Bethesda's Many Flavors
The 15th annual Taste of Bethesda includes live entertainment on four stages. There also will be food samples from 50 area restaurants, children's activities and entertainment. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Norfolk and Woodmont avenues, Bethesda. Admission is free, but the cost for the food tastings is $5 for four tickets. 301-215-6660 or www.bethesda.org.
Potomac Country Tour
Sponsored by St. Francis Episcopal Church, the 49th annual event features tours of four homes, including a Mediterranean villa, a contemporary English country house, a home built in the mid-1700s that has black walnut trees and a home that features decorations from the South. There also will be a silent auction, the Boutiques of St. Francis, the Cottage Shop and the St. Francis Cafe at the church. $20 per ticket, in advance, or three for $50; $25 the day of the tour. Proceeds benefit local and regional charities. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. St. Francis Episcopal Church, 10033 River Rd., Potomac. For more information, call 301-299-5426.
The 22nd annual Germantown Oktoberfest features German and American food, live entertainment and fireworks. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. Ridge Road Park, 21155 Frederick Rd., Germantown. Free. 240-777-8003 or www.germantownoktoberfest.org.