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9620 Dry Run Road
Painted post, NY 14870


Watson Homestead is a full service conference and retreat center, open year-round, serving 8000 - 10,000 guests annually.  In addition to hotel-style accommodations and meeting rooms, Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center has an indoor, heated swimming pool; climbing tower, historic one room schoolhouse, hiking trails, miniature golf, archery range, ball fields, covered picnic pavilion, full summer cabin area, playgrounds and a meditation labyrinth. Guests are served home-cooked, healthy meals buffet style in our dining room with a fireplace and panoramic view of 375 acres.  Call us today to book a day or overnight meeting or retreat.  Watson Homestead is an excellent location for youth, sports or organizational retreats, weddings, clergy or religious retreat groups, conferences, trade shows, banquets, seminars, quilt, scrapping, yoga and wellness retreats, team building and staff training retreats.

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Homestead for the Holidays: Gingerbread House Building Workshop

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Homestead for the Holidays: Gingerbread House Building Workshop

Homestead for the Holidays 2016


WHEN: Sunday, November 27, 2016: 1 pm –4 pm
WHERE: Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center, 9620 Dry Run Rd., Painted Post
Join Susan Franceschi, the “Gingerbread House Lady.”
All Materials will be provided: gingerbread – icing – candy and a box to carry your house home.

Bring your Christmas Spirit, Joy & Creative Inner Elf to make the day fun and memorable while building a delicious gift for yourself and loved ones.  Additional activities include ornament creating and decorating traditional sugar cookies.

RSVP (Download the Registration Form) by November 22, 2016.  The cost is $35 per gingerbread house. Up to 4 people can successfully share the decoration process.  Larger families or groups may wish to order additional houses.

Opportunities to win holiday gift baskets will be ongoing throughout the day, with a drawing at 1 PM.

Earlier Event: October 1
Wine Glass Marathon
Later Event: September 24
Encaustic [hot wax] + Mixed Media Workshop