Handing out donuts & cider.

Harvest Festival hospitality at Buell’s Orchard in Eastford, Connecticut.

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com


028Hospitality, a chicken barbecue, live music, hay rides, as well as pumpkin and apple picking drew a large crowd to the Annual Harvest Festival at Buell’s Orchard in Eastford, Connecticut over Columbus Day Weekend. Cool morning temperatures rose to close to 80 degrees by afternoon on Monday, October 12, leaving folks to tie sweatshirts and sweaters around their waists then roam the farm grounds in short sleeves.


A winding line of eager visitors waited for the donuts and cider samples being handed out. Yes – they were tasty. Meanwhile, another long and winding line of all ages waited to pay for their selected treasures at the outdoor canopy market. Inside apple sorting continued to keep up with the demand.

Apples, apples everywhere.

Apples, apples everywhere.


Hauling hay.

Hauling hay.

Chicken barbeque.

Chicken barbecue.



Established by Henry Buell in 1889, Buell’s is a fifth generation family owned and operated business. They are a recipient of the University of Connecticut Nozko Family Business Leadership Award.


Offering farm fresh fruits and vegetables, Buell’s is a lovely ride along country roads currently adorned with colorful New England foliage in the northeastern part of the state known as Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner”. A  very nice place to visit.



Buell’s 108 Crystal Pond Road Eastford, CT 06242 860-974-1150  http://www.buellsorchard.com