ARMENIAN FOOD FESTIVAL: Featuring traditional Armenian fare. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, 4125 Fessenden St. NW. 202-363-1923. 202-363-1923. www.stmaryaac.org.
THE BUSINESS OF BOOZE: Industree hosts a panel discussion with area bartenders, brewers, wine experts and distillers. A portion of the proceeds goes to Nourish Now and D.C. Central Kitchen. 5-7:30 p.m. $45. Jack Rose Dining Saloon, 2007 18th St. NW. www.dcindustree.com.
BEER DINNER: Three-course, tailgate-themed menu paired with beer from Oskar Blues Brewery. 6:30 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, Third Floor, 1714 International Dr., McLean. 703-442-9110. www.wildfirerestaurant.com/mclean.
BOOK EVENT: Cookbook launch for “A Caribbean Mom’s Table,” by Dorel Callender, including tasting. Columbus Memorial Library of the Organization of American States, 19th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. 202-722-4218. www.ncaffa.org.
COOKING CLASS: Chef Kermit Griffin teaches a class on Southern fall favorites. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.
WINE CLASS: Wines of Paolo Bea from Umbria, Italy. 7 p.m. $40. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.
DECKFEST: Oktoberfest-themed event with German beer, wine and food, as well as live music. 5 p.m. $19.95 for the buffet. Tuscarora Mill, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-771-9300. tuskies.com.
BAKING DEMONSTRATIONS: King Arthur Flour conducts sessions on pies and savory scones (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and yeast and whole grains (3-5 p.m.). Free. Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax. www.kingarthurflour.com/baking.
CAPITOL CITY BREWING’S MID-ATLANTIC OKTOBERFEST: Featuring more than 50 breweries, with German food, music and vendors. Noon-7 p.m. Free admission; $25 for a tasting glass and 10 drink tickets; additional tickets cost $1 each. Village at Shirlington, 4001 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-578-3888. capcitybrew.com.
CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL: Jamaican food, reggae music, family activities and more. Pike Central Farm Market, 11806 Rockville Pike, between Old Georgetown and Montrose roads. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. www.centralfarmmarkets.com.
COOKING CLASS: The session focuses on “game-day gourmet.” 11 a.m. $65. Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9017. www.patowmackfarm.com.
COOKING CLASS: David Hagedorn, Washington Post Food section contributing writer and dining columnist for DC Magazine, teaches students how to create a showstopping dinner party, brand their cooking style and manage time effectively. 11 a.m. $85. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.
COOKING CLASS: Marilena Leavitt teaches how to make bread, including hearty harvest bread, Sicilian semolina bread and cinnamon-raisin bread, as well as sweet and savory compound butters. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $70. Culinaria Cooking School, 110 Pleasant St. NW, Vienna. 703-865-7920. www.culinariacookingschool.com.
CUPCAKECAMP: Participants share and eat cupcakes. Proceeds benefit Becky’s Fund. Noon-3 p.m. $5 suggested donation; $10 for VIP tasters and bakers. The Brixton, 901 U St. NW. dc-cupcakecamp.blogspot.com.
FARM OPEN HOUSE: Activities include hayrides, samplings of Maryland-grown fruit, agricultural displays and opportunities to ask questions of master gardeners. Central Maryland Research & Education Center, 4240 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 301-596-9330. agnr.umd.edu/openhouse.
GREEK HARVEST PATIO PARTY: Grape stomping, music, snacks and drinks. Noon-4 p.m. $10. Zaytinya, 701 Ninth St. NW. 202-638-0800. www.zaytinya.com.
TASTE OF BETHESDA: Food from more than 50 restaurants, music, cultural performances and a children’s area. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission; $5 for four food tickets (servings cost one to four tickets). Woodmont Triangle, Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. www.bethesda.org.
WINERY/VINEYARD TOUR: With scientific and technical details of winemaking and vineyard management. Includes a tasting. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. $15. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Rd., Purcellville. 540-668-6464. www.doukeniewinery.com.
MUSHROOM FAIR: Forays, cooking demonstrations, scientific exhibits and other mushroom-related activities. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 202-362-1420. www.mawdc.org.
WINE DINNER: Seven courses featuring truffles and G.D. Vajra wines. 6:30 p.m. $195, not including tax and gratuity. Girasole, 4224 Loudoun Ave., The Plains. 540-253-5501. www.girasole-panino.com.
BOURBON DINNER: Multiple courses paired with single-barrel bourbons. 7 p.m. $55, including tax and gratuity. Clyde’s at Mark Center, 1700 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-820-8300. www.clydes.com.
MEXICAN HOME COOKING: Pati Jinich discusses and signs copies of her book, “Pati’s Mexican Table.” Includes snacks. 6:45-8:45 p.m. $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030. www.smithsonianassociates.org.
TASTE OF THE NATION MARYLAND: Fundraiser for Share Our Strength with food and drinks from area restaurants, chefs and bartenders. 6:30 p.m. $95. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. ce.strength.org/events/taste-nation-maryland.
WINE CLASS: Featuring wines by Soliste Cellars in California. 7 p.m. $20. Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com.
COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi share ideas for snacks and quick family-riendly dinners. Noon-1 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org.
WINE DINNER: Six courses, with vintner Doug Margerum featuring his Margerum Wine of Buelton, Calif. 7 p.m. $130, not including tax and gratuity. Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier, 1600 King St., Alexandria. 703-894-3440. www.braborestaurant.com.
WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring wines by Soliste Cellars with winemaker Claude Koeberle. 6:30 p.m. $119, not including tax and gratuity; $79 without wine pairings. Bastille, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-519-3776. www.bastillerestaurant.com.
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