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Fall into Orlando with Food, Festivals, Fun and Frights

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

Welcome to fall in Orlando, one of the best times of the year to experience all the wonderful things to do, and with smaller crowds, and cooler temperatures, fall is the perfect time to visit Orlando.

Fall in Orlando with Food, Festivals, Fun and Frights

There is so much to enjoy this fall season in Orlando, including halloween haunts, cultural celebrations, culinary delights and fabulous fall festivals.

With smaller crowds, cooler temperatures and a never ending celebration of special events, you'll fall into Orlando, and never want to leave!

Orlando Halloween Guide 2023

Halloween In Orlando

Top of the list is Halloween! Spooky season is a big deal here in Orlando ,with the city transforming into the most spooktacular destination in the country with so much frightful fun to experience, from full on horror experiences, to family friendly spooky fun, and Halloween dress-up parties to die for!

2023 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Select Nights, August 11 - November 1, 2023

Get ready for a spooktacular celebration with plenty of tricks and treats when this year's Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns to Magic Kingdom on August 11, and runs through select nights to November 1, 2023.

Enjoy spellbinding entertainment including shows, a parade, fireworks, Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best, and so much more.

This limited-capacity, nighttime event starts at 7 pm and allows guests to experience shorter wait times on attractions, themed food and beverage and more.

6 Halloween & Fall Must-Do’s at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World
August 11 - November 1, 2023
Festive Fall Decor

Who doesn’t love a cozy-season selfie? Be sure to grab your favorite autumn attire and a pumpkin spice latte and get ready to strike a pose.

From Aug. 11 to Nov. 1, Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom will be filled with pumpkins and scarecrows, and shops will be dressed with fall foliage and garlands, making it the perfect fall photo backdrop.

Haunted Happenings

There are so many ways to experience the fall vibe around Walt Disney World.

At Disney Springs, you can listen to live music on the Waterside Stage from the Squad Ghoul each Friday through Sunday, Sept. 29 to Oct. 29.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, learn from a Disney animator how to draw a Disney villain, whether it’s Bruce from “Finding Nemo;” Kaa and Shere Khan from “The Jungle Book;” Tick-Tock from “Peter Pan;” or Scar from “The Lion King.” The villain animation line-up runs Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 and can be found at the Animation Experience at Conservation Station.

Minnie’s Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers a wickedly fun overlay this fall season that includes a chilling Halloween feast that’s frightfully delightful. Reservations for the festive experience are recommended and can be made on the Walt Disney World website!

Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

Select Nights September 1 - November 4, 2023

Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Orlando Resort is huge, its one of the biggest Halloween events in Florida, and features horror of all genres, from cinematic greats and crazed cult favorites to the park’s original abominations, and each year the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares.

Halloween Horror Nights 32 includes 10 terrifying haunted houses, 5 sinister scare zones and live entertainment.

This year's haunted houses include The Exorcist: Believer, Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count, Universal Monsters: Unmasked, Stranger Things 4, and The Last of Us.

Guests can purchase a variety of tickets and vacation packages for Halloween Horror Nights 2023, including single-night tickets and event upgrades like the R.I.P. Tour, Express Pass and the daytime Behind the Screams: Unmasking the Horror Tour.

Busch Gardens Tampa Zombie Entertainer Scare Zone 2023 Howl-O-Scream - Sin City Zombies

Howl-O-Scream At Busch Gardens Tampa

Select Nights, September 8 - October 31, 2023

Tampa’s premier Halloween event returns earlier than ever with new frights & scares taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows and more.

Until October 31st, unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in there’s nothing to fear but everything.

Haunted houses include fan favorite, The Residence: Home For The Holidays, plus Ms. Stranglewood is back for more haunts this spooky season, year, and has something sinister waiting behind every corner. plus, new this year is D.H. Baggums, Circus of Fear.

This year's scare zone's include the all new Big Ed's Demolition Derby, which features a rather sinister Big Ed, and Sin City Zombies, another brand new scare zone for 2023.

