has been used to treat seizure disorders, PTSD, concussion recovery, and increasingly for general wellness.

Exhibitors and sponsors will have access to the VIP Lounge, sponsored by Merritt & Merritt, where they can unwind and enjoy refreshments, throughout the day on Saturday. On Saturday evening following exhibitions and workshops, there will be dining opportunities at Burke Mountain View Pub and in the surrounding Burke/Lyndonville area, followed by live music at the resort until late-night. On Sunday, Heady Vermont will host a members and sponsors-only party with live music, food and beverages at a neighboring farm. Check out the website for additional information including the first-ever Vermont Hemp Pitch Competition, ticketing, schedule, lodging, activities, directions, sponsor and exhibitor information!