Hot Property in Sullivan County, New York!

Posted August 14th, 2007 by Kevin Langston · 2 Comments

The New York Times reports Max Yasgur’s Farm is on the market for $8 million.

The land — which is sacred ground to hippies and music fans the world over for serving as the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival — has been the home of Roy Howard since 1985, but the 73-year-old is retiring to Arizona. Howard allowed Woodstock reunions on the site since the 25th anniversary festival was held in 1994.

Max Yasgur, of course, holds a special place in rock ‘n’ roll and counterculture history for allowing the festival to relocate at the last minute some 75 miles from Woodstock, N.Y., to a 300-acre alfalfa field on his farm in Bethel.

The 1970 documentary captured his brief but charming address to his temporary neighbors: “The important thing that you’ve proven to the world is that a half million people can get together and have nothing but fun and music. And God bless you for it.”

Yasgur died in 1973.

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  • 1 stuporfly // Aug 16, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    The ‘official’ 25th anniversary show was held in Saugerties, NY on a site around eight miles from the Woodstock village green. It’s where I went to high school (though I’d graduated by then). If I’m not mistaken, there was some kind of event at Yasgur’s farm in 1994, though it sounded like it was a roster mostly made up of people who didn’t get asked to play in Saugerties, like Country Joe (with or without the Fish).

  • 2 Jay // Oct 5, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Iwas at woodstock 94 Yasgurs Farm, had the most memorable time, sorta. great bands, good times, i volunteered for a film compny, been trying to find video eversince. Stuporfly , im glad you were at Saugerties, forgeting the meaning of Woodstock