Seattle’s Hempfest Central Boutique: 420 Culture Year-Round


Hempfest Central

After 21 years of grassroots activism centered around the world-famous Seattle Hempfest — the largest pot “protestival” on the planet — the Hempfest organization is branching out with a world headquarters and storefront in THC-attle.

The shop will feature an array of eco-friendly hemp products and specialty items for the 420 culture.

Hempfest Central’s grand opening will be November 16 through 18, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 12351 Lake City Way NE, #102, (Corner of Lake City Way and 31st Ave. NE), Seattle.

Hempfest Central
Vivian McPeak’s book “Protestival,” a history of Seattle Hempfest, is available at Hempfest Central.

The first 15 people through the doors each day will receive gift bags full of samples, according to Hempfest Central.
Most of Hempfest Central’s inventory will eventually be available at, according to the organization.
“Every dime raised through Hempfest Central will go directly to keeping Hempfest and Hempfest Central going,” the group said in a prepared statement.
“We are relying on our community to make this experiment a success,” the statement reads. “We plan to back up our end of the deal with the highest quality merchandise possible and a strong commitment to community values.
Hempfest Central will be open 1-7 p.m. November 16-18 and again November 23-25, then regular store hours will be Wednesday through Saturday, 1-7 p.m., starting November 28.