The Woodstock Festival was a music festival held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre (2.4 km²) dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. The town Bethel is 43 miles (69 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York. Woodstock 1969 marked the peak for hippie counterculture. The ideals of peace, love, and expansion resonated throughout the country, and the world had little choice but to pay attention when 500,000 supports of these ideals met in the 600 acre farm. Woodstock 1969 is to this day the most historic music festival in history. It marked the height of peaceful counterculture revolution.