Celebration of Lupines
June 1 - 30, 2014
The Franconia Notch
Regional Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 780
Franconia, NH 03580
Free Lupine Celebration Booklets will be available in May
On-line and at the Welcome Center
Franconia Notch Regional Chamber of Commerce
next to the Franconia Town Hall on Route 18
Your 2014 Free Lupine Celebration Booklet includes:
A Map of the area, Event Schedule, Coupons from local Businesses
In 2013, to Celebrate our 20th Lupine Festival; we printed an anniversary Cookbook with 20 years of Recipes from all of our Lupine Festival Tourbooks. Copies of this wonderful cookbook are still available from Harman's Cheese & Country Store, Polly's Pancake Parlor, the Sugar Hill Sampler, and from the Franconia Notch Regional Chamber of Commerce.
2014 Lupine Celebration Events
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
Open with a new display on 'Readin, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic
Megan Brown (MegaBug Photography) will be organizing the Annual Photo Contest.
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
FRANCONIA NOTCH GUEST HOUSE
This delightful B&B will hold Tea & Cookie Tour on Weekends~ June 7-8; 14-15; 21-22; 28-29
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.
When are the lupine going to be in FULL bloom?
That question is asked often every year and we try to answer it as best we can. We take daily photos of the lupine in our area to keep you all up to date with Today's Lupine Photo. If you look in the left margin of this page, you can also check photos and dates of blooming from previous years. You can also be up-to-date by checking the Fields of Lupine Festival Facebook
Visit Harman's Cheese & Country Store
We hope you have plans to visit Harman's during the Festival. We always have the Sample Table set out for you, stop in for a bite of our delicious cheese and take the time to sample some of the other products we offer. plan to take some time to visit our area and explore our back roads (many adorned with Lupines), Click HERE for more information on some of our Sugar Hill neighbors including lodging options.
Go to the Franconia Notch Chamber website for more information on the Annual Fields of Lupine Festival.
Directions to Harman's