Edwardsville Fall Beer Festival
When:11 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday
Where: Edwardsville City Park, Illinois 159, across from Global Brew, 112 S. Buchana
Cost: Free admission; must be 21 to purchase beer.
Features: Global Brew Tap House & Lounge hosts, with more than 20 craft beers, food tents, live music and brewing demonstrations. A portion of the proceeds support the local chapter of Toys for Tots. The festival is sponsored by New Belgium Brewery.
German Foods & Beer
When: 6-8 p.m.Oct. 24
Where: Eckert's Country Store classroom, 951 S. Greenmount Road, Belleville
Reservations: Required to 618-233-0513
Features: New recipes and beers for this year's event. Join Eckert's culinary team member, Sabine Vaughn, as she shares some of her favorite German foods.