Let’s Eat, Madison Style
Bite into the freshest Wisconsin cuisine at the third annual Fall Food Cart Fest, all while enjoying the breezy shores of Lake Monona and breathtaking views of Madison’s skyline. Feel free to sample a variety of dishes: Each food cart will offer an inexpensive tasting menu, as well as local craft beer to accompany each delicious bite. When you’ve eaten your fill or just want a break, relax on the grass and enjoy an all-day line up of talented musicians and performers. Oct. 2, 11 a.m. East Side Club, Monona. projectkinect.com.
Walking for Change
Save lives with every step by joining Madison’s NEDA walk to raise awareness and funds for those battling eating disorders. A complicated and sometimes life-threatening illnesses, eating disorders currently affect over 30 million Americans, with twice as many women afflicted as men. Take a stand for health and happiness by walking to prevent, research and care for those affected. Oct. 9, 10 a.m. Vilas Park, Madison. nedawalk.org/madison2016.
A Perfect Mix
This mix is sure to be a winner: add a base of lighthearted cocktail enjoyment, with an even bigger splash of group discussion and interactive events, and Madison Cocktail Week has arrived! Kick off the first night with a citywide Daiquiri crawl and synchronized cocktail-mixing competition, attend a midweek panel on women and minorities behind the bar and finish the week with your choice of delicious aperitvos, in-depth Scotch pairing discussions and lively cocktail parties scattered throughout the city. Take away some fabulous new recipe ideas—and even more wonderful memories. Oct. 11-16, times vary. Locations vary around Downtown Madison. madisoncocktailweek.com.
Buy Best, Buy Local
Channel your inner art connoisseur at the Dane Arts Buy Local market featuring work from a diverse group of talented local artists. Looking for a handcrafted necklace for mom, or the perfect painting to brighten up a room? Even the choosiest market-goer will not be disappointed with an array of booths to browse: jewelers, sculptors, painters, printmakers and potters—even dancers—will be on hand. Come out for some great finds, all while experiencing and supporting Madison’s incredible arts community. Oct. 13, 4 p.m. S Bank Building, Madison. danearts.com.
Pie Palooza Fun!
Say a toasty warm welcome to the holiday season with a celebration of all things pie! This year’s Pie Palooza promises to make your mouth water with a selection of sweet and savory pies, tarts, quiches and turnovers—all baked with seasonal farm-fresh ingredients by more than 25 local chefs. Take your pick of two delicious slices to enjoy alongside garden-fresh salad, ice cream and tasty beverages. Prepare to dive into autumn one slice at a time! Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m. Goodman Community Center, Madison. reapfoodgroup.org.