Hempfest canceled in Stockholm

September 16th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

STOCKHOLM, Maine — Hempfest, a three-day music and camping festival that was to be held this weekend in Stockholm to demonstrate how vital hemp can be to Maine’s economy, has been canceled, according to multiple sources.

Music Mountain Hempfest was scheduled to take place Sept. 19-21 at 146 West Road in Stockholm ,Mark Ward, founder of Local Noise Entertainment and promoter for Hempfest, said late last week. Jack Sargent, owner of the property in Stockholm where the event was to be held, was responsible for securing the proper permits prior to advertising for the event, according to Ward.

On Sept. 4, the town of Stockholm released a statement saying “no permits had been applied for or approved” for the event. Town officials said that the host would need a special amusement permit from the town, as well as a fire permit for the campsites.

Ward, who is from Rhode Island, said two weeks ago that he left several messages for Sargent and was trying to work out the “miscommunication” and correct whatever had gone wrong. He told the BDN that he previously had been informed the permits had all been taken care of.

Efforts to reach Sargent for comment have been unsuccessful.

T he Music Mountain Hempfest Facebook page since has announced that the event has been canceled due to “circumstances beyond our control.” The announcement indicates how ticket holders can get refunds.

On Tuesday, town officials in Stockholm said that no one from Hempfest

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