On Saturday, October 23rd, Sweet Sensi presented the first annual Texas Hemp Harvest Festival. It took a lot of hard work, dedication, and time to put together Texas’ First Hemp Harvest Festival to celebrate the end of the prohibition of hemp in Texas and to celebrate the farmers in Texas who have seen the benefits that hemp can give to our great state. It’s been over a year now that farmers have been able to cultivate, extract, and make products with hemp-derived cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN, CBG, and all the other compounds and terpenes that can generate wellness to all Texans who need it.
Here at Sweet Sensi we put a lot of effort into bringing this festival to life, but we could not have done it alone. We want to thank all of our sponsors and vendors for their support. Our larger sponsors included Sisterdale Organics, Amplify Credit Union, The Austin Chronicle – as our official media sponsor, and Flamingo Cantina. We would also like to thank our VIP sponsors – Bastrop Cookie Shoppe, Texas Highway Hemp Vodka, and Infamous Brewing Company. Our other sponsors included Drops of Life, Streamline Roofing, Tribe CBD, Bright Ideas Hydroponics, Endozondo, Bayou City, Texas Premium Hemp, and Bluebonnet Labs. A huge shoutout also to our food vendors – Stony’s Pizza, Smokin’ Oak BBQ, Winston’s Kitchen, Boris Bites, Takavron, and Kettle Corn Chick, who brought amazing eats to the patrons at the Harvest Festival. Without their help, we would not have been able to put on this great event for the farmers and patients in Texas.
We had two stages on the festival grounds to bring many incredible bands to help us celebrate. From reggae to country to rock, we had a wide variety of sounds to delight festival-goers. And we want to give a special thank you to all our performers. On the Sweet Sensi Stage was Soulfiya+Wi’Deya, Mau Mau Chaplains, Cas Haley, The Supervillians, and Gary P. Nunn. Unfortunately, Ky-Mani Marley could not make the festival due to an illness that came up. We hope he has a speedy recovery and will be able to make it to next year’s harvest festival. On the amphitheater stage, we had Bo Porter, Armadillo Road, Pure Luck, Big Mon, The Derailers, and Doug Moreland. All the bands that played were amazing and brought joy to everyone in attendance.
Another great piece to our festival was our guest speakers who informed the audience about what they are doing to help move Texas in a positive direction when it comes to cannabis and to hopefully end prohibition as we know it and let cannabis help and heal Texas for years to come. Our guest speakers scheduled included Jax Finkel – Texas NORML, Liz Grow and Patrick Pope – Growhouse Media, Lisa Pittman – ABA Chair of the Cannabis Law and Policy Committee, and Robert Ramirez – Texas Cannabis Cup. Thank you all for your help in the Texas cannabis movement.
We would like to shout out our winners of the competition portion of the festival or better known as Battle of The Buds. For the edibles contest – Drops of Life came in the first place, second place was Ampersand, and third was Sisterdale Organics. For topicals – Herban Healing came in the first place, second place was Sisterdale Organics, and third was Mantra Massage. For tinctures/capsules – the first place was Bingham Family Organics, the second place was Rebel Dreads, and the third was Power Biopharma. And finally, for flower/pre-rolls – first place was Peacetime Hemp, second place was Clutch City Farms, and third was Sisterdale Organics. All our competitors did an amazing job this season on all their products and should be recognized as some of the best Texas has to offer when it comes to quality hemp products.
Lastly, we want to give a huge thank you to all the behind-the-scenes crew who helped put on this wonderful festival. From the backstage crew who helped set up the stages and ran the sound and lights for our artists, to the Sweet Sensi crew who made sure every detail was taken care of. We also want to thank the owners of Carson Creek Ranch and their crew who helped set up and allowed us to use their space to put on such a festival. Thanks to the Flamingo Cantina crew as well for all their hard work and support. Thanks to Austin Rent Fence for setting up and taking down a large portion of the fence for the festival grounds. Thank you to the sanitation crew, trash crew, and water crew who made sure our guests were comfortable.
We hope you made it to the first annual Texas Hemp Harvest Festival. Thanks to all the patrons who came out and supported Texas farmers and the Texas hemp industry. If you couldn’t make it, that’s ok! Be sure to come out next year to support and be a part of the festivities! Mark your calendars now for Veteran’s Day weekend at Carson Creek Ranch for the second annual Texas Hemp Harvest Festival!