Amanda Friar MCTT staff
The Hemp Hoe Down will take place this weekend at the Elk Creek Resort. The 12th annual event will take place Thursday, May 31 – Sunday, June 3.
A swimming pool, full bar, disc golf, hemp gear, hemp food and hemp beer will all be offered at the event, as well as various concerts. Tickets are $40 for all three days available online until Wednesday. At the gate, tickets are $45 for all three days, Friday and Saturday for $35, Thursday for $15, Friday for $25 and Saturday for $20.
Two stages will feature more than 20 bands beginning at 6 p.m. including Fancy Creek Jumpers, James Leg, Dead Larry and Violent Hippie. In addition, the film “Hempsters Plant the Seed” will be played daily, along with multiple speeches given.
A fashion show will take place on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. and there will be DJs spinning at House Stage from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. Free on Sunday will include a Hemcrete presentation, workshops and a jam session with the Hemp Hoe Down musicians.
The Hemp Hoe Down is sponsored by Herb N Legend,, Wild Idea, Common Sense, Bent CD Shop, and Hemp History Week.
Elk Creek Resort is located at exit 46 off I-90 in Piedmont. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit