Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food, beer and wine events, tours, classes, workshops and more across the Triangle.
Note: Businesses enter these events online months and weeks ahead of time; please check their websites or call to verify spots are still available.
Oktoberfest German Festival
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Grab friends and enjoy a German-inspired festival at Lafayette Village. With over 20 fall style beers and food to try, plus live music, shopping, and more throughout the village. 12-5 p.m. Sept. 17. Free. Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh. 866-691-6560.
Three scone recipes with a common heritage are the centerpiece of this class with England native Amanda Fisher. 11 a.m. Sept. 17. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Appetizers designed to Inspire
Leave the cocktail weenies at the grocery store! In this class, Timothy O’Lenic will share creative recipes for appetizers that are sure to impress guests. 5 p.m. Sept. 17. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Basic Bread with Phoebe Lawless
Learn to bake bread with Phoebe Lawless, celebrated chef and owner of Durham’s Scratch bakery. Enjoy this hands-on class which provides the rare experience of learning beginner skills from a master. 5 p.m. Sept. 19. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Pizza and Wine
In this class, we celebrate a perfect pair: pizza and wine! Come learn creative new recipes for pizza (including a dessert version) while our expert wine merchant shares some of her selections that match perfectly with them. 6 p.m. Sept. 20. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Monte Carlo Night
This is a Monte Carlo Night fundraiser for area veterans and their families featuring dinner, music, raffles, and professionally run casino games. 6-10 p.m. Sept. 17. $30. VFW Post 7383, 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. 919-467-1188, caryvfw.org.
Ebenezer UMC BBQ Chicken Fundraiser
Plates include a half chicken, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage. Dine-in and takeout available; takeout does not include a beverage. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16. $8. Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 724 Beaver Creek Road, Apex. 919-387-0944.
Carter’s Chapel Baptist Church Pork BBQ
Pork barbecue with homemade sauce, boiled potatoes, coleslaw, hush puppies and a slice of homemade cake. Sweet tea is available for dine-in. Delivery is limited to large orders. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17. $8 plate; $10 pound of barbecue. Carter’s Chapel Baptist Church, 3644 Old Buelah Road, Selma, 919-634-7802.
Woodland Baptist Church Barbecue Pork and Chicken Dinner
Pork or chicken. Dine-in and takeout available. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 17. $10 Woodland Baptist Church, 190 Woodland Church Road, Wake Forest. 919-556-5455, woodlandwakeforest.com
Holly Springs UMC Monthly Dinner
Free community comfort food dinner every third Saturday of the month from 4-7 p.m. Next one is Sept. 17. Holly Springs United Methodist Church, 108 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. 919-557-3467, hsumc.net
International Food Festival
Festival attendees get to taste the world while enjoying free music and dance entertainment, kids games, silent auction, and outstanding raffle prizes. The festival features authentic foods from more than 12 countries 11 a.m.-6 p.m.Sept. 17. Free. J. Ashley Wall Towne Square, W. Third Street and W. Cypress Street, Wendell.
Durham Vegan Bake Sale
Proceeds from this bake sale will benefit Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge. 2-5 p.m. Sept. 18. Free. Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. 919-682-2337, fullsteam.ag.
Cooking Class with Chef Charlie Deal
As he’s proved with his popular restaurants, including Jujube in Chapel Hill and Dos Perros and Juju in Durham, Charlie Deal is on the forefront of the local culinary scene. In this class he will lead you though a menu featuring the tastes of Jujube. 6 p.m. Sept. 21. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Stop & Go BBQ Fundraiser
Pork barbecue, cole slaw, corn, dessert and drink. All proceeds benefit Special Blessings programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. 3-7 p.m. Sept. 23. $8 per plate. Jim’s Mini Mart, 4826 Watkins Road, Raleigh. 919-266-3409
Spanish Wine Tasting & Mediterranean Tapas
We are so excited to introduce that the next themed wine tasting will feature an incredible selection of Spanish wines from Mutual Wines & Aveniu. We will also have a variety of tapas-style Mediterranean dishes for you to try. Drop in from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $45 (tax & gratuity included). Cafe Parizade, 2200 W. Main St., Durham. 919-286-9712, www.ghgrestaurants.com/parizade/.
Savory Salsas and Spreads
Tomatoes, eggplants and squashes are the tastes of the season. Katie Coleman will teach you a variety of ways to use these and other vegetables to make fresh salsa and other delectable spreads. Learn the technique and then enjoy sampling the full variety. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 26. Fee per session: Gardens members $28; general public $35. Fee to register for multiple sessions: Gardens members $25; general public $32 per session. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Anderson St. and Erwin Rd., Durham. 919-684-3698, gardens.duke.edu.
