The 19th annual Fields of Lupine Festival kicks off June 1, enticing festival and lupine flower lovers from all over New England to the Sugar Hill and Franconia Notch areas to enjoy, celebrate and participate in all the activities over the three weekends and throughout 17 days of events at several participating businesses throughout the communities and villages of the region. Each year the Festival provides a schedule of events to complement the fields and back roads of blooming lupine.
The Festival features favorite traditional events from past years mixed in with some exciting new events. The key to everyone’s enjoyment of the festival, events, local and area hospitality venues lies within the 50+ pages of the Annual Lupine Festival Tour Book that is filled with a local map & area of scenic routes, festival information, museums & historical locations, complete festival schedule, participant information, over $100 of discounts at local businesses & event tickets, history, facts & stories, photo contest application, and 20 delicious & interesting recipes. Books can be purchased for $5 at Franconia Notch and Lincoln-Woodstock Chamber Welcome centers and online at websites HarmansCheese.com and FranconiaNotch.org. All sales of Lupine Tour Books supports the 2012 festival and future ones.
The first weekend of the festival includes the traditional 32nd Annual Wildflower Festival held at the Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, lending itself to the early weekend filled with activities at the historic estate highlighted by a wild edible luncheon.
Popular events returning for everyone’s enjoyment are horse drawn wagon rides thru Lupine fields at the Sugar Hill Sampler on Sunset Road, the Annual Lupine Festival Art Show & Sale, many of the area’s most popular musical groups and talent in the North Country of New Hampshire and Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.