Organizers of Woodstock 50 and Vernon Downs owner Jeffery Gural will be holding an open house tonight and tomorrow at Vernon Downs.

The open house is a chance for residents to meet the Woodstock team and preview a proposal for a 50th Anniversary celebration at the race track.

The event will be held tonight at 6:30 and Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. to 1 00 p.m. at the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel.

Gural will be one of several speakers at a formal presentation of the Festival's comprehensive plan to the Town of Vernon on Tuesday night.

"This is an opportunity of a lifetime for Vernon Downs and the Town of Vernon to be part of history," said Gural "We have long dreamed of hosting music festivals at Vernon Downs as a way of shoring up the long-term economic viability of the operation. Woodstock 50 would be the beginning of a tremendous legacy that would help secure jobs today and for future generations."

The meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Vernon Town Hall.

Applications for a permit to hold Woodstock 50 at Vernon Downs have been denied twice by the town.

The 3-day festival is scheduled for August 16th through the 18th.

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