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19. - 20. Jul

Kanepi Festival

18:00 - 00:00

Kanepi parish | Kanepi vald

  • Music
  • Other
  • Main programme
Buy ticket 15 - 20 €

Hemp maze - free visit. Workshops tickets are sold separately.


At the hemp conference scientists and entrepreneurs will discuss the role of hemp in agriculture and in heritage. They also talk about the environmental friendliness and limitations of hemp cultivation. You can make hemp tea, make natural cosmetics and grow a square meter of hemp. For adventurers, we have a hemp maze (grown from Estonia's first hemp seed!)

July 20 in Kanepi Seltsimaja:

10.00 The history of hemp fiber in Estonia from the perspective of an archaeologist – Riina Rammo, textile archaeologist
10.30 The future of hemp cultivation – Nordic Hemp Cooperation, Joonas Põllumäe, Riina Rõõm
11.00 Hemp wool as a material of the future that can be used already today – Tarmo A. Elvisto, Sustainable Renovation Information Center
11.30 Workshop: Art from hempcrete – Hannah Segerkrantz
12.00 Lunch – hemp dishes
13.00 “The head is eaten, the skin is sold, the meat is useless”. Hemp on our ancestors’ table and consumer goods – Anu Järs, food culture researcher (Estonian National Museum)
13.30 Experience story – Relaxationland OÜ, CBD tea
13.50 Experience story – Obelisk Farm (Latvia), a family farm dedicated to hemp
14.30 Discussion – What should be done to have more hemp growers in Estonia?
15.00 Workshop: Hemp paper – Obelisk Farm

At Saverna, in the hemp maze:
16.00 Workshop: Hemp, from plant to yarn – heritage technologist Margit Pensa
17.00 Workshop: Hemp field tour – Nordic Hemp Cooperation, Joonas Põllumäe, Riina Rõõm

The conference is free.


Kanepi Festival is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

If you want to grab a bite or need a place to stay, see what the Tartu 2024 hospitality network offers in the area:


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  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Partially accessible for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Family friendly with a toddler
  • Visitors with well-behaved pets


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