Cannabis events in Ontario – BYOC
Last year I attended two cannabis events in Ontario with my dear friend Denise. We are the Thelma and Louise of road trips and finding great events to go to. Hempfest 2018 was held in Toronto and we had a blast. The vendors were amazing This major event changes their venue city every year. For 2019 it will be in Hamilton. I am looking forward to the event this year and meeting up with old and new vendors. The other great event I attended last year was Weedstock which was held on the grounds of the CNE. Weedstock offered different vendors, speakers, and an amazing education station which was extremely popular. I heard about one visitor to the event who wanted to learn how to roll his first joint. He was 70+ years old and wanted to tell his son that he learned how to do it. The best part of the show was the cooking demonstration and the education station by far. Cooking demonstrations featuring the Magic Butter machine and the chef of the day was Reena Rampersad. I was thrilled that many of the vendors gave us different products to try out and review. Both of these events were held inside which is nice, but I kept thinking of how great it would be if someone would hold an outdoor event. Then BOOM, I read about the Journey Cannabis and Music Festival. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect event to celebrate legalisation than to go to an event where you could smoke, drink if you wanted to, eat amazing food and listen to music while shopping and finding really cool bongs, jars, etc. We will see more of these type of festivals in Ontario, but this one really caught my eye. Not quite Woodstock but I am old enough to remember that one. The Journey Festival is being held north of Toronto at Boyd Conservation Park from August 23rd-25th and is letting you:
Bring your own Cannabis BYOC
This event brings together Music, Beer, Food, Vendors AND the famous Gary Vaynerchuk as well as others in there we-ed talks
Join the conversation as the world’s top influencers and cannabis minds take the stage to offer their insights on life after legalization.
We-ed Talks Speaker Series is designed to disrupt the stigma of cannabis, provoke thought, and educate attendees. The interactive speaker series will feature question and answer sessions that you won’t want to miss.
If you do not know who Gary Vaynerchuk is, you should. I have followed his career for years. He started out in his families wine business and grew to be one of the biggest social medial influencers. If you want to learn about how to build your brand – this is your go-to- guy.
The Journey Cannabis & Music Festival will also have a Retail village where you can buy cannabis related items, including stash bins and hand crafted pipes as well as rolling papers. Just in case you forget to BYOP (bring your own papers). I will do a review of some of the vendors when I am there and maybe even do a Facebook live. I look forward to meeting the educators who will be sharing their knowledge about strains, growing and medical benefits. It is something that has been lacking in a lot of events. Now that everyone can grow there is a “growing” need for more education.
The music lineup has not been announced yet, but I am sure there will be some great sounds coming from the park.
For those who are on the fence about going, they have a contest right now to win tickets. Go to the Journey Cannabis & Music Festival on Facebook The Contest ends on May 12th so get over there now and tag a friend #journeyFestival on Instagram and on Facebook.
See you there