Orlando Weekly Fall Guide
EVENTS: Everything from food truck gatherings to zombie walks to literary readings to pet-rescue fundraisers
Published: September 25, 2013
Oct. 18-Oct. 19
Fourth Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Two-night outdoor event with a variety of food and wine stations, educational seminars, chef meet-and-greets and live entertainment. 5:30-9 pm Friday-Saturday; Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $85-$300; 800-227-1500; swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com.
Latin Food & Wine Festival Two-day event with a “Savor the Night” wine and food pairing on Friday, followed by the Grand Tasting on Saturday. 6:30-10 pm Friday, 4-10 pm Saturday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free-$130; 407-428-5870; lfwfestival.com.
Major League Gaming Fall Invitational Video gamers compete in a Call of Duty: Black Ops II series for the chance to head into the championship. Get those thumbs prepared. Various times Friday-Saturday; Full Sail, 3300 University Blvd., Winter Park; visit website for details; 800-226-7625; majorleaguegaming.com.
Oct. 18-Oct. 20
Hogtoberfest Hop on your motorcycle and ride on over for three days of live music, circus-themed entertainment, motorcycle displays, demo rides and more. 9 am-9 pm Friday-Sunday; Harley-Davidson of Orlando, 3770 37th St.; free; 407-423-0346.
Lakeside Inn Street Palooza Featuring Mixed Nuts, West Side Tropico Expect a picturesque view of the lake as you listen to live concerts, shop around arts and crafts vendors, and have a little fun with family-friendly activities. 5:30-9:30 pm Saturday; Lakeside Inn, 100 N. Alexander St., Mount Dora; free; 352-383-4101.
Nude-A-Palooza 6 The nudist resort hosts a daylong music festival with a lineup of tribute bands playing songs by James Taylor, Bad Company, ZZ Top and others. 11:30 am Saturday; Cypress Cove Nudist Resort, 4425 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee; $25; 407-933-5870; cypresscoveresort.com.
Pints for Paws Lakeland Beer Fest Humane Society of Polk County pet-friendly fundraiser with more than 90 types of beers to sample, plus live music and food truck fare. 6 pm Saturday; Lakeland Center, 700 W. Lime St., Lakeland; $30; 863-834-8111; thelakelandcenter.com.
Pumpkinfest The bar hosts a pumpkin tap takeover, serving up the likes of Southern Tier Pumking, Cigar City Good Gourd, Woodchuck Pumpkin Cider and many more. 6 pm Saturday; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-802-4800; obliviontaproom.com.
The Halloween Pub Crawl Wear your costume and drink your way through downtown Orlando with drink specials at each stop. Visit website for time Saturday; Downtown Orlando; visit website for details; orlandopubcrawl.com.
WOBtoberfest 2013 Oktoberfest-inspired party with live music, German food and plenty of beer. Pull on your lederhosen and get ready to drink ice-cold German beer from das boot. We’ll see how well you can keep up. Noon Saturday; World of Beer, 1125 TownPark Ave., Lake Mary; free; 407-878-6693; wobusa.com.