Shopping Local in Woodstock


Woodstock, located on the eastern side of the Catskills in Ulster County, is sometimes called the most famous small town in the country due to its legendary namesake music festival. Although locals would be quick to tell you that the festival was actually held an hour and a half away in Bethel, the spirit of “peace and music” defines Woodstock to this day. As a hub for creatives, it is no surprise that it is also one of the best places for shopping small in the Catskills. Over 30 shops an be found in the town, including some of the following gems:

Woodstock Blues

It is not possible to mention Woodstock without mentioning its namesake music festival, just how a trip to Woodstock is not complete without a trip to Woodstock Blues. The souvenir shop at 7 Mill Hill Road embodies the Woodstock spirit with its festival-themed apparel and, of course, endless tie-dye. 7 Mill Hill Road,

Tinker Toys

A paradise for children and children at heart, Tinker Toys is packed with unique gifts. Browse classic games, new toys and unusual finds in an ever-changing collection. Stop by 5 Mill Hill Road to indulge your inner child. 5 Mill Hill Road, 845-679-8870

Three Turtle Doves

Woodstock is home to several secondhand and vintage clothing shops including Three Turtle Doves. This high-end vintage store carries a curated collection of clothes, jewelry and accessories. To add some unique pieces to your wardrobe, visit the shop at 62b Tinker Street or shop online at

Anatolia Tribal Rugs & Weaving

Anatolia houses a unique collection of handwoven antique and new carpets imported from around the world including the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The shop has been supplying the Catskills with original rugs, kilims, sumaks and other woven goods since 1981. Whether you need a new rug or you just don’t know it yet, stop by the shop at 54G Tinker Street to browse the collection. 845-679-5311


One of Woodstock’s most well-known shops, Candlestock is home to an iconic 8-foot-tall wax drip mountain that has been growing since 1969. The shop, located at 16 Mill Hill Road, offers an impressive variety of candles, candle holders and other accessories which are also available online at 845-679-8711,

The Golden Notebook

Whether Woodstock has inspired you to read about local history or you’re looking for that book everyone is talking about, chances are The Golden Notebook has what you’re looking for. With knowledgeable staff and a broad selection of genres, it is impossible to walk out empty handed. The shop is located at 29 Tinker Street or visit to search the inventory and see what author events are coming up.

Woodstock Emporium & Holiday Haus

Anyone looking for unique gifts or souvenirs need not look further than Woodstock Emporium & Holiday Haus. This year-round Christmas shop, gift shop, souvenir shop and chocolate shop has something for everyone. Grab a souvenir, a quirky gift or a sweet snack to fuel your shopping trip at 27 Tinker Street. 845-679-9627

Mower’s Saturday Sunday Flea Market

Weekend visitors can find a variety of vendors at the Mower’s Flea Market at 11 Maple Lane. The market has been operating for 47 years and is open Saturday and Sunday from May 18 through October. The many vendors change throughout the season, but you can expect to find handcrafted art pieces, antiques, collectibles, farm produce and more.