Near Bethel in Sullivan County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Woodstock Music and Arts Fair
Peace and Music
Wayne C. Saward
On Stage Performers. Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie; Joan Baez; Joe Cocker; Ravi Shankar; Janis Joplin; Jimi Hendrix; Johnny Winter; Creedence Clearwater; Mountain; Santana; John Sebastian; The Who; Canned Heat; Grateful Dead; Paul Butterfield Blues’ Band; Sly & the Family Stone; Jefferson Airplane; The Band; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Blood Sweat and Tears; Melanie; Ten Years After; Sweetwater; Sha-Na-Na; Incredible String Band; Country Joe McDonald and the Fish.
Erected 1984 by owners Louis Nicky and June Gelish.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Hispanic Americans • Peace • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1957.
Location. 41° 42.155′ N, 74° 52.916′ W. Marker is near Bethel, New York, in Sullivan County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226 Hurd Road, Bethel NY 12720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Max and Miriam Yasgur (approx. 1˝ miles away); Heirsville (approx. 9 miles away); Cushetunk (approx. 9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Jersey Claim Line (approx. 9.1 miles away); St. James Church and Rectory (approx. 9.8 miles away); Site of Toll House (approx. 9.9 miles away); Town of Delaware (approx. 10.1 miles away); Erie Train Station (approx. 10.1 miles away).
More about this marker. Wayne C. Saward, who designed and built this marker, died March 23, 2009.
Also see . . .
1. How Woodstock Happened. 1994 article by Elliot Tiber. “The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969 drew more than 450,000 people to a pasture in Sullivan County. For four days, the site became a countercultural mini-nation in which minds were open, drugs were all but legal and love was ‘free.’ The music began Friday afternoon at 5:07pm August 15 and continued until mid-morning Monday August 18. The festival closed the New York State Thruway and created one of the nation’s worst traffic jams. It also inspired a slew of local and state laws to ensure that nothing like it would ever happen again.” (Submitted on April 28, 2009.)
2. The Woodstock Marker. “In 1984, a marker was set at the foot of this (Submitted on April 28, 2009.)
3. Designer and sculptor of Woodstock Monument, Wayne Saward, dies. 2009 Times Herald-Record article by Sandy Tomcho (Submitted on April 28, 2009.)
Additional keywords. Woodstock Festival
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 5,638 times since then and 58 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week August 16, 2009. Photos: 1. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2009, by Shelly Casaretti of Monroe, New Jersey. 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 8, 2009, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.