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Saturday Mar 16th

Seasonal Store Opening

The Apple Barrel opens for the season at 9am on March 17th. We have a day fo fun family-activities planning, including sampling, face painting, costumed characters, live performances from students in RSD 13, and much more!

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Saturday Apr 6th

The Flavors of Easter

Easter is a wonderful day spent with family! WOW your loved ones with delicious recipes from our Apple Barrel chefs. Come join us for demonstrations, recipes, and bring your appetite, too!

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Saturday Apr 13th

Spring Apple Hunt

Save the date for Connecticut's only Spring Apple Hunt! Find apples hidden in a Hay Maze; Enjoy Magic Shows, Pony Rides and Face Painting, too! Children ages 1 to 10 years may participate.

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Apr 16th to Apr 18th

Easter Cupcake Basket & Cookie Workshop

Children will have a great time dressing up like a real baker to decorate an Easter Cupcake Basket and Cookie. Pre-paid reservations are required.

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Saturday May 11th

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!

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Sunday May 12th

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.

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Saturday Jun 15th

Strawberry Fest

Come enjoy a day of outdoor family fun and great food at our annual Strawberry Fest, celebrating Lyman's fresh-grown strawberries and sweet strawberry treats from the Apple Barrel. Fun activities of the day include Strawberry Picking in the orchard, Live Music on the Apple Barrel deck, Pie Eating Contests, Pony Rides. Face Painting, and much more! Enjoy Breakfast on the Deck, sizzling hotdogs and burgers at the Outdoor Grill, and so much more!

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Sunday Jun 16th

Father's Day Barbecue Picnic

Celebrate Dad on his day and bring him to Lyman Orchards for a mouth-watering barbecue picnic. Prepared by our Apple Barrel chefs, this BBQ includes traditional BBQ fare, including chicken, pulled pork, burgers and hotdogs. Don't miss our Chicken Wings BBQ Sauce Fountain! Make this year's Father's Day one he'll always remember!

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Saturday Jun 22nd

Food Trucks on the Farm

Join Lyman Orchards for our Food Trucks on the Farm Festival. From farm to food truck to your table, feast on delicacies from some of your favorite rolling kitchens. Plus, try our Lyman Orchards 1741 Unfiltered Hard Apple Cider.

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Sunday Jun 23rd

Jaguar Car Show

Join us as we welcome back members of the Jaguar Club of Southern New England as they host their 44th Annual Concours d'Elegance on the Apple Barrel grounds. Come see an impressive gathering of beautiful and historic models of Jaguars, from the rarest to the latest models, from luxurious sedans to the pulse-racing designs of sports cars and convertibles.

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Jul 27th to Aug 25th

Sunflower Maze

Discover the joy of getting lost in the heart of our orchard amid 350,000 blooming red and yellow sunflowers in Connecticut's original Sunflower Maze! As you navigate along nearly two miles of twisting and turning pathways searching for the exit, fun trivia clues will help guide the way. Experience our unique Sunflower Maze and help a great cause -- $1 of each admission is donated to Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

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Saturday Jul 13th

Blueberry Fest

Join us for a day of sweet family fun as we celebrate everyone's favorite berry – our homegrown Blueberries! Come blueberry picking (we'll also have raspberries and jostaberries) and enjoy hours of family-oriented activities at the Apple Barrel, including Pony Rides, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides and face painting. Kick-back and relax to some live music on the Apple Barrel deck while indulging in sweet berry treats, fresh-made Ice Cream, and hot food from the Outdoor Grill.

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Saturday Jul 27th

CPTV Kids Day

Come meet a star from PBS Kids’, who's making appearances throughout the day at the Apple Barrel, starting at 10a.m.

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Monday Aug 5th

World's Largest Golf Outing

The World’s Largest Golf Outing is the single largest charitable golf event held on one day that makes a significant impact in the lives of those who need it most - our nation's veterans. This year, WLGO will benefit Fisher House Foundation. We look forward to seeing you for this important event!

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Saturday Aug 17th

Peach Fest

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

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Saturday Aug 24th

Farm-style Pig Roast

An old-fashioned farm-style Pig Roast at the Apple Barrel tent where we're serving up fresh-smoked pork, and all the fixings! Pre-paid reservations are required. Call 860.349.6043 to book your seat.

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Saturday Aug 17th

All Corvair and VW Car Show

During this year's Peach Fest, don't miss "Air Cooled at the Orchard," an all Corvair and air-cooled Volkswagen Car Show, presented by Connecticut C.O.R.S.A. & the Connecticut Volkswagen Association.Judging is by People's Choice; prizes will be awarded for best in class and best in show. The Car Show is 9am to 3pm.

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Saturday Aug 31st


Join us as we celebrate the sweet, delicious, and often under-appreciated fruit – the Pear. You'll enjoy a fun day on the farm with Pick Your Own Pears and Apples, the Dancing with the Stars Corn Maze, sweet treats from the Apple Barrel, great family activities and more!

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Saturday Sep 7th

Harvest Music Festival

Come join the fun as some of the best regional and local bands perform live at the Apple Barrel tent to raise money with a silent auction for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

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Aug 31st to Nov 3rd

Corn Maze!

With more than two miles of twisting and winding pathways in four acres of towering cornstalks, a hundred decision points, and just one way out, getting lost 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.

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Saturday Oct 12th

Paint the Pumpkin Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! 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.

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Saturday Nov 9th

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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Saturday Nov 9th

Sunshine Kids Road Race

Join us for a run/walk through the picturesque hills of our orchard to benefit children with cancer. Also, kids can participate in a quarter-mile fun run! Benefits the Sunshine Kids Foundation for kids with cancer.

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May 25th to Oct 13th

Breakfast on the Deck

From Memorial Day to Columbus Day weekends, 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.

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