The Woodstock Festival in 1969 is still the most famous music festival in the world. A half-million people famously poured into the fields of Max Yasgur’s farm and endured days of drug culture, free love, and storm-induced torrents of mud to listen to one of the most dazzling lineups of musicians ever assembled, including Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Who and many others.
And now more than four decades later, this hallowed site is the venue of a wonderful holiday tradition in Sullivan County. The Event Gallery at the Bethel Woods Museum will be hosting a holiday shopping extravaganza. The market will feature artisan craft items, specialty foods, live music, a crackling fire, children’s arts & crafts and photos with Santa!
Also, those attending this holiday festival will be able to enjoy free admission to the Holiday Market and be able to spend some time in the great Woodstock Museum on the site. Bethel Woods (located 90-minutes north of New York City) hosts a number of festivals, events and concerts all year-long (their Harvest Festival is terrific!).
Be sure and take a stroll down the “most famous farmer’s field in America” and view the original Woodstock concert site from the historical marker in p,ace near the original stage setting.
If you are a Baby Boomer..this is a must!
Where: Bethel Woods Center,. Bethel, N.Y> (original Woodstock Concert site)
When: December 1,2
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.