Returning To Calgary For Its 5th Year, Hempfest Cannabis Expo Reopens This September

Published: July 13, 2021

Returning To Calgary For Its 5th Year, Hempfest Cannabis Expo Reopens This September

Today, Hempfest Cannabis Expo announces its triumphant return to Calgary for its fifth incredible year of cannabis entertainment, education, and opportunity for Canadian cannabis consumers – and some visitors from over the border.  The family run team at Hempfest Canada have been recognized as industry leaders running one of the topCannabis Expos in Canada since 2015. In addition to the regular Hempfest festivities, the 2021 Calgary Expo also hosts the 3rd annual Hempfest Cup.

Organizers are also excited that in a historic win, **Cannabis consumption IS permitted** within the festival grounds at Canada Olym[ic Park for this event. “The 2021 Expo is at a new venue with some exciting changes,” says Hempfest’s Sacha Hockenhull.  “We are ready to launch our 5th Hempfest Calgary –  set to change the landscape with our legal cannabis consumption in our festival grounds.  With our new venue we will have indoor and outdoor space, which means that for the first time ever, you can now consume Cannabis AT Hempfest.  As always, you can expect to find local talent, exhibitors from Cannabis retailers, LP’s, industry experts, health care, head shops and MUCH MORE. ”

In TributeTo Budtenders – After a difficult year, all retail cannabis store workers industry wide offered free “VIB” (Very Important Budtender)  pass in honor of their work as front line workers in the industry.  According to organizers, “Hempfest Calgary would like to pay homage to the budtenders of the industry by offering all budtenders a VIB badge to the event for free. We will be delivering these around our local area of Calgary and the Bow Valley.”  Budtenders from across Canada are encouraged to reach out to Hempfest for free passes via their contact page at

Volunteers Are needed! – Hempfest Calgary is grassroots production and we couldn’t do what we do without all the awesome volunteers we have had over the past 5 years. This year is no different we are looking for volunteers to help us bring this festival to life! Volunteering is a great way to meet decision-makers in the industry, whether you are interested in getting into the industry or just love talking cannabis this is for you. Volunteers get full access badges to the event, and food credits at the food trucks. Space is limited and we expect to fill up so sign up with us today.

To sign up as a volunteer please go to

Visiting Calgary for Hempfest and need a place to stay?  Hempfest organizers will be making arrangements for discounted rates at local high end hotels.   They’ve also partnered with, a Canadian startup getting international attention for taking on AirBnb for the niche cannabis market – and they’re looking for Calgary canna fans who would like to make some extra money with a room to rent out for the weekend to list their space on the platform at :

Prefered rates at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Calgary West

Preferred rates at Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West COMING SOON

More about The Hempfest Cup
The Hempfest Cannabis CUP is for all growers from the amateur to the pro grower!  Each entry will receive full analysis from our team of prestigious judges.  The CUP is a great way to learn more as a grower. We can help you learn from lab results on how to improve your growing techniques and get actionable feedback from our judges from across Canada. The CUP can help growers learn more about how to grow safe and awesome cannabis. For growers who wish to enter their cannabis and cannabis extracts into the competition, deadline for entry is August 5th, 2021.  Other details and Registration at

More about Hempfest: Ages 18+. Note :
It is unclear at this time what the COVID-19 rules & regulations will be.  Tickets are limited, and so is the exhibitor space,  so get your tickets or book your booth now to avoid missing out on the most important canna event in the province this year!  Booths start at $550, with both indoor and outdoor space available. (Note :  Hempfest supports cannabis related charities, start-ups, and other initiatives who sometimes qualify for reduced rates or free space.   Details, tickets, and booth info at :

Canada Olympic Park, WinSport
88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary

tarts: Friday Sep 10th, 2021 @ 12:00 PM – 8 pm
Ends: Saturday Sep 11th, 2021 @ 12 pm – 9:00 PM