SeaWorld Orlando, the Siren Twins, Frost and Flame at Howl-O-Scream Sirens of SeaWorld

Howl-O-Scream At SeaWorld Orlando

Select Nights, September 8 - October 31, 2023

Howl-O-Scream resurfaces at SeaWorld Orlando and this year you will have nowhere to hide. Howl-O-Scream has washed ashore, and this time, the fear is everywhere.

Returning for its third year on September 8, Howl-O-Scream runs select nights through October 31, and this year Howl-O-Scream isn’t just back at SeaWorld. It’s bigger and better than ever with ALL-NEW terrors.

Evade angry haunts as they rampage through scare zones. Seek shelter indoors, only to find you’ve entered a house of horrors. Deepen the thrill with nighttime coaster rides. Quench your thirst for fear at a fiendishly interactive bar. And feel the monstrous electricity of three live shows.

Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular
Select Days, September 9 - October 31, 2023

At Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular, from September 9 to October 31, guests will step into a whimsical world full of enchantment with Kandy, a witch-in-training!

Every Saturday and Sunday, plus Monday Oct. 30 & Tuesday Oct. 31, this event takes place during regular park hours, and is included with park entry. Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular will be casting magical spells, from 12 – 4 pm at the Festival Walkway.

A costume parade, story time and trick or treating are some of the activities guests will find in this immersive Halloween experience.

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

Select Dates, September 16 - October 31, 2023

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is back with fun surprises, candy, costumes and more! Kids love trick-or-treating (with purchase of reusable bag) during this daytime event as they explore the decorated trail and meet colorful characters.

This year be sure to check out all their immersive family Spooktacular Festivities and plan your visit this fall.

SeaWorld Spooktacular runs select days, Sept. 16 – Oct. 31, and is included with park admission.

LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat

LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat
Select Nights, September 16 - October 29, 2023

Families will be screaming in excitement at LEGOLAND Florida Brick-or-Treat this year, with more candy, more LEGO characters and more spell-binding surprises than ever before.

This Halloween spectacular will bewitch families with so many amazing experiences including V.I.M. Dance Party Hosted by Lord Vampyre, the new show The UnbeLEAFable Halloween Night and NEW 4D Movie: The Great Monster Chase.

Enjoy live shows, costume contests, meet and greets, spooky LEGO decorations and Monster mischief around every corner – all included with general park admission and select Annual Passes

Scream-A-Geddon Haunt


September 8 - November 4, 2023

If you go down to the woods this spooky season your in for a horrific surprise... Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City is BACK!

Spread across 20 acres in a remote corner of Pasco County, the scariest of horror parks, Scream-A-Geddon Horror Park has five haunted houses, a zombie paintball fight and monsters who can and will grab you!

Scream-A-Geddon is only a miserable 1 hour, 30 minute drive from Orlando, and it is so worth it, if you dare....

This years event features the all new haunted house, Breach. Enter if you dare, but you may never come out, plus returning this year is fan favorite's, Rage 3D, Floodwater Bayou, Ravenhill Asylum, Demon's Revenge, and of course it wouldn't be Scream-A-Geddon without Zombie Paintball Assault!!

The event also features Monster Midwaywith food, beer, and games, and Bono's Beer Garden.

Haunting Nights Leu Gardens Creative City Project

Haunting Nights at Leu Gardens
Select Nights from September 26 - October 31

This Halloween season once darkness arrives, there is a brand new nighttime experience to enjoy here in Orlando, as Creative City Arts presents Haunting Nights, an artful, exciting Halloween experience that will take place in the forests of Leu Gardens.

Guests to this new immersive Haunting Nights experience will be welcomed by a 10’ tall jack-o-lantern, before making your way past the bridge troll and into the forest of eyes.

You will then walk through a garden of sunflowers, journey through a neon-light maze, climb up a giant hay-pyramid, meet La Catrina in our Dia de Muertos world, and so much more.

Creative City Arts promises some jump-scares, but say it won't be too scary with the event recommended for guests 13 and up. Get tickets here.

