Vermont Granite Museum gets a head start on the summer season with an afternoon bocce tournament, meat fest and maker gathering. Dig into plates of slow-smoked pork shoulder, ribs, wings and brisket — with all the fixings — from Back Road BBQ, Mo's Backyard BBQ and Morse Block Deli. Then check out handmade wares by local artists, crafters, engineers and techie makers, and take in demonstrations on granite sculpting, 3D printing and drone flying. Feel like shaking a leg? You can do that, too, with tunes from the VT Bluegrass Pioneers and Starline Rhythm Boys.
Barre BBQ Festival and Maker Faire: Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Vermont Granite Museum, Barre. Cost of food and drink. Info, 477-2967.
More Food Events
Fondue Tasting & Demonstration: Sample delicate alpine cheeses — and learn to make fondue with them — as Dedalus' professional cheesemongers guide you through a how-to and tasting session with melty snacks and fresh-baked bread, cornichons and cured meats. Friday, May 12, 4-7 p.m., Dedalus Wine Shop, Market & Wine Bar, Burlington. Free. Info,dedaluswine.com.
Brewery Hops Workshop & Full Barrel Cooperative Homebrew Social: Grow your own hops! Gardeners glean key information on cultivating the climbing aromatic herb, then gather for suds, cider and snacks. Saturday, May 13, workshop, 4 p.m.; social, 5-7 p.m., Vermont Community Garden Center, Burlington. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, fullbarrel.coop.
Mother's Day Brunch and Matinée: Treat Mom to a three-course brunch and an afternoon movie — each prix-fixe meal includes a complimentary ticket to see Enchanted at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. Sunday, May 14, brunch reservations, 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., the Prince & the Pauper, Woodstock. $35. Info, 457-1818.