Festival Guide

MAYfest is a two day - three night, family-friendly festival centered around its acronym; Music, Art, & Yoga (MAY). Through these three pursuits, festival goers can customize their experience and immerse themselves into their yoga practice, their love for music and explore their creative side with our art programs.

MAYfesters can completely customize their experience by choosing to spend all weekend or visiting for just a day. There are cabins to rent for lodging or they can camp on-site and our online registration program allows them to create a schedule from our wide variety of classes, workshops, and lectures. 

In between class sessions, guests can shop local & hand crafted goods in our Vendor Village and receive holistic services from healers in our Wellness Arena. After the sun goes down, the main stage lights up and the party continues with nationally touring musical acts. This will make year two for this homegrown Hudson Valley yoga festival and we invite you to join us.

Yoga. Art. Music:

MAYfest offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for the 40+ classes ranging from yoga, paddle board yoga, sound meditation, pilates, & more. Each are taught by renowned instructors from all over the country and range in levels of difficulty. MAYfest is BYOM. 

In addition to yoga, allow the mind to be creative by taking one of our many artistic classes sponsored by the local Garrison Art Center. They will be hosting painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and a variety of other classes to inspire your creativity.

At the end of the day, let loose with two Stages of amazing music running every night until 1am. Live musical performances from genres like reggae, bluegrass, jam bands, electronica, funk, jazz, Djs & more.


There are many different lodging options at MAYfest.  You are invited to stay at Surprise Lake Camp, in one of the summer camp ON-SITE CABINS for a fee or you may bring a tent and set up camp for no additional charge.  There are also plenty of lodging options off the site to choose from, including a few bed-and-breakfast inns in the village of Cold Spring and a host of larger chain hotels in nearby Fishkill.

Parking & Travel:

For those who wish to drive to MAYfest, parking is free and located within a short walking distance from the main class buildings. Surprise Lake Camp is at the very end of Lake Surprise Road, which is a residential drive so we ask that all patrons drive slowly in consideration of the people who live on this road. For driving directions, click here.

Wine & Dine

FOOD VENDORS: Food vendors will be on-site all weekend, serving top notch servings from morning ’til late night.  Each of these seasoned food vendors will have vegetarian, vegan, and meat options.

BRING YOUR OWN: Patrons are welcome to bring their own food as well, but please not that open fires and Charcoal grills are not allowed.  Propane grills are permitted only when accompanied by a working fire extinguisher.