Happy Frights at Leu Gardens

Happy Frights
Select dates between September 29 and October 31, 2023

Gather the entire family for a fun, family-friendly Halloween adventure throughout Orlando’s Leu Gardens featuring exciting immersive worlds, live characters, food and trick-or-treating.

Guests will meet a dancing bridge-troll, walk through a garden of sunflowers, explore a neon-light maze, climb up a giant hay-pyramid, celebrate Dia de Muertos and so much more – all while visiting nine trick-or-treat stations along the way. Get tickets here.

Sir Henry Haunted Trail Plant City

Sir Henry Haunted Trail

Select Nights, September 29 - November 4, 2023

The one of a kind outdoor haunted attraction, Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail is celebrating 10 seasons of horror this spooky season, guests can expect an all new attraction - a haunted hayride, as well as brand new themes for every trail including the return of many fan favorite characters!

This years event will run select nights from September 29 - November 4, and will feature 3 haunted experiences, Legends Of Halloween haunted hayride, 2 escape rooms, plus laser tag, and axe throwing.

The three new trail for this years event are Tales Of The Dead, Wicked Waters and Moonlight Massacre.

Sir Henry Haunted Trail is a horrific one hour drive from Orando in your doom buggy.

Manor of Madness is Leesburg’s premiere haunted attraction.

Manor of Madness
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2023

Manor of Madness is Leesburg’s premiere haunted attraction.

A walk through haunted attraction that takes place inside the Melon Patch theatre on select nights in October. The "maze" is built on the actual stage of the theatre and goes all throughout the building!

The Haunted Shrine in Apokka, The Bahia Shriner’s Harvest Festival and Country Faire!

The Haunted Shrine
October 20 - October 29, 2023

Welcome to the Haunted Shrine in Apokka, The Bahia Shriner’s Harvest Festival and Country Faire!

This year expect heaps o’ fun this year with ther first ever indoor corn maze! And yes, it’s VERY difficult to grow corn indoors- it’s takes all sorts o’ special lightin’ and lots uh guvernmen’ officials runnin’ round chasin’ little green folks like they was leprechauns or somethin’! But don’t worry, a little Round Up took care a’ that problem few days back!

Face The Fear House Winter Springs

Face The Fear House
October 21, 22, 28, 29, 2023

Face The Fear is a yearly fear house that takes place this year for 4 nights during the Halloween season in Winter Springs.

The Haunted Road Orlando Haunt

The Haunted Road

Various Dates In October

The Haunted Road is a terrifyingly horrific must do before it's too late this Halloween week.

The Haunted Road is a drive through scare attraction, and it's only a spooky 30 minute drive from Orlando.

Start with the haunted drive along Lake Pickett Road in Orlando, in the same location as Corn Maze Orlando and Painted Oaks Academy, where flesh-craving ghosts are seeking revenge upon foolish mortals.

You will then encounter the 30 minute route of The Haunted Road, stopping at the murder sites of infamous serial killers.

A Petrified Forest Orlando Haunt

A Petrified Forest

Various Dates In October

One of the best spooky season scare experiences in Central Florida is a horrifying journey into A Petrified Forest!

This terrifying independent outdoor scare trail which is located in the Altamonte Springs area of Orlando is legendary around these parts.

A Petrified Forest is a home grown community attraction, offering three intensely horrifying scare trails set in a genuinely spooky forest location covering around 2 acres.

The trails are long, with uniquely themed rooms and awesome scares around every turn.

The annual Halloween event continues to grow ever year, and now offer a whole night out with great music, food concessions, local art vendors, laser tag, backstage tours, and so much more.

Goblins & Giggles Weekends at Gaylord Palms Resort Orlando

Gaylord Palms Goblins & Giggles Weekends

September 9 - October 29, 2023

Bewitching thrills, chills and laughter will once again fill fall weekends as guests are treated to family-friendly Halloween fun beginning Sept. 9, 2023, when Gaylord Palms Resort kicks off its annual Goblins & Giggles Weekends celebration.

