Special Events

Dinner at the Hay Estate
(Offered Mid June through September)
Enjoy a private dinner for eight served in the elegant Dining Room at The Fells. Carol Cleary from Catering by Carol will provide two gourmet menus in the tradition of Alice Hay. You invite your guests , select your preferred menu, and arrange the date. When you arrive, you will be greeted by Ellen Wassell, former 1970s maid to Alice, who will delight you with interesting tales of the Hay’s and a take you on a tour of the House and “Love Garden.” Savor cocktails and elegant hors d’oeuvres before dinner; then step into the candle lit Dining Room to an elegantly set table. Your meal will be paired with appropriate French wines and prepared and served by Chef Carol and her professional waitstaff. Following dinner, relax in the Library and indulge in a decadently rich dessert and demitasse espresso. An evening suited for royalty! $150 per person, six to eight guests. For more information or to arrange a date, call Mary Lou at 603-763-4789 x6.

Thursday’s Child at The Coach House Restaurant
April 3, 5:30-9pm
 Thursday’s Child at the Coach House Restaurant at the New London Inn supports local community non-profits one plate at a time—donating 50 percent of each Thursday evening’s net proceeds to a designated organization. We hope that you will join us on April 3 for the benefit of The Fells. Savor a five star meal prepared by Executive Chef Jeffrey Lewis, and enjoy the fellowship of Fells supporters. This is a popular event and tables fill fast, so get your parties together and reserve now. Call 603-526-2791 or go on-line to http://www.thenewlondoninn.com/reservations-for-the-coach-house-restaurant/. See you there and many thanks to the New London Inn and staff for their ongoing community support, superb and gracious service and divine dining.

Opening Reception for Members and Guests
Friday, May 23, 5-7pm
Celebrate the opening of our exciting 2014 season with Fells members and guests. Meet fellow Fells supporters and be among the first to see the season’s new exciting history and engaging art exhibits. We have Art in Nature 2014, an outdoor sculpture exhibit curated by Pam Tarbell of Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden; Architecture in the Landscape, a gallery exhibit presented by the New Hampshire Art Association; and The Women of the Fells and The History of the Hay Estate, two new history and ecology exhibits in our Main House. Mingle the artists, enjoy demonstrations, and learn about the intriguing female members of the Hay family. Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and wine bar. Reserve ONLINE by May 16 or call 603-763-4789 x3.

23rd Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, June 14, 9:30am-noon (Early bird for members, 8:30-9:30am)
Buy quality, well established plants and shrubs propagated and field dug from The Fells very own gardens as well as from the region’s finest nurseries. We have a terrific selection of Fells signature plants; perennials, shrubs and more. Get expert advice from Fells landscape staff and Master Gardeners. Unique art for your garden also available from Sugar Plum. Members, bring your membership cards and save 10% on all Fells plant purchases! Not a member? Join or renew! Held in The Fells Gatehouse Courtyard rain or shine.

Sunapee Region Garden Tour
Saturday-Sunday, June 21-22, 10am-3pm
You’ll be enchanted by this tour of exceptional private gardens. From sun loving and sexy to shady and soothing, you will absolutely love this selection of the finest gardens and landscapes in the area. Your ticket is good for two days (rain or shine) and includes a garden reception at The Fells at 3pm on Sunday. Shop at The Fells Courtyard Plant Stand anytime over the weekend, present your ticket, and get a 10% discount on all plants. Tickets: $22 on/before June 20; $27 at the door. Available ONLINE or call 603-763-4789 x3 no later than June 23.

Art in Bloom
Monday-Wednesday, June 30-July 2, 10-4pm
Main House Art Gallery
View stunning floral arrangements inspired by the art of the New Hampshire Art Associations’ Architecture in the Landscape exhibit. Talented garden club members and professional floral designers bring selected paintings to life through their imaginative and eye-catching floral interpretations. Members free, nonmembers $10, includes site admission.

