Owned and operated by the Damon family for three generations, Hyland Orchard is located just two miles away from the bucolic downtown Sturbridge, Mass. historic district in the quaint Fiskdale village at 3 Lake Road, just off Arnold Road.
Hyland Orchard was founded in 1945 by F. James Hyland. In 1996, Jim’s grandson Christopher Damon took over the orchards, and continues to run the farm and grounds today. Years ago, Chris’s brother Don transformed the farm’s 12,000-square-foot barn into a state-of-the-art brewery, which today is operated by Rapscallion Brewery.
Thousands of visitors flock here to celebrate their weddings, engagements, retirements, graduations, birthdays or personal time off outdoors on the 150-acre farm. Hyland’s extended family has taken great care to preserve a true family atmosphere for all to enjoy and it clearly shows.
The farm hosts private and public special events under a large, newly renovated and covered outdoor pavilion area, with full lighting, table and chair rentals, 30-foot long bar, fire pit, and large band stage area. When not renting out the space, Hyland Orchard hosts free outdoor concerts and musical acts on select weekends. Come fall, apple picking among 2,400 trees, tractor rides, animal petting, and outdoor festivals defines farm life.