Youth Community Project Benefit Dinner
Kipos & Youth Community Project invite the public to this benefit feast offering a three-course menu. A percentage of the proceeds will go towards Youth Community Project, and their efforts towards supporting, expanding, and creating youth centers that will serve all teens in Orange County. 5-9 p.m. Sept. 27. $35; $15 children under 10. Kipos Greek Taverna, 431 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 919-425-0760, kiposchapelhill.com.
Bin 54 Wine Dinner
We welcome you to join us for a four-course tour of TATE Wine paired with your favorite Bin 54 Steak & Cellar flavors. Suzanne Tate, co-owner of TATE Wine, will lead you on your journey through her hand-picked selections. See the menu on website 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28. $100(tax & gratuity not included). Bin 54, 1201 Raleigh Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-969-1155, bin54restaurant.com.
Local 22’s Fullsteam Beer Dinner
You know the drill: expect four mouthwatering courses that accompany the locally and lovingly crafted Fullsteam brews. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 28. $40 (tax & gratuity not included). Local 22, 2200 W. Main St., Durham. 919-286-9755, local22kitchenandbar.com/.
Wine and beer tastings
Wine Tasting at Mandolin
Every Wednesday, sample wines from all across the globe at Mandolin. This week, we are featuring Wines of St. Innocent. 6-7 p.m. Sept. 14. Mandolin, 2519 Fairview Road, Raleigh. 919-322-0365, mandolinraleigh.com.
Wine Walk for Charity
On the Third Thursday of each month April through October visit Lafayette Village for a Wine Walk in support of a local charity. Participating merchants will be offering free wine tasting at their business from 6-8 pm. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 15. $10. Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh. 866-691-6560.
Wines of Southwest France
Join Fearrington House Wine Director Maximilian Kast for a journey into one of France’s oldest wine regions. Traveling from the region of Cahors, home to the Malbec grape, students will go west all the way to the Pyrenees, tasting wines from a wide array of grape varieties and terroirs. Tickets include wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 15. $35. The Fearrington Granary Restaurant, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. 919-542-2121, fearrington.com/eateries/the-fearrington-granary.
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Stein Party
Come kick off Oktoberfest with Flying Saucer and Sierra Nevada. We are celebrating with half-liter steins of German-themed Sierra Nevada brews including Oktoberfest, Kellerweis, Otra Vez and Nooner Pilsner. 5-9 p.m. Sept. 16. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 328 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 919-821-7401, beerknurd.com/stores/raleigh.
Second Anniversary & Oktoberfest
Celebrate Clouds Brewing’s second anniversary, which coincides with Oktoberfest. Enjoy German-inspired brews, food and more. 11 a.m.-11:59 p.m. Sept. 17. Free. Clouds Brewing, 126 N. West St, Raleigh. 919-307-8335, cloudsbrewing.com.
Annual Festa Italiana
This daylong event is a celebration of Italian culture, food, art, music, and of course, wine. Tickets include parking, admission to the festival, commemorative Festa Italiana wine glass, and either a tasting of three Raffaldini Wines or a glass of wine. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17. $15-$20. Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Rd., Ronda. 336-835-9463, raffaldini.com.
Wine Class with Chris Tyrrell
Enjoy an in-depth tasting of the Tyrrell wines with fifth-generation CEO Chris Tyrrell. This estate is one of the most legendary in all of Australia, making some of the most important wines in the country’s oldest wine region. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21. $45. The Fearrington Granary Restaurant, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. 919-542-2121, fearrington.com/eateries/the-fearrington-granary.
Beer Garden Party
This event will include a beer tasting of delicious brews from area breweries. Wine will be available for those who don’t drink beer. Light hors d’oeuvres will also be served and live music will fill the air. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. $54. Joel Lane Museum, 728 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. 919-833-3431,joellane.org.
Wine Down Wednesday
Wine Down after sunset with five unique wines selected that day for their charming characteristics (*discounted at half price) and paired with light hors d’oeuvres in a romantic and relaxing environment, including outdoor patio seating. 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Cafe Helios, 413 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. 919-838-5177, cafehelios.com.
Relax at Chatham Hill Winery with live music and games. 7-10 p.m. Fridays. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.
