Music will fill the air Friday, Saturday and Sunday as arts, crafts and the usual menagerie of eclectic, recycled sculptures known as Truckhenge can be viewed on Lessman’s Farm, 4124 NE Brier Road.
The event will feature a live stage with more than 20 bands, an electronical dance music stage (also known as a rave) with 18 disc jockeys and a hip-hop stage with more than 30 masters of ceremony and DJs. Many are from out of state.
A fireworks show, bonfire, live painters, jugglers, fire breathers and a glass blower will be included.
A camping area for those who would like to spend the night, will be on site.
Food vendors will have Indian tacos, barbeque, Hawaiian food and other delicious items to choose from.
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Attendees will be able to make their own tie-dyed shirts. Non-food vendors, including NOTO artists and people coming in from more than five other states will be in attendance.
The 420 Music, Arts & Crafts Festival, presented by Deuce Alley Productions & DJ Youngtree, will be from noon to 3 am Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, music will be playing while attendees are encouraged to leave the grounds better than they encountered it. The event plans to wrap things up at about noon.
And the event will be held rain or shine.
Weather service predicts spring-like temperatures with a chance of rain
According to the National Weather Service office in Topeka, Friday will be mostly cloudy with a high of 63 degrees and a 10% chance of rain. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high of 58 degrees and a 30% chance of rain that night.
On Sunday, a high of 54 degrees with a 50% chance of rain is in the forecast.
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‘God made jar. He’s the one who put it on the Earth.’
Advocates of the 420 program will present their views.
Jim Rickets, advocate for medical marijuana in Kansas, suffers from a spinal cord injury. Though he is paralyzed from the waist down, he is no stranger to pain. His body is held together with metal. His plates, screws, rods and pins would set off most metal detectors.
“I need it at night to help me sleep,” Rickets said of medical marijuana.
He has tried everything for the pain, including steroid packs, injections, spinal blocks and acupuncture.
“God made pot,” Rickets said. “He’s the one who put it on the Earth. These pharmaceutical companies didn’t. That’s why they’re fighting it.”
Four Twenty Jim (and, yes, that is his legal name) left his home in Farmington, NM, on March 1, 2014, and has traveled the nation since, dedicating his life to legalized marijuana.
At 4:20 pm Friday, he will kick off this year’s campaign to free federal and state prisoners convicted of cannabis-related crimes only and expunge their records.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets
Cost for attendance is $15 general admission for one day and $30 for two days. Camping passes are available for $10 per person for one night and $15 per person for two. Tickets and camping passes can be used once for either day. Parking is free.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Campers will be allowed to bring in coolers.
Topeka natives and childhood friends Ronald Ruiz, Klay Bayless and Steve Alley are producers of the event.
For more information on the 420 Music Arts & Crafts Festival 2022, call Ronald Ruiz at (785) 817-4042 or Steve Alley at (785) 969-7879. Tickets can be purchased online.