10 Jul 2nd Annual Antique & Classic Automobile Show at Castle in the Clouds
What better way to see stunning examples of antique and classic automobiles than at a classic country estate with stunning views of its own? This weekend, you can do just that in the Lakes Region, as Castle in the Clouds hosts a gathering of automobiles from the past in a setting that will truly take you back in time.
On Saturday, July 11th from 10am – 3pm, The Lucknow Estate, also known as Castle in the Clouds, will host its 2nd Annual Antique & Classic Automobile Event. Automobiles dating from the turn of the century through 1979 will be on display at the Meadows by Shannon Pond, which has a lovely picnic area along the water. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the field starting at 11am, so guests can enjoy a light snack while cruising among the cars!
All production automobiles built before 1980 are welcome! Registration is still open and is $25 per automobile, which includes admission to the Auto Event for the driver and one passenger. Tickets to tour the Lucknow Estate may be purchased at a discounted rate upon arrival to the Gift Shop. For spectators, the Castle in the Clouds admission fee includes entrance to the Automobile Event. However, if you are coming for the Auto Event only, admission is $5 per person when you enter via Ossipee Park Road and not the Main Entrance. For admission rates, please click here.
Make a day of it and hike up to the event on one of the beautiful trails maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust! Castle in the Clouds has 28 miles of hiking trails, some with amazing views of the Ossipee Mountains. Or, take a leisurely walk along cascading waterfalls ending at the largest waterfall, Falls of Song. With over 5200 acres and trails of all variations, you can spend the day hiking with the entire family!
Castle in the Clouds also features the Carriage House Restaurant, which has received rave reviews from critics and guests alike. The mountaintop setting provides guests with a dining experience that is like no other. The Carriage House is a bistro style cafe offering an eclectic variety of original recipes, classics, and new twists on old favorites. It is open every day for lunch from 11:30 – 3:30 during the regular season, as well as for dinner on Mondays and Thursdays in July and August from 5:30 – 7pm. Seating is limited, so please call ahead for dinner reservations at 603-476-5900. If you are coming for the restaurant only and do not want to tour the mansion, you can visit via Ossipee Park Road free of charge.
For more information on the Antique & Classic Automobile Show, the hiking trails, the Carriage House Restaurant, or any of the other fun things to do at Castle in the Clouds, please visit the website at www.castleintheclouds.org or call 603-476-5900.
For additional information on Meredith and some of the great events happening around the Lakes Region, visit www.meredithareachamber.com and www.lakesregion.org. And don’t forget to stop by the Mill Falls at the Lake website, too, at www.millfalls.com.
The Mill Falls Blogging Team