Lupine Festival Tour Book
17th Annual Fields
of Lupine Festival
starts June 4th.
The Festival Tour Books
are now available to help you plan your time at the
Pick one up at the
Franconia Notch Chamber of Commerce, at local participating
businesses, or order one on-line from
www.franconianotch.org. The Books are $5.00 each (add
$2.00 for shipping).
The Tour Book is packed
full of great information and a local map.
The obvious reason to buy the
Tour Book is for the calendar of events, 17 pages of events.
The book will help you
plan where you want to be.
Unfortunately since you
can’t be in two places at once there are times when you will
need to make a choice as to where you want to be. We think
that this year’s Festival has a little bit of something for
An Apron exhibit to a
Whiskey tasting; Art Shows to Wool-Spinning demonstrations;
and so much more.
Our local Inns and
Businesses have some great history and stories.
Resort was a direct result of Baron von Pantz fleeing
the Nazis and Sylvanus D. Morgan not only built the
Hilltop Inn but
built the famous
Summit House on Mt. Washington.
These are just two of
the businesses waiting to greet you and to share their
stories with you during the Lupine Festival.
The Lupine Festival continues
to fill the hills with music as we have 10 different
concerts to enjoy.
Do you like Swing, Folk,
Rock, Irish, Dixieland, Mezzo-Soprano arias, or maybe you’d
like to boogie with the
Pine Hill Singers
when they sing their tribute to songs of
War & Peace?
If you want to try out
your dance steps, we have a night of
Swing ’n Sweets
with the Swing North
Big Band and to replenish those calories you burn off
dancing, the local Inns are going to provide you with some
of their choicest desserts!
The theme of food continues as
the Tour Book has delicious recipes to try from heirloom
recipes like the
Cucumber & Fiddlehead Salad contributed by
The Rocks Estate
to the famous
Maple Hurricane Sauce from
Parlor or a New England favorite,
Chowdah contributed by the band,
Maple Leaf Seven.
There are 16 recipes
included in the Festival Tour Book, even
Pupcakes for your canine friends.
Notch Vacations Rental & Realty wanted to make sure we
didn’t forget man’s best friend.
If you have 40 quarts of
milk, you could attempt the recipe for
that Sugar Hill
Historical Museum found in its archives.
Perhaps you’d like to
Käsestangerl, a recipe for Cheddar Cheese Sticks
Mittersill Alpine Resort.
Many of these recipes
have an interesting story, history, or even song waiting for
you to discover.
And if you want more
than recipes, this year’s Lupine Festival has several
cooking & tasting events.
Sugar Hill Inn’s
breakfast secrets from Chef Steve or how to make homemade
ravioli from Chef Val Vortin.
Adair Country Inn &
Restaurant has Head Chef Orlo Coots teaching the art of
homemade Chocolate Truffles.
Coop will also have two cooking classes with local chefs
during the Festival as well as sessions on Cheeses.
Music, History, Food, and
The annual Art Show will
be held June 5th and 6th, art exhibits
at Polly’s Pancake Parlor each weekend, and quilt exhibits.
The open air market will
host over 30 vendors and artisans.
At the market, you can
learn about the arts of working with Fibers, Polish Paper
Cutting, Basketry, Wood Turning, and Wood Carving.
The Market will also be
host to the Forever
Locked Moose exhibit which is a fascinating exhibit and
education on our native moose.
Another benefit of the Tour
Book are the discounts and specials that you receive when
you travel with it during the Festival.
Take your book to
Ice Cream Shoppe and receive 10% off.
If you need a pair of
gardening gloves, with your Tour Book, Franconia
Hardware has a
Wells-Lamont pair for only $1.25.
Discounts on dining,
lodging, at the
Village Book Store, at
Garnet Hill, rent
a bike from Franconia
Sport Shop, and more.
The Tour Book also includes free admission to some
events or admission to go to the top of the
Indian Head Resort
Observation Tower. It includes information on the annual
Lupine Photo Contest and lists the great prizes to be
awarded . . . you might take the award-winning photo this
All great reasons to
pick up your Festival Tour Book now and plan a visit during
the 17th Annual
Fields of Lupine
Festival from June 4th to June 20th.
For more information,
Chamber of Commerce at