Orlando Weekly Fall Guide
EVENTS: Everything from food truck gatherings to zombie walks to literary readings to pet-rescue fundraisers
Published: September 25, 2013
Food Truck Crazy Local food trucks land at the mall parking lot to dish out menu items. 4-8 pm Friday; West Oaks Mall, 9467 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee; various menu prices; 407-296-5882; foodtruckcrazy.com.
Oktoberfest Two-day outdoor event with German music by Europa, Alpine dancing, magic shows, food and a beer garden. It’s also family-friendly so feel free to bring the kiddies. 5-10 pm Friday-Saturday; Avalon Park Town Center, 13001 Founders Square Drive; free; avalonpark.com.
Food Truck Throwdown: Miami vs. Tampa vs. Orlando From the Food Truck Breakout folks, a nonprofit group that hosts food truck roundups each month around Central Florida, comes this food fight where residents sample menu items from 15 Florida food trucks based in either Miami, Tampa or Orlando. After tasting, guests vote for their favorite truck and pick which city has the best food trucks. Orlando, this is your chance to support your favorite local mobile kitchens, so get to noshing and then get to voting. 5-9 pm Friday; Celebration Community Center, 851 Celebration Ave., Celebration; free; 407-340-1002; foodtruckbreakout.com.
Oct. 11-Oct. 13
Fall Mineral, Gem, Bead & Fossil Show Vendors sell beads, minerals, artifacts, metaphysical stones and more, plus watch demos in wire wrapping, faceting stones and more. 1-6 pm Friday, 10 am-6 pm Saturday, 10 am-5 pm Sunday; Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 S. Ferncreek Ave.; $5; 407-897-2713; cfmgs.org.
Oct. 11, Nov. 8
Food Truck Bazaar Enjoy dinner served by local mobile food vendors and nosh on everything from Cuban sandwiches to Italian ice and hamburgers. 6-9 pm Friday; Casselberry City Hall, 95 N. Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry; various menu prices; thedailycity.com.
Second Saturday Viva Florida: Haunted Orlando American Ghost Adventures shares the ghost stories of the City Beautiful. You never know who might be lurking around the buildings you frequent in downtown Orlando. 2 pm Saturday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.
Oct. 12-Oct. 13
Florida Gun Show Shop for firearms and attend concealed weapons classes throughout the weekend. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-5 pm Sunday; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $9; 305-266-0996.
Oct. 12, Nov. 9
2nd Saturday Seconds Monthly antique flea market shopping experience where you can buy furniture, accessories and more. 8 am-2 pm Saturday; The Carousel Emporium, 2000 Alden Road; free; 407-694-2335; facebook.com/thecarouselemporium.
Vibe Orlando This outdoor street party is booming with DJ music and food from local vendors. 4-11 pm Sunday; Downtown Orlando – Pine Street; $10; 407-376-6436.