Welcome to HempX Asheville - a hempcentric festival held at Highland Brewing Company on August 19-20th.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH PROGRAMMING (ALL FREE)
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
THE LONDON SOULS - 7:30PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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"