Emerald Empire Hempfest

Emerald Empire Hempfest
Status Active
Genre Political
Date(s) Third weekend in July
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Country United States
Inaugurated 2003 (2003)
People Dan Koozer (Executive Director)
Website emeraldempirehempfest.com

Emerald Empire Hempfest is a cannabis festival in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States.

The festival has been held on the third weekend in July since 2003.[1][2][3] The event is free at attend.

In 2016, the festival’s executive director, Dan Koozer, filed a petition in Lane County Circuit Court after being denied permission to host the event at Maurie Jacobs Park.[4]


  1. ^ “Emerald Empire Hempfest”. Emerald Empire Hempfest. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  2. ^ “Events: Emerald Empire Hempfest”. Willamette Valley NORML. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Rebecca Nolan (July 21, 2003), “Hemp Festival in Eugene, Ore., Area Highlights Value of Industrial Hemp”, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon: Guard Publishing Co., ISSN 0739-8557, OCLC 9836354, archived from the original on April 19, 2017 – via HighBeam, (Subscription required (help)) Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  4. ^ Moran, Jack (May 5, 2016). “Hempfest organizer challenges denial of event permission”. The Register-Guard. Retrieved April 18, 2017.

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