Colorado Festival Celebrates Hemp History Week

Regardless of the threat of stormy weather, the Hemp Seed Revival Festival celebrated the close of Hemp History Week on June 7. The event was held at Avogadro’s Number, a bar and restaurant venue in Fort Collins.

Hemp Seed Revival co-founders John Patterson and Josh Rabe, along with Rabe’s wife, Melissa, put the event together. It was a gathering for the whole family as children played in the outside venue area. Green and white banners overhead mostly blocked out the gray sky in place of a tree canopy.

“Over 200 people attended, getting informed by industry professionals and leaders, picking up free samples, making new and lifelong Hempster connections, eating fresh made hemp foods from Avogadro’s and drinking fresh brewed hemp beer from High Hops Brewing Co.” Melissa Rabe told THC in an email.

A man with starkly black-framed glasses played simple tunes on his guitar as people came in, visited different booths with different vendors, and got comfortable with one another.

This article was originally published by The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine as Skyler Cannabaceae.
The Hemp Connoisseur, July 2014 – Issue #19

Published by P. Aiden Hunt

Aiden Hunt is a creative writer and freelance journalist covering marijuana policy and other related issues. He has been published in print and online by outlets such as The Denver Post (The Cannabist),, The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine and Cronic Magazine. He is currently focused on literary creative nonfiction.

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