  • Art in Bloom: Afternoon Tea
    Monday, June 30, 3-4pm
    Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts and sisters or fathers, son’s grandfathers, uncles or brothers—enjoy an Afternoon Tea of freshly brewed hot or cold tea and delicious refreshments, all at perfectly set tables on the beautiful Veranda. This promises to be a wonderful presentation that is sure to delight! Members; adults $10, children $5; nonmembers; adults $18, children $8, includes site admission. Reservations required by Friday, June 27. Reserve ONLINE or call 603-763-4789 x3.
  • Art in Bloom: Floral Still Life Photography
    Tuesday, July 1, 10-11:30am
    Learn to effectively use your camera to capture the beauty of still life settings and designs. Larry Harper of Portrait Design Photography shares tips used by the pros to get the best pictures. Bring your camera and your creativity and leave with outstanding photographs. Members $8, nonmembers $18, includes site admission. Advance registration required on or before Monday, June 30. To register, call 603-763-4789 x3.
  • Art in Bloom: Floral Arranging Demonstration
    Tuesday, July 1, 12:30-2pm
    Come and watch professional floral designers interpret a painting or sculpture from the current Architecture in the Landscape exhibit. Learn how they select materials and containers and create style, shape and color. Meets at the Main House. Members $8, nonmembers $18, includes site admission. Advance registration required on or before Monday, June 30. To register, call 603-763-4789 x3.

Summer Music on the Veranda with Cyn Barrette
Sunday, July 13, 4:30-6:30pm
Gather on The Fells Veranda for a fabulous musical performance by Cyn Barrett. Cyn’s rich, warm vocals soar, carrying a sense of pure intimacy. She interprets standards and Latin tunes with vibrancy and finesse and is an absolute source of pleasure for all audiences. She clearly believes what she sings and connects totally with her band. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine bar from 4:30-5:30pm. (Nonmembers check in after 4pm.) Concert begins at 5:30pm. Rain or shine. $30pp. Reserve ONLINE or call 603-763-4789 x3.

Summer Music on the Veranda with Nancy Tripp
Sunday, August 10, 4:30-6:30pm
Back by popular demand! Nancy Tripp and her trio perform on The Fells Veranda for a memorable caberet style performance. Performance includes tunes from the Great American Songbook made popular from the 30′s through the 60′s. Nancy majored in voice and piano at Manhattan School of Music and has performed at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and in musical revues, opera festivals, nightclubs, regional theaters, and Broadway musicals. She is accompanied by Andy Bourke on bass, David Newsam on guitar, and Michael Parker on saxophone. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine bar from 4:30-5:30pm. (Nonmembers check in after 4pm.) Concert begins at 5:30pm. Rain or shine. $30pp. Reserve ONLINE or call 603-763-4789 x3.

Christmas at The Fells: Deck the Halls Preview Party
Friday, November 7, 5-8pm
Fa la la la la la la la la… Don your gay apparel and discover the magic of Christmas at The Fells! The twinkle of lights, the scent of freshly cut pine boughs, fabulous holiday décor and the merriment and camaraderie of Fells supporters is sure to spark your spirit. Strike the harp and join the chorus and be among the first to preview the Main House, decorated to the theme of Deck the Halls. Meet the talented designers and enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and festive libations. Fa la la la la la la la la… Jitney service available from the Gatehouse parking lot to/from Main House. $100 per person includes return tour ticket. Reserve ONLINE or call 603-763-4789 x3 on or before October 31.

Christmas at The Fells: Deck the Halls
November 8-9 and 15-16, 10am-3pm
is the season to be jolly… Experience the historic Fells Main House, transformed to the theme of Deck the Halls! Troll the ancient Yuletide carol and get inspired by fireside stockings and the twinkling of lights. Fa la la la la la la la la… Professional interior designers, decorators and talented volunteers have deck(ed) the hall(s) with boughs of holly to create this one-of-a-kind Christmas showcase. Fa la la la la la la la la… Follow me in merry measure to the Holiday Gift Boutique where the finest regional artisans offer a selection of gifts for the most discriminating on your list. Fa la la la la la la la la… Tickets: $17.50 in advance tickets, through November 7; $22.50 at the door; $5 children. Available ONLINE and at select local retailers October 1. Private tours, rentals and group discounts mid-week, November 8 through November 14. Call 603-763-4789 x3 for more information. The Fells Main House, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, NH.