One of the largest fundraisers of the year for Woodcock Nature Center, Under the Harvest Moon on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. promises to be an enjoyable evening of food, music and more to benefit the nature center’s well-loved programs in environmental education.

Held in Woodcock’s picturesque candlelit pavilion, a highlight of the evening is a generous tasting of food carefully prepared by local chef Sarah Bouïssou of Sarah’s Wine Bar. Chef Bouïssou prepares the evening’s delectable meal from a selection of produce donated from local farms including Millstone Farm, Ambler Farm, Horseshoe Farm and The Hickories.

To begin the evening, No. 109 Cheese & Wine, along with other local vendors, will provide a sampling of artisanal cheeses and appetizers, and a generous wine-tasting selection will be provided by Ridgefield’s Cellar XV as guests enjoy music by local musicians. A tasting with craft brewers from Nod Hill Brewery will be on hand for beer-loving guests as well as selections from Two Roads and Palm.

The evening also includes a silent and live auction for a variety of popular items including VIP tickets to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” as well as unique Woodcock experiences, including:  catered dinners on the 149-acre preserve from local restaurants; children and family experiences such as animal encounters and birthday parties; and a very popular VIP Wreath Festival package.

Benefit organizers note that the attire for the casual, cocktail style fundraiser is “campground chic” and that both old and new friends of Woodcock are welcome.

Tickets are $80 each and may be purchased on the Woodcock Nature Center website. All proceeds support Woodcock’s environmental education initiatives, which include local outreach, school programs, a variety of family events and adult education activities aimed at connecting to and appreciating our natural world.

GOOD Morning Wilton is please to be an event media sponsor, along with Serendipity Magazine.