Here is a list of upcoming food events, farmers markets and wine tastings:
Oktoberfest is back at the Boylan Bridge Brewpub in downtown Raleigh! Dust off your favorite stein and your best drinking song. $10 pitchers of any Boylan brew. 6 p.m. Oct. 2, 6 p.m. Oct. 3. Boylan Bridge Brew Pub, 201 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh. 919-803-8927. boylanbridge.com.
Flora and Food Trucks
Local plants and local food. Fairview Greenhouses and Garden Center, Inc. has teamed up with popular Triangle food trucks to offer the "Flora and Food Trucks Series". 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Free. Fairview Greenhouse and Garden Center, 8224 Holly Springs Road, Raleigh. 919-851-6821. www.fairviewgardecenter.com.
6th Annual Abundance Pepper Festival
6th annual celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers, renewable energy, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s chefs, brewers and artisans! 3 p.m. Oct. 6. $25-$35; children free. Briar Chapel, 16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel Hill. 919-533-5181. theabundancefoundation.org/events/6th-annual-amazing-pepper-festival.
Wenonah Hauter: “Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America”
From one of our most respected food activists, this is an insightful and essential guide for anyone who wants to reform our food system. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Free. Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 919-828-1588. www.quailridgebooks.com/event/wenonah-hauter-foodopoly.
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