Send announcements or events, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454.
"Wild Thing" mushroom and wine dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 22, Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, 203 Harrison St., Leesburg, 7 p.m. Consists of five-course meal focused on assorted mushrooms and paired with wines. Cost: $85 per person. Call 703-771-9300 or visit www.tuskies.com.
Breaux Vineyards holds its 11th annual harvest festival, Saturday, Oct. 25, which includes live music, hayrides, food, wine tasting and more, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Breaux Vineyards, 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville. Advance tickets: $13 for adults, $8 for children under 6; at gate: $15 and $10. Call 800-492-9961 or visit www.breauxvineyards.com.
Learn the secrets of Thai cooking and sample different Thai cuisine at "A Taste of Thailand," cooking demonstration by Thai Basil Restaurant, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m., at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. All ages. Visit library.loudoun.gov.
The 11th annual Harvest Festival at Breaux Vineyards, Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Live music from the David Bach Consort and Higher Hands. Hayrides, winemaking demonstrations, area crafters, cuisine, balloon art, face painting, wine tasting and more. Advance tickets are available for $13 adults, $8 for children under 6 and designated drivers; $15 and $10 at the gate. Call 800-492-9961 or online at www.breauxvineyards.com.
Octoberfest at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, Sunday, Oct. 26, 1-5 p.m., 38906 Mt. Gilead Road, Leesburg. Includes a special tasting of German wines and light food. Visit www.willowcroftwine.com or call 703-777-8161.