The much loved event which runs through Oct. 29, will feature live shows, interactive events, dance and costume parties, character experiences, spooky animal encounters, a themed scavenger hunt and escape room, and plenty of sweet treats.

Plus this year, Gaylord Palms Resort is offering two “Fall Into Family Fun” hotel packages with features like free resort credit, premium guest room views, and tickets to popular Goblins & Giggles Weekends events.

Adult Vampire Experience, Nosferatu returns to Orlando this fall

Nosf3ratu at The Ren Theater
September 15 - November 5, 2023

Nosferatu is returning to Orlando for year 3! Renaissance Theatre Company have revealed that the re-re-vamped adult horror experience Nosferatu is back following a sold out run in 2022. This years experience has been totally re-vamped, so returning guests will join new patrons to experience it all for the first time.

Every inch of the Ren's 15,468 square foot warehouse in Downtown Orlando will be converted into an exciting maze of elaborately designed shadowy scenes, with the audience moves from room to room, encountering performers behind every secret door.

The great thing about this experience is that every guest has a unique experience, with the cast of 32 vampires leading the audience into hidden corners of the building, where they play out scary, and sexy scenarios during the 90-minute experience.

One the experience is over, new this year is VBar, the sexy nightclub where thirsty vampires meet their prey opens late for a completely different experience. Sexy vampires, live entertainment, and bloody good cocktails. See the show, stay for the party.

Nosferatu is for adults 18+ Strong sexuality including nudity. Sadism, blood, gore, and violent themes. Expect haze and fog, strobing and moving lights, complete darkness. Loud sounds and music throughout. Audience will move from space to space through dark corridors on foot. Check out for details.

Screamin' Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience

Screamin' Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience
September 23 - October 31, 2023

Screamin' Green Hauntoween is back and more colorful than ever! Join Crayola Experience Orlando on a quest to discover rare, Halloween colors and meet monster-ific characters as you go! To find them all, you’ll journey into an ancient Pharaoh’s tomb, creep through a spooktacular forest and more all while creating WITCHtacular crafts!

This event is CHALK-full of spooky happenings: a themed scavenger hunt, spook-tastic crafts, character photo ops, and more! ALL included with admission.

Plus every weekend enjoy trick-or-treating and a DJ dance party.

FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival

FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival
October 13 - 15, 2023

3 DAYS OF FRIGHTS, FUN, and FILMMAKERS! Welcome to the FREAK SHOW Horror Film Fest, the premier horror-genre film festival in Orlando, Florida. Meet Cast and Crew from Screening Films, See Exclusive Independent Horror Films, Walk the Red Carpet, Festival Parties, Movies, Movies, and more Movies!

Lake Nona Murder Mystery Dinner

Lake Nona Murder Mystery Dinner
October 13, 2023

Want to solve a murder? On this Friday the 13th, join Lake Nona at Dockside Lake Nona for a Murder Mystery Dinner, a fully immersive experience with costumes, clues, and crime. Dinner and a welcome drink will be provided to kick off the mysterious night ahead.

An Enchanted Evening of Mystic Arts

An Enchanted Evening of Mystic Arts
Friday 13, 2023

Join a celebration of the spiritual, unexplained, and the impossible! This is a FREE Event!

There will be spiritualism, mysticism, and New Age arts.including fortune telling, tarot reading, EMP tracking, orb/spiritual photography, aura reading, New Age crystals, jewelry, and art, and related topics. Get more info here.

The event will be hosted in conjunction with the City of Casselberry's Friday Food Truck Event.

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts And Goblins

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts And Goblins

October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, 2023

Gators, Ghosts and Goblins at Gatorland returns with lots of spooky activities!

Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum returns with an all-new exhibit! Encounter specters, goblins, and more as you learn about the origins of everyone’s favorite haunted holiday!

Explore new haunt-zones like The Creepy Creature Carnival, where famous monsters moonlight as midway attractions! and the Frightful Frontier, an old west town populated with cursed cowboys! Plus, seek out hidden beasties like the Florida Skunk Ape, Moth Man, Chupacabra, and more!

