|22nd Annual Celebration of Lupines
(Formerly known as The Fields of Lupine Festival)
2015 Lupine Celebration Events are being Planned
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.
2015 Schedule of Events
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 on Saturdays & Sundays weather permitting.
HARMAN’S CHEESE & COUNTRY STORE
With other businesses, is sponsoring the Annual Open Air Market June 6-7, 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 Sugar Hill non-profit organization, the Willing Workers.
* Artisan demonstrations will be on-going
* Free afternoon Concert is being planned, sponsored by Gale River Motel
* 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.
SWING & SWEETS"
Tuesday, June 9th 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 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.