DEPEW — If you happen to see lasers firing over the prairie between Tulsa and Oklahoma Metropolis subsequent weekend, don’t be concerned about UFOs. They’re seemingly coming from the GreenGrow Competition.
Creek County residents would possibly see the hashish neighborhood’s arrival as an alien invasion, however these people characterize a broad demographic and the one deliberate flights need to do with Friday afternoon’s helicopter rides.
Organizers count on a broad spectrum of Oklahomans for a weekend of tenting, schooling, product-sampling and enjoyable. It is the primary time in three years the occasion shall be a pageant after two years as a commerce present.
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“You may’t really get a lot of a morsel of hashish tradition at only a commerce present on a concrete ground with solely Pepsi merchandise and sizzling canine. It isn’t the identical,” stated Jay Wright, one of many native entrepreneurs behind the occasion from the start. “It was time to do one thing for the neighborhood. One thing enjoyable.”
Together with the helicopters and laser exhibits, chef Tony Freitas will provide chef options on Saturday and proselytize on the virtues of the “inexperienced and clear” way of life to the general public.
“Hemp-infused superfoods will go nationwide,” Freitas stated. “I see features of what we have been doing for the final three years that can completely go nationwide. It is life-saving stuff.”
At a pre-event at Chill out Park in downtown Oklahoma Metropolis on June 3, tons of attended to get a style of the pageant prematurely. On that evening, greater than $7,000 was raised on behalf of a 3-year-old lady with neuroblastoma.
Kara McCurry, who goes by Kara of Canna, was as soon as a registered nurse and he or she believes the impression of Oklahoma’s medical marijuana regulation “is principally freedom for individuals who have been going to be utilizing the plant anyway.”
Appearing as visible communications director for the occasion, Kara stated, “Name that medical, name that one thing else, but it surely’s freedom the place you are not going to be arrested for utilizing the drugs that you simply select to make use of.”
Route 66 Occasion Heart, 26101 South 513th West Ave., is the host venue.
“It is a 150-acre privately owned venue,” Wright stated. “It is acquired 25-foot fencing all the best way round it.”.
Ticket-holders may have in a single day tenting. The positioning additionally has mud volleyball, pond entry, a wading pool, a 120-foot water slide and Charlie’s Steakhouse.
Each Friday and Saturday evening shall be highlighted by Oklahoma CUP Awards, which permits the hashish neighborhood to vote for his or her favourite manufacturers from consumable merchandise to social-media personalities. Voting for the awards could be finished on-line at greengrowfest.com.
Digital dance music and lasers will comply with. Helicopter rides start at midday on Friday and run by means of 6 p.m.
On Sunday, the pageant closes with an academic sequence. Audio system will share details about varied features of hashish tradition from 11 a.m. to three p.m. Entry begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday and no wristband is required to attend.
OMMA cardholder renewals shall be obtainable that day.
Competition goers should be 18 to enter and 21 to eat alcohol, which shall be obtainable for buy. A couple of dozen completely different meals and beverage concessions shall be in attendance, together with a COOP beer backyard.
No medical card is required to enter, however those that plan to eat hashish merchandise will need to have their medical card.
Come and go parking shall be obtainable for non-campers and pets are allowed so long as they’re on a leash. Campers may have entry to indoor showers, and RV hookups shall be obtainable.
OMMA cardholders are welcome to convey their hashish, however no exterior alcohol is allowed. There shall be no hashish dispensaries on web site. Basic admission is $44 for all three days plus a campsite. VIP tickets are $88. For tickets, log on to GreenGrowFEST.com/tickets.