Chefscapades

5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5; Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta; $175

This four-course dinner by Santa Fe chefs benefits the Interfaith Community Shelter at Pete’s Place.

More info: interfaithshelter sf.org/chefscapades

Tap Into New Mexico Craft: Dinner & Benefit

6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6; La Casa Sena, 125 E. Palace Ave., Suite 20, Santa Fe; $75

The dinner, which will benefit Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, will feature New Mexico craft beverages including offerings from Marble Brewery, Santa Fe Spirits and St. Clair Winery.

More info: Call 505-988-9232

Out of town

New Mexico State Fair

Sept. 5-15; EXPO New Mexico, 300 San Pedro Drive NE, Albuquerque; $10, $7 for seniors and youth; $29 Mega-Pass includes admission and a write wristband

Funnel cakes, food on a stick and green-and-red chile everything: It’s time once again for food lovers to loosen their belts and make their way south for the New Mexico State Fair. Don’t forget to grab a can of this year’s official State Fair Beer, a pilsner brewed by Canteen Brewhouse.

Albuquerque Hopfest

1:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8; Isleta Resort & Casino, 11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque; $30 in advance, $35 at the gate

This massive beer festival will feature 60 breweries, three stages and seven bands.

Coming up

Vietnamese Street Food, Beer & Spirits Dinner

6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12; Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery, 2791 Agua Fría St.; $89

This fixed-price pairing dinner will star Hue Chan Karels of Open Kitchen and feature dishes inspired by Vietnamese street food paired with beer and spirits.

30th Anniversary Intimate Dinner with Laurent Gruet

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14; Gruet Winery, 8400 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque; $160, $140 for wine club members

Head to Gruet’s Albuquerque location for this special dinner, which will include creamy asparagus sunchoke soup with grilled asparagus, cucumber salad with tarragon vinaigrette, tenderloin and king oyster scallops. Each guest will receive a signed bottle of 30th Anniversary Pinot Meunier.

More info: gruetwinery.com

Exploring New Mexico Chiles

1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15; Santa Fe School of Cooking; $75

This Slow Food Santa Fe class will explore the unique culinary history of the chile and its many uses. Participants in this interactive demonstration class will taste different varieties and learn from award-winning chef Lois Ellen Frank.