Since 2006, the Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts has been inspiring, educating, and empowering people through arts and humanities. Located just 90 miles from New York City, the center puts on many concerts, events, programs, and festivals throughout the year. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts sits on the site of the original 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York.
Bethel Woods has 2 great venues on the property: the Main Stage Pavilion and The Museum. The pavilion has seen many great performers over the years including Elton John, James Taylor, and The Eagles. This year, guests to the Pavilion can look forward to Chicago, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Jackson Browne. The Museum at Bethel Woods is an award-winning venue which opened in 2008. The building is an LEED-certified green building which is home to an event gallery, café, museum shop, exhibit gallery and the award-winning exhibit: Woodstock and the Sixties.
Celebrating Sullivan County and the surrounding areas, be sure to check out the Harvest Festival this September. This annual event will take place every Sunday throughout the month of September. The event is fun for the whole family including festivities a corn maze, pony rides, live performances, a farmer’s market and craft villages set up throughout.
Keeping the fun going in October, the center will hold a Wine Festival from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 3rd at the Market Sheds. More than 20 regional wineries will be represented at this year’s festival. Tickets are $10.00 for designated drivers and $20.00 for those sampling wine. The ticket price includes a complimentary glass. On October 10th, craft beers from 20 breweries will be represented at the Craft Beer Festival and Chili Cookout. Tickets for this event are $45.00 at the gate and $15.00 for designated drivers. A VIP ticket is $75.00 and includes a souvenir gift, admission to The Museum, and early access to the breweries starting at 11:00 am.
Get into the holiday spirit at this year’s Holiday Market on December 5th and 6th. This free event is filled with fun for all ages. Come out and enjoy specialty foods, arts and crafts, pictures with Santa, music and entertainment for children. The evening will end with a showing of the Muppet Christmas movie as part of the Holiday Film series shown in The Museum. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids.
A drive to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts would make a great day trip from Hawley. The drive is about 35 miles or around 45 minutes to the center. A stay right here at The Settlers Inn would be the perfect accompaniment to a weekend filled exploring the arts. Choose from any of our 23 beautifully decorated and spacious guest rooms with most rooms offering a seasonal fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. We have an award-winning restaurant on site and plenty of outdoor space to relax and take in the fresh mountain air. When booking your reservation, be sure to ask us about our current specials. We would love to help you book the perfect room. Call us at 570-226-2993 for more information.
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