Plan Your Harvest Festival Visit

The safety of our staff and guests remains a top priority. Please see below for how we are ensuring that your Harvest Festival farmers' market visit is safe, enjoyable, and within CDC recommended guidelines.

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The last Harvest Festival of 2020 is Sunday, October 11!

Now in its 22nd year, the Bethel Woods Harvest Festival is one of our most important events. It connects our community to local farmers, artisans, and vendors, and allows everyone a chance to welcome the autumn season at our historic site. Come out and shop local at Bethel Woods this fall.

Here's what you need to know:

To reduce crowding and congestion, and to keep your visit as brief as possible, we have made the following changes to Harvest Festival Programming:

  • There will be no live entertainment, but music will still fill the market!
  • The horse and buggy and hay maze will not be operating, but the corn maze will be open, on a limited private-party basis.
  • To encourage social distancing, vendors will now be spread out throughout five different areas. 
  • Our Museum Education team will have take-home art kits for you and your children to enjoy!
  • A portion of West Shore Road (from Perry Road to Hurd Road) will be closed from 11 AM- 4 PM on each Harvest Festival date. Please use alternate route.
  • As a reminder, pets are not permitted at this event.

What you should bring:

  • Parking Fee: Parking is $5 per car. Please bring your $5 bills or exact change. 
  • Cash: Cashless transactions are encouraged while shopping within the market. However, if you are paying for anything with cash, please try to use exact change.
  • Masks: You will not be permitted into the market if you are not wearing a mask.  Please be considerate of all other guests and do not take your mask off unless you are seated at a table within the designated dining area.
  • We will have many hand sanitizing stations, but suggest that you also bring hand sanitizer of your own.

Helpful Harvest Tips:

Please expect delays and be patient with entry if admission is over capacity. 

Parking

  • Please anticipate COVID-related delays this year in the parking lots and at the entrance of the farmers market.
  • Historically, the Harvest Festival's peak visiting hours are from 11AM-1:30 PM, therefore, please consider attending during off-peak hours (2-4PM).
  • If the market reaches capacity at any point, the market will be closed and not allow further entry.
  • The farmers market will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so.  Bethel Woods reserves the right to deny anyone entry, at its sole discretion.
  • Seating is handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Dining

  • There will be no table service - orders will be placed in one location and picked up in a separate (adjacent) location.
  • Picnic tables and patio furniture will be spread throughout the dining area.
  • Seating is handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Eating and drinking is only permitted while seated in the designated dining area.
  • Masks must remain on unless you are seated in the designated dining area.
  • Please note: We will be sanitizing the dining area as frequently as possible, the tables will not be sanitized between every individual party use.

Shopping

  • There will be a one-way foot traffic pattern in each vendor area. 
  • Please do not handle any items while shopping. A vendor or booth attendant with proper protection can do that for you!
  • Please keep your booth and market visit as brief as possible and be considerate of others We recommend making a list of items in advance of your visit for efficiency
  • Vendors will not be sampling products or holding demonstrations to avoid buildup and their booths.

Visiting The Museum?

  • Tickets will not be sold at The Welcome Tent.
  • All ticketing transactions will occur at the exterior Box Office windows with credit cards or exact change only.   
  • We recommend that you purchase your tickets online and in advance for a contactless experience.
  • Masks are required for entry and will be sold at the Box Office.

Consider making a donation to Nourish Your Neighbor

We are pleased to partner with Bethel Healthy, Cornell Cooperative Extension SNAP-Ed, and the Town of Bethel for the 4th Annual Nourish your Neighbor Community Drive to benefit the Shepherds Food Pantry in White Lake. Food collection will be taking place on October 11 at Harvest Festival. Guests can drop off their items in a bin on their way into the festival. As a healthy food drive initiative, Nourish You Neighbor is accepting fresh produce and perishable items, in addition to non-perishable healthy items. A suggested item list is provided below. Thank you in advance!

nourish your neighbor healthy food list

 

Make a day of it

Yoga on the Overlook

Practice optimal well-being in body and mind. Featuring a different local yoga teacher each week, tickets are now available and offered in limited capacity.

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The Museum at Bethel Woods

From a permanent collection to rotating special exhibits, discover the decade that changed everything.

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Meet Me At Woodstock: An Augmented Reality Adventure

Experience the historic site like never before.

Meet Me At Woodstock: An Augmented Reality Adventure

Spend the night in our beautiful Sullivan Catskills

Purchased getaways included a FREE parking pass to the Harvest Festival. Passes are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to learn moreYou can use your parking pass to receive offerings at a participating local restaurant. Click here to find dinner deals.

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