“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 
― Lauren DeStefano, Wither

Join us in beautiful Avon, Connecticut to enjoy the most beautiful season in New England, fabulous beading projects, and memories made with old and new friends.  

General Information

SocialBeadia's first annual Autumn Memories Bead Retreat is October 14-17, 2021 at the Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon, CT


All of the workshops are inside the hotel!

 

The retreat costs $675 and includes:

  • Full-day workshops Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast daily (hotel guests only)

  • Meet the Teachers dessert reception on Thursday night

  • Catered lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • Afternoon refreshments on workshop days

  • Shopping at the retreat bead store and exclusive instructor trunk shows

  • Optional add-on evening workshops   Additional fees required

  • Gather in the evenings to visit with old and new friends during open beading time

  • Sponsor gifts and a chance to win door prizes

  • The fee for the retreat does not include transportation or hotel costs.

  • The retreat fee does not include workshop kits or supply items.

Seats are limited, so reserve your place in this exclusive retreat today! Please visit the registration page to make your retreat reservation. 

If the global pandemic remains in a state where social distancing is required and/or a vaccine is not widely distributed by 6/15/2021, this event will be transitioned to a virtual retreat with new pricing.  If this occurs, you will have a choice of not attending the virtual classes and not be subject to a cancellation penalty. 

For this reason, we will only be collecting a deposit until the final venue type is determined.  For any questions, please contact Sue Burleigh via e-mail or call 603-734-5505.

Event Schedule

Thursday

1:30-5 pm Arrive and check-in at Avon Old Farms Hotel Talcott Foyer

1:30-5 pm Shopping at your private Bead Marketplace

2-5 pm Optional afternoon workshop with Holly Bean

7-9 pm Meet the Teachers dessert and beverage reception & pendant swap

Friday

6:30 - 9 am Continental Breakfast in the hotel lobby (hotel guests only)

9 am-4 pm Day 1 Workshops
12-1 pm Catered Lunch
4 pm on -  Free Time or gather with friends old & new for beading & fun.

7-10 pm Optional evening workshop with Holly Bean

 

Saturday

6:30 - 9 am Continental Breakfast in the hotel lobby (hotel guests only)

9 am-4 pm Day 2 Workshops
12-1 pm Catered Lunch & charity raffle drawings
4 pm on - Free Time or gather with friends old & new for beading & fun.

Sunday

6:30 - 9 am Continental Breakfast in the hotel lobby (hotel guests only)

9 am-4 pm Day 3 Workshops
12 pm-1 pm Catered Lunch

4 pm on - Free Time, say goodbye!

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