This weekend I will be visiting Santa Claus but if truth be told I would rather be visiting Santa Rosa in California for the annual Emerald Cup.
Now in its 15th year the emerald cup prides itself on being the only 100% outdoor organic cannabis competition in the world.
From its humble beginnings in area 101 in Mendocino, Tim Blake has transformed this private gathering into a major public event.
The emerald cup is a festival like no other that celebrates and rewards all things green from the plants to the people.
Events & Attractions
Cannabis: You will be spoilt for choice with cannabis tasting everywhere all at a very reasonable price. Weather you enjoy flower or concentrate or edibles and everything inbetween there is something here for you!
Music: Get high and enjoy listening to almost 30 bands across 3 stages!
Jay & Silent Bob: The infamous duo will be recording a podcast live!
Speakers: Over 100 speakers will attend the event sharing their knowledge and stories including Ethan Russo, Tim Blake and Swami Chaitanya
Willie Nelson: The legendary singer and advocate is receiving an award.
Hosts: The equally hilarious Doug Benson and Ngaio Bealum
Food: There are over 30 organic food outlets and live cooking demos!
There are multiple awards on offer this weekend to celebrate all the gifts possible from the herb. From best flower, concentrate, edible even to best farm! Competition will be high (cannabis and puns eh) and attendees will be sure to benefit from the highest standards from these organic growers.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Ticket prices range from one day tickets from $65 up to $500 for an all inclusive package. Check out: https://theemeraldcup.com/tickets