Renowned Cannabis Contest Returns with Top Brands This Weekend; Flatbush Zombies, Santigold, Steel Pulse & More Set To Perform
THE EMERALD CUP
Bringing Top Cannabis Experts, Educators and Farmers Together with Consumers
RETURNS DECEMBER 14 & 15 TO THE SONOMA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
300+ Brands Including Sponsors Cookies, The Botanist, Elyon, Connected Cannabis/Alien Labs, Flow Kana, Hempire and SC Labs
DOWNLOAD THE JUST-LAUNCHED APP FOR SCHEDULE & UPDATES HERE
The Emerald Cup 2019 takes place this weekend December 14 & 15 at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA.The16th annual competition and festival will bring top cannabis experts, educators and farmers together with consumers for the largest, most-respected organic outdoor cannabis competition in the world. For the first time, Emerald Cup have launched a mobile app available for both iOS and Android users to help patrons navigate the weekend’s wide array of offerings. With500+ Contest Entries, 300 Cannabis Brands, 160+ Speakers, 100+ Educational Sessions & Podcasts 20+ Music Acts, and a plethora of art to explore, the Emerald Cup app is an essential tool to enhance the festival experience. The app, full weekend schedule and tickets for 21+ patrons are available now at https://theemeraldcup.com.
This year, Emerald Cup will also have over 300 cannabis brands onsite including Platinum and Gold Sponsors Cookies, The Botanist, Elyon, Connected Cannabis/Alien Labs, Flow Kana, Hempire and SC Labs, whowill host interactive activations for the canna-curios patrons including:
Joint Rolling Competitions by Hempire: Calling all joint rollers! Hempire will host a joint rolling contest rounds with categories from Most Artistic to Heaviest Roll. Hempire is leading the way as one of the first producers of pure hemp rolls, rolling papers, and filter tips. Hempire rolling papers are wrapped in cellophane for an all-natural, GMO-free and slow-burning smoke.
Sunshine Stage by Cookies: Adjacent to the Sunshine Stage, Cookies will have their iconic blue dome set up for retail. In the dome, attendees can experience the full lineup of Cookies products, relax, purchase and have plenty of opportunities for photographs.
Contest Awards Ceremony presented by Ryan Fitt & Puffco: The Emerald Cup has partnered with Ryan Fitt & Puffco for the 2019 Contest Awards Ceremony. Check out this teaser video and be sure to show up to see the finished product!
VIP Lounge by Elyon Cannabis (Sat & Sun from 2:00 – 4:00 pm): Elyon Cannabis, Sonoma County’s fastest-growing purveyor of premium greenhouse flower, is beyond thrilled to be the 2019 Emerald Cup VIP Lounge premiere sponsor…and MORE. Elyon will be hosting two additional spaces at the festival: chill on a couch in our comfy and consumption-friendly lounge in the Lyttle Cow palace, and get all transcendental when you see what the Elyon Pharaohs have built in the Grace Pavilion (it’s a secret, but you CAN’T miss it 🙂 During our once-per-day activation periods, come to the Grace Pavilion booth for free apparel giveaways, gorgeous frame-quality posters (included with purchases), collectible strain cards, and MAJOR discounts our top products-including our three emerald cup 2019 entries. All of the Elyon family will be there, from trimmers to growers, brand ambassadors on up to our president! We want to meet ALL of you and tell you the story of who we are, and why we love Sonoma County cannabis. Come hang with the entire Elyon team!
The Greenhouse by The Botanist and Live Resin Project : Do you love plants? Do you love greenhouses? Do you love being surrounded by inspiring decor while learning about the brand leading the revolution of cannabis and its effects on your health? If so, check out the greenhouse located in The Sanctuary in Finley Hall produced by The Botanist – a nationwide cannabis dispensary and product brand, deeply rooted in health & wellness and focused on the holistic power of cannabis to help people live balanced lifestyles. Stop by for fresh agua frescas and to purchase the brand’s latest collections, the Herbalist Series and Effects Series.
The Live Resin Project is an immersive, 360 degree sensory experience complete with multiple interactive and visually stimulating rooms – inside Emerald Cup’s Area 101 Marketplace. Transformed into aspects of Live Resin Projects’ journey, each room offers a chance to see, smell, learn and ultimately try the gift that is live resin, the truest expression of the cannabis plant.
Complimentary Shuttles by Connected Cannabis/Alien Labs: Free shuttles will be available for all attendees going from Downtown Santa Rosa to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Saturday, December 14 from 8:30am – 11:00pm and Sunday, December 15 from 9:30am – 9:00pm. Shuttle Pickup Locations with Self Pay parking are: 7th St. Garage (521 7th St.), 1st St. Garage (555 1st St.) and 2nd St. Garage (97 D St. – 2nd & D St.).
Connected Cannabis/alien Labs are a brand for the connoisseurs of the weed industry. With our designer strains, you’ll get immaculate terpene profiles that lend you intense and distinct flavor, smells and colors. Alien Labs specializes in high-quality cannabis flower that seem almost otherworldly. Weed is a lifestyle for the Alien Labs team, and we are pleased to deliver the best to our California patients. In addition to the shuttles, we’ve built an arcade in our consumption area in Lyttle Cow Palace). Come grab some of the best flowers on earth – Roll them up, chill and play some games. Grab some Connected or Alienlabs merch. We will also have our seeds available, so maybe you’ll find the next Biscotti or Gushers!
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
CONNECTED CANNABIS/ALIEN LABS
COASTAL RESEARCH/SUMMIT BOYS
EEL RIVER ORGANICS
PAPA AND BARKLEY
NORTH COUNTRY PHARMS
ROYAL KEY ORGANICS
The Emerald Cup is named for the Emerald Triangle growing region of Northern California’s Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties, the Cup celebrates Emerald Triangle’s harvest and will feature over 500 contest entriesthis year. The weekend will also feature performances from just-announced Saturday headliner Flatbush Zombies as well as Santigold, Steel Pulse, Emancipator, The Polish Ambassador, Expendables, the Redwood Stage presented by Northern Nights Music Festival, and more.
To encourage community service in the Emerald Cup family, the event producers have announced multiple service-related endeavors in partnership with Santa Rosa. Prior to the event, the Emerald Cup team will be helping nurture the health of the Martin Luther King Jr. Park by planting and re-staking trees for the public to enjoy for years to come. The event producers have also announced that the Emerald Cup team will come together for a Day of Service Tree Planting at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Santa Rosa. The Emerald Cup will also host a food drive benefiting the Redwood Empire Food Bank (https://refb.org). While patrons can bring individual items for donation, Redwood Empire Food Bank would prefer bags of “full meal” donations that would include include ingredients for a full meal such as pasta, pasta sauce, along with fruits and veggies.
The Emerald Cup has also developed into the destination for agricultural experts, industry innovators, health and wellness advocates, cultural enthusiasts and the canna-curious to celebrate and expand their horizons. The weekend will feature over 100 educational sessions & podcast recordings (more info HERE) featuring over 160 speakers including NBA Star and cannabis advocate Matt Barnes, Peter Tosh’s Estate executor and daughter Niambe McIntosh, cannabis entrepreneur and The Notorious B.I.G.’s son C.J. Wallace, Dr. Bronner CEO David Bronner, Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Virginie Boone, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Ryan Mathis, and NORML’s Justin Strekal; and much more. HeadCount’s Cannabis Voter Project will also be with us this year, making some noise and registering voters at their booth where people can pick up a FREE Cannabis Voter pin.
For the full Emerald Cup schedule and more, visit: https://theemeraldcup.com.