The Press Release:
Festivals at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts allow guests to experience an array of local talent in addition to a unique blend of farmers markets, artisan and crafters, fresh food offerings, special events, family activities, and educational programming.
Tickets are now on sale for The Big Sip. Tickets for Wine Festival and Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival are on sale Friday, March 6 at 10:00 AM, available for purchase at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, Ticketmaster, and by phone at 1-800-653-8000. Purchase before June 1 for early bird prices. New this year, Members and Season Lawn Pass holders will receive discounted general admission to all ticketed festivals. Four-packs, group bundles, and combo tickets are available for additional savings while supplies last.
The Big Sip: Saturday, May 23 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, VIP Admission Begins at Noon
$40 General Admission, $80 VIP, $15 Designated Driver. All ticket prices increase $5 the week of the event, and again the day of the festival. General Admission 4-packs are available for $144 while supplies last.
Beginning earlier than ever before, festival season opens with the inaugural spring beverage festival The Big Sip on Saturday, May 23. Featuring live music from Gin Blossoms, this is the ultimate mixer – a fusion of a variety of beverages and the people who share them. Offerings will include spiked seltzer, canned cocktails, wine, beer, cider, and more.
Bethel Woods Open House: Saturday, June 6 | 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Discover everything Bethel Woods has to offer during a free community day. Whether a first-time guest or repeat visitor, experience the beauty of the historic grounds. This family-friendly event includes music performances, talks, art making, a hootenanny on the festival field, food, drinks, a petting zoo, backstage tours, and more, culminating in fireworks after sunset.
Harvest Festival: Sundays, August 30-September 27 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Free Admission, $5 Parking
A regional favorite, The Harvest Festival brings together over 100 vendors, a variety of performers, and local artisans. This event includes a farmer’s market, specialty beer, wine, and spirits, food trucks, live music, horse and buggy rides, a creative learning tent, and corn mazes. Each week will welcome a different featured partner and attraction, allowing homegrown organizations and businesses the opportunity to connect with their community.
Sunday, August 30: Enjoy live music on the Harvest Festival Stage featuring singer-songwriters from Reel Harmony Songwriter Festival, produced by Roscoe Beer Co.
Sunday, September 6: Rosehaven Alpacas returns offering yarn, roving, rugs, socks, hats, gloves, and luxurious boutique items, plus a chance to visit and interact with their marvelous alpacas.
Sunday, September 13: TBA!
Sunday, September 20: Catskills Fiber Festival gives fiber enthusiasts the chance to shop for the finest hand-crafted products. Presented by Rosehaven Alpacas and Buck Brook Alpacas, this is a great opportunity for adults and children to learn about the harvest of fiber from animals through live demonstrations.
Sunday, September 27: Sullivan 180 teaches guests how to adopt a healthier lifestyle with different activities, exhibits, and screenings from a variety of local health care agencies and organizations.
Plus, experience a yoga class on the historic field. Presented by YO1 Wellness Resort and Spa, dates for Yoga on the Field are to be announced.
Wine Festival: Saturday, October 3 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, VIP Admission Begins at Noon
Early Bird Pricing: $25 General Admission, $65 VIP, $10 Designated Driver valid through 6/1. All ticket prices increase $5 after 6/1, an additional $5 the week of, and again the day of the festival. General Admission 4-packs are available while supplies last.
Wine hailing from across the region flows during the 9th Annual Wine Festival. Enhancing the experience is live music from talent to be announced, lawn games, and a food court to satisfy all palates. An exclusive, limited-seating Paint & Sip experience will be held on the top of the lawn overlooking the Pavilion Stage.
General admission includes unlimited sampling and a complimentary tasting glass. Designated driver tickets include admission to both the festival and The Museum at Bethel Woods. VIP tickets include early entry to the festival and uninterrupted sampling before the general public (from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM); access to a VIP lounge; an exclusive pairing course in the Event Gallery (with sessions at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM); plus a commemorative wine glass and admission to The Museum at Bethel Woods.
Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival: Saturday, October 10 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, VIP Admission Begins at Noon
Early Bird Pricing: $40 General Admission, $80 VIP, $15 Designated Driver valid through 6/1. All ticket prices increase $5 after 6/1, an additional $5 the week of, and again the day of the festival. General Admission 4-packs and 6-packs are available while supplies last.
The 8th Annual Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival returns with unlimited sampling of a variety of beer, spirits, cider, and mead. Guests will also enjoy festival food trucks, artisans, and live music from talent to be announced, making for one perfectly crafted experience.
General admission includes unlimited sampling and a complimentary tasting glass. Designated driver tickets include admission to the festival and The Museum at Bethel Woods. VIP tickets include early entry to the festival and uninterrupted sampling before the general public (from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM); access to a VIP lounge; an exclusive dining session in the Event Gallery (with sessions at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM); a complimentary gift item; plus admission to The Museum at Bethel Woods.
Holiday Market: Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Featuring over 85 vendors throughout the Market Sheds, Event Gallery, and grounds, guests can shop a wide selection of unique holiday gift from regional vendors and beyond in a festive atmosphere. Rounding out the day are food trucks, a Holiday Craft Studio, and Photos with Santa in front of the psychedelic bus in The Museum at Bethel Woods.
Also happening at Bethel Woods this year is Mountain Jam. Returning to the historic site for the second year in its new home, the three-day festival, held May 29-31, will feature Gov’t Mule front man and GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist Warren Hayes, plus performances from Trey Anastasio Band, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and more. Tickets are on sale now at www.MountainJam.com.
Bethel Woods is currently accepting vendor applications for all 2020 festivals. To apply, please click here
About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts:
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities by presenting a diverse selection of culturally-rich performances, popular artists, and community and educational programming. Located 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, the lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for arts education programming.
Through the in-depth study and exhibition of the social, political, and cultural events of the 1960s, as well as the preservation of the historic site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel Woods educates individuals about the issues and lessons of the decade while inspiring a new generation to contribute positively to the world around them. The not-for-profit organization relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to develop and sustain programs that improve the quality of life in the region and beyond.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: As you diehard readers know we are pretty much ensconced down here in The Big Apple and so seldom manage to get away to someplace else. Historically speaking, I’ve only been up there for a show once when Journey was playing. It was a part of a very fun weekend and I’d love to return but who knows when that will be. We post these announcements for you folks who just get up and go places to be aware of. Chime in down below if you think some of this is up your alley and I will see you next time.
Official Website: http://www.BethelWoodsCenter.org