This coming week, in events that get to your heart through your stomach.
Tuesday, October 4
It's that time of year again, that early autumn week when tens of thousands of ranchers, farmers, and agribiz vendors congregate in Madison for the World Dairy Expo, a week-long forum centered on the industry built upon milk, the drink that made Wisconsin famous. This Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Energy Center Way, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, $8 per day or $25 for the week. Call 224-6455 for more info.
Friday, October 7 Sunday, October 16
The Reedsburg Fermentation Fest is an annual ten-day community , a 50-mile long series of farm-based art installations and performances coupled with artist-built and the surrounding region, multiple locations, October 7-16. See Facebook and call 800-844-3507 for more info.
Saturday, October 8
Oktoberfest celebration. This all-day party has the goal of providing east-siders an opportunity to gather outside "one more time before the cold weather really sets in," and is hoping to entice them with a menu of Bavarian sausages, soft pretzels, and house-made sauerkraut, German and local beers, and hours of live music. Stalzy's Deli, 2701 Atwood Ave., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. See Facebook and call 249-7806 for more info.
The Oktoberfest celebration today. This is primarily a beer festival, and will feature over 60 different selections from some 20 breweries, along with "signature dish" samples from local restaurants. Live music, raffles, and a silent auction round out the offerings. Soups for Teens class, with instructor Jennifer Jones preparing a menu of ramen noodle soup, chicken noodle soup, and baked potato soup. Willy Street Co-op West, 6825 University Ave., 6-7:30 p.m., $10 owners and $20 all others. Call 284-7800 for more info.
Wednesday, October 5
Thursday, October 6
Ex Libris: A Review of Beer & Chocolate, a benefit tasting for the , 1 S. Pinckney St., 6-8 p.m., $50. Call 266-6318 for more info.
preparing a menu of mussels with saffron, Guajillo chiles and beer, apricot-stuffed pork tenderloin with maple porter glaze, and beer bread. Whole Foods Market, 3313 University Ave., 6:30-8:30 p.m., $25. Call 204-0300 for more info.
Friday, October 7
Saturday, October 8
Cedarburg German Festival, the fourth annual two-day Oktoberfest celebration, featuring German food vendors, a beer tent, contests and competitions, a German marketplace, polka dancing, live music, and more. Cedarburg, multiple locations, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 888-894-4001 for more info.
Fall Church Supper at Primrose Lutheran Church, 8770 Ridge Drive, Belleville, 3 p.m. Call 608-832-4435 for more info.
Sunday, October 9
Monday, October 10
Save the date
Sunday, November 6
Truffle and Italian Wine Dinner, with chef Derek Rowe preparing a six-course menu celebrating the autumn truffle harvest, each paired with wines from Italy. Harvest, 21 N. Pinckney St., 6 p.m., $95. Call 255-6075 for more info.