Vermont Hemp Fest

Welcome to the THIRD annual Vermont Hemp Fest, taking place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center in East Burke, Vermont.

Already one of Vermonts premiere cannabis events, Hemp Fest 2019 will feature a full day of panels and workshops, 50+ agricultural, hemp and CBD exhibitors, a Friday Night Business Networking event, food trucks, live music, Sunday hemp brunch and more.

The inaugural Hemp Fest in 2017 welcomed over 500 attendees. Two years later, with the number of registered hemp growers having quadrupled in number, and exponential growth in the publics interest in all things cannabis, Vermont Hemp Fest is a lively platform for the agricultural hemp industry to engage, advocate and learn against the scenic backdrop of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom at the cusp of harvest season.

Early Bird Pricing is only $20 for a full day pass – prices go up in June of 2019. Get your tickets early!

Scroll down for info on lodging, exhibiting and sponsorship, schedule and MORE!

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Registration and programming kick off Saturday morning. Exhibitors are both indoors and outdoors, where there will also be food vendors, an outdoor bar and lawn games. Music begins after programming wraps up early evening.

Well have a locally sourced hemp brunch at the hotel on Sunday from 10-1! Hotel checkout is at noon.

Check out our inaugural Hemp Fest Recap video from the talented Shawn Cimonetti:

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Want to be an exhibitor at Vermont Hemp Fest? Early bird vendor signup available now! As little as $250 for regular indoor exhibitors until May 1.

To register, please pay below with  your business name, email and address. Includes vendor booth space with clothed 6-foot table and 2 chairs at Vermont Hemp Fest on Saturday, September 7, 2019. We have both indoor and outdoor spaces available. Use the links below to reserve your spot today.

Please contact our vendor coordinator Nealy if you’ve got logistics and exhibiting questions. If you’re interested in sponsorship, please contact our sales team for more info.

  • Indoor 6-foot Table: $250 (Register Now)    Full Price $300
  • Outdoor 10×10 Booth: $350 (Register Now)    Full Price $400
  • Outdoor 15×15 Booth: $450 (Register Now)   Full Price $500
The second annual Vermont Hemp Fest at Burke Mountain, produced by Heady Vermont.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets

 

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Schedule

Box Office opens at 11 a.m. Shuttle service from the Base Lodge (where general attendees may park) begins at 10:45 a.m. We ask that people please not arrive early!

Exhibitor Hours:
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday

Full schedule will be announced in late spring!

The second annual Vermont Hemp Fest at Burke Mountain, produced by Heady Vermont.

Lodging

Burke Mountain offers several options for Vermont Hemp Fest attendees, including hotel rooms and camping. We encourage attendees and exhibitors to book their rooms early, as the hotel typically fills up very quickly.

Get additional info about Burke Mountain Hotel rooms on their site.

To make your reservation please call (866) 966-4820 or book online here.

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To contact the Burke Mountain Hotel front desk call (802) 626-7400.

Check in Time: 4:00pm     /     Check out Time: 11:00am

Camping

Located between the Sherburne Base Lodge and Mid Burke Lodge, the Burke Campground offers 25 sites, including 5 lean-tos, for campers from May through late October. The Campground provides easy access to the Burke Mountain Bike Park and Kingdom Trails and is the perfect starting point for hiking in the surrounding Victory State Forest.

2018 BURKE CAMPGROUND RATES
 LEAN TO  TENT
Regular Rates  $45.00  $35.00
Holiday and Weekend Rates  $50.00  $40.00
Hot Deal! – Extend your holiday  $40.00  $30.00
  • All prices are per night for up to 4 people.
  • Additional campers: $5.00 per extra person per night.
  • No power or water hookups.
  • Free Wi-Fi available for campers in the office.
  • Reservations include use of the Burke Hotel Pool and Hot Tub, showers required.

RV Parking is not allowed at Burke Mountain Resort – please visit www.nekchamber.com for RV sites in the Northeast Kingdom.

Reservation Policy: Reservations must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Guest credit cards will be charged within 7 days of reservation booking.

Cancellation Policy: All reservations are subject to a $10.00 cancellation fee. No shows will be charged in full. No refunds will be given for shortening a stay after check in.

Check In: All guests are required to check in at the Campground Sugar Shack between 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. If check in during shack hours is not possible, guests must set up in the site that is assigned to them.

Check Out: All guests are required to check-out at the Campground Sugar Shack no later than 11:00 or additional charges may apply.

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs are allowed at the campground but must remain on a leash and not be left unattended. Dogs are not allowed on the mountain bike trails. Guest are required to clean up after their pet.

Amenities: All campground guests have access to the Burke Hotel and Conference Center pool and hot tub. Key cards are required and can be obtained at the hotel front desk. ID will be required to obtain key.

Click here to download Burke campground map.


Exhibitors & Sponsors: A limited number of discounted suites and studios are available to exhibitors and sponsors via our room block with the code HFEST.


Directions

Directions

The Northeast Kingdom isn’t exactly around the corner for most folks, but Burke is just 7 miles off Interstate 91, near Exit 23. It’s around 1.5 hours from Montpelier, two hours from Burlington and three hours from Boston.

FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH:

Take Interstate 91 to Exit 23. Take Route 5 through Lyndonville for two miles. Bear right onto VT route 114 for four miles through East Burke Village and take a right onto Mountain Road. Follow Mountain Road one mile to the Sherburne Base Lodge entrance. Easy, right? It’s only three turns off a major interstate, but in case you need a map – here you go.

GPS FOR BASE LODGE (SKI/RIDE/BIKE SERVICES):

223 Sherburne Lodge Road
East Burke, VT 05832
Call (802) 626-7300 for questions.

GPS FOR BURKE MOUNTAIN HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER:

2559 Mountain Road
East Burke, VT 05832
Call front desk (802) 626-7400 for questions.

Directions on the Burke Mountain website.

