TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Where Was Woodstock Held?

August 17, 2010 ( - On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival drew to a close after three days of peace, love, rock 'n' roll (and mud) in upstate New York 

Where was the Woodstock Music Festival held?  


Bethel, New York 

Woodstock was conceived as a way to raise enough money to build a recording studio near the New York town of Woodstock.   

But when they were unable to find an appropriate venue in the town itself, the promoters decided to hold the festival on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York – some 50 miles from Woodstock.  

Ironically, considering the intent of the event, the festival was famous as a financial disaster. In fact, the film and soundtrack were the only items to make money, and they were also the only items that the concert promoters did not invest in – because they thought there was no money in it.