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Hemp Harvest Festival

The festival’s presenting sponsors and organizers are Mt. Folly Farm, Gencanna, the Hemp Highway of Kentucky, Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission, Main Street Winchester and Bluegrass Heritage Museum. They are planning an exciting day filled with street vendors, educational presentations, demonstrations, farm tours, music, food and family fun.

Some topics to be discussed either in panel format or presentation include: “hemp plastics”, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College “HempCurriculum”, Sustainability, the Future of Hemp in Clark County and an agricultural report. There will also be a demonstration of pre-industrial hemp processing.

The street fair will begin at 9:00 am and will last until 5:00 pm. The City of Winchester is closing Main St. North of Broadway for the festival. Presentations and discussion panels will be held in the historic Leeds Theater, with screenings of the USDA film “Hemp for Victory” between events. A shuttle will run from the festival site to the Bluegrass Heritage Museum for tours of their newly revised hemp exhibit and hemp processing demonstration.

Hemp Harvest Festival 2019

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