Oklahoma Hempfest Expected to be Second Largest in the U.S., to Feature Over 100 Vendors

The first-ever Oklahoma Hempfest will take place this September, and early projections indicate it could be the second most attended Hempfest in the United States, behind only Seattle.

The First Inaugural Oklahoma Hempfest will take place September 7th – 9th 2018 at Lost Lakes Amphitheater (located at 3501 Northeast 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117). The 3-day festival, which will feature speakers, music, public forums and over 100 vendors, is designed to “educate, inform and celebrate the future of cannabis and hemp-focused business and community impact due to the recent passing of SQ788 and the emerging industry applications of cannabis and hemp-based products”, according to the event’s official website,

“The first year we did Hemp Fest in Seattle we had just a few hundred people in attendance, now we are doing over thirty thousand people a day! We want to make Oklahoma’s inaugural hemp fest over the top!” says Scott McKinley, one of the event’s main organizers. “With thousands wanting free tickets, projected attendance for the three days will be over 45,000 people!”

If the festival does garner 45,000 attendees – or even a few thousand less – it will be the second most attended Hempfest in the United States. Seattle Hempfest – the first in the world – brings in around 100,000 visitors each year.

Oklahoma Hempfest will be a “Family-Friendly, All-ages event.”

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