All this plus interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags for all kids who participate! There’s also fun shows, a variety of specialtyvendors, games, candy giveaways, and more!

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins is included with your regular park admission on October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, 10am to 5pm.

Winter Park Halloween on the Ave

Winter Park Halloween on the Ave
October 20, 2023

Halloween on the Ave will be an enchanting evening for dressing up and having fun.

A Nightmare on Church Street has moved to a new upscale location for its annual Halloween event. Enjoy an outrageously entertaining evening featuring all-inclusive food and beverage tastings from some of Orlando's top eateries, bars, and breweries.

Dance to local DJs and a rock band performing live music! Come dressed in your best costumes to enter the Halloween costume contest for cash prizes. Get awesome pictures at photo booths and themed areas.

Spooky Empire Orlando

Spooky Empire
October 27 - 29, 2023

Spooky Empire has been delivering the best sights, sounds and screams to Halloween lovers since 2003.

They feature an enormous room of vendors, a film and tattoo festival, music, celebrity speakers, and more to satiate even the most diehard aficionados of the spooky season!

Lake Nona Graveyard Smash

Lake Nona Graveyard Smash
October 28, 2023

Come to the Lake Nona Graveyard Smash, as it’s time to celebrate Halloween with spooky entertainment, trick or treat stations, inflatable courses, face paint, and thrilling music.

This event will definitely give you chills!

Celebrate Oktoberfest AND Halloween at the German American Society of Central Florida

Halloween Oktoberfest
October 28, 2023

Celebrate Oktoberfest AND Halloween at the German American Society of Central Florida for the Best and Most Authentic Oktoberfest around!

Enjoy fabulous German food and plenty of beer on tap from German breweries. Live musical entertainment and dancing all day long, in the Biergarten and Clubhouse. Kids play area with games and bounce house!

Downtown Avalon Park Spooktacular

Downtown Avalon Park Spooktacular
October 28, 2023

For Halloween, Downtown Avalon Park pulls out all the stops and throw a family-friendly Spooktacular trick or treat in the heart of the community.

Halloween At Old Town
October 31, 2023

Grab your little ghoul or goblin for a night of Halloween fun at Old Town!

Celebrate the spookiest of holidays with free trick-or-treating, entertainment and The Thriller Dancers. Free trick-or-treating is from 5 - 7 pm with candy stations throughout Old Town.

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park
October 31, 2023

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park is a community-oriented, door-to-door trick-or-treat alternative for kids brought to you by the City of Altamonte Springs.

The event features local businesses sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to an estimated 15,000 kids. The event kicks off with trick-or-treating around Cranes Roost Lake and live entertainment, followed by costume contests, games and surprises throughout the event.

Free Oktoberfest Events in Orlando

Oktoberfest Events in Orlando

Next up is the Oktoberfest celebrations happening throughout Central Florida.

We have brought together here all the Oktoberfest event happening this fall, Prost!

Oktoberfest at Krush Brau Park

Oktoberfest at Krush Brau Park
Friday, September 15 - October 22, 2023

Get ready for an authentic Oktoberfest experience right here in Kissimmee, at Krush Brau Park! While the traditional Oktoberfest festivities are held in Munich, Germany, you don't have to travel across the Atlantic to immerse yourself in the rich traditions and Bavarian charm. Join Krush Brau Park and indulge in all the beer, food, music, and fun that make Oktoberfest a beloved global celebration.

At Krush Brau Park, the've recreated the spirit of Munich's Oktoberfest to bring you an unforgettable experience. Adorned with traditional Bavarian décor and vibrant Oktoberfest colors, sets the perfect backdrop for a memorable celebration. The aroma of freshly baked pretzels, bratwurst, and sauerkraut fills the air, transporting you straight to the heart of Bavaria.

Deviant Wolfe Oktoberfest 2023 Sanford

Deviant Wolfe Oktoberfest 2023
Saturday, September 23, 2023

Come out to Deviant Wolfe Brewing for the second annual Oktoberfest.

