Have some farm fun this holiday weekend


We are so very thankful that thousands of visitors have flocked here every weekend this fall, and Oct. 10, 11 and 12th will hopefully be no different.

The weather looks beautiful this upcoming weekend and Monday holiday thanks to a tremendous growing season. We still have thousands of bright red apples on our orchard ripe and ready to pick. More than 2,400 apple trees blossom every spring at Hyland Orchard. We offer a wide selection of apple varieties, including but not limited to Mac, Macoun, Cortland, Mutsu, Gala, Granny Smith, Empire, Fuji, and Braeburn, among others. The 2015 rate is $15 for a peck of apples and $25 for a 1/2 bushel. You can buy bags next to the bandstand at the Pavilion, and take a free wagon ride to the picking area with your purchase.

We’ll be open from noon-6pm all three days this holiday weekend for picking and will remain open on Saturday and Sunday until 10pm for brews and live music. This weekend’s musical lineup includes rock bands “Colorway” with special guests “The Filth” on Saturday, and Grateful Dead cover band, “Burnpile” on Sunday. Bands play from about 2-6 p.m. both days.

The jazz-blues-funk band “The Luscious Lushes” will perform from 2-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. Members will include pianist, guitarist, singer and songwriter Sue LePage, Drummer Tim Kane, and Goofyfoot members, David Brundi on guitar and bassist Steven Harnois Jr.

We also will offer wagon rides, animal petting, bonfire, walking paths, farm tours, pumpkins of all sizes and delicious food vendors.

And be sure to check out the large indoor micro-brewery, Rapscallion, which offers public tastings, tours and beer sales in the Tap Room.

Hope to see you out on the farm this weekend.

– Chris Damon