Get ready for two full days of entertainment, education, interactive workshops, and updates on all things hemp-related, when the 3rd annual NoCo Hemp Expo rolls into the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland on April 1-2. This event celebrates the revival of industrial and nutritional hemp production, not just in Colorado, but all around the world! With a variety of speakers and live demonstrations, plus tons of different hemp-centric products on display and for purchase, visitors will get a first-hand look at how hemp is re-entering into mainstream culture and gain a better awareness of what all can be done with it.

April 1 is B2B Industry Day and will be focused solely on the business aspects of hemp. This is a great experience for suppliers, buyers, farmers, processors, investors, manufacturers and companies involved in the hemp industry to directly connect with each other, all under one roof. Throughout the day, experts and leaders in the industry will be holding educational panels and presentations, touching on topics such as farming, processing, policies, legislation, science, genetics, new technology, and certified seed and breeding programs. Guests can also spend time networking and hanging out in the CoHempCo Lounge, where there will be local entertainment, beer and gourmet hemp foods to sample. Click here to check out the complete schedule for the first day.

April 2 is geared towards the general public and centers around educating people on the many benefits and uses of the plant. Whether you’re an avid hemp enthusiast, or just curious to learn more on the subject, there will be something for everybody to take part in and enjoy. Guests can sit in on engaging presentations and workshops, learn how to cook with hemp while also sampling dishes, and even participate in hands-on arts and crafts projects. Be sure to find a seat for the hemp fashion show, happening at 3 p.m. in the Theater Room, showcasing how the plant can be used to create textiles and clothing. Plus, take a peek at how hemp is being used to build sports cars, and the equipment that is used out in the hemp fields. In addition, there will be over 100 participating vendors, offering a huge assortment of hemp-based exhibits and products to browse through and purchase from. Later on in the evening, jam out at the Aggie Theater in Fort Collins for the after-Expo concert, featuring Euforquestra and Analog Son.

There are four different ticket options, ranging from $20-$249. Note that general admission tickets are good for Saturday only and B2B tickets include two-day admission. Kids under the age of 12 are free with each adult Expo ticket. Click here to purchase your Expo tickets. For more information, visit http://www.nocohempexpo.com/.