ALDIE HARVEST FESTIVAL: The village of Aldie celebrates its rural heritage with music, historic tours and food from a variety of vendors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free; parking $5. One mile west of the intersection of routes 15 and 50, Aldie. 703-327-5313.

OKTOBEERFEST: Rustico’s annual block party will feature 50 beers on draft, German-inspired food, music and family activities from Buzz Bakery. Noon-5 p.m. Free; tickets for food and drinks $1 each (food, 3 to 9 tickets; beer, 4 to 10). 827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria. 703-224-5051.

FARM HARVEST FESTIVAL: Through Sunday, Ayrshire Farm hosts an open house with animals, hayrides, children’s activities and food, featuring its organic products. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 21846 Trappe Rd., Upperville. 540-687-3360.

TASTE OF GEORGETOWN: More than 30 restaurants will participate in the street festival, also featuring a beverage pavilion and jazz. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tasting tickets $5 each or five for $20; beverage tickets $3 each or four for $10. Proceeds benefit Georgetown Ministry Center’s services supporting the homeless. Wisconsin Avenue and M Street NW. 202-298-9222.


DINE OUT FOR FARMS: Through Oct. 22, restaurants participating in the American Farmland Trust’s Dine Out for Farms will educate patrons about farms and raise money for the organization’s work in land preservation.


OCT. 22

FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER: On the Potomac at Lansdowne Resort hosts a four-course wine-pairing dinner featuring meat and cheese from Fields of Athenry Farm. 6 p.m. $55, not including wine, tax and gratuity. 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg. 703-729-4073.

OCT. 23

“BAKING STYLE”: Women Chefs & Restaurateurs hosts cookbook author Lisa Yockelson to talk about her new book, “Baking Style,” at Ris. Food from the book will be served. 2-4 p.m. $75, including a signed copy of the book. 2275 L St. NW. 877-927-7787.

OCT. 26

MICHAEL POLLAN LECTURE: The activist author of “In Defense of Food” kicks off Strathmore’s 2011-12 Speaker Series. 8 p.m. $35-$60. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100.

NOV. 5

THE VICES THAT MADE VIRGINIA: Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture hosts an event at the historic Woodlawn estate featuring regional food, wine, oysters, bourbon, beer and bluegrass. 4-8 p.m. $125, with proceeds benefiting Arcadia and Woodlawn. 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-4000.

NOV. 17

MARTHA STEWART: The Smithsonian Resident Associates program presents an interview with lifestyle mogul Martha Stewart, who will also talk about home entertaining. 7 p.m. $35. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. 202-633-3030.

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