Launching in Calgary on September 8th


The worlds leading industry Conference & Expo for Budtenders

Experience BudFest


This is where cannabis education, research, and professional development intersect. BudFest is an annual industry expo championing and connecting Budtenders with businesses and opportunities across Canada. 


It’s where you can experience new brands, grow your network and develop your career paths through interactive experiences, engaging panel discussions and more, while uncovering the trends and trajectory of the Canadian Cannabis Industry.

A collaboration proudly brought to you by Budtenders Association & Hempfest Canada Launching May 2022 in Calgary and Edmonton.


Experience Canada’s most exciting event for cannabis retail professionals, taste products across every category, and learn from our valued community.


Whether you source, buy or serve products, find out how Budfest could support you and inform your decisions. Budfest is designed with Budtenders and industry professionals in mind.


Be a part of the Canada’s most anticipated Budtender event for the cannabis industry, build intrigue around your brand and talk to buyers, influencers and ambassadors



Join Canada's most anticipated event for the cannabis industry and meet with those who can take your brand further. Connect with over 600+ Budtenders in 2 cities in 1 exciting week. Highlighting only 20 exhibitors per-city your brand is sure to catch the attention of the people connecting with consumers on a daily basis. Budfest is the best bang for your buck when it comes to marketing dollars spent.

Visit BudFest

BudFest is Canada’s Budtender Conference and the event programming is designed with Budtenders in mind - which means we also made it FREE to attend *Free for Budtender only! Tickets and venue capacity is limited, for the best chance to secure a ticket, pre-register NOW to be the first to know as soon as they become available.

Don’t forget to submit your membership application for Budtenders Association (also FREE) to access additional perks and exclusive opportunities.


BudFest Location and Details

BUDFEST CALGARY September 8th 2022

Welcome to the Carriage House Hotel & Conference Centre

The Carriage House Hotel & Conference Centre Centrally located on Macleod Trail South, The Carriage House Hotel & Conference Centre is in the midst of Calgary's vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment areas and within walking distance of the nearby light rail transit system.



Welcome to the Fringe Theatre Edmonton

Since 1982, the Edmonton International Fringe™ Theatre Festival has been delighting, shocking, and surprising audiences. We were founded by Brian Paisley, who at the time was the Artistic Director of Chinook Theatre. Brian was inspired to develop North America’s first Fringe Festival after visiting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.



If you source, buy or serve products within the industry, find out how Budfest could support you in your role. Budfest brings Budtenders, Producers, and Industry Professionals together in an exclusive experience highlighting product knowledge and much more. Free to attend for Budtenders including food, beverages, and a cannabis consumption area.

Treat yourself to an event designed to educate, entertain, and advance your career. Space is limited so pre-register today and don't miss your ticket!


Local accommodation deals will be posted soon.