Indulge in German-style beers and merriment as they celebrate the Autumn season. Come dressed to impress in your dirndl or lederhosen, pick up your mugs, and celebrate!

Enjoy live music by Jackson Parodi from 1-4 pm, Oktoberfest games, and best of all, German-style beers brewed in house especially for the event.

Oviedo Oktoberfest 2023

Oviedo Oktoberfest 2023
Thursday, September 28 - Saturday, September 30, 2023

Oviedo Oktoberfest is back, and better than ever! At The Oviedo Amphitheatre in Center Lake Park. This three day festival event features authentic German beer, food, live music and entertainment, contests and more!

Lake Nona Oktoberfest

Lake Nona Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Oktoberfest is returning on Saturday, September 30 at Lake Nona Town Center with live music with King Guys Band, plus German food from Park Pizza, German themed entertainment, photo-ops, games, and the annual Stein Hoisting competition! This event is free and open to the public, no ticket needed!

German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest

German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 7, 2023

Celebrate Oktoberfest at the German American Society of Central Florida for the Best and Most Authentic Oktoberfest around!

Join in the Biergarten from Noon to 10:00 pm for fabulous German food and plenty of beer on tap from German breweries. Live musical entertainment and dancing all day long, both outside in the Biergarten and inside the Clubhouse. Kids play area with games and bounce house! Traditional Flag Parade at 5:30 pm.

Avalon Park Oktoberfest

Avalon Park Oktoberfest
Friday, October 13 - Saturday, October 14, 2023

Avalon Park is hosting it's annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 14, 2023, with a Beer Garden Preview Friday, October 13!

There will be a Beer Garden, Live Music, Food Vendors, Alpine Dancing and plenty of good times to go around!

Swantoberfest at Swan Brewing

Swantoberfest at Swan Brewing
Friday, October 13 - Sunday, October 15, 2023

Get ready to raise your steins and celebrate Swantoberfest at Swan Brewing for a weekend filled with fun activities, delicious food, great music, and a true celebration of Oktoberfest.

Indulge in traditional German cuisine from a lineup of incredible food trucks, available during normal operating hours. Savor the flavors that will transport you straight to Munich!

Enjoy live music as you immerse yourself in the Oktoberfest spirit, test your strength and endurance in the stein hoisting competition.

Pls, don't miss the limited edition Swantoberfest glassware, exclusively available during the event. Raise your glass and toast to the spirit of Oktoberfest with the fine brews!

Come dressed in your best Bavarian attire for a chance to win the best Oktoberfest dressed competition.


Sunday, October 15, 2023

Transport yourself to Germany and join in on the Celebration of the Year at New York Beer Project’s Oktoberfest!

Travel between the decked out Munich Biergarten, German Beer Hall and Bavarian Garden as you taste TEN 5 oz. tasters of beer of German and Craft Beer including faves like Award-Winning Prost! Oktoberfest Lager, Drunkin Punkin, Augustiner Lager and Frankenstiener Black IPA…just to name a few!

Test your skills and have the chance to win prizes at the annual NYBP Stein Hoisting competition, German costume contest, and the NYBP Weiner Toss! Plus, experience Oktoberfest just like you would in Munich as you listen to the fun, authentic German Music from a live Oktoberfest band.

Inverness Brewers Union Oktoberfest 2023

Inverness Brewers Union Oktoberfest 2023
Saturday, October 21, 2023

Enjoy Oktoberfest in downtown Inverness. Clint Byron Band will be playing Live as you enjoy an unlimited sampling of the best craft beers, ciders & wines. Food & Cigar trailer onsite.

Oktoberfest AND Halloween at the German American Society of Central Florida

Halloween Oktoberfest!
Saturday, October 28, 2023

Ccelebrate Oktoberfest AND Halloween at the German American Society of Central Florida for the Best and Most Authentic Oktoberfest around!

Enjoy fabulous German food and plenty of beer on tap from German breweries. Live musical entertainment and dancing all day long, both outside in the Biergarten and inside the Clubhouse. Kids play area with games and bounce house, and the traditional Flag Parade.

