For over 25 years we fought long and hard to have our families gather safely while working to change the perception of the cannabis culture. We have never been countered to the American culture; we are the American culture!
We no longer have to hide in the shadows! We have worked tirelessly to bring our community together. Twenty-five years ago, ten years ago, even two years ago … who could have imagined Harvest Fest at the Washington County Fairgrounds?
New York Harvest Festival will have some awesome upgrades to offer in 2022. Multiple stages & sound, captivating light shows, giant drum circle, communal fire, late night indoor party, vendor village w/ pavilions, farmer’s market, hot showers, sanitary restrooms, huge kid’s village, workshops, and so much more.
We will be offering camping upgrades including... handicap, family, and covered camping. Full hook up RV sites are now available.
Join us October 7-10 for the 25th New York Harvest Festival and Freedom Fair!
The Washington County Fairgrounds is located just 13 miles east of Interstate 87. One hour North of Albany, and a quick 20-minute drive from Saratoga Springs.
Tickets are available now. $125 includes car camping. $150 at the gate.
See Ya at the Harvest Fest!
NY Harvest Fest is a Northeast Classic featuring 3 stages, diverse musical lineup, huge shakedown street vendor village, a fine art gallery, a public and celebrity cannabis cup, an edible cup, activist & educational speakers, kids / family area, drum circle, farmers market, onsite camping, great people, good vibes and SO much more...
We host the longest running cannabis competition in AMERICA!
The Best Part? EVERYONE is a JUDGE!
TO ENTER the 25th Annual Cannabis Cup you will need a Harvest Fest Ticket, $100/entry and two labeled ounces of your strain.
Advance tickets are only $125 and will be $150 at the gate! These prices are per-person and include camping (all camping is near your car). Fires are permitted at your camp area; all fires must be off ground in a ring (that you provide) and each fire must have one fire extinguisher. Grills are permitted, we also have a huge community fire and drum circle!
We are offering Full Hook -up RV spots for just $75.00 and
covered camping upgrades for $50.00; a 15 X 15 spot under one of our pavilions.
Parking for covered camping is super close to the pavilions, and the pavilions include limited electric for lights and cell phone charging!
Dogs In A Pile
Special Guest: Immortal Technique
Bluestar Radiation (members of moe., Lotus', and Percy Hill)
The Englishtown Project
Tony Vacca World Rhythms
EARTH (Classic Black Sabbath)
Gratefully Yours x2 (Grateful Dead)
SCHISM (Tool Tribute)
The Cosmic Charlies
Vito Petroccitto's Little Rock
The Tyler Neal Band
Friends of the Family
Ramona Lane x2
Free Grass Union
Ballz on Chicken
The Johnny Jules Band
The Laura Leigh Band
Seth Ferranti is an ex-con filmmaker who did 21 years in federal prison for a first-time, nonviolent LSD/cannabis offense. While on the run, he made the US Marshal's Top 15 Most Wanted List. He earned three college degrees in prison, including a master's, wrote 22 books on gangsters, drug lords, and prison gangs, founded a publishing house and website, Gorilla Convict, and started a career as a journalist writing for VICE, Penthouse, and others. After being released he started making films. He wrote and produced WHITE BOY. He has numerous projects in production and development.
Timothy Leonard Tyler is an American who was sentenced to life in prison for possession and distribution of LSD (or "acid") under the federal three-strikes law. In August 2016, after serving 24 years and 27 days behind bars, Tyler was granted clemency by President Barack Obama.
Rhoney Stanley DDS, MPH:
Rhoney Stanley lived & worked side by side with Owsley Stanley, one of the pioneers of the psychedelic revolution of the sixties. During their time together, he produced 1.25 million doses of LSD. Together, they raised a son, Starfinder. She is a Columbia University graduate, as well as a holistic orthodontist in Woodstock, NY and author of the book: “Owsley and Me – My LSD Family”.
Dana is an American social and political activist, best known for his efforts to legalize marijuana and to promote the benefits of Ibogaine as an addiction treatment. He is the founder of the Global Marijuana March and the NYC Pot Parade. He is a long-term activist in the Youth International Party (Yippies). He founded the Yipster Times in 1972. The newspaper, which was later renamed Overthrow in 1978, ended publication in 1989.
Mikey Galipeau MSW:
Michael is currently serving as the national Cannabis Liaison for the Urban Survivors Union and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Coalition for Drug Legalization. He has served time in prison for growing cannabis, selling cannabis and psychedelic mushrooms and recently received a total pardon from the state of Connecticut, after years of tireless advocacy to end the drug war. He was involved in the recent efforts to legalize cannabis in New York State, and was a panelist on the DPA town hall advocating for home grow provisions, gifting laws, patient protections, and public consumption in the recent Marijuana Regulation and Tax Act. He was the author of legislation that legalized and launched the first statewide drug checking program in United States history. The political action system he helped to build would later pass the first safe consumption center bill in US history. Data from the drug checking programs he helped to create led to federal funding approval from SAMHSA in 2021. Michael has been an outspoken activist fighting for drug user human rights and drug legalization in many states across the country.
He's become known as a freedom & cannabis activist, festival & events producer, spoken word & public speaker, a DeadHead, and much more! Co-founder & co-director of the NY Cannabis Alliance, Rob has been hosting and producing his own fund-raising events & festivals strongly rooted in cultural activism & cannabis law reform. Former director of NY NORML, Rob will be celebrating his 27th year of hosting and producing the longest running Cannabis Cup in America at his NY Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair in October 2022 under his DAMN SAM company moniker. As two-time High Times Freedom Fighter, he also serves as Senior Activist for NY Cannabis Action Network. Rob has worked relentlessly with multiple organizations and hosted countless other events and rallies, doing his part as an active supporter of social & environmental law reform for over 30 years.
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Grown by Jason Collins
Damn Sam would LIKE to Congratulate our winner of the NYC: 4/20 Celebration Cannabis Cup: BLUEBERRY MUFFIN! Blueberry Muffin was brought to us by North Thomson of Northern Heights! This decision was one that was UNANAMOUS with our judging panel, undisputed! Congrats North, cannot wait to see what you got for us in October (25th NY Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair)! Coming in at 2nd place was Doorstep Into The Sky! 3rd Place was NYC Diesel! Both Doorstep & the NYC Diesel were brought to us by Ry Dogz Genetix and we are also super excited to see what they come up with for NY Harvest Festival! All the entries for NYC were: Sour Diesel, Doorstep Into The Sky, NYC Diesel, 1984 Candy Store, Blueberry Muffin, 20 Week Haze, Lemon Diesel! Special THANK YOU to all the growers for the amazing entries and all the judges for making our 1st NYC Cannabis Cup so cool!