Otsego County's Own Cannabis Festival
With an approval of a special use permit by the Town of Laurens planning board, the New York Cannabis Arts and Music Festival is a go! With official approval, this is really the first event of its kind in Otsego County.
Billed as 3 days of peace, love, art, music, and cannabis, the festival will run October 13-15 at 2013 Highway 10, Laurens, New York.
May The Best Bud Win
One of the more fun aspects of any cannabis festival is the cannabis judging portion. Usually, cannabis samples are judged on appearance, smell, taste, effects, etc. At the New York Cannabis Arts and Music Festival, the New York Cannabis Growers Cup is open only to New York cannabis growers, and carries a cash prize of $1,000. Attendees will be able to sample growers products, meet the growers in person, and vote for the products of their choice!
Cannabis Culture is Alive
While cannabis is the focus of the festival, there's so much more to be discovered. If you're into music, it will be a nonstop cavalcade of live music acts including Baked Shrimp, Mutt Farm, Allovous, Forbidden Fruit, Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets, and more. Additionally, there will be fire spinners, hula hoopers, artists, food trucks, and vendors. Don't forget the community drum circle too! There's something extremely primal about a large group of drummers under the night sky.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite and can be found here. Tickets run $50 for a day pass, $100 for a weekend camping pass, and $200 for RVs over 20 feet long. Sales end on October 6th, 2023.
Festival organizers had this to say:
The festival is going to be an unforgettable experience for industry experts and enthusiasts. Every attendee over 21 gets to be a judge for the Cannabis cup! The festival is also an opportunity to bring business and traffic to the area.