MOULTONBOROUGH — Castle in the Clouds is set to host its third annual Chili and Beer Tasting fundraiser on Saturday, March 7, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. inside the Carriage House on the property.

Guests can enjoy sampling chili and beer from nine local Lakes Region restaurants and breweries, plus spirits from Tamworth Distilling.

The exhibit gallery and terrace will be open for attendees to both learn about the Castle’s history and non-profit mission, and to take in the sweeping lake and mountain views while enjoying their food and drink.

All proceeds from this event support the restoration of the historic Lucknow mansion, a 1914 mountaintop estate added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.

“Since 2006, we have invested more than $4 million in restoration of the Castle thanks to private donations, grant, and fundraisers like this one," said Jill Cromwell, development coordinator and lead planner for the tasting.

Such fundraisers "are so important to our mission and allow us to continue to share this amazing estate with the public,” Cromwell said.

Sponsoring the Chili & Beer Tasting is Lifetime Benefits Group. Participating businesses that have contributed heir time and products to this event include: Farm to Table Market, Great Events Catering, Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, Hobb’s Tavern & Brewing Co., Lone Wolfe Brewing, Tamworth Distilling, The Carriage House Restaurant, Twin Barns Brewing, Woodstock Inn Brewing and Yankee Smokehouse.

Tickets to the Chili & Beer Tasting Fundraiser are on sale through Friday, March 6, at $25 per person. Admission includes a souvenir Castle in the Clouds tasting glass.

For tickets, go to or call (603) 476-5900. This event is only for those 21 years of age or older.

Castle in the Clouds is operated by the Castle Preservation Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, interpret and share the buildings and landscape of Castle in the Clouds as a cultural resource for the benefit of the public.

For more information or to learn about upcoming programs or winter dining hours, call (603) 476-5900 or go to

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