What: An adults-only benefit featuring a chili cookoff between DeVere’s Irish Pub, Broderick's Restaurant and Bar and Brew it Up, emceed by comedian Jack Gallagher.
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Where: Holy Cross Academy, 800 Todhunter Ave., West Sacramento
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Sacramento Harvest Festival
What: Specialty food purveyors will be sampling and selling olive oils, candies, jams, dips, fudge, marinades, soup, jerky, olive oils and the like.
When : 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Drive, Sacramento
Cost: $4-$7, kids 12 and under, free
Information: (800) 346-1212; www.harvestfestival.com
Holiday Tasting Fair
What: Sample holiday favorites, artisan cheese, locally baked breads and turkey.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; turkey sampling 1-4 p.m.
Where: Demo Center, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
Information: www.sacfoodcoop.com; (916) 868-6399