Fall Festivals and Pumpkins Patches

With cooler temperatures and a wealth of special events, fall is an amazing time to visit and be in Orlando, and of course a huge part of fall is fall festivals, and of course, pumpkin patches!

Read of for just a few of the fall festivals and more happening in Orlando this fall.

Lake Nona Town Harvest

Lake Nona Town Harvest
October 14, 2023

Lake Nona’s Town Harvest kicks off the fall season with a pumpkin patch and decorating station, live country music, and a tractor photo-op. Not to mention, come grab some fall themed treats and enjoy one of our specialty drinks!

The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Long & Scott Farms

26216 County Rd 448A, Mt Dora, FL 32757

It's not only pumpkins here at Long & Scott Farms, you can easily get lost in a 6.5 acre corn maze! Jump on a huge jumping pillow, slide down a 60ft super slide, or play on a giant castle-like playground.

You can take a hay ride, check out their fresh produce market, food vendors, and cafe.

The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Cowart Ranch and Farms

8185 W Highway 100 Bunnell, FL 32110

Enjoy the corn maze, petting zoo, games, bounce houses, hayrides and a great pumpkin patch at Cowart Ranch and Farms.

It's not just pumpkins you can pick here, you can pick sunflowers and blueberries too.

The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Santa’s Tree Farm

5317 Huff Road, Eustis, FL 32736 Pumpkins at Santa’s Tree Farm are fresh picked, and then displayed in a shaded lot to help preserve their freshness.

There is so much to enjoy here including barnyard animals, horse and pony rides, hay rides, bounce pillow, giant slide, barrel train rides, mazes and play areas.

The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Showcase of Citrus Pumpkin Ponderosa

5010 US-27, Clermont, FL 34714

Join Showcase of Citrus Pumpkin Ponderosa to pick your perfect pumpkin, take great family photos, and enjoy various activities!

Burn off steam on the playground, take a hayride or even a monster truck ride.

The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Hagerty Farms Pumpkin Patch

3225 Lockwood Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765

Here at Hagerty Farms Pumpkin Patch you'll discover pumpkins, gourds, more pumpkins and all pumpkins, just pumpkins of all kinds!

This is a great spot for seasonal family pictures.

The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Southern Hill Farms Festival

16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714,

Join the family farm for their annual Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms Festival!

What fall adventure would be complete without mouth-watering apple cider donuts, jolly Jumbo Jack carving pumpkins and s’mores around the fire pits?

Come Out With Pride Orlando
October 21, 2023

Now in its 19th year, Orlando’s Come Out With Pride is a celebration of LGBTQ+ pride and support, taking place at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. This nonprofit celebration fosters a sense of community, encourages LGBTQ+ citizens to live openly and with pride, and educates the general public.

Everyone from Central Florida and beyond is invited to come together and make a positive impact on Orlando’s LGBTQ+ community.

EDC Orlando

Electric Daisy Carnival, EDC Orlando
November 10 - 12. 2023

Get ready for the weekend of your life as EDC Orlando is returning in a big way in 2023!

Since first arriving on the scene in Florida, EDC Orlando has become one of the biggest and best festivals in the Sunshine State. Huge name headliners at this year EDC Orlando includes electronic music superstars Zedd, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, The Chainsmokers, Seven Lions, JOYRYDE, Deathpact, Dom Dolla and Excision and more!

They'll throw down across four stages: kineticFIELD, circuitGROUNDS, neonGARDEN and stereoBLOOM.

Elsewhere on the lineup is Afroki, the collaborative moniker of Afrojack and Steve Aoki. Meanwhile, house music fans can look forward to a huge b2b from Malaa and Wax Motif, who will perform a special sunset set. The same goes for both Alesso and deadmau5.

Check out the full EDC Orlando 2023 lineup below and purchase tickets here.

Orlando Fall Signature Food And Drinks Festivals

For culinary connoisseurs, Orlando is the place to be this fall, with amazing signature foodie events including Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining, EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and A Taste Of Baldwin Park.

Read on for all the yummy details of this years fall signature food and drinks festivals.

