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21th Annual Celebration of Lupines 
(Formerly known as The Fields of Lupine Festival) 

June 1 through 30, 2014  
 
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.

The communities of Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Bretton Woods, Littleton, Lisbon, Lincoln, North Woodstock, Whitefield and beyond,  join together to showcase this colorful pageant. Complementing the natural beauty of the floral show, the Fields of Lupine Festival offers special events within the festival.  Retailers and restaurants will be offering, promotions, discounts, entertainment, and refreshments, as will museum and historic inn tours, an open-air market on Main Street Sugar Hill, and other locations throughout our Franconia Notch Region and North Country.    

2014 Schedule of Events 
Events scheduled for the 21th Fields of Lupine Festival will be listed here as soon as scheduled.  Visit this page often in early spring for a listing of events and participating businesses throughout the North Country who will be celebrating this iconic spring event for the 21th year!  Traditional and 
exciting features, special events, sales at many businesses, museums and attractions such as the Sugar Hill Historical Museum, New England Ski Museum, Franconia Heritage Museum, Iron Mine Furnace, Robert Frost Home, and the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway will be packed into the entire month of June to match the prolific Lupine constant blooms that fill the fields, by-ways, backyards and walkways throughout.

Events Scheduled to date include:
  

SUGAR HILL SAMPLER
Free Lupine Poetry Walk through the Fields of Lupines the entire month at the Sampler, Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill. There will be Wagon Rides through the fields Saturdays & Sundays June 7-8; 14-15;
21-22. weather permitting.

 

HARMAN’S CHEESE & COUNTRY STORE
Glad sponsors of the Annual Open Air Market to be held June 7-8, 10 am to 4 pm
* This event includes over 50 vendors and booth displays featuring local crafters, artisans, non-profit organizations, small businesses and much more. 
* Luncheon will be available from local vendors and the non-profit Ladies Willing Workers organization of Sugar Hill.
* Artisan demonstrations will be on-going   
* Free concert will be held each afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. 
* Free Workshops and Seminars will be scheduled each day in History, Photography, and other programs of Local Interest.

All events, demonstrations, vendors, workshops and concerts will take place outside and inside the Carolina Crapo Building and Sugar Hill Meetinghouse - rain or shine - on picturesque Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill. 

The schedule of workshops, seminars, concert, and vendor list will be updated as information is available; by April 15th the schedule of daily events should be complete.  Also visit this website page for more information on this event.

FRANCONIA HERITAGE MUSEUM
A Flea Market will be held on the Museum lawn on Saturday, June 14th. The Museum will be open for viewing of this year’s themed display- A History of Rural Schools in the Franconia Region.

 

MEGABUG PHOTOGRAPHY
Megan Brown (MegaBug Photography) will be organizing the Annual Photo Contest

 

COLDWELL BANKER LINWOOD REAL ESTATE
Coldwell Banker Linwood Real Estate will sponsor A Parade of Homes in Franconia, Sugar Hill & Easton. Local, private residents have volunteered their homes and graciously invite you to enjoy a casual stroll in a self guided tour through some of the area’s most unique and interesting real estate. Register in advance or on the day of the event at any of the four Coldwell Banker Linwood Real Estate Offices

Event Headquarters: 209 Main Street., Franconia, NH – 603.823.8895
Littleton Office: 222 Main Street, Littleton, NH 603.444.6737

Weare Office: 66 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 603.529.4334

Corporate Office: 159 Main Street, Lincoln, NH 603.745.3400

Dates and time will be announced as well as the beneficiary of the ticket donations.
Full Access Ticket Price: Donations Only
 

MUSEUM TOURS at THE FROST PLACE
Dates and times to be announced

FRANCONIA NOTCH GUEST HOUSE

This delightful B&B will hold Tea & Cookie Tour on Weekends~ June 7-8; 14-15; 21-22; 28-29

The Rocks Estate Annual Wildflower Festival, June 7/8
Details to follow~

SWING & SWEETS" 
Tuesday, June 10th  7:30 - 9 pm
"A Taste of Desserts & Dance featuring Swing North Big Band* and delightfully delicious desserts offered up by the best chefs in the Franconia Notch Region!  Sweet desserts and sweet music to the delight of generations; the stars do come out in Sugar Hill at the Meetinghouse on Route 117.  Come to dance or enjoy the music, and vote for the dessert you think deserves the "Lupine Mirror Ball Trophy!  Admission fee at the door- $10 per person - $18 per couple. *Swing North Big Band will perform an "Open Rehearsal" Concert.
 
The 20th Anniversary cookbook is available at Harman's Cheese and Country Store in Sugar Hill, at the Franconia Notch Regional Chamber of Commerce office, and online here.  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. 




 


ski cannon callout

Ski Bretton Woods

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Lupine Celebration

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Franconia Notch Region Chamber