From the annual Food Truck Festival to Fete En Blanc to Oktoberfest -- here's your foodie calendar for the fall.

November

1 Live Fire Cooking Demo

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Visit the outdoor Live Fire Cooking Theater from 1 to 4 p.m. for live fire cooking demos and enjoy samples of margherita and pesto pizzas. Sample prices range from $2 to $3.

fpconservatory.org

3 Souper Heroes

Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Take part in season four of Souper Heroes, events during which volunteers take over local breweries and bars to prepare slow cookers full of soup. Soups are created to correspond with a rotating theme, and events are always free to the public. Donations for local hunger relief organizations are collected at each Souper Heroes event, which run from 6 to 8 p.m. souperheroes.org

4 Wednesday Originals

Multiple locations

Participating Dine Originals Columbus restaurants offer special dining experiences the first Wednesday of each month, ranging from tastings to themed wine dinners.

dineoriginalscolumbus.com

4 First Wednesday of the Month Wine Dinner

The Worthington Inn

On the first Wednesday of every month, The Worthington Inn offers a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Dinner is from 7 to 9 p.m., and advance tickets are $65 per person. worthingtoninn.com

5 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Wine Dinner

Spagio

Spagio's monthly themed wine dinners feature five courses with five wine pairings. Free wine refills are offered, and retail wines are available for purchase after dinner. Dinners begin at 7 p.m., and prices range from $85 to $95 per person. Reservations are required.

spagio.com

7 A Taste of the Holidays Farm-to-Fork Style

Folsom & Pine Farm

Folsom & Pine Farm is giving farm-to-fork dining a holiday twist this season. From 3 to 7 p.m., guests can sample holiday dishes including farm-to-fork brines, rubs, dressings and sauces. All samples may be ordered for take-home for your own holiday menu. Reservations required.

folsomandpine.com

14 Eat up! Columbus

They call it cause cuisine-food created with a purpose that goes beyond nourishment. Nonprofit catering company Freedom a la Cart is crafting food that gives the victims of human trafficking a second chance.

On Saturday, Nov. 14 at St. Charles Preparatory School, diners can help support women looking to start a new life at Freedom a la Cart's Eat Up! event featuring multiple courses crafted by up-and-coming chefs.

Leading the team this year is Skillet chef Patrick Caskey, who will share the kitchen with Tommy Gallo of Gallo's Kitchen, Julian Menaged of The Crest, Sangeeta Lakhani of The Table and Dustin Brafford of Opus in Denver, Colorado. Bartender Cris Dehlavi of M at Miranova will craft drinks for the cocktail hour preceding dinner.

Each tasting course will be accompanied with a drink pairing. Similar to last year, guests will be seated at long communal tables with 300 expected to attend.

"The most important thing, the biggest thing, is the cause itself," Caskey says. "Being able to take my skillset and do something you can actually see is helping others is fantastic. That's enough reason for me do it. Being able to work with all these others chefs is just icing on the cake."freedomalacart.org

-Beth Stallings

19 Burgundy and Bordeaux Wine Dinner

Spagio

Spagio's monthly themed wine dinners feature five courses with five wine pairings. Free wine refills are offered, and retail wines are available for purchase after dinner. Dinners begin at 7 p.m., and prices range from $85 to $95 per person. Reservations are required.

spagio.com

26 Annual Thanksgiving Feast

The Worthington Inn

Skip the grocery store (and dirty dishes), and enjoy Thanksgiving at The Worthington Inn. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., indulge in oven-roasted turkey with gravy and butternut squash bisque. Reservations required.

wothingtoninn.com

December

2 Wednesday Originals

Multiple locations

Participating Dine Originals Columbus restaurants offer special dining experiences the first Wednesday of each month, ranging from tastings to themed wine dinners.

dineoriginalscolumbus.com

2 First Wednesday of the Month Wine Dinner

The Worthington Inn

On the first Wednesday of every month, The Worthington Inn offers a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Dinner is from 7 to 9 p.m., and advance tickets are $65 per person. worthingtoninn.com

3 Michael David Wine Dinner

Spagio

Spagio's monthly themed wine dinners feature five courses with five wine pairings. Free wine refills are offered, and retail wines are available for purchase after dinner. Dinners begin at 7 p.m., and prices range from $85 to $95 per person. Reservations are required. spagio.com

10 Souper Heroes

Woodlands Tavern

Take part in season four of Souper Heroes, events during which volunteers take over local breweries and bars to prepare slow cookers full of soup. Soups are created to correspond with a rotating theme, and events are always free to the public. Donations for local hunger relief organizations are collected at each Souper Heroes event, which run from 6 to 8 p.m. souperheroes.org

16 95 Points or Higher Wine Dinner

Spagio

Spagio's monthly themed wine dinners feature five courses with five wine pairings. Free wine refills are offered, and retail wines are available for purchase after dinner. Dinners begin at 7 p.m., and prices range from $85 to $95 per person. Reservations are required. spagio.com

31 New Year's Eve Champagne Blast

Spagio

Celebrate the New Year with Spagio this holiday season. Spagion offers specials on bottles and glasses of its best Champagne. Guests can come and go as they please, but reservations are encouraged. spagio.com

January

6 Wednesday Originals

Multiple locations

Participating Dine Originals Columbus restaurants offer special dining experiences the first Wednesday of each month, ranging from tastings to themed wine dinners.

dineoriginalscolumbus.com

6 First Wednesday of the Month Wine Dinner

The Worthington Inn

On the first Wednesday of every month, The Worthington Inn offers a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Dinner is from 7 to 9 p.m. and advance tickets are $65 per person.

worthingtoninn.com

16 Souper Heroes-Soup Runs in Our Veins with Girls on the Run

The Commissary

Take part in season four of Souper Heroes, events during which volunteers take over local breweries and bars to prepare slow cookers full of soup. Soups are created to correspond with a rotating theme, and events are always free to the public. Donations for local hunger relief organizations are collected at each Souper Heroes event, which run from 6 to 8 p.m.

souperheroes.org

Save the Dates

The High Gravity Hullabaloo

TBA

The Columbus Craft Beer Alliance's annual celebration of Central Ohio beer culture is coming back for its third year. The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. and will feature a selection strong beer samples and smoked meats, as well as entertainment. Regular and designated driver tickets are offered and must be purchased in advance. Visit the website for details. columbuscraftbeer.org

James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour

Gallerie Bar & Bistro

For the third year, some of the region's top chefs will collaborate for an intimate, multi-course dinner at Gallerie Bar & Bistro in the Short North, benefiting the James Beard Foundation. The date and lineup of the event are yet-to-be announced.

galleriebarandbistro.com