Chapel Hill's intimate TerraVita Food & Drink Festival is committed to sustainable food and drink with educational events, including the popular Sustainable Classroom sessions. Add to the mix an East Meets West dinner celebrating chefs from the North Carolina mountains to the coast, elegant tribute dinners celebrating the legacies of legendary chefs, fired-up Hill Fire barbecues and The Fall Fête on the Green featuring chefs, brewers, distillers, farmers, cheese makers and more spreading the sustainable gospel. Oct. 16-19. $65-$150. Chapel Hill, N.C., and Carrboro, N.C. 404-822-0276, www.terravitafest.com.
Touting itself as a gathering for the food curious, Fire, Flour and Fork is four-day foodie frenzy throughout the cobblestone streets and kitschy neighborhoods of Richmond, Va. Dinners featuring cuisine by Richmond's innovative chefs and guest chefs from around the Southeast and the country, behind-the-scene tours, barbecue and oyster tastings overlooking the James River, farm excursions, culinary art (and arts) tours and more are shining a tasty spotlight on Virginia's bounty. Oct. 31-Nov. 3. $20-$185. Richmond, Va. fireflourandfork.com.
Downtown Greenville, S.C., provides the setting for Euphoria Sept. 19-22. Contributed by Euphoria
Experience Southern charm and hospitality, Savannah-style, during this week-long food and beverage extravaganza. From cooking classes to whiskey tastings, and all things 'cue to swanky speakeasies, there is a smorgasbord of options. Enjoy signature events such as the River Street Stroll, featuring a half-mile of curated libations along the riverfront, the Grand Reserve Tasting for the true wine connoisseur, the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour or the massive Taste of Savannah. Nov. 4-10. $10-195. Savannah. 912-232-1223, www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com.
Set at Palmetto Bluff resort in Bluffton, S.C., Music to Your Mouth is an intimate event that provides attendees with an amazing opportunity to meet top-shelf Southern chefs, world-renowned winemakers and more at epicurean events like a Southern speakeasy, bacon and bourbon cruise, oyster roast and the "Pig Event," a private concert with a surprise, musical guest. Nov. 22-24. $125-$450. Bluffton, S.C. www.musictoyourmouth.com.