The Humboldt Hemp Fest has honored hemp in California’s cannabis heartland for 26 years. But this is the first time the three-day event will take place in a state where hemp is legal, with the recent passage of Proposition 64 giving festival-goers extra cause to celebrate this weekend.

This year’s Humboldt Hemp Fest will honor the community elders and the roots of the Humboldt cannabis culture.

The kick-off event will be on Friday, Nov. 11 with the movie “Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary.”

On Saturday, Nov. 12, the event willl offer a variety of vendors and a diverse mix of bands and speakers including: Rocker T & 7th Street Band, OJOLO, The Gentleman Amateurs, Back To The Hill, Sleepy Village, Ngaio Bealum and more.

Beer, wine and food — including menu options for vegetarians, vegans, GMO-free, dairy-free and meat eaters — will be available from the Mateel kitchen.

Sunday, Nov. 13 will culminate with the Hemp Fest Forum, where a panel of expert speakers will lead an interactive forum on the topic “Prop. 64 Election Results … What’s Next For Local Cannabis.” Speakers include Nate Bradley, executive director of the California Cannabis Industry Association; Hezekiah Allen, director of the California Growers Association; Patrick Murphy of Emerald Family Farms; and more.


What: 26th annual Humboldt Hemp Fest

When: Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov 11. for a screening of “Dell Arte’s Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary.” The main event is noon to midnight Saturday, Nov. 12 with live bands and vendors throughout the day. And Sunday’s free forum on Prop. 64 will be 2 to 5 p.m.

Where: Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane, Redwood

How much: $10 on Friday, $20 on Saturday and free on Sunday

More information: Call the Mateel office at 707-923-3368 or visit

Watch the trailer for “Dell Arte’s Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary:”

Mary Jane – a Musical Potumentary – Trailer from Mary Jane on Vimeo.