If you’ve had a hectic summer, maybe it’s time for some relaxation.
The Pocono Canna Fest brings together cannabis, live music, yoga and reiki classes and alternative health demonstrations Saturday and Sunday at the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert.
Although dubbed a cannabis festival, the first annual event will be all about rest and relaxation.
According to the organizers, there will be no medical marijuana sold on site – only products containing hemp and CBD.
More than 150 vendors are invited to exhibit, highlighting the latest trends in wellness and personal care (hemp products, crystals, incense and homemade beauty products, jewelry and clothing).
Lots of food and drink
Food vendors will sell staple foods such as burgers, fries, funnel cakes, cotton candy, pizza, as well as vegan cuisine from Sunflower SC Catering, Mexican dishes from Guaco Taco and small bites of Sherri’s Crab Cakes, Glitteratti Bakery and Scrambl’d Yes.
For those over 21, there will be drinks from King Cole Winery, Cork Dork and HillBilly Hooch.
Carnival rides for the little ones will add to the fun.
“It’s a family event and there’s something for everyone. This event is a health and wellness extravaganza with a fun and engaging atmosphere,” said event organizer April Fairfield.
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Get a massage or stretch with goats
The festival kicks off each morning with free guided yoga and reiki classes for all attendees.
On Saturday, Hunlock Creek-based Buttinhead Farms offers goat and baby goat therapy for those who want to try something a little more silly and animalistic.
On both days, group and individual reiki sound baths will be led by Lea Living and private chakra healing will be presented by healer Kelly Fairfield. On-site licensed massage therapists and spiritual healers will also provide services (at an additional cost).
Local music on stage
On Saturday, Cody Templeton and Carl Palmeri are scheduled to perform from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Brian Dean Moore Band takes over from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Cramer Brothers Band will perform from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
If you are going to: Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 (presale only) or $10 the day of the event. On-site tents and RVs are welcome at the pet-friendly grounds ($15 per night for tents, $40 for RVs and RVs). For tickets, go to bit.ly/3bghDu1