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Fall Guide 2012

Fall Guide 2012: Events

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Oct 13. TEDx Orlando, the Garden Theatre

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Nov. 3. Neanderthal Ball, Orlando Science Center

Don't even tell us there's nothing to do around here – all season long, our calendars are packed with so much stuff we can hardly cram it all in. From recurring events that we adore, like TheDailyCity.com's monthly Food Truck Bazaars or the terrifying exhilaration of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, to fantastic one-offs we can hardly wait to attend, including Burrow Press' Knockers & Novellas pre-order and release party for Don Peteroy's debut novel Wally and 2012's Winter Park Harvest Festival, we can't even imagine how we're going to get to it all. But we're damn well gonna try. And so should you.

To make it just a little easier to navigate the offerings, we've compiled this handy list of must-see, must-do, must-participate in happenings. It's got something for everyone – the foodies, the nerds, the beer lovers, the bikers, the kids and even the dogs. So don't tell us you're bored and that our city's lame – because if you're bored after going through the following list of parties, fests and feasts, then you're the lame one.

Sept. 27
Winter Park Sip & Stroll Always had your eye on one of those gorgeous-looking restaurants that line Park Avenue, but you just haven't had the time (or maybe even the cash) to invest in a full-on dining-out experience? Then this event was made for you. For just $25 you can sample wine and food from Park Avenue-area merchants, including Cocina 214, Luma on Park, Spice & Tea Exchange, the Ancient Olive and the avenue's newest culinary hotspot, Galopin. Stroll, mingle, eat. 5-8:30 pm Thursday; Park Avenue, Park Avenue at Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; $25; 407-644-8281; facebook.com/winterparksip.

Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23
Greater East Orlando Food Truck Frenzy Yes, it's another food-truck roundup – grab dinner from one of the area's mobile food vendors. 5-8:30 pm Friday; University Congregational Church, 9300 University Blvd.; free admission, various menu prices; 407-442-9914.

Sept. 28-Nov. 12
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival This celebration of culinary adventure features the cuisine of six continents. Taste your way around the world with food from 30 international food and beverage marketplaces, celebrity chef demos, mixology seminars, home-entertaining presentations, wine tastings and live concerts. 11 am-9 pm daily; Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; included with park admission, various menu prices, visit website for details; 407-939-3378; disneyworld.com.

Tasty Tuesdays in the Milk District
Sometimes, you just can't wait around for the monthly Food Truck Bazaar to get your next meal on wheels. Every Tuesday evening, a rotating lineup of local food trucks rolls into the Milk District to feed the hungry. Once you've had your fill, wash it down with a drink at one of the neighborhood watering holes. 6:30-10 pm Tuesday; The Milk District, East Robinson Street and North Bumby Avenue; free admission, various menu prices; facebook.com/tastytuesdaysorlando.

Fall Guide 2012
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