Copious cornucopias

Fall is perhaps the best season for local food in Sacramento—at least, if you like to eat fresh fruits and veggies. This harvest season brings in a copious amount of squash, kale, rutabaga, parsnips, pumpkin and apples. Then, there’s this week’s cornucopia of food-related events—everything from seasonal local dinners to ethnic-food celebrations. Enjoy the autumnal equinox by pigging out at one of this week’s food festivals or food-related events.

Street Food Rodeo

Organized by arts-and-entertainment publication The Davis Dirt, the Street Food Rodeo hosts street food from trucks and carts, street performers, contra dance and live music. The event benefits the UC Davis Children’s Garden Program. Friday, September 21; 4-9 p.m. Free. G and Sixth streets in Davis;

Mediterranean Food & Music Festival

Eat all things Mediterranean at this festival, including shawarma, tabbouleh, hummus, dolma, baklava, meat pies, kebab and zalbya (Egyptian doughnuts). The outdoor event will also feature Arabic coffee and music videos from the Mediterranean region. September 22-23, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $2. Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, 3060 Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento; (916) 955-4736;

The Taste of Grass Valley–A Fall Food & Wine Festival

Presented by the Grass Valley Downtown Association and the Sierra Vintners Association, this festival boasts a tasting room filled with wines from 20 local and regional wineries, plus food from five local restaurants. The event will also feature live music courtesy of the Soft Bombs. Saturday, September 22; 1-4 p.m. $30-$40. Holiday Inn Express, 121 Bank Street in Grass Valley; (530) 272-8315.

Feast at the Fort

This event at Sutter’s Fort features a four-course dinner prepared by chefs from Selland’s Market-Cafe, Ten22, Mulvaney’s Building and Loan, Spataro Restaurant & Bar, and Café Vinoteca. One focus of the dinner will be foods that are cured—a food preparation style popular during the heyday of the fort. Saturday, September 22; 6:30-9:30 p.m. $85. Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L Street; (916) 323-7626;

Peruvian Food Festival

Organized by Club Perú de Sacramento, this Peruvian Food Festival will highlight famous Peruvian dishes and desserts. There will also be music and a Peruvian horse show. Sunday, September 23; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $3. Ben Ali Shriners Center, 3262 Marysville Boulevard; (916) 730-2019;

Chinatown Mall Culture Fair

Celebrate the mid-autumn festival (moon festival) with Chinese moon cakes, Asian food and drink vendors, Chinese music and dance performances, speakers, and hands-on children’s activities. Free ice cream while supplies last. Sunday, September 23; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Historic Chinatown Mall, between Third and Fifth streets and I and J streets. (916) 392-4829;