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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. 5, Nov. 2

Food Truck Bazaar Menu items such as empanadas, gelato and gumbo are served up by local food trucks. 6-9 pm Saturday; 201 E. Palmetto Ave., Sanford; various menu prices; thedailycity.com.

Oct. 6

CD & Record Show Shop for memorabilia, posters, collectible CDs and thousands of LPs and 45s. You might find that one album you’ve been long searching for. 10 am-4 pm Sunday; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $3-$10; 407-295-3247; centralfloridafair.com.

Oct. 7

Old Fashioned Cocktail Challenge Orlando Weekly partners with Old Forester for a drink-slinging competition where six local bartenders mix up their best cocktails for the chance to win cash and a trip to Old Forester’s distillery. Plus, guests will enjoy entertainment by Blue Starr, food and free cocktails. 7-10 pm Monday; Stardust Lounge, 431 E. Central Blvd.; free with password; 407-377-0400; facebook.com/orlandoweekly.

Oct. 10

Alive After 5: Oktoberfest The downtown streets come alive with live music and beer and food sampling. 5-8 pm Thursday; downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; $7 includes food and beverage sampling; sanfordwelcomecenter.com.

Feast on the 50 This is your chance to grub in the middle of the Citrus Bowl. Enjoy a gourmet meal on the 50-yard line of the football field in support of Florida Citrus Sports Foundation programs. 5:30-8:30 pm Thursday; Florida Citrus Bowl, 1610 W. Church St.; $15-$20; floridacitrussports.com.

Viva Florida: Tasty Florida Treats Learn how to stay healthy through the holidays with holistic coach and motivational speaker Shahnaz Nensey, who will share tips on surviving what we like to call the holiday “food baby.” 6 pm Thursday; Herndon Library, 4324 E. Colonial Drive; free.

Oct. 10-Oct. 13

Southern Women’s Show Convention with celebrity speakers and chefs, a Taste of Home Cooking School, shopping opportunities, beauty demos, health seminars and more. 10 am-7 pm Thursday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm Sunday; Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive; $10-$12; 800-849-0248; southernshows.com.

Oct. 10, Nov. 14

Food Truck Bazaar TheDailyCity.com hosts a collection of food trucks that serve up anything from Cuban sandwiches to Southern cuisine to cupcakes. 5-8 pm Thursday; Bahia Shrine Complex, 2300 Pembrook Drive; various menu prices; thedailycity.com.

Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk Enjoy wine tasting at participating venues, with streetside shopping vendors and food trucks offering menu items. It’s a great excuse to get outside and enjoy an evening in one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in Orlando. 6:30-9:30 pm Thursday; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; $10 cash; thorntonparkdistrict.com.

Fall Guide 2013
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