Free tastings take place at both Durham and Raleigh stores. Check the website for classes that provide more in-depth wine study. Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays; 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays; free. Wine Authorities, 211 E. Franklin St., Raleigh; 2501 University Drive, Durham. wineauthorities.com
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Durham
On this guided journey through the streets of downtown Durham, we’ll visit some of the area’s most unique, hidden culinary gems. 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. $45. Fishmonger’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 806 W. Main St., Durham. 919-682-0128, trianglefoodtour.com
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Chapel Hill & Carrboro
On this leisurely walk through the downtown streets of Chapel Hill & Carrboro the group will pause at up to six locations among the area’s finest and most unique establishments. Along the way, the streetscapes and local character will combine to reveal how unique and different each are despite their close proximity. 2:15-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. $45. Downtown Chapel Hill, Franklin St, Chapel Hill. 919-967-9440, trianglefoodtour.com
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Cary
Get acquainted with Cary’s rich heritage while experiencing the flavors of the diverse downtown culinary landscape on this guided walking food tour. Journey with a small group through the heart of Cary’s downtown (often overlooked by Triangle residents), and you will quickly gain a sense of the history and culture that shaped this community. 2-5 p.m. Saturdays. $45. Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. 919-388-8639, trianglefoodtour.com
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Raleigh
Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all five downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. 2-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, $45. Fayetteville St, Raleigh, trianglefoodtour.com
Taste Carolina: Raleigh Saturday Afternoon Tasting Tour
This tour is a fantastic way to get to know the heart of downtown. Included is food tastings at four unique, local restaurants plus dessert and a wine tasting. Tours begin at historic Fayetteville Street. 2 p.m. Saturdays. $55. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Raleigh Friday Afternoon Tasting Tour
The Friday Afternoon Tasting Tour begins on historic Fayetteville Street near the Capitol and heads over to the Seaboard Station/ Oakwood districts via the R Line, with a 20-minute history walk back downtown at the end of the tour. Food tastings at three restaurants that source ingredients locally, a beer and/ or wine tasting and dessert are included. 1:30 p.m. Fridays. $55. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Raleigh Dinner & Drinks Tours
The Friday and Saturday Dinner & Drinks Tours stay mostly close to historic Fayetteville Street and the Capitol but may walk to the Warehouse/ Gallery or Glenwood Avenue South Districts. These high-spirited tours include enough food to be considered dinner by most people, and include a number of drink pairings. Stops are subject to change based on restaurant availability. Tours include five stops: three varied restaurants for savory food paired with wine, beer or a cocktail, a speakeasy cocktail bar, and a sweet bite for dessert. 4 p.m. Fridays, 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. $69.50. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Raleigh Roots Tour
Raleigh Roots Tour explores the areas of Seaboard Station, Mordecai, and Oakwood neighborhoods. The tour includes savory food at three restaurants plus a beer or wine tasting and dessert. Stops are subject to change on a week to week basis. Eating a light lunch beforehand is recommended. 2 p.m. Saturdays. $55. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Durham Afternoon Tasting Tour
The Afternoon Tasting Tour is a fantastic way to experience six different Durham gems in one afternoon. The restaurants featured on this tour have lines out the door every day, but the delicious tastings are prepared and ready for the tour to just walk in and enjoy. 1:45 p.m. Saturdays. $50. Downtown Durham, Main St., Durham. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Durham Evening Tasting Tour
The Evening Tasting Tour includes food and drink tastings at five different restaurants and bars. The three restaurants featured on this tour are as farm-to-table as you will find and are all located in funky, rehabbed historic buildings. Chefs prepare substantial tour tastings all paired with small drinks. Also included on this tour is a craft cocktail demonstration and tasting, as well as dessert made from locally-milled flour and local dairy. 3:15 p.m. Saturdays. $65. Downtown Durham, Main St., Durham. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Historic Hillsborough Tasting Tour
Talk with chefs, owners, and farmers while exploring Hillsborough’s history and architecture. Enjoy the warmth and friendliness of the town and, of course, plenty of food, including handmade chocolates, famous scones, local beer, organic wine, and a stop at one of the most esteemed restaurants in the Southeast. 11 a.m. Saturdays. $50. Downtown Hillsborough, 100 Churton St., Hillsborough. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Culinary Carrboro & Chapel Hill Tour
This tour ties local ingredients to the restaurants that use them and typically includes food at four different restaurants, substantial tastings with farmers and vendors at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, and a beer tasting. 11 a.m. Saturdays. $55. Downtown Carrboro, Greensboro St, Carrboro. tastecarolina.net
Taste Carolina: Chapel Hill & Carrboro Dinner & Drinks Tour
The Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Dinner & Drinks Tour includes visits to four to five different restaurants with a few drink pairings, plus beer and coffee tastings. 3:15 p.m. Saturdays. $65. Downtown Carrboro, Greensboro St, Carrboro. tastecarolina.net
Tobacco Road Tour: Durham Pub Crawl
The tour is designed for all types of guests seeking a unique and different downtown Durham experience. Join us for this fun 2 1/2-hour, 1-mile tour where you obtain special treatment at four of downtown Durham’s latest, hip and clever bars, restaurants and pubs! 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. $19. Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom, 324 Blackwell St. Suite 400, Durham. 919-433-0345, tobaccoroadtours.com
Tobacco Road Tour: Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk
The Durham Dark and Mysterious Ghost Walk is a family friendly 1.5-mile walking tour designed for adults and children, ages 8 years and older. The tour combines local ghost stories, folklore and local history. 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. $15. Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom, 324 Blackwell St. Suite 400, Durham. 919-433-0345, tylerstaproom.com.
