what is huichica music festival?

Huichica is a boutique family friendly music, food and wine festival with a unique artist and fan-friendly approach. Presented by musician Eric D. Johnson, vintner Jeff Bundschu and the legendary central California curator/promoter (((folkYEAH!))). Huichica was built on the concept that dynamic, hand-curated music, wine, beer and food are best shared in beautiful, intimate settings with a warm and friendly attitude. Since 2010, Huichica has presented a diverse line up of national and regional indie and folk acts on the beautiful grounds of Gundlach Bundschu Winery, in Sonoma, California and paired them with regional culinary talent and estate-grown wines. 2017 is the second year in Hudson Valley.

what is chaseholm farms?

Chaseholm Farms is the site for Huichica East. Located 25 miles south of Hudson, New York, the farm is outside the town of Pine Plains. It is a pastoral, 300-acre grass-based dairy operated by third generation farmer Sarah Chase. They produce milk products for direct sale and to supply the artisanal Chaseholm Farm Creamery, operated by Sarah’s brother Rory, as well as organically farmed grass-fed beef and pork.

What music venues are on site?


CAN I Shuttle from the TRAIN?


What’s the deal on parking?


is there camping?


can i bring stuff?


Where is chaseholm farms?


Where can
i stay?

There is one amphitheater stage set in a beautiful swale with hillside seating and gorgeous vistas of the surrounding valley. Impromptu rants and jams are known to happen around the campfires too.


Indeed! The HMF chariot (a black Dodge Caravan) will await outside the Hudson and Wassaic Train stations at the following times:

Friday 8/25/17
Hudson: 1:30
Wassaic: 2:30
Hudson: 3:30
Wassaic: 4:30
Hudson: 5:30
Wassaic: 7:00
Saturday 8/26/17
Hudson: 1:30
Wassaic: 2:30
Hudson: 3:30
Wassaic: 4:30
Hudson: 5:30
Wassaic: 6:30


There is parking on site. BUT keep in mind it is a rural ranch on very small rural roads, so carpooling is extremely encouraged. 


Yes! What better way to fully enjoy this festival than camping in the pasture under a starry sky? Pop up a tent or bring your RV to camp in one of Chaseholm Farm's (paddy-free) pastures, complete with restrooms. Please note, showers are not available. Food and drinks are welcome in the campground, but cannot be brought into the festival as tasty eats and libations will be for sale. Campfires are not permitted in the campgrounds, but feel free to bring a camping stove for cooking.   Camping passes are available here.


Yes- low back chairs and or blankets and warm clothes and smiles. No outside food and drink outside of camping area. Your patronage of the provided provisions will support the farm and other local purveyors. And be super yummy to boot. 


100 Chase Rd, Pine Plains, NY 12567
Two hours north of NYC by car and train, and three hours west of Boston.


Stay with our friends at the Inn at Pine Plains, just down the road from Chaseholm Farm. Mention you are attending Huichica for a special offer.