Smorgasburg has never really had the party vibe of, say, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, but that’ll change when several of its vendors head upstate Memorial Day weekend for the U.S. debut of Mysteryland, an 20-year-old electronic music festival that’s taking over the hallowed grounds of the ’69 Woodstock Festival.
Think of this as Electric Zoo for the foodie set (which is either your dream or your nightmare depending on how you feel about the terms “EDM” and “gluten-free”): over the course of the two-day fest at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, DJs like Moby, Steve Aoki, Carl Craig and Kaskade will spin while Smorgasburg vendors serve up their specialties: vegan ice cream from Alchemy Creamery, Greek grub from Anthi’s, noodles and dumplings from Brooklyn Wok Shop, vegan sandwiches from Chickpea & Olive, Buffalo wings by Dan and John’s, Belgian-style fries from Home Frite, cheesy cornbreads from Jack’s Chedbred, and maple bacon sticks from Landhaus. There will also be a local-beer tent, cocktails, and — best of all? — hard cider served in a hot-air balloon.
General admission tickets are $130 for each day or $199 for the weekend. Tomorrow the festival will release a limited number of $298 tickets that allow holders to camp on the “Holy Ground” where Woodstock took place.
Correction: The original version of this post misstated the number of years that Mysteryland has been operational.