One of the largest fundraisers of the year for Woodcock Nature Center, Under the Harvest Moon is back on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Proceeds from this quintessential fall event support Woodcock’s environmental education initiatives, which include local outreach, school programs, scholarships, and a variety of family and adult education activities aimed at connecting with the natural world.
Harvest Moon was not held in 2020 but this Woodcock staple for 200 guests typically raises $30,000 for the organization.
Held in and around Woodcock’s picturesque candlelit pavilion and pond, a highlight of the evening is carefully prepared fare by local chef Sarah Bouïssou of Sarah’s Wine Bar, plus cheese tastings from 109 Cheese & Wine and savory delights from Georgetown’s Milestone Restaurant.
A wine selection will be provided by Ridgefield’s Cellar XV as guests enjoy live 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 Norwalk’s East Coast Kombucha and so much more.
The evening also includes a silent and live auction for a variety of popular items including unique Woodcock experiences, such as catered dinners in the pavilion from local restaurants; children and family experiences, such as animal encounters and birthday parties; and a very popular VIP Woodcock Wreath Festival package. Attire for the casual, cocktail style fundraiser is “campground chic” and both old and new friends of Woodcock are welcome.
The Nature Center depends heavily on fundraising events and donations to run its 150-acre nature preserve and unique environmental education programs and looks forward to the community’s support of this fun and relaxed evening of food, music, and more.
Harvest Moon is expected to sell out. Attendees are encouraged to buy tickets early. Tickets are $100 each and may be purchased online beginning Aug. 10. Attendees must be 21-and-over. Woodcock is currently accepting live and silent auction item donations from businesses and individuals online.
GOOD Morning Wilton is a media sponsor for the event.