It’s one of the most useful plants ever known to humankind, and Kentucky once produced 40,000 tons of it. But thanks to racist fear mongering and the lunacy that is corporate capitalism, cultivation of the miracle crop hemp was outlawed in 1937. The 2014 Federal Farm Bill opened the door for cultivation, and Locust Grove is taking advantage of the opportunity to grow this historic plant on their historic farm. They’re celebrating with a hemp festival where you can dine on hemp burgers and hemp beer, get educated with talks and demonstrations and buy hemp products. “Hemp for Victory” will be screened in the auditorium, and the new movie “Bringing it home will be screened outside at dusk following a performance by Appalatin at 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 9Locust Grove
Noon – 9 p.m. | $5 (Free for kids)