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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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Finger Lakes Regional Market

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Finger Lakes Regional Market


PAINTED POST, NY – There’s a reason the Finger Lakes is becoming known as one of the top tourist destinations in the world that goes beyond the stunning landscape. People from around the globe are discovering one thing that sets the region apart is the wide array of exceptional products and experiences offered by local farmers, chefs, brewers, artists, and more. On Saturday, September 9th, the folks from Simply Finger Lakes will bring some of the best products, growers, and artisans from the region together in one location for the 2nd Annual Finger Lakes Regional Market. Parking and admission for the event are free. 

Live blacksmithing demonstrations, delicious tastings of locally-produced cheeses, as well as handcrafted spirits from Four Fights Distilling. Arts and crafts, fun activities for the kids, fresh produce, food trucks, and more. There’s something for the whole family.

“The Finger Lakes Market will feature only those products and experiences made in the Finger Lakes,” says Simply Finger Lakes CEO Kevin Peterson. “Our goal is to create a unique shopping experience for our guests while they discover everything that is Simply Finger Lakes.”

The intention of the event is to showcase the best regional products, not merely in traditional static displays, but through interactive and educational activities and demonstrations that engage everyone. 

Just a few of the vendors and artisans who will be present for the popular event include the Southeast Steuben County Library with special activities for kids; the blacksmith from Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes who will bring the mobile blacksmith shop to provide live blacksmithing demonstrations; Cub Storms from 2 Crocked Pots; Vincent Van Go, the mobile art studio from F.L.A.V.O.R. Studio and Gallery, with artists Debbie Meritsky and Marc Rotman sharing their love of up-cycling local ingredients into wearable or usable art; and Painter Jay Pullman, one of the artists from the ARTS in Bloom Art Trail will also be there. Of course, don't forget the food trucks. 

Over the Moon Grilled Cheeserie and Milners Southern Smoked BBQ will be on site with delicious food available for purchase.

Finger Lakes Regional Market
Saturday, September 9th
Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center
9620 Dry Run Road
Painted Post, NY 14870

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Kevin Peterson
Simply Finger Lakes