Celebration of Lupines
The Franconia Notch Regional Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 780
Franconia, NH 03580
Lupine Celebration Information will be available from
the Welcome Center next to the Franconia Town Hall on Route 18
Click here for Link to PDF Map of our Lupine Blooming Area
Sugar Hill Sampler, Sunset Hill Road
Self-Guided Poetry Walk in the Lupine Field, please park at the Sampler.
Weekends June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 (weather permitting), Horse Drawn Wagon Rides through the Lupine Field, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Franconia Heritage Museum, 552 Main Street (Route 18)
Open Saturdays, 1-4 pm. Exhibits: The Grange: A Voice for the Farmers and a Photo Exhibit of Restoring the Dow Clock
Tuesday, June 14, 7 pm: Steve Taylor presents: NH's Grange Movement: Its Rise, Triumphs and Decline Refreshments will follow this presentation.
Sugar Hill Historical Museum, 1402 Route 117
Open Fridays & Saturdays, 11 am-3 pm. Exhibits: Clothesline: Vintage Textiles and Dinner Table Accessories
Open 10 am - 4 pm, June 11-12 during Sugar Hill Lupine Celebration with a Yard Sale at the little brown house next to Museum to benefit the Museum
Coming Events. Sept. 24: Appraisals Day, Oct 1: Autumn Auction
Annual Swing 'n Sweets Concert
Due to scheduling conflicts, this annual Big Band concert will not be held this year. If you wish to hear the Swing North Big Band play at another location, check out their schedule on their website (also includes their other bands) www.St.JJazz
June 11-12: Annual Lupine Celebration Open Air Market
Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Carolina Crapo Building, Sugar Hill Historical Museum.
Plenty of parking in the field behind the Meetinghouse (easy path from field to Meetinghouse). Handicapped parking available in the lot at the Crapo Building and on the Meetinghouse grounds. Separate parking area for motorcycles (on pavement) to the right of the Crapo building.
* Over 65 vendors and booth displays featuring local crafters, artisans, non-profit organizations, small businesses, local White Mountain attractions and much more. Click here for complete list.
* Luncheon available from local vendors
Strawberry Shortcake, Pretzels, Nachos,
from Mt. View Kettle Corn
Coneheads Ice Cream
* Artisan demonstrations will be on-going during the weekend: Basket Weaving, Wabanaki Beadwork, Fork Art, Thrown Pottery, Woodworking
*New England: Myth or Reality presented by Edie Clark, NH Author and Yankee Editor.
Saturday, 1 pm at the Meetinghouse.
For over 200 years, Art & Literature have blurred the line between myth and reality. Do you know which is which?
Sponsored by the Elaine Burpee Memorial fund of The Sugar Hill Library
* Free Concert with the Uncommon Folk - Sunday, 1 pm
Folk and Bluegrass Music with a little bit of this and that including a few tall tales and some bits might be true! Ask about Ethel and why she wears a hat!
Sponsored by: Mascoma Savings Bank
Market Sponsors - Please Thank Them!
Mascoma Savings Bank
Town of Sugar Hill
The Woodsville Guranty Bank
Fortin Home Watch Plus, Lyman
The Ledges on Sugar Hill
Bretton Woods - Omni Mt. Washington Resort
Polly's Pancake Parlor
Harman's Cheese & Country Store
Artisan Demonstrations All Day, all locations
10 am, C: Eric Pinder, White Mt. Author of Adult & Children's Books
An author that loves giraffes but writes about bears . . . or about his 7 years living atop Mt. Washington. This session will be repeated at 3 pm at the Meetinghouse.
10 am: M: Charles Barry, Retired Game Warden and Author. An accomplished story-teller sharing 30 years of catching poachers, mountain rescues, wildlife encounters and being in the White Mts.
10:30 am, C: Making Mozzarella Cheese with Kathy Jablonski
Kathy Jablonski, M.Ed., began learning to "make things from scratch" from family and friends while growing up in New York State. She has demonstrated food preparation skills throughout her lifetime as a 4-H member, Extension Home Economist, consumer and family sciences teacher, Scout leader, Extension 4-H Field Specialist, a mom and a grandmom. She has been a content contributor to numerous Extension publications including co-authoring University of Maine Extension's "Homemade Mixes." She lives in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. This session will have samples to taste! This session will be repeated at 3 pm.
11 am, M: Native American Flute Workshop
Mary Sturtevant M. Ed., owner of PATH OF HARMONY in Sugar Hill, NH, is a certified instructor of Reiki, Qigong, and Taiji. In recent years, her energies have been drawn by the Native American Flute and this beautiful instrument has become a source of healing, creativity, meditation, and relaxation. It is a joy to share this instrument with other like-minded beings on the journey.
11 am, C: Mystery Novelist, Marilinne Cooper
Marilinne loves to escape through books and she has written a series you just can't put down. You will follow investigative journalist, Tyler McKenzie, through mysteries in rural Vermont with rich New England characters but then find him as a beach-bum in the Caribbean.
11:30 am, C: Baking & Cooking with Whey - Kathy Jablonski
Noon, C: Poet and Author, Jeffrey Zygmont
White Mountain Poetry: the artistic innovation and the creative process
Noon, M: Piano Favorites with Joseph Hansalik
Sit down at one of the tables for lunch and enjoy Joseph's talent on the grand piano.
1 pm, M: New England, Myth or Reality with Edie Clark
The six states known as New England have been romanticized in art and literature for more than 200 years, creating a reality that is touched by myth. How has this myth-making affected the region? This presentation by Edie Clark, a longtime writer for Yankee magazine, will focus on the works of Robert Frost, Norman Rockwell, Wallace Nutting, and more recently, Yankee magazine. These and others have created such an impression of distinct reality, even the current inhabitants of the region have a hard time knowing whether what they see all around them is real or imagined. This event is sponsored by The Sugar Hill Library Elaine Burpee Memorial Fund.
2:30 pm, M: Photography workshop with George Mitchell
3 pm, C: Making Cheese with Kathy Jablonski
3 pm, M: Eric Pinder, White Mt Author of Adult and Children's books.
An author that loves giraffes but writes about bears . . . or about his 7 years living atop Mt. Washington.
Sunday's Free Concert, 1 pm at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse
Uncommon Folk: Folk & Bluegrass music mixed with a bit of story-telling.
Sponsored by: Mascoma Savings Bank
Visit the Market page for information on Vendors or for an application if you would like to participate.
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.