Who: Summertime means blueberry season, which also means it’s time for Lyman Orchards’ annual Blueberry Fest. We’re celebrating the superb superfruit -- a plump nutritional powerhouse -- with a day full of fun events, entertainment and food.
What: The Blueberry Fest includes activities for kids (of all ages), from our pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries and jostaberries.
When: Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Lyman Orchards, 32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, CT
Why: The annual family-friendly event includes activities for kids (of all ages), as well as freshly baked blueberry treats from the Apple Barrel, including freshly-made blueberry shortcake. There will be live music with Goldrush, pony rides, pie-eating contests, face-painting, horse-drawn rides, henna art, kettle corn and more.
Visuals: people picking blueberries
Interviews: John Lyman III
Blueberry pickers of all ages
About Lyman Orchards
Set on 1,100 acres in the heart of the state, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a year-round destination for the whole family in Middlefield, Connecticut. Shop at the Apple Barrel market, filled with fresh farm produce and Lyman Orchard’s award-winning "Hi Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchards Golf Center and Apple Nine Course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-467-4209, or visit online at www.lymanorchards.com