Max Yasgur's Home is on Yasgur Road in Cochecton, Bethel, New York. It was here, on his farm, that the Woodstock Musical Festival was held in 1969. After festival sponsors tried to find a location in Saugerties and Wallkill with no success, they were able to lease a parcel of land on Yasgur's farm in Saugerties. The festival was held about one mile from here, the family home, on August 15-18, 1969. Yasgur recieved threatening phone calls, was ostracized from the community, and even sued by his neighbors for all the damage and commotion the festival brought to the community. He can be seen in the film Woodstock giving a "God bless you" speech to the audience. He sold the farm in 1971 and moved to Florida, where he died in 1973.