Hempfest set for this weekend at Back Alley Boutique and Bud Bar
Published 4:18 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2023
TRYON–On Sunday, April 23, a free event celebrating local artists, crafters and hemp will take place at the Back Alley Boutique and Bud Bar in Tryon.
The event will feature over a dozen local vendors, local art, live music, a Cuban food truck, fire-spinning and more. The Hempfest will take place from 2 to 7 p.m.
Featured vendors include Four Winds Floral and Folk Art, Whistle Pig Art and Knife, and cupcake, cookie and loose-leaf tea artisan Sarah Grace of Grace’s Kitchen. Live performances from singer-songwriter Karen Cardy at 2 p.m., and folk and jazz musician Matthew Kelly at 4:30 p.m. will also be featured. Fire performers Tettra and Whiskey will be providing entertainment throughout the event, and Roll-In Cuban will be on-site offering delicious cuisine.
Co-owners Ryan Mesa and Gabby Horvath are excited about the upcoming event.
“We’re running specials on our products all week, and we’re holding a raffle to raise money for the nonprofit organization, Legalize Appalachia,” says Mesa. “This will be a great family-friendly event, a fun way to spend your Sunday and a great way to support Legalize Appalachia and local businesses.”
Back Alley Boutique and Bud Bar is a new shop that offers hemp and CBD products, gifts, hand-blown glass, art, crafts and wellness products. It is located at 28 Oak St. in Tryon, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m, with plans to extend hours during the summer.