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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, th 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, inks, 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.
To enhance your visit to this tune honored celebration, download the Fields of Lupine Booklet HERE. The booklet contains
Map of the Area with suggested scenic tours, the Calendar of Events and Discount Coupons for specials & shopping from many members and sponsors of the 2015 Annual Celebration of Lupines.
2015 Lupine Celebration 
Photo Contest
Harman's Cheese & Country Store has organized a unique Lupine Celebration Photo Contest. There is much to do in Sugar Hill, surrounding villages and towns, while the Annual Celebration of Lupines continues throughout June. Thanks to the success of GM Fotography workshops at the annual Open Air Market days, two photo contest opportunities will be offered for attendees and visitors throughout the month long celebration.
  
Contest #1 - A Photo that Captures a "Moment" of the Lupine Celebration.
Contest #2 - For Market Photography Workshop Attendees Only.


This photo contest is all about celebrating while you're here and capturing the moment, or memory!

Sign form and mail to: Harman's Cheese, PO Box 624 Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Or sign and scan the form and email, with photos to: 
 
 
                                                             
2015 Schedule of Events 

Annual Open Air Market sponsored by Harman's Cheese & Country Store
Live Free and Eat Pie    
June 6-7, 10 am to 4 pm
Sugar Hill Carolina Crapo Building
     The Sugar Hill Meetinghouse
Plenty of Parking in the field behind the Meetinghouse
Handicapped Parking Available on the Grounds

* This event includes over 65 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 Willing Workers, a Sugar Hill non-profit organization.
* Artisan demonstrations will be on-going during the weekend   
Tales of NH Character and Characters with Rebecca Rule, NH Humorist/Author/Story Teller on Saturday, 1 pm at the Meetinghouse.
* Free Sunday afternoon Concert with the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra sponsored by Gale River Motel of Franconia
* Free Workshops and Seminars will be scheduled each day in History, Photography, and other programs of Local Interest. 
All Events take place rain or shine.
 
    
Artisan Demonstrations
 NH-Made Members, Local Businesses, New Hampshire Attractions and Non-profit Organizations

 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:  Photography Workshop  with George Mitchell of GM Fotography
12:30 am:  Piano Concert  with Joseph Hansalik 
  1:00 pm:  Concert with The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra
 

     
Other Sugar Hill Weekend Events
10:00 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 & Country Store
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 - Local Artist Workshop at The Inn at Sunset Hill  
Ammonoosuc Community Trust hosts a workshop with local artist, Lynn Bart at The Inn at Sunset Hill.  We will paint the mountain landscapes; bring your supplies (no oils) or use a free starter kit. A workshop for all ages. Space limited; Contact Lianna Lee by June 3. 603-823-7777 or e–mail outreach@conservationtrust.com.
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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