Get ready to stuff your face with more than just turkey and stuffing. Get comfortable.
November is packed with food and drink events. Here are five you’ll kick yourself if you miss.
1) BIG BEER & BARLEY WINES
When: Saturday, Nov. 11; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for VIP and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for general admission
Where: Greek Orthodox Church Memorial Center, 500 Belmont Park North, Dayton
What: The beet and wine tasting event is a fundraiser for Resident Home Association.
The list of barley wines includes Eudora’s Hullabaloo and Old Redhooker by Sixpoint Craft beers such as Thirsty Dog’s BA Wulver Scotch ale and Vanilla BA Black Maple porter by Jackie O’s will be featured.
Cost: General admission is $45 in advance or $55 at the door; VIP $65 advance or $75 at the door
2) WAFFLE SHOP BY CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 14 to 17
Where: Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First St., Dayton
What: Get ready for four days of waffles, sausage, soups, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, crafts and white elephant sales. As many as 2,000 people attend this event that has been around for 88 years. Waffle Shop profits are offered to the community through grants awarded every spring.
Cost: Lunch for less than $10. Admission is free.
Info: Dine in or fax for carryout at 937-223-2416
3) RINGING IN THE HOLIDAYS AT CARILLON PARK
When: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18
Where: Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton
What: The annual gala rings in the holiday season with specialty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and the most delicious dessert contest.
Cost: $85 for non-members and $75 for members.
Info: Call 937-293-2841 or visit daytonhistory.org
The Carillon Tree of Light illumination is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19
Where: Ghostlight Coffee, 1201 Wayne Ave., Dayton
What: Son of a Biscuit and Ghostlight Coffee will team up to present their first Battle of the Breakfasts food truck competition. The two will compete against each other in a “no-holds-barred battle for who has the best breakfast.”
Ghostlight’s new coffee truck will be on site to serve coffee.
Cost: Entry is free. Food items will be sold.
5) FEAST OF GIVING
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.
Where: Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th St., Dayton
What: The 9th annual community Thanksgiving dinner organized partly by ABC22/FOX45 and an army of volunteers follows the 40-year tradition established by the Beerman Foundation.
Info: 937-416-3667 or fox45now.com