Vote for the Best. Breakfast. Ever. Motor Supply Co.’s Chef Wesley Fulmer is competing in the Thomas’ English Muffin Hometown Breakfast Battle and you get to help decide the winner. Vote for Fulmer’s lacquered bacon steak with wilted kale and sunny side egg atop a muffin at www.thomasbreakfastbattle.com
All about the Q: Jamil Shriners BBQ Cook-Off, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road. Tickets $12 per adult, $6 for ages 6-14, children under 6 are free. Proceeds to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children Transportation Fund. (803) 772-9380, jamilshriners.com
More BBQ: Mount Hebron United Methodist Church’s annual bake sale and barbecue begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Carryout orders of barbecue pork and chicken will be available in the early morning and the buffet begins at 11 a.m. until it’s all gone. Adult plates $8.50; children $5.50; pork, ribs, hash, rice, half chickens, slaw and sandwiches available a la carte; proceeds to benefit church missions and a scholarship program. Mount Hebron UMC, 3050 Leaphart Rd., West Columbia
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Celebrate the goober at the Palmetto Peanut Boil: noon-7p.m. Saturday at Publick House. Teams compete for the Boiled Peanut Trophy and you can vote for the People’s Choice Award. 2800 Devine St., (803) 649-5358, palmettopeanutboil.com
Newberry Oktoberfest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday downtown Newberry. Features live music, beer garden, food court, Best German Costume Contest and liver nips. www.cityofnewberry.com
Italian Festival: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Robert Mills House & Gardens, 1616 Blanding St. Highlights include Italian foods and beverages, entertainment and bocce tournament at 2 p.m. osiaColumbiaSC.org
Oktoberfest Aiken: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, downtown Aiken. Authentic German food, beer and wine, and live entertainment. www.tbredcountry.org
Party like it’s 1794: Celebrate the restoration of one of Camden’s remaining 18th century residences, the John McCaa House, also known as McCaa’s Tavern. Located at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, this special grand opening event 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 will feature beer and wine and live music. Tickets $20 per person, available at (803) 423-9841, email@example.com or www.historic-camden.net All proceeds benefit Historic Camden and the McCaa restoration. Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., Camden
Farm to Table Event’s Coastal Conservation Creek to Table Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at City Roots Farm. Chef Travis Rayle from Rosso Trattoria and Chef Frank Bradley from Bourbon will prepare a four course meal showcasing local fresh and saltwater fish from South Carolina with proceeds to benefit the Coastal Conservation Association. Tickets $100 per person, available at eventbrite.com
Dining with dogs returns to Mr. Friendly’s and Solstice Kitchen: Reserve a space for you and your pup by calling Pupcakes, (803) 467-0171. Your four-legged friend will enjoy a three-course animal-friendly meal for $12 per dog, while you order off the restaurant menu. Pick a date: Mr. Friendly’s: Oct. 7, Nov. 11; Solstice Kitchen: Oct. 8, Nov. 12.
Holy Schnitzel! Oct. 9-11, Incarnation Lutheran Church, 3005 Devine St. A weekend of German food, beer, live music and crafts. www.oktoberfestcolumbia.com
Dine on the Bridge ... the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner brings together restaurants from Columbia, West Columbia and Cayce in a celebration of what we all have in common. Scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Oct. 18, tickets for this first-ever event are on sale now at gervaisstreetbridgedinner.com. Proceeds to benefit Congaree Riverkeeper.
Potluck on the Farm: 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at Orangeburg Fairgrounds. Part of the Midlands Food Alliance series of events where farmers and eaters who support local food can enjoy an afternoon of good food and fellowship. Bring a dish to share, with a name card and ingredients, and dishes and utensils. Free event, RSVP at (803) 360-3358 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Oktoberfest at St. Alban’s: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. Enjoy brats, kraut, potato salad and more. Eat in or take out, tickets $10 in advance, $11 at door, available at church office, 403 Park Road, Lexington, (803) 359-2444. Proceeds benefit local LICS and missions in Ecuador.
