Woodstock's Famous Farm on the Market
The famous farm near the alfalfa field that drew 400,000 people to Woodstock for three days of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll is up for sale.
The asking price: $8 million.
Roy Howard, the current owner, is packing it in after years of tangling with local officials over permits for reunion gatherings to mark the 1969, three-day Woodstock music festival that helped ignite a generation.
Up for sale is the 2,000-square-foot house that belonged to dairy farmer Max Yasgur, along with a larger farmhouse, a barn and 103 bucolic acres about 80 miles north of New York City.
Included are a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, double convection ovens, Viking stove, antique soapstone sink, 22-foot vaulted ceilings and expansive views of the Pocono Mountains. There's also a double whirlpool tub, steam shower and bidet.
The nearby alfalfa field where the concert was held isn't included in the sale. It's owned by cable magnate Alan Gerry, who turned it into the 4,800-seat Bethel Woods Center last summer.
Yasgur lent out the alfalfa field for the concert after promoters were rejected by officials in the nearby town of Woodstock. About 400,000 people packed the field Aug. 15-17 for the festival that drew the biggest names in music - Jimi Hendrix and the Who among them.
Yasgur and his farm were celebrated in Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock," popularized by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with the line: "I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm. I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band."
Sullivan County Treasurer Ira Cohen, who was at Woodstock, helped organize reunions during the 1990s and said the sale will end an era.
"The reunions were a way to keep the music going," he said.
What about a Woodstock theme park Mr. Sillerman? "3 days of stilling out your money"
Drugs, sex and rock and roll? didn?t was peace, love and art? lol.
Yes, the end of an era for sure, but in this days were you can make a buck shamelessly ofering the most retarded entertainment in our quasi Orwellian society, well maybe Mr. Sillerman will bought it and build there a Woodstock theme park, with the Peace and Love grand Hotel, the LSD rollercoaster ride, the Cannabis gourmet fair, you can?t bring your stuff there, but they will sell you some crappy foods served with some marihuana smelling incense as the table center for a fortune. The Santana Pop Groovy Idol, the winner will be able to sing on the new duets album of the old guy. And of course the Jimi Hendrix Cirque du solei play: "A Breaking the Social Barriers Show" so cool you?ll forget who Dr. Luther King was, dam, you will even forgot what?s social injustice and any degree of critisism inside your self will vanish, after all, you just watched Hendrix playing "What a WOnder Full World" out side the White House, and event that did stoped all wars... a seminaked hot hippie chick will offer a flower to Mr Nixon "the bluemeanie" in the end and he will do his trademark peace and love signal; Dr. Spock will dig that.
And don?t miss the Jefferson Airplane Alice in WOnder Land theater where such top quality acts as Miss Celine Dion doing her duet with the Janis Joplin animatronix will happend, you will not be able to tell which of them was the animatronix, also the remaining guys of The Doors (even if they never did woodstock) will back up a Jim Morrison impersonactor, oh! wait a minute that is not a joke, that happened last year!