JUST ANNOUNCED  The  London Souls  HempX The Music Saturday, August 20th -7:30pm  Admission is free

The London Souls
HempX The Music
Saturday, August 20th -7:30pm
Admission is free

Welcome to HempX Asheville - a hempcentric festival held at Highland Brewing Company on August 19-20th


12 noon - All Vendors Open / Food Trucks Open
Highland Tasting Room / Event Center / Meadow

12 noon - Veterans, Farmers, and the Future
"The Growing Warriors Story"  - Highland Tasting Room

2pm - The Art of Hemp Paper Making
With Elishewa Shalom, founder of Artisan Hemp - Highland Tasting Room

2pm - CBD - Three Stories / Three Businesses
Palmetto Harmony, Blue Ridge Hemp, Green Remedy - Highland Event Center

2:30pm - Soil Quality Impacts of Traditional Dew Retting
Presentation Dr. Shawn T. Lucas, KY State University - Highland Tasting Room

3:00pm - Sustainable Solutions in Farming
Presentation from Mike Lewis, Founder Growing Warriors

4:00pm - HempX Fashion Show
Emcee Kacie Lynn, owner of Fiber Farm, TN - Highland Event Center

5:00pm - "World Renowned" Author Doug Fine of Hemp Bound
Highland Event Center

LYRIC - 6:00PM


Highland Brewing Company is located just a few minutes from downtown Asheville, conveniently off I-240, and easily accessible from I-40 and I-26. 

The official festival hours are:
Friday, August 19, 12 noon - 10pm
Saturday, August 20, 12 noon to 10pm

All events in the festival are FREE except "Taste of Hemp". Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. There will be food trucks and family friendly activities when the Meadow opens. Questions ? Email us at info@hempxasheville.com


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (use arrows to view Saturday's schedule)



HempX Fashion Show
Emcee - Kacie Lynn Owner, Fiber Farm
Saturday(08/20) - 4pm @Highland Event Center

Kacie Lynn is an alpaca farmer, designer, educator, and sustainable textile advocate. At Fiber Farm in Tracy City, TN, Kacie facilitates kinesthetic learning experiences to people of all ages on the soil-to-skin process of growing, designing, and creating a variety of fiber-related goods.

Kacie will be incorporating fabrics from multiple designers and there will be a Q & A following the show. 

Veterans, Farmers, and the Future
The Growing Warriors Story
Saturday(08/20) - 12 noon @Highland Tasting Room

Learn more about Growing Warriors and how their organization is putting veterans "back in the fields, back on the farm". Harvesting Liberty, a short film from Patagonia detailing the collaboration between Growing Warriors and Fibershed, will be shown.

Kristin L. Jordan, Esq, Newman Ferrara LLP
Mike Lewis - Veteran, Founder-Growing Warriors
Fred Curtis-Lewis - Veteran, Medic, Vetscape
Duane Lewis - Veteran, Co-Owner Patriotic Hemp
Mike Bowman, Chair, National Hemp Association

Best Selling Author Doug Fine
Hemp Bound, Farewell My Subaru, First Legal Harvest
Friday(08/19) - 5:30pm & Saturday(08/20) - 3:00 pm

Doug Fine is a solar powered goat herder, hemp farmer, television director, and best selling author of Too High to Fail, Hemp Bound, Farewell My Subaru. Doug has appeared on the Tonight Show, testified before the UN, and spoke about the importance of digital age gathering at a TED talk. Find out more at www.dougfine.com

Friday - 5:30pm @Highland Event Center
"Hemp is a Worldwide Phenomenon"
Saturday - 4:00pm @Highland Tasting Room
"Next Generation Hemp Applications"
"Lessons-long time journalist, first time hemp farmer"


A Taste of Hemp with Chef Jason Sellers
Official Kick off event benefiting Accelerating Appalachia
Friday (08/19) - 12 noon @ Highland Event Center


Featuring the hemp-infused culinary creations of award winning vegan Chef Jason Sellers - from Asheville's plant restaurant . Jason has been cooking with hemp for many years and uses "Hempeh" from Smiling Hara.  This is our only ticketed event ($20 per) with all proceeds benefitting Accelerating Appalachia. Thanks in advance for your support. Click here or the button below to buy your tickets.

Our Co-Presenting Sponsor and event host Highland Brewing Company has been making great beer since 1994. Check out the video featuring their brand new Event Center and be sure to visit them online and learn more about Highland.