Sugar Hill’s Autumn Celebration
September 30 – October 1
The October Autumn Celebration is an open-air market of 50+ vendors, featuring music, artisan demonstrations, history and more! You will find delightful handmade items along with local businesses with their products. This is a great time to start your holiday shopping, as you will find a variety of great gift items, including food, household items, wear-ables, artwork, and more.
Each year, vendors gather at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, the Carolina Crapo Memorial Building, and the Sugar Hill Museum. There is plenty of parking in the field behind the meetinghouse and plenty of handicapped parking.
11 am, Saturday, Steve Taylor presents:
New Hampshire’s One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality
Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of New Hampshire a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for generations of children. Revered in literature and lore, they actually were beset with problems, some of which are little changed today. The greatest issue was financing the local school and the vast differences between taxing districts in ability to support education. Other concerns included teacher preparation and quality, curriculum, discipline, student achievement and community involvement in the educational process. Steve Taylor explores the lasting legacies of the one-room school and how they echo today
Steve Taylor is an independent scholar, farmer, journalist, and longtime public official. With his sons, Taylor operates a dairy, maple syrup, and cheese making enterprise in Meriden Village. He has been a newspaper reporter and editor, and served for 25 years as New Hampshire’s commissioner of agriculture. Taylor was the founding executive director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is a lifelong student of the state’s rural culture. This program is brought to you by the Sugar Hill Library Elaine Burpee Memorial Fund.
1 pm, Sunday. Free Concert with Maple Leaf Seven
Traditional jazz and swing band performing throughout the NorthEast for concerts, dances, Mardi Gras events, weddings, OktoberFest and worship. Founded in 1977 with CD’s available. Trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, bass and drums with vocalist. Traditional jazz inspired by Louis Armstrong and New Orleans style; classic swing in the Ellington small-band style
At the Lupine Celebration, we have over 90 vendors and participants at the market, many of them will be returning. Click here to learn more about the market and who is coming. White Mountain Gourmet Coffee will be a cornerstone of the Autumn Celebration. Last year, your donations raised over $500 for local food pantries.