Eden Specialty Ciders celebrates the opening of its new taproom and cheese counter in downtown Winooski. Through guided tastings, visitors can explore the nuances of tannin, acid, body and texture as expressed in local apple ciders fermented in the Northeast Kingdom from 2013 to 2017. At the cheese counter, Eden's resident fromager — Murray's Cheese alum Adam Goddu — will guide guests through the shop's selection of local and imported cheeses to enhance the liquid offerings. Match sips of sparkling, super-dry Extra Sec — modeled after the effervescent ferments of northwestern France — with gooey slices of Camembert and pickled mussels, or pair British-style Guinevere's Pearls with curried deviled eggs and English cheddar. $5 draft ciders keep the afternoon affordable.
Grand Opening: Saturday, September 15, noon-10 p.m., Eden Boutique Taproom & Cheese Bar, Winooski. Cost of food and drink. Info, facebook.com/edentaproom.
Tunbridge World's Fair: Ag enthusiasts visit with heritage livestock and take in pig races, pony pulls, vintage equipment demonstrations and carnival rides galore. Thursday, September 13, through Sunday, September 16, World's Fairgrounds, Tunbridge. $10-35. Info, tunbridgeworldsfair.com.
Third Birthday Party: The Capital City's resident southern-style spot celebrates three years on Main Street with live music, cake, ice cream and games. Saturday, September 15, 4-9 p.m., Down Home Kitchen, Montpelier. Cost of food and drink. Info, 225-6665, downhomekitchenvt.com.
Dinner With Sara Moulton: Resort guests sit for a harvest supper built around Food Network star Sara Moulton's favorite fall recipes. Saturday, September 15, 5-10 p.m, the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, Essex Junction. $98; reservations required. Info, 878-1100, essexresort.com.