In 2013, Tim Blake was inspired by his love of cannabis, fairgrounds and carnivals, and put together what he believed would be a small competition for growers. Fast forward 15 years later and The Emerald Cup is now Northern California’s premier cannabis destination. From December 15-16 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, enthusiasts from around the world will travel to celebrate the annual harvest and award a harvest as “Best In Show Flower.”
What makes this year so special is the Emerald Cup’s ability to obtain a permit from local law officials to sell cannabis on festival grounds. That’s right! Medical patients and adult recreational users aged 21 or over can purchase and consume cannabis at the event!
And what is a festival without entertainment? Musical acts Big Gigantic, Protoje, Margo Price, Gogol Bordello and more will be the headliner, and the festival will be filled with psychedelic art exhibits, world-renowned glass pieces, performance artists, the latest cannabis products on the market and an all-natural food market.
It’s not just the competition that makes the event so unique, it’s the community ethos that brings together top cannabis experts, legislators, local farmers, businesses and customers to discuss and embrace the concept of sustainable outdoor growing and the advancement of cannabis culture.
There’s a reason The Emerald Cup has been named the “Academy Awards of Cannabis” and customers keep returning year after year. Visit us December 15-16, 2018 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa and experience the magic of The Emerald Cup for yourself. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.theemeraldcup.com.