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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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Muds & Suds

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Muds & Suds

A Family-Fun Day for children ages 5 to 12.  This is a child friendly, age appropriate, non-competitive event to bring children together for some of their favorite Spring things: Being Active, Being Outside and Getting Dirty!

The Getting Dirty Obstacle Course is designed to give children over and under fun – wet, dry, slippery and some parts filled with mud!  Other challenges will include soap suds, bubbles, slippy slide and athletic whimsies.  Parents will be responsible for the getting clean part, so bring towels and a set of clean clothes, plus swim suits for the whole family to enjoy our heated swimming pool afterward.

The fabulous fun kicks off with the first wave of 25 starting at 10am. Additional waves will follow every 10 minutes as needed. 

All participants receive a t-shirt, participation ribbon and a picnic lunch: hamburger or hotdog, chips, watermelon, cookie & drink.  Spectators are welcome and additional lunch tickets can be purchased for $5 with child’s registration.  Cost is $20 per child prior to May 1st and $25 after May 1st. 

To register, please mail registration form, release/waiver form and payment to:
Watson Homestead, 9620 Dry Run Rd., Painted Post, NY  14870

For questions, contact Watson Homestead at 607-962-0541 or  For directions, click here.

Earlier Event: March 25
Pancake Supper
Later Event: May 13
Mother's Day Brunch