Tobacco Road Tour: Raleigh Craft Cocktails
On the Raleigh Craft Cocktail & Cultural Walking Tour, meet bar owners, bartenders and industry experts at four downtown Raleigh cocktail havens. 4-7 p.m. Saturdays. $48.98 plus $2 service fee (includes 4 cocktails). Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen, 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-227-3370, tobaccoroadtours.com
Tobacco Road Tour: Raleigh Pub Crawl
Learn about Raleigh’s ghosts and visit three of the city’s hottest bars and pubs. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. $19. Mecca Restaurant, 13 E. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-832-5714. tobaccoroadtours.com
Tobacco Road Tour: Raleigh Local Brewery Tasting
Buzz ’n Go: Raleigh Guided City Tour & Local Brewery Tasting is the best way to discover Raleigh’s incredible sights and historical attractions 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. $59. Downtown Raleigh, Fayetteville St, Raleigh. tobaccoroadtours.com
Farmers Markets by County
Apex Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 220 N. Salem St., Apex, apexfarmersmarket.com
Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary, caryfarmersmarket.com
Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Saturdays, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, growers-market.org
Holly Springs Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs, goo.gl/xwK6hh
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Tryon Road Farm Stand
Noon-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 4505 Tryon Road, Raleigh, nando.com/1bn
Knightdale Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale, goo.gl/RXrIEl
Midtown Farmers’ Market
8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh, northhillsraleigh.com
Plantation Point Farmers Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 6250 Plantation Center Drive, Suite 107, Raleigh, plantationpointfarmersmarket.com
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza), RaleighEatLocal.com
State Farmers Market
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Sundays, 1240 Farmers Market Drive, Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org
The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301-2 Kinsey St., Raleigh, rebusworks.us/thesaturdaymarket/
Wake Forest Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, wakeforestfarmersmarket.org
WakeMed Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh (free parking in the P1 parking deck for market patrons), goo.gl/DpGHtY
Western Wake Farmers’ Market at Carpenter Village
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, wwfm.ag
Western Wake Farmers’ Market at UNC Wellness Center
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary, wwfm.ag
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, goo.gl/4gLjgk
Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, chathammillsfarmersmarket.com
Fearrington Farmers Market
4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, East Camden, Fearrington Village, fearringtonfarmersmarket.com
Pittsboro Farmers’ Market
3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 287 East St., Pittsboro, pittsborofarmersmarket.org
Siler City Farmers’ Market
1-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City, silercityfarmersmarket.com.
Durham Farmers’ Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, (3-6 p.m. starting June 1) 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham, durhamfarmersmarket.com
Durham Roots Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham, northgatemall.com/durham-roots-farmers-market/
South Durham Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham, southdurhamfarmersmarket.org
Franklin County Farmers Market
9 a.m.-until sold out, Tuesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.-until sold out, Saturdays, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, goo.gl/Fj4tEB
Clayton Farm and Community Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square), cfcmnc.org
Sanford Farmers’ Market
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford, sanfordfarmersmarket.weebly.com
Carrboro Farmers’ Market
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, carrborofarmersmarket.com
Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market
3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
Eno River Farmers’ Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, enoriverfarmersmarket.com
Hillsborough Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, UNC Hospital parking lot, 430 Waterstone Dr., Hillsborough, hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org
Southern Village Farmer’s Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 400 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village), southernvillage.com/farmers-market/
Vance County Regional Farmers Market
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson, vancecounty.org/residents/farmers-market/