Boise Hempfest
Poster for 2019 Event
StatusActive
GenreActivism & Festival
FrequencyAnnually
VenueJulia Davis Park
Location(s)Boise, Idaho
CountryUnited States
InauguratedAugust 16, 2016 (2016-08-16)
FounderSerra Frank
Previous eventApril 20, 2019
Next eventAugust 14, 2021
ParticipantsVolunteers & Vendors
LeaderSerra Frank
Patron(s)Public
Websiteboisehempfest.org

Boise Hempfest is an annual cannabis rights activism activity and festival in Boise, Idaho; held since 2016.[1] The "Hempfest" name is licensed by Seattle Hempfest.[2] The coordinator of the inaugural and subsequent events was Serra Frank.[3] The fourth annual event took place on April 20th, 2019.[4] The 2020 event was scheduled for April 18th, 2020; but was postponed due to the Idaho government mandated "stay at home order" issued at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The next event is scheduled for Saturday, August 14th, 2021, in Julia Davis Park.[5]

The event is approved and permitted annually through the City of Boise Department of Parks and Recreation. It is dubbed a free and family friendly "Cannabis Education Event" that offers 12 hours of live entertainment and speakers from the Julia Davis Park bandshell; numerous food trucks and vendors in a "Munchies Market"; informational, non-profit, craft, and commercial vendors in a "Vendor Village"; access to local activism groups and citizens initiatives in a "Cannabis Cove"; educational displays in an "Enchanted Forest"; educational presentations in a "Hemposium"; and children-oriented activities and games in a free "Kidland."[5]

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References

  1. ^ Michael Deeds (April 13, 2017), "Boise Hempfest! 5 Things to Do This Weekend in Boise", Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho
  2. ^ Russ Belville (April 11, 2017). "Nevertheless, Boise Hempfest Persisted". High Times.
  3. ^ Nicole Blanchard (August 13, 2016). "Education, legalization the focus at Boise's first-ever Hempfest". Idaho Statesman. Boise, Idaho.
  4. ^ Quinn Welsch (March 28, 2019), "Idaho's marijuana fight in 2019 will likely be all uphill", The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Spokane, Washington
  5. ^ a b Hempfest, Boise. "Cannabis Education Event - Boise Hempfest - Boise, Idaho". Boise Hempfest. Retrieved 2021-05-12.