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Autumn Celebration Sept. 26-27
Hope you can join us for the Weekend!

Open-Air Market, Free Concert, Craft Demonstrations,

More than a Market!  
Music, Artisan Demonstrations, History and more. . .

Rain or Shine
10 am - 3:30 pm

 This market has turned into an annual tradition in our area. Over 50 vendors will be joining us, you'll be able to find delightful handmade items along with local businesses with their products:  Alpaca Wool to Zelda's Piccallili Relish. Check out our market page to see who's coming. You can also check the webpage during the upcoming holiday season to contact the vendors or locate them at area holiday craft fairs.

The market is split between three locations.  Everything is just a short walk away (literally a stone's throw . . . and I can't throw stones that far)!  Events and Vendors will be located at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, the Carolina Crapo Memorial Building, the Sugar Hill Museum, and we hope you'll pop into Harman's, too!  There is plenty of parking in the field behind the meetinghouse and plenty of handicapped parking.

Market Munching:  from Harman's Cheese to freshly made Kettle Corn,  Cider Donuts from the Cider House Cafe at Windy Ridge Apple Orchard, along with fresh apples from the orchard. I'm going to get up early both mornings to pick up freshly-made donuts. We'll have the menu up soon from McDaddy's Rolling BBQ.

 White Mt Coffee

White Mt Coffee

We are also thrilled that White Mountain Gourmet Coffee is coming again this year and will  offer FREE cups of COFFEE to everyone at the market.  And yes, they are bringing their Espresso Machine again - so they will be offering along with the regular coffee - lattes, espressos, and cappaccinos!  Because White Mountain Gourmet Coffee is coming with all the extras . . . they will have a donation bucket set up for you so you can offer a little "thank you". 

A BIG thank you for Hatchland Farm for donating the Milk and Half & Half for this Coffee event.  If you haven't had a chance, check out their store in North Haverhill.



Celebrations Event Schedule

10:45 am & 3 pm, Saturday:  Local author, Cathy Strasser will share from her murder mystery, An Uncertain Grave.  In this novel, a hiker finds a partially decomposed body on Mt. Lafayette.  New Hampshire State Troopers and the Investigative Services Bureau work to solve the case but are faced with harsh weather, uncooperative locals who have secrets and a New York reporter with his girlfriend that are on the case, too.  A fast paced novel set in our own White Mountains.  Cathy is currently writing another novel, maybe she will give us a hint of the next mystery.  For more reviews on An Uncertain Grave, visit the Good Reads website.


11:15 am & 2:15 pm, Saturday: Talented photographer, Edith Weiler shares The Art of TinType Photography. Edith Weiler is an award-winning and accomplished photographer with a love for making tintypes. She will be with us all day; answering questions, demonstrating and taking tintypes for those of you who wish to purchase one. For more information visit her Eye of the Maker Photography website or her facebook page.  This event is sponsored by Harman's Cheese & Country Store.


12:00 pm, Saturday
11 am, Sunday.  Author, Laurel Smith has written humorous columns in The Keene Sentinel and Charlestown's Our Town.  You may have read her article, "Believe", in Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles. Presently, she is collaborating with her sons writing a Revolutionary War historical novelbased on her Great, Great, Great, Grandfather's war history. Also, in the progress is her memoir, My Parents Told Me to NEVER Put Anything into Writing, Oops!
    She is also the author of children's books; The Quest for Quinnie, Pinboy and during the market she's sharing from her children's book, Miss Olivia goes to Bolivia.  The book's theme takes Olivia around the world with animals and activities rhyming places with "Olivia" and different areas, events, foods, items, and animals with the word "back". This book is a full color picture book allowing younger students to experience Geography.

12:30 pm, Saturday
11:30 am, Sunday.  Author, Kerry Doherty has written a Harry Potter style book with sci-fi twist for kids & adults,  Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven. Thomas does not believe in magic but then Tom's mom and her team of scientists  open a portal to another universe  where magic, not science rules. Tom's arrival in this magic world was foretold in prohecy and he is thrust into this world that is headed for destruction unless he or someone can prevent it. Kerry Doherty will do a short reading from the book then talk a little bit about how he came to be a writer and about writing in general.  That might be a bit interesting because I found this on his website: "Bellchar is a rock troll. As this is his first novel published on the planet Earth, and due to the fact that there appears to be strong and continued prejudice against rock trolls on this planet, Bellchar has wisely decided to publish on Earth using a "quill name." The author has chosen to write under the name of a human who befriended him some years back, K. M. Doherty"  Take a trip to Kerry Doherty's website and you'll discover stuff, too: http://www.thomashollandbooks.com/


1:30 pm, Saturday
12:15 pm, Sunday: NH History through 7 Generations of Family. Sara Boothman Glines creates hand-crafted wooden figures based on seven generations of her family's history in northern New Hampshire. The figurines represent a moment in time of a real person in the Boothman Sisters' family. Hear her New Hampshire stories and personalities of farmers, woodsmen, homemakers, hotel proprietors, carpenters, and photographers. Each of her figurines is complete with the tools of his or her trade from miniature snowshoes to a miniature basket. Did you know that an iris stem can be turned into a fishing rod? Or perhaps you would like to know the secret to white laundry? Listen to her stories and you realize how New Hampshire shaped her family and how her family helped shape NH. It is the story of a farm family that turned their farm into hotel which led to being a trail guide for tourists and building the first AMC hut . . . or the widow that had to return to the city mills and leave her children behind because there was no work for her in the north country.  Visit her website to check out all the characters in her family!


2015 Free Concert - Sunday, Sept. 27
Parker Hill Road Band

  Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, 1 pm (Outside if Nice Weather)

Parker Hill Road BandParker Hill Road Band is an acoustic Bluegrass and that has been performing professionally in the New England Area for roughly ten years. The band features  Chris Cate, on bass; Mike “Woody” Woods on banjo; Paul Amey on fiddle and Tom Rappa on guitar. The band’s repertoire ranges from traditional Bluegrass to modern pop tunes performed in the Bluegrass tradition. Four part vocal harmonies, along with tight instrumental arrangements create a smooth sound that has been well received in a vast variety of venues. The band has performed across the region including the Eastern States Exposition (Big-E); the Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, the Smith Meeting House Bluegrass Festival, the Warren Old Home Day Bluegrass Show, the Connecticut Valley Fair and Pickin’ on Alzheimers. In addition to their concert appearances the band plays at many private functions.  

This free concert is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Crosstown Motors of Littleton, New Hampshire.  If you are in the area, stop in and thank them for their generosity.Crosstown 




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