Many hundreds of Greater New Milford-area residents and their guests shared a rustic destination Oct. 13.

The throng flocked to Sullivan Farm along Park Lane (Route 202) in New Milford to enjoy the farm's annual fall festival and harvest expo.

Attractions featured hayrides featuring stories about the farm's 150-year history, activities with "Tractor Mac" author Billy Steers, a pumpkin cannon, farm animal exhibits, antique tractor displays, bluebird house building, face painting with the Village Center for the Arts, children's games and crafts, a working blacksmith booth, sugarhouse tours with samples of maple syrup, and samples of culinary demonstrations.

Nitrate-free hotdogs, local, grass-fed beef hamburgers and cheeseburgers, soups with local produce and locally made desserts were on the menu for those who built up an appetite.

The harvest expo tent showcased area farms and artisan food makers with samples.

For more information about Sullivan Farm, call 860-354-4600 or visit www.sullivanfarmnm.org.

Photography by Trish Haldin