Woodland charm, peace signs, muddy children, picnic blankets, and Jimi Hendrix — all reminiscent of the ever-memorable Woodstock Festival of 1969, where nearly 500,000 people showed up for four days of rock music and torrential rain. Although the festival took place only a few more times, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts — the site of the original festival — is not ready to let go of that era just yet.
Back for its twenty-fifth year (and its second year at its Bethel Woods location) Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting TAP New York Craft Beer & Music Festival. One of New York’s largest craft beer showcases and competitions, TAP New York Craft Beer & Music Festival brings over 100 local breweries back to Woodstock’s roots, complete with live music throughout the weekend. You can hear tunes from The Wailers and Blues Traveler while sampling some of New York’s finest: corn dogs and craft beer. Expect breweries like Decadent Ales, Southern Tier Brewing, and Brewery at the CIA to bring their best.
In the true spirit of Woodstock, TAP New York Craft Beer & Music Festival is about the people more than anything else. Without too many activities or gimmicks, you should look forward to an easy going space to talk to brewers about their craft, sample some lagers, and catch up with friends over a pint. Attendees must be 21+ and provide valid ID.
- Both one-day and two-day admission is available, with prices ranging from $80 to $150. General admission provides access to unlimited sampling of over 200 beers. Designated driver tickets are also available for purchase. VIP tickets also grant premium parking, early entry, access to exclusive viewing areas, and complimentary food and beer.
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