The New York State Car Wash Association (NYSCWA) did its part to honor the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the iconic music festival in 1969 on a dairy farm in Bethel, NY, by touring the Museum at Bethel Woods on October 30. “It was by far our most unique meeting and one we won’t soon forget,” said NYSCWA president Walt Hartl.

The event in Sullivan County’s Catskill Mountains took the group back in time. After taking in the sites and sounds of the historic venue, the group learned first hand how to make whiskey, bourbon, gin, and vodka, and had samples in a tasting room, while enjoying farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres in the Catskill Distilling Co. The bar in the tasting room is from the 1939 World’s Fair, and was originally purchased by the Lake Jefferson Hotel in Jeffersonville, NY.

After the tasting, the group enjoyed a presentation by Alvaro Hasani with Fisher Phillips on the importance of an employee handbook and keeping it up to date, as well as the legal ramifications when employing minors. The day concluded with a family-style dinner at The Dancing Cat Saloon. For more information on the NYSCWA visit