Lakes Region Uncorked’ Premier Charity Gala Features more Craft Beverages, Fine Foods and Fun!

Lakes Region Uncorked is the area’s showcase event to gather and enjoy locally-made craft beverages, gourmet foods and so much more. In its 7th year, Uncorked returns to Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5-8 pm.  The rustic elegance of Church Landing creates the perfect atmosphere for guests to appreciate some of the finest NH products available.

“Uncorked is the largest fundraiser of the year for LRCS.  As the Lakes Region largest social service agency, LRCS wraps its arms around people and families in our area in need of support.  We are grateful for the strong enthusiasm Uncorked generates each year. People look forward to going and sharing the experience with their friends and colleagues. It’s really fun for the community to support the local vendors and taste their fantastic products and help such a great mission,” said Rebecca Bryant, LRCS President & CEO.

Uncorked 2019 features the return of popular vendors along with new additions. “We are happy to welcome 34 vendors (and counting) this year, including a new local brewery-Twin Barns of Meredith, and more specialty foods from Laconia Village Bakery and La Boca of Wolfeboro, as well as a wonderful ‘Spirits and Sweets’ pairing table presented by Chef Zach Smith, Head Chef at Flag Hill Catering and Events,” commented Emily Ferrer, LRCS Event coordinator. We are so excited for all we have to offer this year, there’s a lot packed in to a few hours.”

Guests enjoy an assortment of fine foods – passed appetizers and hors d’oeuvres and NH made sweet and savory foods – chocolates, bakery specialties and foods such as wood fire pizza, smoked meats, local cheeses, grilled vegetables and fresh farm products, as well as locally roasted coffees.

Uncorked also offers Celebrity Chef Tickets for a 5:30 or 6:30 pm seating. And live music adds even more enjoyment to the evening. Two very talented local musicians – David Lockwood, Pianist and Rik Pfenninger, Saxophonist will headline Uncorked 2019

Uncorked guests enjoy holiday shopping at the Silent Auction featuring unique items and experiences. The popular ‘Pull a Cork’ Wall of Wine continues this year as well as the ‘Blue Ribbon’ raffle – offering a chance to win a collection of fine wines worth more than $1000 in a custom-made display rack. Tickets for the ‘Blue Ribbon’ raffle are on sale now and the winner doesn’t have to be present or attend Uncorked to win.

Vendors include:  Black Cove Beverages; Burnt Timber Brewing; Canterbury Aleworks; Coffin Cellars Winery; Cold Garden Spirits; Curts Caterers; Flag Hill Distillery and Winery; Fox Country Smoke House; Hermit Woods Winery; Huckins Farm; Kettlehead Brewing: LaBelle Winery; La Boca; Laconia Village Bakery: Moat Mountain Brewing Co.; Moulton Farm; Sap House Meadery; Seven Birches Winery; Squam Brewing; Tamworth Distilling; Tartagia’s Pizza; The Common Man Catering; The Village Store; Twin Barns Brewing Co.; Wayfarer Coffee; Whippletree Winery; Winnipesaukee Winery: White Mountain Cupcakery; Winnipesaukee Chocolates; Winnipesaukee Woods Farm; Woodstock Inn Brewery and Woodshed Roasting Company.

For those who want to make a night of it, overnight accommodations for Thursday night are being offered at a discounted rate at the Inn at Mill Falls and Church Landing. Availability may be limited and restrictions apply. For reservations and details, call 1-800-622-6455.

“Because of our corporate sponsors, ticket sales directly help the many people LRCS serves in Belknap and S. Grafton counties and throughout the Lakes Region – people with developmental disabilities, brain disorders and children and families in need of support, as well as elders and those with chronic illnesses,” added LRCS VP of Development Jim Hamel. “And the support of generous sponsors enables us to keep the ticket prices at last year’s level making this a wonderful event for the all of us who live and work in the Lakes Region.

Special thanks are extended to the 15 major sponsors of Uncorked who include: NeuroInternational- Title;  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield –Tasting Guide; The Maroun Family Foundation – Presenting; CGI Benefits- Celebrity Chef; Franklin Savings Bank – Fine Foods; Wood & Clay – Blue Ribbon Raffle; Bank of New Hampshire; Melcher & Prescott and Leone, McDonnell & Roberts – Grapes, Grains and Orchards;  FirstLight, Social Media; Moulton Farm – Carriage Room; Prescription Center – Dessert; Mainstay Technologies- Pull a Cork; and Meredith Village Savings Bank – Coasters. “The generosity of the business and nonprofit community continues to be amazing and is what enables us to make this event so enjoyable,” added Hamel. Additional Community Partner and Champion level sponsorship are available by contacting Hamel at james.hamel@lrcs.org or 581-1588.

Tickets are $100/Admits 2 (or $60 single) in advance. Premier Tickets with the Celebrity Chef session are $95 pp and include a Blue Ribbon raffle ticket. Visit the event’s website www.lakesregionuncorked.com  for complete information and ticket sales. Tickets are also available for direct purchase online at uncorkednh19.eventbrite.com. For additional information email uncorked@lrcs.org or call 603-581-1526.