Autumn means falling fruit and sweet cider. This weekend, the Culinary Institute of America
brings together the best in local and not-so-local ciders in the inaugural Ciderfest
. Purveyors of cider from throughout Northern California, like Tilted Shed and Horse & Plow, pour alongside well-traveled tastings from Washington State, Vermont and New York. Live music from Le Hot Jazz sets the mood and delicious bites complement the cider on Sunday, Sept. 3, at CIA at Copia, 500 First St., Napa. Noon to 5pm. Free admission, tasting tickets available for ages 21 and over. 707.967.2530.