 

Dining

Dining

Hemp Fest Patio Food Vendors

We’ll have a selection of food vendors on the patio at Vermont Hemp Fest – specifics TBD!

Don’t miss our Sunday Hemp brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 8!

The View Pub (Open Daily)

The View Pub serves lunch and dinner daily, located on the second floor in the east wing of the Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center. Contact directly at 802-626-7460 and follow The View Pub on facebook.

Spring Pub Hours

 
OPEN CLOSE
Sunday – Thursday (Lunch, Dinner) 11:00 am 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday (Lunch, Dinner) 11:00 am 9:00 pm

Click here for Pub Menu.  Questions give us a call (802) 626-7460.

Activities

Sunday Hemp Brunch

We’re thrilled to bring Hemp Fest goers a locally sourced Hemp Fest Brunch on Sunday morning starting at 10am in the Pub. Full menu TBA – check out our 2018 brunch menu to get inspired:

Hemp Heart Banana Bread French Toast

House made banana bread made with Victory Hemp Foods hemp hearts, topped with peanut butter mouse and a side of Vermont maple syrup or NEK Hemp CBD-infused maple syrup

House Smoked Salmon Egg toast

Grilled brioche, smoked salmon mousse, fried egg, fresh dill

Eggs Benedict

English muffin, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, poached egg, hollandaise

Kale Salad

Apple, cheddar, toasted almond, golden raison, bee pollen, Maple plus CBD sugar balsamic vinaigrette  or maple balsamic vinaigrette. 20mg CBD

Pork Tostada

Hemp Fed braised pork, VT FARMACY CBD hemp oil cabbage slaw, Pico de Gallo, avocado cream, Fried tortilla 10 mg CBD

Mountain Biking

There are close to a hundred miles of cross-country mountain biking trails all around Burke Mountain. If you’ve heard of Kingdom Trails, then you know they are some of the best anywhere in the country. The trail-side Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center is situated mid-mountain with secure (inside) bike storage. Burke also offers bike n’ stay packages for a true bike-in bike-out experience!

2018 BIKE PARK OPERATING HOURS

 OPEN CLOSE
 Thursday (NEW for this year.  Thursday lift-service begins Thurs, June 29th)  3:00 pm  7:00 pm
 Friday (Friday lift-service begins Friday, June 9th; Twilight ticket 3-7pm)  10:00 am  7:00 pm
 Saturday  10:00 am  6:00 pm
 Sunday (Sunday twilight ticket 2-6pm)  10:00 am  6:00 pm
 Holidays (Monday May 29th, Monday July 3, Monday Sept. 4 & Monday Oct. 9)  10:00 am  4:00 pm

 

FAQ

What is this event about?

  • Vermont Hemp Festival is about promoting working landscapes and economic development, especially in rural northern New England, including the Northeast Kingdom. There will be exhibitions, presentations from experts, and resources for attendees.

Who is this event for?

  • Any and everyone with an interest in the thousands of potential possibilities of the hemp plant. This group includes landowners and farmers with an interest in cultivating this value-added crop; entrepreneurs and artisans interested in producing hemp products in Vermont and beyond; and those who simply want to learn more about the potential of hemp.

When is this event?

  • The presentations, exhibitions, and educational workshops will all be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Discounted hotel rates are available for the exhibitors and attendees via the Burke Mountain website with the code “HFEST” until rooms are sold out.
  • There will be a welcome reception on the night of Friday, September 6 for those who wish to arrive ahead of time.

Where is this event?

  • This is being held at the Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center, a beautiful new 116-room hotel on the slopes of world-renown Burke Mountain, in the ‘Northeast Kingdom’ region of Vermont, easily accessible from I-91. Burke Mountain is accessible for hiking, features world-class mountain-biking via Kingdom Trails and the Burke Bike Park, and is 20 minutes from Lake Willoughby.

How do I get there?

  • Please see the “Directions” tab for how to get to Burke Mountain.

Are you including medical or recreational cannabis?

  • This event is strictly distinct from other variations of the cannabis plant and is only focused on internationally-defined hemp as cannabis plants with <.3% THC used in legal products.

Is this a political event?

  • We invite all relevant politicians and state officials to discuss the present legal frameworks in the state and beyond and invite all political viewpoints and opinions. The promotion of agricultural hemp for working landscapes and value-added agriculture enjoys broad political support and any supporters of agricultural hemp are welcome, regardless of their opinion of medical or recreational cannabis.
  • Official event political discussion and presentations will be limited to agricultural hemp and not broader legalization of cannabis for recreational use and/or medical marijuana reform.
  • The event organizers firmly support further cannabis reforms in Vermont but also recognize that for the benefit of the development of agricultural hemp, it’s crucial to separate these issues. There will be other cannabis events in the future that are all-inclusive, but the Vermont Hemp Festival is specifically and explicitly for hemp.

Is cannabis paraphernalia allowed at Hemp Fest?

  • There will not be glassware or cannabis-smoking devices for sale, and consumption of illegal drugs on the premises is forbidden. Any vaporizing of legal nicotine or CBD products is allowed in designated outdoor areas.
  • All ages are welcome. Presenters and exhibitors may display or depict legal hemp leaves and even live hemp plants. No psychoactive compounds may be exhibited, displayed, or consumed as part of the Vermont Hemp Festival.

Are dogs allowed?

  • Only service dogs are allowed in the hotel and conference center area. However, dogs are welcome in the campground and outdoor areas.

Is this event family-friendly?

  • Yes! Kids under 12 get in free, and Burke Mountain offers a variety of family-friendly accommodations and activities.