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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

Walking Ghost Tour There’s no better time to learn about the paranormal activity and history of downtown St. Cloud than the time right around Halloween. Take a guided tour and see what (or who!) appears. 8 pm Friday, 8 pm Wednesday; Downtown St. Cloud, between 9th and 11th streets, St. Cloud; $15-$30; 407-281-1005; flghosttours.com.

Sept. 28

2013 Monster’s Beertoberfest RealRadio 104.1 Monsters in the Morning host a sprawling outdoor beer fest in the park with a lineup of seasonal brews on tap, plus food from local restaurants. 4-8 pm Saturday; Fort Mellon Park, 1000 E. First St., Sanford; visit website for details; floridabeerfestivals.com.

Barktoberfest This annual event has potential owners meeting pets that are available for adoption, plus guests enjoy food truck fare, raffles and an assortment of pet vendors offering products for sale. 10 am-4 pm Saturday; Lake Eola Park, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Street; free; 407-836-3111; orangecountyfl.net/animalspets/barktoberfest.aspx.

Cowboy Heritage Festival Rural-inspired art displays, historical camp site tours, live country music, “Meet the Author” events with Florida writers, Florida cattle rustling reenactments and more. 10 am Saturday; Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee; free; 321-697-3333; ranchrodeofinals.com.

Third Annual Munich Style Oktoberfest Raise your spirits at this lively shindig, with live music by the Shriner’s Oktoberfest Band, plus plenty of German beer and food including pretzels and homemade potato salad. 3 pm Saturday; Bahia Shrine Complex, 2300 Pembrook Drive; free; 407-342-4585.

Sept. 28-Sept. 29

WOBtoberfest Say an ode to Oktoberfest with a slew of German beers on tap, games throughout the day and live music in the bar. Noon Saturday-Sunday; World of Beer, 155 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-834-2337; altamonte.wobusa.com.

Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23

Food Truck Crazy Head to the dog park for afternoon dining options provided by local food trucks. Noon-5 pm Saturday; Fleet Peeple’s Park, Lakemont Avenue and Glenridge Way, Winter Park; various menu prices; 407-296-5882; foodtruckcrazy.com.

Sept. 29

Alternative Health & Lifestyle Festival This daylong outdoor event in the park features workshops focused on alternative health practices, games for the kids, live entertainment and (health-conscious!) food vendors. 10 am-6 pm Sunday; Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St.; $10-$30; 407-843-0583.

Sept. 29, Nov. 7

Food Truck Bazaar Local mobile food vendors serve up ice cream, tacos, barbecue, cupcakes, lobster rolls, Cuban cuisine, burgers, Southern-inspired fare and more. Be sure to bring tables and chairs as well. 5-8 pm Sunday, 5-8 pm Thursday; DeVry University, 4000 Millenia Blvd.; various menu prices; thedailycity.com.

Fall Guide 2013
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