First NC Hemp Fest Planned for June 11

2016 NC Hemp Fest at Legacy Farms, Wallace NC. Source:
2016 NC Hemp Fest at Legacy Farms, Wallace NC. Source:

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association (NCIHA) is organizing first NC Hemp Fest, a day of family fun and information for those interested in industrial hemp. Growing of industrial hemp is expected to begin in 2017, and NCIHA is working to educate potential farmers and the public at large. NC Hemp Fest is a family friendly hemp focused educational, entertainment and benefit event.

This first NC Hemp Fest is being held June 11, 2016, 1-6pm. It is hosted by Legacy Farms’ event center, located at 7494 Hwy 41, in Wallace NC. Legacy Farms will have an NC Hemp Exhibition — history on display. Legacy Farms may be best-known for their Fall attractions, including the “Psycho-Path” wooded trail and haunted corn maze.

Festival entertainment includes live music and family-friendly fun all day. Admission tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Children and teens under 16 years old will be admitted for free.

NCIHA will also present an update on the state’s Industrial Hemp Commission, which was recently funded.

Hemp Industry Speakers and Informational Sessions are scheduled from 1pm to 3pm and are free to attend with a festival admission ticket.

According to NCIHA, this special event is made possible by support from Legacy Farms and Hempleton Investment Group. All proceeds go to support NCIHA.

Vendors will be on hand to educate and provide information. To find out how to be a vendor, email Jeff Cartonia or contact Legacy Farms.

Farm tours will be offered from 10am until 4pm on the day of the festival.

For more information on the NC Hemp Exhibition, visit The exhibition is made possible by Hempleton Investment Group, Inc., Wallace NC and is located at Legacy Farms. More information is available at

For NC Hemp Fest updates, visit the 2016 NC Hemp Fest’s Facebook event page.

The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association is online at or may be reached by email or by calling 888.530.6731. They are located at 887a Washington Street, Raleigh NC.  The NCIHA is a 501(c6) non-profit organization base in Asheboro NC.

Hemp History Week is June 6-12, 2016, nationwide. It is the “largest, national grassroots effort to restore strong support for industrial hemp farming in the United States.” To find out more, visit

2016 NC Hemp Fest at Legacy Farms, Wallace NC. Source:
2016 NC Hemp Fest at Legacy Farms, Wallace NC. Source:
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