THC Festival Comes to Benton County Fairgrounds

pot leafAttention, stoners! Summer fun in the valley kicks off with the Hemp & Cannabis Fair, a traveling weed-positive festival currently in the middle of its tour across the Pacific Northwest and set to stop at Benton County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. This two-day pot and hemp extravaganza celebrates cannabis legality while offering fun, function, and a heady dose of science and politics to marijuana enthusiasts.

The Corvallis THC Fair will feature over 70 booths with vendors selling and advertising smoking and vaping accessories, growing equipment, and edibles and extracts. Local advocates will contribute information about horticulture, grow shops, recreational marijuana laws, medical dispensaries, and the medicinal use of cannabis, while offering support for new cannabis patients.

Four keynote speakers will hold lectures for those interested in learning more about growing and harvesting, as well as the use of medicinal cannabis and current laws. Industry leaders Joe Pietri, Peter Gendron, Cliff Thomason, and Brian Michaels will provide educational information and discussion of topics relating to indoor growing, OLCC rule-making, industrial hemp, and marijuana legislation.

Delicious edibles and free samples will be available at booths from vendors like Mary Lou’s Edibles, Kronic Korn Gourmet, Miss Mack’s Edibles, and Mimi’s Medibles. Though no onsite cannabis consumption is allowed, samples from vendors will be available to take home, and hungry fairgoers can curb their appetites at Oregon eatery stands such as Cheesy Stuffed Burgers and Gustav’s Hometown Heroes.

Browse, try, and buy pot accessories and growing and trimming products from merchants including BOMB Bandits, Burn Smoke Shop, Corvallis Hydroponics & Organics, Dabzpro, GEMM Farms, Good Earth Organics, Green Leaf Lab, Trimbroz, WaxlabXtracts, the Good Leaf Organic Collective, Dab Doctor, Seeds Here Now, OSGG, Stony Tony, Rick’s Monster Grow, and My Urban Greenhouse.

The THC Fair is open to adults 21 and over, with or without an OMMP card. It is sponsored by CANNAFO, Dope Magazine, TrimBros, and Corvallis’ own High Quality Compassion.

The Benton County Fairgrounds auditorium opens Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and allow full weekend entry. Guests can save $1 by purchasing and printing tickets online at Learning sessions are free with entry.  For more information, visit, or if unable to attend, check out for other dates and locations.

By Kiki Genoa