First Cannabis Festival Held in East Hardwick

story and photo by Doug McClure
The first “Cannafest” was held Sunday in East Hardwick.

EAST HARDWICK – Last Sunday saw the first Cannafest event held off of Keene Road in East Hardwick.

Organizer Olga Mardach said the event was inspired in part by New Hampshire’s annual “Porcfest,” which bills itself as “an annual liberty camping event organized by Free State Project.” She described the event as a family-friendly, cannabis-friendly private festival with music celebrating the harvest season and featuring local vendors. The event was sponsored by Wild North Farm of Lowell, the Latina Libertarian Podcast, and Morrisville’s Rogue Herbalist. 

The weather co-operated, though Saturday’s winds had raked some trees of foliage. Dr. Bradley Rauch of Stowe Chiropractic was set to speak to the crowd. Among the vendors was Morrisville’s Pizza on Main. Music was provided by the band Squid.

Organizers are looking down the road and planning a Vermont Freedom and Unity Festival in summer 2022.