The New York Times reports Max Yasgur’s Farm is on the market for $8 million.
The land â€” which is sacred ground to hippies and music fans the world over for serving as the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival â€” 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: â€œThe important thing that youâ€™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.