The Lupines are Coming

The beginning of June brings lupines throughout the hills of New Hampshire’s North Country. The ethereal and ephemeral flower inspires many. The town of Sugar Hill celebrates the flower’s arrival each spring with the annual Celebration of Lupines. Now in its 24th year, the festival continues this June.

June 3-4: Open Air Market

The festival begins June 3-4 with the Open Air Market on Sugar Hill Road. The market spans the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Historical Museum, and Caroline Crapo Building. Vendors and artisans line the main street of New Hampshire’s youngest town. Along with the artisan booths, you’ll find live music performances, story telling, and other entertainment throughout the weekend. More details about the market including a full list of vendors and events is available here from Harman’s Cheese.

Ongoing Events

Throughout the month of June you can stroll or roll through fields of lupines at the Sugar Hill Sampler. The museum and gift shop offers horse drawn carriage rides through the lupines or feel free to walk through the fields and delight in quotes and poems lining the trail.

Celebrating Lupines Gladly Photography Contest

The Franconia Notch Chamber of Commerce hosts a photo contest during the month of June for amateur photographers. Submissions should include a person or animal enjoying the lupine festival holding a special placard created for the contest, along with lupines of course! You can download placards on the Chamber of Commerce website or pick them up at Harman’s Cheese, Polly’s Pancake Parlor, or the Sugar Hill Sampler. For full details of the contest visit the Chamber website.

Visit the Lupine Celebration’s Facebook page to stay up to date on the events and happenings throughout the month and be inspired by pictures of the lupines. Be sure to visit this June to see the lupines and delight in the culture and festivities throughout the month!

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