Lupine Festival Events
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JUNE 1, 2019- Bancroft House Cornhole Tournament!- 10AM-5PM WHERE: The Toad Hill Farm – 260 Fobes, Rd, Franconia, NH INFO: Student Team: $40 Non-Student Team: $60 Entry limited to the first 64 Teams Double Elimination ♦ Cash Prizes to top 3 Teams ($250, $150 & $100) Games ♦ Raffles ♦ Great Food, Beer available for purchase! No Coolers allowed! All Family, Friends and Cheerleaders welcome! Please bring your own lawn chair! Email Earl Duval at for more information
JUNE 1, 2019- Wildflower and History Walk- 9AM-11:30PM WHERE: The Rocks Estate – 4 Christmas Lane, Bethlehem, NH 03574 INFO: The guided tour at The Rocks will take place on the Historic Mile Path, an area normally off-limits to visitors. Led by Rocks Director and Farmer Nigel Manley and wildflower enthusiast Ginny Jeffryes, the tour will include discussion of the property’s storied history, the array of plants growing there, and the forestry work done as part of the property’s long-range forest management plan.Manley recommends reserving a spot for the morning tour. The tour allows only 15 people, and they generally fill quickly. The walk will begin from the parking lot behind the barn at The Rocks. For more information, program times and to reserve a place on the tour, please visit www.therocks.org, e-mail , or call 603-444-6228.
JUNE 8 2019- Pollyanna Day! 11AM WHERE: Main St. Littleton INFO: Saturday, June 8, , 2019 Day-long celebrations and events along Main Street, Official celebration at 11:00 AM, Annual Signature Award, Official wave and group photos, historic program book, Be Glad, eat Cake- fudge and lemonade! (a free event)
JUNE 8 & 9th 2019- Lupine Festival Market 10AM-4PM WHERE: Sugar Hill Meetinghouse and Carolina Crapo Building in Sugar Hill. A fun weekend with artisans and crafters in Sugar Hill.
JUNE 8, 2019- Piano Music with Joseph Hansalik- 10AM-11:00PM WHERE: Sugar Hill Meetinghouse @ Lupine Festival Market- Free Event Our favorite pianist, Joseph Hansalik, will play classical, popular and an occasional original piece to entertain us during the Lupine Festival. At 10 am on Saturday, start the weekend off with a cup of coffee and baked good from the Willing Workers and then sit down to enjoy Joseph as he plays the grand piano in the Meetinghouse.
JUNE 8, 2019- Local Pollinators 11AM-12:30PM WHERE: Sugar Hill Meetinghouse @ Lupine Festival Market- Free Event at Sugar Hill Meetinghouse presented by Ruth Droescher. Local Pollinators - more info coming soon. Sponsored by the Sugar Hill Improvement Association.
JUNE 8, 2019- Cooks Corner: Making Appetizers with Ruth's Mustards- 11AM-12:00PM WHERE: Carolina Crapo Building @ Lupine Festival Market- Join Ed & Laurel Smith of Lupine Festival Market Vendor Ruth's Mustard as they make delicious appetizers for you to taste!
JUNE 8, 2019- Piano Music with Joseph Hansalik- 12PM-1:00PM WHERE: Carolina Crapo Building @ Lupine Festival Market- Free Event Our favorite pianist, Joseph Hansalik, will play classical, popular and an occasional original piece to entertain us during the Lupine Festival. At Noon on Saturday, pick up a pizza from Farm to Fire and go downstairs in the Crapo Building to enjoy more of Joseph's musical talent.
JUNE 8, 2019- Free Workshop: Floral Photography-12:30PM-2PM WHERE: Sugar Hill Library @ Lupine Festival Market- Meg Brown, Megabug Photography, will offer a free workshop on photographing flowers. This program is sponsored by the Sugar Hill Improvement Association
JUNE 8, 2019- Cooks Corner: Healthy Bites on a Budget- 1PM-2:30PM WHERE: Carolina Crapo Building @ Lupine Festival Market- Free Event- Come engage in a discussion, cooking demo, and food sampling of 3 dishes that prove you don’t have to shell out big bucks to make a big impact on your health and biology. Be prepared to see cabbage, beets and legumes in a whole new light. Learn how keeping these go-to cheap choices in your diet can save you money and fend off chronic disease at the same time. Flavor and nutrition can coexist without spending wads of dough at restaurants or on high-end food products.
JUNE 8, 2019- Cruising New Hampshire History: NH's Historical Markers 12:30PM WHERE: Sugar Hill Meetinghouse @ Lupine Festival Market INFO: Cruising NH History: A Guide to New Hampshire’s Wayside Historical Markers
Meet the Author, Michael Bruno New Hampshire history is uniquely on display along the highways of the Granite State on roadside historical markers that commemorate events and individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is. Stop by to listen to our neighbor from Bethlehem share about his journey through New Hampshire. This is a free event.
