Festivals celebrate Ok-TEA-beer, autumn, German and Greek foods


Ok-TEA-beerfest: Tea-inspired tasting glass, samples of beers brewed with tea, German food, prizes, games. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Millvale VFW. $15. facebook.com (search for “Ok-TEA-beerfest”).

Autumnfest: Pumpkin-painting, face-painting, hay bale maze, petting zoo, pony rides, magicians, live entertainment, artisan and craft fair, wagon rides, chairlift rides, alpine slide and more. Weekend themes: Oktoberfest with German beer and cuisine, Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 7-8; chili, Oct. 14-15; kids’ Halloween weekend with costume parade, Oct. 21-22. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 22 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion. $5 per car; food and some activities cost extra. 7springs.com/events/autumnfest/.

World flavors

Booktoberfest: Crafton Library fundraiser with German beers, grilled brats and hot dogs, kraut, slaw, soft pretzels and live music. 2 to 7 pm. Saturday at Crafton Park. $5. craftonpubliclibrary.com.

Oktoberfest Fundraiser: Brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, red cabbage, apple strudel, soft pretzels, live German entertainment. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Teamster Hall, Lawrenceville. $15; extra for Oktoberfest beers and wines. Benefits Our Lady of Angels Parish. oloa.org.

Oktoberfest 2017: Traditional German buffet dinner, beer, German music. 5:30 p.m. Monday at Teutonia Mannerchor, North Side. $40 per person; $65 with yearlong membership for new members only. eventbrite.com (search for “Oktoberfest 2017”).

Autumn Food Fair: Moussaka, tiropita, spanakopita, pastitsio, ride pudding, Greek pastries and more, plus Greek dancing at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 4-6, at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Mt. Lebanon. holycrosspgh.org/events/festival/.

For charity

Savor Pittsburgh 2017: Local chefs prepare their favorite culinary creations to benefit Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Petersen Events Center, Oakland. $75 includes tastings from more than 20 restaurants, cocktails and live music; $150 for VIPs (includes 6 p.m. reception, exclusive appetizers and cocktails, complimentary raffle tickets and more).  savorpgh.com.

Hops for Heroes: $1 of every drink and 10 percent of all food sales benefit South Baldwin Volunteer Fire Co.; live music and fire truck on site. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Spoonwood Brewing, Bethel Park. spoonwoodbrewing.com.

Kids’ activity

Princess Tea Party with Belle: Tea party with apple juice and cookie decorating, plus story time, sing-along and meet-and-greet with Belle. 10 a.m. Saturday at Learning Express of Bakery Square, East Liberty. learningexpress.com/stores/bakerysquare.

Rebecca Sodergren: pgfoodevents@hotmail.com; @pgfoodevents.


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