"The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an alternative guitar show, featuring fine handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments exhibited by their makers. Show and sale with continuous live acoustic music performances, Luthier Mini-Concerts, and Special Appearances, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, 2012, at The Bearsville Theater & Utopia Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker Street (Route 212), Woodstock, New York 12498. General Admission $20 per day; two-day pass $30. Advance tickets Bearsville Theater Box Office: 845-679-4406, www.bearsvilletheater.com
Entering it’s fourth year as a public event, The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase presents a gathering of the absolute best contemporary stringed-instrument makers displaying the finest examples of the luthiers’ art. Fine handmade instruments such as these are not usually available in music stores or other retail environments, and this is a rare opportunity for the public to see, play and experience the instruments, meet with their makers, discuss custom options and one of a kind creations, and to buy or order a dream guitar from dozens of master builders, gathered together in one place.
Thirty-two Luthiers exhibiting in Bearsville Theater, with more Luthiers and other vendors in the Vendors Annex, next door in Utopia Soundstage. More than Fifty Exhibitors in all, including wood dealers, parts and tool suppliers, inlay artists, and lutherie services, string and accessories manufacturers, magazines and publications, lutherie schools and our Sponsors. Also included is a Special Exhibit of significant historic, vintage and contemporary acoustic guitars and stringed instruments loaned by major collectors and institutions, a mini-museum of spectacular stringed exotica, plus a Special Presentation by Martin Guitars. For the complete list of Exhibiting Luthiers & Vendors, go to: http://www.woodstockinvitational.com/exhibitors2012.html"
While you are visiting the Luthiers Showcase, chek out Hudson Valley Good Stuff rated local restaurants, Oriole 9, Yum Yum Noodle Bar, Garden Cafe, and Cucina in Woodstock. There is always The Bear Cafe right next door. The Little Bear has good Chinese food, but I much prefer the dumplings at Yum Yum Noodle Bar.