Lyman Orchards 

Friday April 18th

Golf Demo Day

Get ready for Golf season! All the top brands in golf will be at the Golf Club with their newest equipment for you to try and buy!

Sunday April 27th

Sunshine Kids 5K+ Fun Run/Walk

Join us for a 3.7 mile run and walk through the picturesque hills of our orchard during fruit blossom time to benefit children with cancer. Also, kids can participate in a quarter-mile fun run!

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Saturday May 10th

Mother's Day Cake Decorating Workshop for Children

Kids will love decorating a delicious fresh-baked cake, just for Mom! This hands-on workshop takes place in the Apple Barrel. All decorating materials are provided, including tons of frosting, special candies, and a delicious pre-made cake. Bring your camera! 11:00am and 1:00pm sessions are available. Workshop fee is $15.00 per child. Pre-paid reservations are required. To make your reservation, please call 860.349.6043. Call soon! Everyone loves making a special gift for Mom so this workshop fills up very quickly!

Sunday May 11th

Mother's Day Brunch

Treat Mom to a memorable experience she will treasure forever with a delicious holiday brunch in the historic Lyman Homestead. Catered by our Apple Barrel chefs; pre-paid reservations are required. Multiple seating times are available.

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Saturday May 17th

Connecticut Day

This is the day we celebrate 'everything Connecticut', including free tastings of Connecticut-made foods and beverages! Enjoy free recipes and fun family-oriented activities.

Saturday June 14th

Strawberry Fest

Our annual Strawberry Fest kicks off our summer event season, celebrating family fun, Lyman's fresh grown strawberries, and sweet strawberry treats from the Apple Barrel. Fun activities include Breakfast on the Deck, Strawberry picking in the orchard, live music, complementary food tastings and demos, pie eating contests, pony rides, and interactive activities for children throughout the day.

Saturday July 12th

Berry Fest

Join us as we celebrate our homegrown Blueberries, Jostaberries, and Raspberries with a day of sweet family fun! Come berry picking, kick-back and relax to some live music on the Apple Barrel deck, and enjoy hours of family-oriented activities, food tastings, treats from the Outdoor Grill, and much more!

Saturday August 2nd to August 24th

Sunflower Maze

Lose yourself amid 350,000 blooming red and yellow sunflowers; search for the exit along miles of pathways and enjoy fun trivia along the way! Experience Connecticut's only Sunflower Maze and help a great cause. $1 of each admission is donated to Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Saturday August 16th

Peach Fest

Bring family and friends! Enjoy a fun day in the country with live music, great food and bushels of outdoor activities for all ages. Go peach picking in the orchards; visit the Apple Barrel for cider donuts and fresh-baked Peach Pies! Activities of the day include pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, face-painting for children, and more!

Saturday August 23rd

All Corvair and VW Car Show

"Air Cooled in the Orchard! Presented by Connecticut CORSA and the Connecticut VW Club. Enjoy viewing a selection of these great classics on the Apple Barrel grounds.

Saturday August 23rd

New England Clambake

An old-fashioned New England tradition continues at the Apple Barrel tent where we're serving up fresh steamers, mussels, lobsters, and all the fixings! Pre-paid reservations are required. Menu, seating times, and pricing to be announced.

Saturday May 24th to October 12th

Breakfast on the Deck

From May 24th through October 12th, come enjoy a hearty outdoor country breakfast prepared by our chefs on the Apple Barrel deck! Available Saturday and Sunday mornings, 8:00am - 11:00am.

Saturday August 30th to November 2nd

Corn Maze!

With more than two miles of twisting and winding pathways carved within four acres of towering cornstalks, a hundred decision points, and just one way out, getting lost in our 15th Annual Corn Maze will be a lot of fun, and it's all for a great cause! $1 of every admission is donated to the American Cancer Society.

Saturday October 18th

Paint the Pumpkin Pink

Have a great time painting a pumpkin while supporting a worthy cause! You pick out the pumpkin, we provide all the paints, glitter, and special decorating materials you can use! Located on the Apple Barrel grounds; proceeds will benefit the Middlesex Comprehensive Breast Center.

Saturday November 15th

Tastes of the Seasons

Enjoy cooking demos and free tastings of holiday dishes, appetizers, and desserts throughout the day. Take home some delicious holiday recipes created by our Chefs!

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