The 20th annual Fields of Lupine Festival gets underway this weekend.
The event pays homage to the purple wildflower, which blossoms around this time each year in the North Country.
Festival organizers say the lupines are blooming, despite the recent cold weather and snow fall.
The festival kicks off with a parade through downtown Franconia on Saturday.
There will also be open air markets, concerts and an art show.
The festival ends on June 15.
Tour books and schedules can be purchased at the Franconia Notch Chamber of Commerce office.