Fall Guide 2012
Fall Guide 2012: Events
Published: September 26, 2012
The Halloween Pub Crawl Wear your costume and drink your way through downtown Orlando with drink specials at each stop. Downtown Orlando, Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard; $10-$15, visit website for details; orlando
Pumpkins & Pies: Orlando Folk Festival Fundraiser Enjoy home-cooked barbecue dinners, pumpkin beer and ice tea, home-baked pies, live music, scarecrow-making activities for the kids, an outdoor concert by Orlando Phil-harmonic Orchestra and more. 3-6 pm Saturday; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.; free; 407-246-4278; mennellomuseum.org.
Zooloween Adult Halloween party with cocktails at the cash bar, dancing, live bands, a costume contest and more. 7 pm Saturday; Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford; $18-$25; 407-323-4450; centralfloridazoo.org.
Cupcake Challenge Third annual fundraiser showcases a collection of 20 local bakeries competing for awards to benefit Dress For Success. Noon-3 pm Sunday; Cuba Libre, 9101 International Drive; $20-$25; dfsgocupcakechallenge2012.eventbrite.com.
Ghost Stories The gardens come alive with haunting storytelling, food and drinks for purchase. 7:30 pm Friday; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; $10; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org.
Oct. 26-Oct. 28
Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend Three-day horror convention with the Freak Show Film Festival, tattoo festival, psychic medium show, the infamous zombie walk and guest appearances by celebrities including Robert Englund, Tyler Mane, John Kassir and others. Various times Friday-Sunday; Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway; $30-$199; 888-690-4695; spookyempire.com.
Oct. 26-Oct. 31
Plazaween Halloween block party with costume contests, live bands and drink specials. 9 pm Friday-Wednesday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; call for price; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net.
Central Florida Veg Fest Seventh annual outdoor festival with more than 250 vendors offering vegetarian cuisine, cooking demos, an artist corner, a kids zone, live music and more. 10 am-6 pm Saturday; Orlando Festival Park, East Robinson Street and North Primrose Drive; free; 321-331-1859; cfvegfest.org.
Orlando Brewing's Halloween Party The brewery offers haunted brewery tours, live bands, food and a costume contest. 1 pm Saturday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; free; 407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com.
Diwali Mela Indian cultural festival with a beauty pageant, live singing and dancing performances, retail and food vendors. 4 pm Saturday; Walt Disney Amphitheatre, Lake Eola Park, Rosalind Avenue and Washington Street; free; 407-202-2161