An array of handmade foods and beverages can be sampled during a tasting festival Saturday, Nov. 3, at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Southport section of Fairfield.

The event is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church parish house, 651 Pequot Ave., and is open to the public.

Organizers said it will feature artisanal foods made in the region, including cheeses, oils and vinegars breads, desserts, ice cream, honey, boutique sparkling wines, beers and teas.

Tickets are $40, and proceeds benefit Trinity Episcopal Church education programs and charity work.

The tasting is meant both to allow attendees to sample the foods and beverages and to promote the area businesses that produce them, organizers said.

The event is part of the church's celebration of its 170th anniversary at its current location.

Originally built in the 1700's on Old Post Road, Trinity Episcopal Church has been burned by the British, irreparably damaged by a tornado, and then rebuilt at its current location in 1862.

For more information, 203-255-0454 or visit www.trinitysouthport.org