Leaf-Peeping Weekend in NH & VT

Oct. 13-14, 2023

Join us in New England for leaf-peeping and a daytrip to Vermont to see the foliage and locations that inspired Marie’s Green Mountain and Butler, Vermont Series. 

You may register for the two evening events and the daytrip to Vermont to visit the Vermont Country Store and shopping in Manchester Center. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited so please register as soon as you can to ensure your spot. Available events include:

  • $100 for the Welcome Dinner on Friday evening with dinner and drinks.
  • $75 for the Daytrip to visit the Vermont Country Store in Weston, VT in the morning, a boxed lunch and shopping in Manchester Center, VT. Click here for information about the designer outlets and local stores.
  • $100 for the Dinner, Q&A with Marie and Book Signing on Saturday night from 6:30-9 p.m. including food, drinks and the chance to purchase books and Marie Force merchandise.

Watch the video from 2021 in Washington, D.C. and click below for the image gallery.

Leaf-Peeping Weekend Hotel

The 2023 event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Concord, NH. The hotel is located about 30 minutes from the Manchester, NH Airport. A discounted room rate of $199/night is available for a king or two doubles and room type requests are based on availability. Only attendees who have signed up and paid registration will be able to reserve rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott in Concord, NH. Information about hotel reservations will be available to registered guests later this fall. 

What to Expect

During the course of the weekend, you’ll meet Marie, hear her discuss what’s coming for all the series you love, meet other readers and explore the places that have inspired Marie. We have a day trip planned to Weston to visit the Vermont Country Store and will spend the afternoon in Manchester Center, VT for an afternoon of shopping.

If you have any questions, please email julie@marieforce.com.

Schedule of Events

Times are approximate. A finalized schedule will be finalized closer  to the event.


3:30-6 p.m. Registration and a chance to purchase books and merchandise

6-9 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner with food and drinks and a chance to purchase books and merchandise


Times for the day trip are approximate and will be finalized as we get closer to the event date.

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Day trip to visit the Vermont Country Store in Weston, VT in the morning and then shopping in Manchester Center, VT in the afternoon

6:30-10 p.m. Dinner, Q&A with Marie and Book Signing including food, drinks and a final chance to purchase books and merchandise


As a participant in the Leaf-Peeping Weekend, you agree to and understand the following:

You knowingly and freely assume all risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of others, and assume full responsibility for your participation and hereby release and hold harmless Marie Force, HTJB, Inc. and their officers, officials, agents and/or employees (the “Organizers”) from any and all liabilities arising from the Leaf-Peeping Weekend.

The Organizers reserve the right to cancel the Leaf-Peeping Weekend and/or any of its components or events for any reason at any time.

If, due to inclement weather, mechanical difficulties, or other problems beyond the Organizers’ control, the Saturday day trip is not operational or feasible on the scheduled day, the Organizers will not be responsible for refund of any portion of the registration fees or any related costs because of upfront expenses that will not be refunded to the Organizers. The Organizers will not be responsible for any personal costs or expenses incurred in relation to the Weekend including airline tickets, hotels, or other related expenses associated with the Weekend.

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