JUNE 8, 2019 Abby Hutchinson's Sweet Freedom Songs 2PM-3:30PM WHERE: Sugar Hill Meetinghouse @ Lupine Festival Market INFO: Free Event at the Sugar Hill Lupine Festival: Deborah Anne Goss appears as Abby Hutchinson Patton, recalling mid-19th-century U.S. and New Hampshire history. In the 1840s and 1850s the Hutchinson Family Singers strongly influenced the opinions of the era with their popular songs promoting healthy living and social justice-most prominently the abolition of slavery and promotion of women's rights. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Grant, Elaine Burpee Fund, Polly's Pancake Parlor and Gale River Motel
JUNE 9, 2019 Mt Washington's History and Mystique 10:30AM- 2PM WHERE: Sugar Hill Meetinghouse @ Lupine Festival Market INFO: Sponsored by the Sugar Hill Improvement Association, this free program is presented by journalist and author, Dan Szczesny, who spent a year exploring the history & mystique of Mt. Washington to write is 2018 book: The White Mountain. Mount Washington is more than just a 6,288-foot rock pile; the mountain is the cultural soul of climbers, hikers, and tourists from around the world looking to test their mettle against some of the most extreme conditions in return for a chance to be inspired by some of the most intense natural beauty. From being on the team of a ninety-seven-year-old marathon runner to dressing as Walt Whitman and reading poetry up the mountain to spending a week in winter cooking for the scientists at the observatory, the mountain became Szczesny’s muse. In The White Mountain, Szczesny turns a veteran journalist’s eye toward exploring Mount Washington’s place in the collective consciousness of the country and how this rugged landscape has reflected back a timeless history of our obsession and passion for exploration and discovery. After the program, Dan will be available to sign books. www.danszczesny.com.
JUNE 9, 2019- Northern NH History through Family Stories- 11AM-12:30PM WHERE: At Sarah Glines Booth (unless its raining, then inside the Carolina Crapo Building) @ Lupine Festival Market- Sara creates folk art figurines of her family, capturing a Moment in Time. During her program, she'll share some of the stories behind the figurines: grandmother’s promise to her mother about dating, secrets to white laundry, feeding lambs, fishing, hiking, running hotels, working in the mills. Visit Sara's website for more information on her folk art and the stories: http://www.ravinehousestore.com/
JUNE 9, 2019 Concert with Uncommon Folk 12PM-2PM WHERE: Sugar Hill Meetinghouse @ Lupine Festival Market INFO: Folk music with a bit of Bluegrass, a smidgen of Country, and plenty of fiddle along with a myriad of other instruments. All intertwined with joy and laughter. Samantha Amey's soprano vocals and with Guitar, Big Bass Fiddle and Hammer Dulcimer. Paul Amey's baritone & tenor vocals and with Fiddle, Mandolin and Guitar. Tom Bishop's baritone vocals with his Old-time Banjo, Big Bass Fiddle and Harmonica. This concert is possible thanks to the sponsors of the Sugar Hill Lupine Festival Weekend.
JUNE 9, 2019- Piano Music with Joseph Hansalik- 12:30PM-1:30PM WHERE: Carolina Crapo Building @ Lupine Festival Market- Free Event- On Sunday, at 12:30 pm; step inside the Carolina Crapo Memorial Building to enjoy Joseph's music. Joseph plays a variety from classical to popular music and occasionally tosses in a original piece. .
JUNE 9, 2019- Book Release - The Flume Gorge at Franconia Notch - 1:30PM- 3PM WHERE: Sugar Hill Library @ Lupine Festival Market- Free Event- Join historian Michael J. Maddigan as he shares photos, history and stories from his newly released book (May 27, 2019) about our own Flume Gorge, a treasure of the White Mountains.
JUNE 9, 2019- Concert with Pine Hill Singers- 4PM-6PM WHERE: Sugar Hill Meetinghouse @ Lupine Festival Market- Admission by Donation- To cap off our fun filled weekend the Pine Hill Singers are going to put on a show for us! "Let the River Run!" will feature a wide variety of music genres with water as their theme and showcase the water's elemental and symbolic presence in our lives. This 24 voice women's group is directed by Judy Abbott. Come wade through the water with Pine Hill Singers!
JUNE 15, 2019- Qigong for your Health 10AM-11:30AM WHERE: Carolina Crapo Building in Sugar Hill. INFO: Qigong for your Health- workshop to be held in the Crapo Building on June 15th, 10am-11:30am. A donation of 10 dollars would be welcomed and appreciated. This workshop is accessible to everyone and the movement can be done sitting in a chair. Any questions, please contact Mary Sturtevant at Path of Harmony--phone 603-823-8780
JUNE 15, 2019- Artisans on the Lawn 9AM WHERE: Polly's Pancake Parlor & Harman's Cheese INFO: Polly's and Harman's will host local Artists and Artisans outside both of the stores, visit with and shop with these local creators! (Weather Permitting)
JUNE 22, 2019- Crag Days With North Country Climbing Center- WHERE: Locations will vary but will include amazing local crags such as Echo and Rumney! Try out the transition from gym to crag with the experts! Join N3C outside for an awesome outdoor experience at an unbeatable price. Climbers who want to gain outdoor experience under the leadership of an experienced AMGA certified instructor. We will provide an introduction to outdoor climbing and will set up top ropes on a range of climbs that are appropriate difficulties for the participants in the group. For more information: Just call 603.838.5300 or email email@example.com! or visit: http://northcountryclimbing.com/guiding/crag-days/