Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock this fall with 8 acres of peace, love, and music!
In 1969, The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival came to Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, NY. 50 years later, Cornstock is coming to Mike’s Maze, with 8 acres of peace, love, music, and corn. Hippies are welcome—it’s time to don that tie dye, pull on your old bell bottoms, and give peas a chance. We’re growing groovy at Mike’s Maze this fall!
50 years ago Max Yasgur, a dairy farmer in upstate New York, opened up his farm to the public and offered to host the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in one of his fields. In his address to the crowd of nearly half a million people that had gathered on his farm, Max said
“The important thing that you’ve proven to the world is that a half a million kids…a half million young people can get together and have three days of fun and music and have nothing but fun and music, and I God bless you for it!”
Yasgur’s farm was the site of a pivotal moment in music history—3 days of peace, love, and music that became a cornerstone of the countercultural revolution. In honor of the original farm festival, Mike’s Maze has created an 8-acre portrait of legendary performers Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, touting the famous slogan, “Peace, Love, and Music.”
Mike is letting his freak flag fly this fall with games, auditory amusements, and outta-sight art installations within the trippy trails of his cornfield. Flower children can discover their inner Jimi or Janis while playing the far-out farm instruments in Mike’s Music Garden. Old timers can try-just-a-little-bit-harder to shake off the purple haze and test their knowledge of all things Woodstock with our classic trivia game.
Visitors can round out their maze trip with a joyful romp on our jump-pad, a dive down the psychedelic slides, and a ride on our people-power-pedal-carts at Dave’s Derby. Peaceniks and protesters can try to take down “The Man” at our Pacifist’s Paintball Range, and “make potato salad, not war” at our potato cannons. And unlike the notorious food shortages at the original Woodstock festival, there will be plenty of food and drink available for purchase at the Corn Cafe.
Be sure to “turn on and tune in,” because we’ll be dropping the beat on new attractions and events coming to Mike’s Maze this fall!