The National Cannabis Festival Returns This Spring With Top DC Chefs and New Munchies

The Nationwide Hashish Competition is back in April with new solutions for ingesting, consuming, and enjoyment. Photograph by Doug Van Sant

Where by there is smoke, there are fireplace meals possibilities. 

The National Cannabis Pageant returns for its sixth calendar year at the RFK Competition Grounds (2400 E. Capitol St., SE) on Saturday, April 23. And although the celebration doesn’t allow the intake or sale of marijuana, there’s lots of cannabis lifestyle, instruction, and weed-influenced fun—all on top rated of musical performances from Wiz Khalifa, Lettuce, Yard Band, Ghostface Killah, and additional. 

This 12 months, a new culinary pavilion will be part of the supporter-favorite “Munchies Zone,” the place pageant-goers will locate a various array of food trucks and suppliers like Peruvian Brothers, DC Taco, and Reba’s Funnel Cakes. Headlining the new pavilion are chef Nikki Steward, creator of the High-Finish Affair, a “touring hashish culinary leisure brand” that counts Snoop Dogg and Dave Chappelle as followers Maydan head chef Darnell Thomas Disco Mary, a holistic bar notion from Maria Bastasch that’ll be matched with Mexican eats from chef Christian Irabien and Equinox, which is dishing up truffle mac’ n’ cheese. Chef Kevin Tien (Moon Rabbit, Scorching Lola’s) and Maketto’s Erik Bruner-Yang will run a Quit AAPI Dislike Evening Marketplace with Tien’s Szechuan fried-chicken sandwiches and additional. 

In addition to foods and drink stalls, competition programming includes competitive ingesting contests centered close to DC Slices pizza, Hotdog Hideout franks, and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. For mental intake, look for discussion panels like “the Future of Beverage and Cannabis” with DC Brau’s Jeff Hancock and other people “The Long term of Hashish in DC Hospitality,” with cooks from Maydan and Moon Rabbit and “Home Cooking with Cannabis,”  led by Mark Nagib of Pink Fox, which items edibles and cannabis with attire purchases.

Whilst Saturday is the significant party, the Hashish Festival will extend to three times at diverse places close to DC. On Friday, April 22, the National Hashish Plan Summit at the Ronald Reagan Creating will target on recent and impending hashish coverage troubles. On Sunday, April 24, the National Cannabis Championship goes down at Echostage. in which house growers can present their greatest goods alongside musical performances by Slick Rick and Footwerk.   

Tickets to the festival commence at $65 for standard admission, and fluctuate by working day, access, and pursuits. You can discover the alternatives right here.


Food items Editor

Anna Spiegel addresses the dining and ingesting scene in her indigenous DC. Prior to becoming a member of Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA software in New York, and held many cooking and creating positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

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