5 Things You Need To Experience At Mysteryland [Giveaway: Win A Hot Air Balloon Ride At Mysteryland]
As a follow-up to our previous feature, Why Mysteryland USA is a Can’t-Miss Festival, EDM.com presents the five things you’ll need to experience at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts this May 23-26. We’ve decided to focus on the things that will make Mysteryland a rare festival experience, but for more information about the incredible stages, production and more, visit www.mysteryland.us.
1) Rekorderlig Hot Air Balloon Ride
Rekorderlig, the premium hard cider brand from Sweden, has partnered with Mysteryland to offer hot air balloon rides over the festival grounds. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, as you’ll get to view the grounds of the original Woodstock from a completely unique perspective. If there were something that would have made Woodstock better, it would have been hot air balloon rides! Rides can be purchased at the festival.
EDM.com has partnered with Mysteryland to offer a free hot air balloon ride for 2 lucky attendees. Enter our contest below to win. The winner will be picked on May 12. Also be sure to check out the contest offered from Rekorderlig on their Facebook page. They are giving away 2 VIP Mysteryland tickets, flights and transfers, along with drink vouchers and a ride in this hot air balloon.
2) Smorgasburg Food Fest
Sometimes music festival food can be hit or miss. I’m usually one to just go with ‘safe’ options like a hot dog or a soft pretzel, but the Smorgasburg food fest has me excited for the options available.
Smorgasburg is an open-air market held every Saturday at an open lot in Brooklyn on a waterfront lot. The New York Times dubbed this festival-style food market “The Woodstock of Eating,” so what would be more fitting than for the food fest to travel to the first festival held on the historic Woodstock grounds? The market will feature a Brooklyn Wok Shop and roasting company, Greek food, a farmers market, and much more.
3) The Healing Garden
The healing garden will be an essential stop for all of those attending Mysteryland who want to explore their minds. Mysteryland is really all about finding peace, love and happiness, and this designated area will feature yoga, meditation and healing flow, a healing aroma pod, a fire goddess, true mirror palace, and many more magical adventures.
4) A Wedding
Two Mysteryland attendees have planned their wedding to take place on Saturday, May 24, with all of the wedding ceremonies being organized by Mysteryland. I once saw a wedding performed at Rootwire Music and Arts Festival in Ohio, and it was one of the most intimate and special wedding ceremonies I have ever seen. RSVP to Jessie and Steve’s Wedding here to be sure to get up-to-date information on how to attend the ceremony.
5) A Meteor Shower
Scientists are predicting the biggest and most visible meteor shower of 2014 will take place late on Friday, May 23rd into the morning of the 24th. Comet 209P/Linear is supposed to pass by Earth that night and the result will be between 100 and 400 visible meteors per hour, and luckily, it’ll be the beginning of a New Moon, which means the sky will be dark. Scientists are also expecting the Northern United States and Southern portions of Canada to have the best viewing area.
If this list doesn’t speak to the fact that Mysteryland is going to be a special festival, then I don’t know what will. The organizers, ID&T, have created an incredibly diverse lineup, covering everything from music and art, food, to experience and personal well being. Many other festivals boast only a lineup of ‘big names,’ but Mysteryland offers this and more. We have not even mentioned other features, such as the Teddy Bear Shrine and Mysteryland Confessional.