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Orlando Weekly Fall Guide

EVENTS: Everything from food truck gatherings to zombie walks to literary readings to pet-rescue fundraisers

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Winter Park Harvest Festival, Central Park’s West Meadow

Oct. 26

Central Florida Veg Fest This daylong outdoor event packs in educational exhibits, vegetarian food vendors, food demos, a kids zone, live music and more. 10 am-6 pm Saturday; Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St.; free; 321-331-1859; cfvegfest.org.

Diwali Mela The Association of Asian Cultural Festivals presents dancing and singing performances, food and clothing vendors and a Miss Teen Diwali pageant. 4 pm Saturday; Walt Disney Amphitheater, Lake Eola Park, Rosalind Avenue and Washington Street; free; 407-202-2161.

Flagler Avenue Wine Walk Grab a glass and enjoy tasting a variety of more than 100 wines at merchants along the avenue. 1-7 pm Saturday; Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach; $25; partyonflagler.com.

Halloween Howl Daytime family-friendly Halloween party with a costume contest, trick-or-treating, haunted houses, carnival games and refreshments. 2-5 pm Saturday; Mills Memorial Hall, Rollins College, Winter Park; free; 407-691-1250.

Plazaween Wall Street Plaza’s annual Halloween blowout with a light show, live music and a costume contest at midnight. Competitors usually go all out with their costumes, so you better step up your game for this one. 8 pm Saturday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free-$10; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net.

Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza Create your own jack-o-lantern with direction by Scott “Stormin’” Norman, past contestant on America’s Got Talent. 11 am Saturday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.

Supervillains Themed Art Event & Halloween Party/Costume Contest With an art show, contests, free beer, cosplay burlesque performances, belly dancing and more. 10 am-midnight Saturday; Acme Comics Cards & Collectibles, 905 E. State Road 434 #100, Longwood; free-$10; 407-331-0433; facebook.com/acmesuperstore.

Oct. 27

Festival Calle Orange This annual massive street party packs in live Latin music bands on various stages, food vendors and more. Noon-8 pm Sunday; Downtown Orlando; $15; 407-381-5310; renesproductions.com.

Food Truck Bazaar A collection of local mobile food vendors serves up dinner options such as mac and cheese, barbecue brisket, omelets and gelato. 6-9 pm Sunday; Avalon Park Sports Fields, 3680 Avalon Park Blvd.; various menu prices; thedailycity.com.

Oct. 31

Church Street Halloween Party The strip along Church Street in downtown Orlando turns into a massive outdoor bash with live music, portable bars and a costume contest with a $3,000 cash prize. You’re going to have to get creative to win this one. 8 pm Thursday; Downtown Orlando, Orange Avenue and Church Street; $10; 407-649-4270; churchstreetbars.com.

Halloween Block Party Join a sprawling street party with tons of drink specials, live bands and costume contests. 9 pm Thursday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free-$5; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net.

Fall Guide 2013
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