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22nd Annual Celebration of Lupines 
(Formerly known as The Fields of Lupine Festival) 

Paying homage to the annual blossoming of this captivating wildflower, the Fields of Lupine Festival is a time honored regional event. The brilliant spikes of the lupine flower carpet local fields and pastures in a rolling sea of vibrant purples, pinks, blues and whites. The long-lasting blossoms attract equally dazzling butterflies and create a breathtaking floral display against the majestic backdrop of the Franconia, Presidential, and Kinsman Mountain ranges.  Every visitor is guaranteed abundant photo and recreational opportunities in the Northeast's most spectacular mountain region. Our local greenhouses and businesses will be offering lupine plants and seeds so you to start your own field of lupine.

2015 Schedule of Events 

Sugar Hill Lupine Celebration
June 6-7, 10 am – 4 pm
Rain or Shine
Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Carolina Crapo Memorial Building
 Sugar Hill Historical Museum, Harman’s Cheese & Country Store
Inn at Sunset Hill, Sugar Hill Sampler

Over 65 Participants – Something for Everyone
Alpaca Fiber Products, Adirondack Furniture, Bat Houses, Birdhouses, Candles, Candle Kits  Doll Clothes, Folk Art, Glass Art, Gluten Free Food Products, Gourmet Chocolates Handmade Soaps, Homemade Pickles & Relishes, Knitted Baby Sweaters, Jams & Jellies Jewelry, Maple Syrup, Metal Lawn Ornaments, Needle Crafts, Olive Oil Products Photographic Prints, Pottery, Quilted Items, Rustic Furniture, Skinny Towels, Tick-Off
Wind Chimes, Wood Carvings, Wood Turned Items, 603 T-Shirts, and MORE!

Artisan Demonstrations, NH-Made Members, Local Businesses, New Hampshire Attractions and Non-profit Organizations

Lunch Available: Mac ‘n Cheese and Lunch by the Willing Workers of Sugar Hill, Ski Hearth Farm Salads
MacDaddy’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ, Coneheads Ice Cream, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Mountain View Kettle Corn

Saturday Events at the Market – All Events are Free
10:30 am:  Photography Workshop  with George Mitchell of GM Fotography  
11:00 am:  Pole Fishin’and Feeding Lambs – NH History  with Sara Glines
11:30 am:  Behind Badge 32,
                 True Stories of a NH Conservation Officer  with Charles E. Barry
12:30 pm:  Keyboard Concert with Joseph Hansalik 
 1:00  pm:  NH Character and NH Characters
                 with Rebecca Rule, author and storyteller 
 2:00  pm:  Photography Workshop with George Mitchell of GM Fotography
 3:00  pm:  NH Wildlife with Nigel Manley of The Rocks Estate

Sunday Events at the Market – All Events are Free
11:00 am:  Pole Fishin’and Feeding Lambs – NH History  with Sara Glines
11:30 am:  Piano Concert  with Joseph Hansalik             
11:30 am:  Photography Workshop  with George Mitchell of GM Fotography 
  1:00 pm:  Concert with The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra

Other Sugar Hill Weekend Events
10:oo am – 4:00 pm:  Sugar Hill Historical Museum:
                               Photographic Exhibit (1835-1930), Pressed Glass
10:30 am – 3:30 pm:  Horse-drawn Wagon Rides at The Sugar Hill Sampler 
  2:30 pm - Free Inn Tour with light refreshments at The Inn at Sunset Hill

The Sugar Hill Lupine Celebration is made possible by the generosity of our Sponsors:
Gale River Motel
Elaine’s Sugar Hill Home Fund
Anonymous Donor
Woodsville Guaranty Bank
Town of Sugar Hill
Harman’s Cheese
GM Fotography
The Rocks Estate
Outdoor Services by Mike Warren
The Inn at Sunset Hill
Dale’s Auto Body
Polly’s Pancake Parlor
The Market Vendors
More Market Information
HarmansCheese.com/market or Call 603-823-8000

More Lupine Celebrations

June 5 - Ammonoosuc Community Trust will be hosting a Plein Air workshop 
             Local artist Lynn Bart will conduct a Plein Air workshop out in the lupine fields. Starter kits will be provided for free. 
ACT has a conservation easement on a section of the lupine fields that is near Polly's Restaurant, and hopes to hold the workshop in that area.  
There will be a Bug Walk for kids, walking through the field with bug nets and collection boxes to see what's living out in the lupine fields. 
Bug spray and bug boxes will be provided by ACT.

June 13-14 -  Museum Open House Weekend
                    Museums include the New England Ski Museum at Exit 34C, 9 Franconia Notch, The Frost Place, 158
Ridge Road, Rte. 116, Franconia, 
Franconia Heritage Museum, 553 Main St. Franconia, Sugar Hill Historical Museum, Rte. 117, Sugar Hill.
June 16 - Swing & Sweets at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse
               7:30 pm featuring a delightful evening of music for dancing and enjoyment by the Swing North Big Band with delicious sweets provided by the best of local chefs from the best restaurants and Inns in the area. $10 pp, $18 couple

June 20 -  Franconia’s Longest Day Celebration
                Celebrating 16 hours of Daylight a
t Sunset – Dinner and Dance at Dow Park in Franconia with the Jim Ciampi Band

 Lupine Celebration Information:  
Franconia Notch Regional Chamber of Commerce, 603-823-5661

The 20th Anniversary cookbook is available at Harman's Cheese and Country Store in Sugar Hill, at the Franconia Notch Regional Chamber of Commerce information booth at 421 Main Street, Franconia.  The book is a collection of recipes and memories from the 20 years of  Lupine Festival recipes published in the annual Fields of Lupine Tour Guide Books over the years.


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