Cannastock 2023 Festival Comes to MJN Convention Center in Poughkeepsie this May

Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST has announced the return of Cannastock, the first-ever consumption-friendly cannabis festival in New York, on Saturday, May 13. This year, the event will be held at the newly renovated MJN Convention Center in Poughkeepsie.

Cannastock is a ​21+ ​consumer-friendly festival and an immersive cannabis experience with local and national cannabis brands. At the festival, there will be like-minded consumers and large amounts of exhibitors, including licensed growers, manufacturers, and retailers, as well as games, contests, and free giveaways. There will also be educational panels on topics such as how legalization will change our society, and people can also learn about jobs within the cannabis industry.

The festival is also featuring live music acts with DJ Max Glazer from Federation Sound and local visual performance artists. Cannastock will also feature the first Excelsior Cup, a cannabis competition to honor the best cannabis products in New York State. To be announced is entry portal information, the judging panelists, and the array of categories spanning flowers, concentrates, pre-rolls, cartridges, and edibles that will be part of the initial competition.

The event is presented by Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST, described as the New York Times “favorite thing about driving around the Hudson Valley,” producing curated music programming and virtual and live music events, along with advertising campaigns. The station has founded both the Mountain Jam Festival and Taste of Country Festival, both of which have grown to become the largest rock and camping music festivals in the Northeast.

Radio Woodstock principal owner and Cannastock Founder Gary Chetkof, said “after our inaugural Cannastock sold out quickly last October, we realized that we needed to bring it back soon and in a much larger venue. With the first recreational retail dispensaries opening up to the public now, we thought the time was right to bring it to the MJN Center in May.” $30 General Admission and $65 VIP tickets are available for purchase on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. here.

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