Jamil Shriners’ Annual BBQ Cook-Off is today and Saturday. This Southern BBQ Network sponsored event will feature an Anything But Pork competition and live music 6 p.m.-until everything goes this evening; BBQ sampling begins 10 a.m. Saturday and lasts until everything goes. All net proceeds to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. Jamil Temple is at 206 Jamil Road, off I-26 at St. Andrews, (803) 772-9380.
Harvest Week wraps up at Motor Supply! Savor dueling dishes from the best sustainable farms in the Midlands created by Executive Chef Tim Peters and artisanal cocktails created especially for this event. Motor Supply Co. Bistro is at 920 Gervais St., (803) 256-6684 or motorsupplycobistro.com
Argiolas Wine Dinner at Terra 6:30 p.m. Monday. Chef Mike Davis creates a dinner paired with Argiolas wines from Sardinia. $75 per person, call restaurant for reservations. Terra is at 100 State St., West Columbia, (803) 791-3443, terrasc.com
German at Gervais & Vine Reserve your space now for Tuesday’s German beer and wine dinner. Danielle Robertson of AdVintage will present the beverages while Chef Jason Holowacz prepares a fitting Oktoberfest meal. 620-A Gervais St., (803) 799-8463, gervine.com
Halloween Celebration at Sandhill Farmers Market 2-6 p.m. Oct. 30. Kids can trick-or-treat with the vendors and decorate a pumpkin or gourd. Costume contest begins at 4 p.m. with categories for ages 0-3, 4-6 and 7-11; bring in your carved pumpkin for the ‘Kids Carved Pumpkin Contest’ at 4 p.m. Live music, face painting and local foods and craft items. Sandhills REC, 900 Clemson Road, across from Village at Sandhill, (803) 699-3190
Gourmet Shop Wine Tasting 6 p.m. Nov. 1 with JP Chambas and featuring the wines of Jean-Michel Cazes from Bordeaux. $35 per person, advance reservations only, (803) 799-9463 or thegourmetshop.net. The Gourmet Shop, 724 Saluda Ave.
Giant Wine Tasting and Sale at Rosso noon-2:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Sample more than 75 Italian wines as well as food from Rosso’s kitchen. It’s a great chance to learn about the wines and stock your cellar with great deals and holiday finds while enjoying an amazing lunch. Bring a donation of pet food (for dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.) to be given to local shelters and you get a free bottle of wine. Tickets $20, available at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6hdts5c7c97c4cd&llr=ogjtf5iab or call Rosso Trattoria Italia, 4840 Forest Drive (in Trenholm Plaza), (803) 787-3949
Speaking of wine, Sip and Stroll returns to Sumter 6-9 p.m. Nov. 2. More than a dozen downtown businesses will be open for patrons to enjoy domestic and imported wines paired with a variety of food. Live music and other entertainment continues through the evening. Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at door, $20 for military (if purchased on Shaw Air Force Base with valid military I.D.) Proceeds to benefit Sumter County senior citizens. Information and tickets at Sumter Senior Services, (803) 773-5508, sumterseniorservices.org
Gamecock Nation: Have lunch with the coaches. Help support Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Cancer Center at Coaches Curing Kids Cancer luncheon with USC Athletic Director Ray Tanner, Women’s Basketball Coach Dawn Staley, Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook and All-American Michael Roth 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at 701 Whaley. Meet and greet the Gamecocks, enjoy food prepared by Chef Todd Adams and bid on autographed items and silent auction. Tickets $60 per person, sponsorship tables available at different levels. Information: Gina Janvrin, email@example.com; buy tickets online at curingkidscancer.org