Bubbie’s Brisket and Bakery returns 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Beth Shalom Synagogue in Columbia. Enjoy your favorite Jewish grandmother’s traditional kosher delights (such as knishes, corned beef, matzah ball soup, rugelach, challah, brisket and more). 5827 N. Trenholm Road; www.bethshalomcolumbia.org
South Carolina Oyster Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 22 at Robert Mills House and Gardens/Hampton-Preston Mansion. Oysters sold by the bucket, fried, oyster gumbo and shooters available. Bring your chairs, blankets and oyster knives and enjoy live music, arts and crafts. www.scoysterfest.com
Wine Wednesdays at Craft And Draft. Each Wednesday will feature select wines at $5 per glass and three to four wines that will be available for sampling and buying. Craft and Draft is at 2706 Devine St., (803) 764-2575, www.craftanddraftbeer.com
FoodShare Columbia connects families and communities with affordable fresh fruits and vegetables from local and regional farmers. The partnership of the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, Richland Library, USC School of Medicine, EdVenture Children’s Museum and the Columbia Housing Authority provides boxed food that can be ordered twice a month, between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Bellfield Cultural Arts Center at 2611 Grant St., (803) 255-8161. Cost is $20; $10 for SNAP participants. Cash and EBT accepted.
Calling all chefs – current, retired and experienced: Cooking Matters, a new cooking and nutrition education curriculum, will offer cooking and nutrition classes for adults and is looking for volunteers to share their skills. Email email@example.com
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Friday, scallops mornay with Mumm Champagne; Oct. 6 and 9, veal osso bucco Milanese; Oct 13, mussels San Diego style; Oct. 16, Sauvignon Blanc tasting with grilled salmon. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com.
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio: Oct. 15, Celebrate Let’s Cook’s 8th Anniversary; Oct. 16, couples cook; Oct. 20, Wild Women; Oct. 21, Camden’s Broad Street Market (contact Broad Street Market for registration, (803) 425-8858); Oct. 22, hands-on pasta; Oct. 23, couples cook; Oct. 29, review of Italian Piedmont Region trip; Oct. 30, almost Halloween class. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874.
McCutchen House at USC: Chef du jour classes (9 a.m.-1 p.m.): Saturday, Oct. 3, Holiday Dinner Made Easy; Oct. 31, Pie Making 101; Nov. 7 (extended 6-hour class), Bread 101; Nov. 14, roasting; Dec. 5 (extended 6-hour class), Cakes 101. Wine classes: Oct. 6, Wine 101, how to purchase; Oct. 20, Wines from Alsace; Nov. 3, dessert wines; Dec. 1, rare wines. Registration for classes through McCutchen House or call Becky Moran (803) 777-8225
Farmers in the Forest: Forest Acres Farmers Market at Richland Mall in the parking lot along Beltline Boulevard. Wednesdays 3-7 p.m. through Nov. 25. Vendor applications can be found at farmersintheforest.org; follow on Facebook.
Blythewood Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Doko Meadows, 171 Langford Road, Blythewood. Michaela Barno, (843) 697-1733
302 Artisans at Senate’s End: 2-7 p.m. (No Frills Grill food truck serves lunch noon-6 p.m.) Thursdays through Oct. 29 at 302 Senate St. www.facebook.com/302Artisans
Northeast Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 22, Lake Carolina Town Center, Northeast Richland. www.lakecarolina.com
Rosewood Market Farmers Market: 4-7 p.m. every Friday, 2803 Rosewood Drive. (803) 256-6410 www.rosewoodmarket.com
1st Market at First Nazareth Baptist Church: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 21; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays; Millwood parking lot across from church. Senior vouchers, WIC, SNAP/EBT and debit cards accepted. Local farmers and gardeners encouraged to participate; (803) 254-6232
Irmo Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon, first and third Saturdays through September, Carlisle Street, Irmo. www.irmofarmersmarket.com
Kershaw County Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Nov. 21, 222 Broad St., Camden. www.kcfarmersmarket.org
Lexington Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 26, Lexington Square Park, 205 E. Main St. www.lexsc.com
Soda City Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street; Mini-market every Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Marriott on Main. www.sodacitysc.com
Sandhills Farmers Market: 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 24 at Sandhill Research Center, 900 Clemson Road, across from Village at Sandhill. www.clemson.edu
Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Davis Field (Greene Street).
Have an upcoming food event? Email details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.
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