Humboldt Grow Games!

Play the door games or get your four person team registered for a chance to win the big prize! In 2016, we gave away a Polaris Side-by-side and an iGROW Induction light to the team that won.

Do you have what it takes to bring home the gold?

Door Games:

  • Hydro Pebble Toss
  • 100ml Pour

Community Game

  • 420 Tug

Team Grow Games

  • Plant Re-Pot Hustle
  • The Dirt Bag Drag
  • Emerald Triangle Irrigation Puzzle
  • Team Soil Pallet Challenge (Sunday)

Ganja Games

  • The Joint Roll-Off
  • Guess the Strain (from smell only!)
  • Guess the weight
  • Seed count

Get more info about times and sign up your team of four or go solo to the Ganja games in Area 215.

Instructions on how to play each game are below.

The 420 Tug

Cannifest is about bringing the community together, so we aren’t going to sponsor a “war”. But the 420 Tug is a rope pull event with a pond in the middle for the losers. Each day shortly after 4:20pm (cough cough) will have a 420 Tug.

How to Play the Games

Entry/Door Games

These games are under the entry greenhouse, right as you enter the festival.

This is simple carnival style game where the playing field is a hydro table filled with cups that have either black or white hydro pebbles in it.

Toss a hydro pebble into a cup with white pebbles in it and you win! It’s just that simple!

Pour 100ml into an unlabeled glass cylinder. Then, we’ll pour that into a graduated cylinder and see how close you got.

Humboldt Grow Games

These games show off the skills that Farmers develop over their years in the fields and greenhouses. If you’d like to enter this year’s events, please grab a few friends and sign up here!  On Saturday, each event will be scored using time, distance, and ‘points’ to determine which 6 teams will advance to Sunday’s final event, the Team Soil Pallet Challenge.

Each team of four will have to compete in the events below.

Saturday Games in the Field Stage

Plant Re-Pot Hussle – 1 Team member – 1PM Saturday

Plant Repot HustleFill a 1 gallon pot with soil, add a sprinkle of mycorrhizae, then mix Roots Excelurator into the water, and then re-pot the seedling plant into your pot and water in. Then, stack it on the table and hands up for the timer to stop

Two contestants at a time with complete side by side, as shown on in the photo. Beat your co-contestant for a small prize and have the best overall time for the big win for your team.

Points may be docked for poor style, a sloppy workstation, not enough soil, forgetting the mycorrhizae, or killing a plant. Best of luck!

New Event: The Dirt Bag Drag – 2 Team Members – 2PM Saturday

This new event will take two members of your team and see how far they can drag a 150 gallon fabric pot with 100 gallons of soil in it in 42.0 seconds. The winners will have dragged the bag the furthest in the allotted time.  Points may be docked for spilling soil while dragging or ripping the fabric pot.

Emerald Triangle Irrigation Puzzle – 1 Team Member – 3PM Saturday

Emerald Triangle Irrigation PuzzleConnect three lengths of hoses, a box of different sized couplers and connectors to pump water from the pond into the tank.  Complete the puzzle following the map (to be shown right before the event) quick as you can and win the prize! Fastest wins, as long as you aren’t leaking all over the place.



Team Soil Pallet Challenge – All 4 Team Members – After 4:20 Tug Sunday

The entire team of four will unstack a pallet of Royal Gold Tupur soil through an obstacle course, and then restack all the bags on a new pallet. Timed, with points deducted for torn bags.

The obstacle course starts with grabbing a bag (or two?) from the pallet and running the gauntlet of tires, then up and over the hay bale pyramid, around the flag or marker, and then under the ‘Gorilla Greenhouse’, and finally over the not quite wide enough plank covering our mini water catchment pond.

  • Tires and Hay Stiars
  • Team Pallet Soil
Sign Up For the Humboldt Grow Games Now!

Ganja Games

Ganja Games

These games on Saturday are completely contained within Area 215.

Can you tell what genetics just from the aroma alone? Shake the container and take a sniff, then try to guess from the list of 10 strains listed.
How many seeds are in the jar? Simple and sweet.
Guess the weight of the bag. Closest weights win. There will be several pre-weighed to be available to guess.
Can you roll the best joint faster than your friends? Enter this and show everyone your skills. Points awarded for skill. Also, “most creative joint”