Chris Damon and his family own and operate Hyland Orchard & Brewery in Sturbridge, Mass.
Chris Damon and his family own and operate Hyland Orchard & Brewery in Sturbridge, Mass.

Hyland Orchard is located in the quaint, historic Fiskdale village of Sturbridge, Mass. The farm hosts private and public special events under a large, newly renovated and covered outdoor pavilion.

When not renting out the space, Hyland Orchard hosts free outdoor concerts and musical acts most Friday nights and weekends during the summer through late fall. Come late August through October, apple and peach picking among 2,400 trees, tractor rides, animal petting, and festivals define farm life for thousands of visitors.

The facility also supports a year-round 18-hole public disc golf course, and a large micro-brewery enterprise with public tastings, tours and beer sales.

Roots in the ground….

As I sit outside to ponder this Post’s content, it is 85 Degrees with 58%humidity; it’s evident that H2O IS in the air. But not only are we in the ‘Heat” of spring with this humidity, it seems to me that LOVE is in the air, as well. As the Arbor to our newly built Ceremony spot gets ready to be hoisted into the ground, I can’t help but revel in the symbolism of it all.  The Arbor legs will be nestled amongst the roots in the earth and will cover and bear witness to the promise of “Forever”, a promise to build roots and begin a journey for many couples this Wedding season. Yes, summer is now our ‘Official’ Wedding Season here at Hyland Orchard & Brewery. And while many Saturdays will be spent celebrating the unions of these beautiful Couples, our Fridays and Sundays are all about our Hyland Friends and Family. Come September, Saturdays at the Pavilion will once again lend themselves to the music, good times and shenanigans that we all anticipate of a fall afternoon at Hyland.  So, bring on the Golden Days, filled with sun, love and new beginnings.  And in the meantime, be sure to visit http://www.hylandorchard.com to view our “Upcoming Events” Calendar (powered by EventBrite) to view Saturdays that will be open to the public this summer. Remember that Friday nights and Sundays we always have live music, ready to celebrate this journey called Life with you, enjoying a Rapscallion brew in hand while the music envelopes the Pavilion. Just the way it was meant to be, Life is Good.

Don’t go through life, grow through life…..

Ceremony spotWith Spring comes growth and renewal. Here at the Orchard we have taken that to a whole other level! We set out with a vision for the perfect wedding ceremony spot and our vision is finally realized (minus the arbor, greenery and lavender) . We have worked through blood, sweat and tears to create this breathtaking sanctuary that sits atop the Orchard with unrivaled views. Not only is it visually what we had hoped for, the space feels magnificent. Many Couples have booked their Ceremonies with the mere trust that our vision would prove to be a fantastic reality. They are ecstatic and they unknowingly established a Team rooting us on, giving us encouragement and excitement for the many new things to come. We are elated to welcome many more Couples to this sacred spot, atop the Hill. With the 2016 Wedding Season booking steadily to the brim, excitement is an understatement. Thank you to the Hyland team and friends for cheering us along. Eleneanor Roosevelt once said “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. With that being said, the best part is yet to come. 🍎✌🏻️👰