Fall Guide 2012
Fall Guide 2012: Events
Published: September 26, 2012
Dustoberfest Wear your lederhosen or dirndl to Stardust's version of Oktoberfest and you'll get a free beer. And yes, there will be the requisite bratwursts and sauerkraut, music and more. 3-8 pm Sunday; Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; free; 407-623-3393; stardustie.com.
Shampooch! 2012 Dog-washing fundraiser with pet portraits, food trucks, outdoor cash bars, a pet adoption drive and more to benefit Apopka's C.A.R.E. Foundation. 9 am-5 pm Sunday; Lambs Eat Ivy Salon, 804 E. Washington St.; donations accepted; 407-245-7006; facebook.com/pages/shampooch.
Oct. 3, Nov. 7
Wine Not Wednesday It's a Dechoes tradition: On the first Wednesday of every month, the College Park store hosts a customer-appreciation party, where you can shop, socialize and just hang out. Enjoy free wine, beer, food and live music while browsing the store's carefully curated collection of gently used clothing. Just don't spill your cabernet on the merch. 6-10 pm Wednesday; Dechoes, 2110 Edgewater Drive; free; 407-898-9791.
Come Out With Pride This is the celebration of LGBT life in the City Beautiful. Pride Day in Orlando is Oct. 6, but the Pride celebration begins with opening ceremonies on Oct. 4 at the Abbey, followed by the Pride parade and celebration on Saturday, Oct. 6. When the colorful parade around Lake Eola ends, the festivities have just begun! More than 150 vendors will be set up around the park by day, and live music, beer tents and a fireworks show will light up the night. After the parade is over, grand marshal Debbie Gibson (yes, that Debbie Gibson) performs in the evening at the Parliament House. Hamburger Mary's downtown hosts a recovery brunch with $2.50 mimosas and $6 bloody Marys on Sunday, Oct. 7, and closing ceremonies will take place that evening at Macy's at the Mall at Millenia. Various events at various locations from Oct. 4-7; Come Out With Pride Parade, 4 pm Saturday; Lake Eola Park, East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive; free-$65; 321-800-3944; comeoutwithpride.com.
Oct. 4, Nov. 1
Apopka Food Truck Round Up The food truck revolution has headed west, and from what we hear, Apopkanians are eating it up (har!). A collection of local food trucks gather from 5:30-9 pm Thursday; Kit Land Nelson Park, South Park Avenue and East Orange Street, Apopka; free admission, various menu prices; 407-703-1777; apopka.net.
Oct. 5-Oct. 7
Away Mission: Orlando Three-day Star Trek convention with appearances by Avery Brooks, Colin Ferguson, Dwight Schultz and others. 5 pm-midnight Friday, 8 am-1 am Saturday, 10 am-6 pm Sunday; Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $15-$299; 401-488-5226; away-mission.com.