By: Jim Lewi aka Indica Jim, Co-Producer of The Emerald Cup

As we “spring ahead” and full-season cultivators prepare for their year, the Emerald Cup team is deep into planning our 2019 event and want your input. Here are a few things to know:

WHERE & WHEN: December 14-15, 2019 @ The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA.

WEATHER IMPROVEMENTS: The 2018 Emerald Cup added tenting/cover, heating and even an umbrella sharing program to keep guests, vendors and sponsors warm and dry. In 2019 we are changing the venue layout and adding even more tents/cover and water mitigation to ensure everyone is comfortable.

TASTINGS & SHARING: The Cup experience has always included tastings similar to a wine tasting, where guests can wander the consumption area testing exhibitor’s products prior to purchasing. In 2018, new California state cannabis regulations were enacted that explicitly forbid sampling of cannabis products…so we moved to a sharing model. Throughout 2019, we will be working closely with our exhibitors, sponsors and the Bureau of Cannabis Control to expand the tasting and sharing opportunities for December’s Cup. If you have suggestions,
please feel free to share them with us. We are always looking to improve.

FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE: Music, guest speakers, comedy, art installations and of course the cannabis marketplace are just some of what you experience at the Emerald Cup. Want to see a specific artist, speaker or other attraction in December? Please send your thoughts to:

Thank you for being a part of the Cup community!