The People’s Choice Bake-Off will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at The Harvest Whiteford Campus, 501 Whiteford Way in Lexington. Enter to win cash prizes in categories of Appetizer, Breads, Casseroles or Dessert. Contest registration forms available by calling Linda Abrams at (803) 603-9249. Don’t want to bake? Come and sample the entries and vote for your favorite. Tickets $18 per person includes food and talk by inspirational speaker Peggy Beck, owner of The Joyful Palate Catering Co.
Oktoberfest at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 6 p.m. Saturday. Dine in or take out dinner of brats, sauerkraut, red cabbage, German potato salad and desserts. Free childcare available, call Gertie at (803) 240-9311 for more information. Proceeds to benefit LICS and St. Alban’s Mission in Ecuador. St. Alban’s, 403 Park Road, Lexington, (803) 359-2444
September Oaks Vineyards hosts its inaugural wine tasting and literary festival 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. The festival will feature Lowcountry writers and wine tastings throughout the day. September Oaks is located at 893 Grays Highway, Ridgeland, (843) 726-9463, septemberoaks.com
Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Gervais & Vine Monday. Enjoy a multi-course seafood dinner, paired with wine, and learn more about the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Gervais & Vine is at 620-A Gervais Street. Call for reservations, (803) 799-8463
Francis Burns United Methodist Women’s Fall Pecan Sale Campaign to benefit church missions is launching, selling 2013 pecan crop from a local South Carolina orchard. Choose gift bags of one-pound bag of large pieces ($11), jumbo halves ($11.50), chocolate covered halves ($12.50), sugar-free chocolate covered halves ($13.75) or 14-ounce boxes of honey roasted halves ($12.50). Deadline for orders, Nov. 2; target delivery date, Nov. 11. To order, or more information, call Doris McNair (803) 754-3384.
Again with the pork ... Make Your Own Bacon workshop at Motor Supply Co. Bistro is Nov. 11. Plan now, ticket sales via Eventbrite. Get on a wait list by calling (803) 256-6687
Inaugural Savannah Food & Wine Festival is Nov. 11-17. This first-time event will feature wine dinners at area restaurants, wine strolls and more throughout the week. Special guest is Rob Mondavi Jr., of Mondavi Family Estate in Napa, Calif. A Celebrity Chef Tour, benefiting the James Beard Foundation and featuring chefs Hugh Acheson, Chris Hastings and Steven Satterfield, will be Nov. 13 at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. See www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com for information, tickets on sale now.
Music to Your Mouth a celebration of fine Southern food and wine and chefs is in its seventh year at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton. This year’s festivities will be Nov. 19-24. Slated for appearances this year are Sean Brock, Julian P. VanWinkle III, John T. Edge, Kevin Gillespie, Mike Lata, Craig Deihl, Edward Lee, Rodney Scott and Anne Quatrano. Event tickets are available now at www.musictoyourmouth.com.
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Friday, duck with 3-pepper sauce. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Oct. 31, Italian small plates. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874