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The Big Sip: A Wine & Spirits Festival

featuring Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot and more!
people on grass smiling
wine festival
  • October 8th 2022 1:00 - 5:00 PM (VIP Entry at 12 PM)
  • October 9th 2022 1:00 - 5:00 PM (VIP Entry at 12 PM)
  • Don't let the weather scare you! We're prepped with enough heaters, fire pits, and good times to keep you warm all weekend long. 

  • Price will increase by $5 the week of the event and then again day of. VIP tickets are only available in advance.
  • This is a 21+ event. All attendees, including Designated Drivers, MUST be 21+ years of age. Photo ID required for entry. 

Sip, sip, hooray!

It’s the second-ever Big Sip and we’re turning Bethel Woods into a wine lover’s paradise. This is a weekend celebration of wineries hailing from the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island and beyond. Spend the day on our beautiful campus enjoying unlimited sampling of the best reds, whites, and rosés and then buy your favorites directly from the source to take home with you!

Wine’s not your thing? We’ll also be highlighting a selection of the best spirit producers in the region. 

T I C K E T  T Y P E S:

General Admission: Entry into the festival; unlimited sampling; commemorative tasting glass; live music on the festival stage; access to a delectable food court as well as shopping with local craft, artisan, and specialty food vendors. (Saturday: $50 | Sunday: $45)

Upgrade to VIP: Early entry with an extra hour of sampling; access to a private lounge area; exclusive dining experience in the Event Gallery; complimentary admission to The Museum at Bethel Woods.(Saturday: $90 | Sunday: $85) 

VIP Dining, presented by Maker's Mark

+ Baby Wedge Salad Burrata, Grilled Bourbon-Soaked Peaches & Tomatoes, Maker's Mark Bourbon Bacon, Candied Walnuts, Maple Cider Vinaigrette (GF)

+ Truffle Lobster Mac & Cheese Cavatappi, Lobster, Blend of Cheeses, Truffle Essence, Crispy Topping

+ Sliced Steak with Caramelized Onions & Red Wine Demi Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Rapini, Lemon Parsley Salsa Verde (GF)

+ (1) Complimentary Paired Cocktail: Sour to the Core Bourbon, Vanilla Bean, Honey Syrup, Citrus, Local Apple Cider

+ Warm Apple Tart Caramel Bourbon Sauce

Vegetarian Options Available By Request.

Designated Driver: Festival entry, live music, one complimentary water, and a ticket to The Museum at Bethel Woods.(Saturday: $30 | Sunday: $25)

VIP Designated Driver: Early entry, lounge, and dining experience. (Saturday: $70 | Sunday: $65)

Group Rates are available! Please fill out this form and send to to reserve.

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  • What To Listen To



    2:00–3:00 PM: Laura Stevenson

    3:30 – 5:00 PM: Mike DelGuidice with Big Shot Celebrate The Music of Billy Joel and Much More


    1:30–3:00 PM: The Sea The Sea

    3:30–5:00 PM: Ripe

  • What To Drink


    • Bagleys Poplar Ridge Vineyards
    • City Winery Hudson Valley
    • Coopers Daughter Spirits at Olde York Farm
    • Do Good Spirits
    • Ferreira Carpenter Estates Winery
    • Four Fights Distilling; LLC
    • Freefall Sangria
    • Inspire Moore Winery
    • Jersey Spirits Distilling Co
    • Lakeland Winery
    • Liquid Fables
    • Lock 1 Distilling Company
    • Milk Street Distillery
    • Pazdar Winery
    • Rockland Cider Works
    • Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery
    • Taconic Distillery
    • The Fun Wine Co.
    • The Schenectady Distilling Company; Inc.
    • Thousand Islands Winery
    • Union Grove Distillery
    • Victorianbourg Wine Estate Ltd
    • Zugibe Vineyards
    • Take 5 Hard Seltzer
    • Hornitos
    • Maker's Mark


  • What To Eat

    Between Market Sheds:

    • Local Cheese & Fruit Board Five Spoke Cheddar, Old Chatham Camembert, Great Hill Bleu, Three Sisters Kunik  | $24
    • Margherita Pizza Flatbread Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil, EVOO | $14
    • Pizza Rustica Flatbread Sausage, Pepperoni, Ham, Mozzarella, Red Sauce  | $15
    • Pizza with Fig & Prosciutto Fig Jam, Arugula, Prosciutto, Shaved Pecorino | $16
    • Pizza Pistachio Fontina, Gruyere, Ricotta, White Truffle Honey, Crushed Pistachio | $16

    Festival Plaza:

    • Bethel Burger & Fries Cheddar, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Bethel Sauce on Brioche | $15
    • Smoke House Burger Topped with Pulled Pork, Smoked Sausage, Onion Rings, Bacon Jam on Brioche | $16
    • Boardwalk Fries Crispy Fries, Chesapeake Cheese Sauce | $10
    • Chili Cheese Dog | $6
    • Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad Romaine Lettuce, Shaved Parmesan, Herbed Croutons, Tableside Dressing  | $12
    • Chicken Tenders & Fries | $12
    • Popcorn | $6
    • Pretzel | $6

    Additional Concessions:

    • Happy Pappi (Venezuelan)
    • Big Kev's (BBQ)
    • Luigi's (Calzones, Zeppoles)
    • Nikki C's (Seafood)
    • Whipped Cupcakes

  • Where To Shop

    Celebrate the talent of our region by shopping locally during the festival.


    • Ananda Mind Body Spirit
    • Body at Rest Inc (Farmbody Skincare)
    • Creekside Art Company
    • Hand by Craft
    • House of cork
    • Light Curves Glass
    • Nana Gs Original Jewelry Design
    • Wanderlust Boutique
    • Zyntage Designs
    • The Body Art Barn


    • Beezix Candy Company
    • Bs Cheese
    • Cooperstown Cheese Company
    • Go Goats Milk
    • Goodway Bakery Rum Cakes
    • K Bloody Mary Mix
    • Laughing Gut Kombucha
    • Miss Gina Cooks; LLC
    • Peace Love & Hot Chocolate
    • Peties Biscuits
    • Satori Unlimited LLC
    • Spice Beast Inc
    • The Ottrageous Cookie Co.
    • Whipped Cupcakes

  • What Else?

    Wine Glass Paint & Sip | $10
    Provided generously by City Winery Hudson Valley

    • 1:30pm – 2:15pm
    • 2:30pm – 3:15pm
    • 3:30pm – 4:15pm

    Wine or Whine

    • Donate $5 to Bethel Woods for an opportunity to take home a bottle of wine. Pick a bottle, any bottle… it may be water, or it may be wine.

Disclaimer: All dates, acts, times, and ticket prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Tickets obtained from sources other than the official sites of Bethel Woods, Live Nation or Ticketmaster (our only authorized ticketing services) may be lost, stolen or counterfeit and will not be honored. We cannot refund tickets purchased from brokers or secondary sellers.