8th Annual Wine Festival at Bethel Woods

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  • October 5th 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 12:00 PM VIP Admission | 1:00 - 5:00 PM General Admission

  • Market Sheds
  • VIP Admission $70 | General Admission $30 | Designated Driver $15

Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the 8th Annual Wine Festival at Bethel Woods, located throughout the Bethel Woods main campus. Savor the finest wines from the Hudson Valley and Finger Lake regions while listening to live music, participating in fun games, and enjoying a food court to satisfy all cravings.

Plus, make a day of it with multiple pre-festival events for guests to enjoy, including a limited-seating Paint & Sip experience overlooking the Pavilion Stage led by artist and printmaker Susan Pantaleone from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m* and a Vintage Run Half Marathon and 5K, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. respectively. For more information about participating in the Vintage Run, visit www.vintageruns.com.

(*Please note this event begins at 11:00 AM, but does not include admission into the festival and conflicts with VIP Early Entry). Paint & Sip wine generously donated by Eagle Crest/Oh-Ne-Da Vineyards and Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard.

Enjoy Live Music on The Festival Stage:

Kat Wright

Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse”. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul music’s sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.

The Big Takeover

Traditionalists or progressives? Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece New York band The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, ska. They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends traditions like global pop fusionists. Their deceptively complex arrangements and big hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and the uptown sophistication of the 21st century retro soul and R&B revival scene.

Enhance your Wine Festival experience with a VIP ticket!

This includes:

  • Early Entry to Festival, Before the General Public (between 12:00PM - 1:00PM)
  • Access to VIP Private Lounge
  • An Exclusive 6-Course Wine & Food Pairing Experience in the Event Gallery, with Seatings at 1:00PM or 3:00PM
  • A Complimentary Commemorative Tasting Glass
  • Free Admission to The Museum at Bethel Woods

Introducing the Festival Combo Ticket!

New this year, Bethel Woods is excited to offer a Festival Combo Ticket - guaranteeing general admission to both Wine Festival and Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival. Capacity is limited. Purchase yours today!


This is a 21+ event. All attendees, including Designated Drivers, MUST be 21+ years of age. Photo ID required for entry. 

All attendees, including Designated Drivers, MUST BE 21+ years of age. The festival will be held rain or shine. Sorry, no pets, children, strollers, outside food or beverages permitted. Event staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime. 

All ticket prices will increase an additional $5 the week of the festival.