Orlando Magical Dining

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining
August 18 - October 1, 2023

For many in Orlando, Magical Dining is the most wonderful time of the year, and this years event returns with over 115 restaurants and new for 2023, 2 pricing tiers.

For the past 17 years, locals and visitors alike have enjoyed Visit Orlando's multi-month Magical Dining, a popular event that celebrated Orlando eateries.

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining returns this year from August 18 through October 1, with more than 115 of Orlando’s best restaurants serving up three-course prix-fixe menus for either $40 or $60, as part of a new tiered menu system.

Magical Dining is a great way to get out and explore Orlando's vibrant dining scene and discover new favorites for a really great price.

This year’s roster brings 16 new restaurants to the dining program, as well as seven restaurants recognized by the MICHELIN Guide. Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights is also back this year, encouraging diners to turn their night on the town into an affordable, end-of-the-summer Orlando staycation with special savings and offers.

You can also upgrade from dinner and a movie to a gourmet staycation courtesy of Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights, featuring offers from select Orlando hotels and resorts.

What’s more, $1 from every $40 meal and $2 from every $60 meal served during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining will provide support for mental health counseling and trauma recovery at The Lifeboat Project, plus six other local nonprofits.

Visit for a complete list of participating eateries and menus, and to make OpenTable reservations to secure your preferred dates and times.

The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
Now - November, 18, 2023

At Walt Disney World you can indulge in a global epicurean celebration as the fan-favorite foodie event The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival returns with delectable delights around every corner!

It’s the tastiest time of the year as the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE kicks off at Walt Disney World Resort, and continues through Nov. 18, 2023. That’s 114 days of tempting tastes, live entertainment and festival fun for all ages.

Guests can set out on an international expedition of flavor visiting Global Marketplaces that showcase culinary delights from every corner of the world. Whimsical scavenger hunts and food strolls encourage guests to stop and savor every detail.

The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

And each evening, musical acts from yesterday and today take to the stage during the Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare. Special packages are available that include dinner in one of the park’s world-class restaurants and guaranteed seating for a concert performance.

5th Annual 104.1 "Best of Challenge" Sandwich Edition

5th Annual 104.1 "Best of Challenge" Sandwich Edition
September 30, 2023

Promenade at Sunset Walk presents the 5th Annual “Best of Challenge": Sandwich Edition showcasing the Best Sandwiches from many of the Promenade's Amazing Venues. Plus, Margaritaville Resort Orlando. The cast of "The Jim Colbert Show" from Real Radio 104.1, return as our Celebrity Event Hosts.

VIP Tasting Admission: $20 - VIP Participant / Judges will sample Sandwiches from each competing venue and Vote for their favorite 3. Local Foodie Influencers and Media will Vote for the "Critics Choice" Award along with the "Listeners Challenge" Competition Judged by the Jim Colbert Cast!

Spectators are FREE - All guests are invited to enjoy Live Entertainment, and all Event Activities hosted by "The Jim Colbert Show" and DJ Scotty B. Plus following the "Best of Challenge" stay & enjoy "Switch" Live, DJ Rick GZ, The Promenade Street Market & Show Car Saturday Nights!

Participating Venues include:


Cowboy Chicken

Estefan Kitchen Orlando

Euphoria Fish House

Ford's Garage

Lizzie's Memphis Style BBQ

Rock & Brews

The Wharf

Taste of College Park 2023

Taste of College Park 2023
October 12, 2023

Nineteen restaurants and suppliers have been selected for Taste of College Park 2023 to be held at the Historic Dubsdread Ballroom and Courtyard on Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 6 to 9 pm. Once again, Taste of College Park will be, “College Park’s Best Night Out!”

Join the Rotary Club of College Park and enjoy the best restaurants in College Park and Ivanhoe Park, drink some amazing craft beer from Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company and sip on some carefully curated wines by Digress! Even more, a silent auction featuring everything from vacation packages to sports collectibles! Tickets include all food and beverages!

Taste of Space: Fall Bites! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Taste of Space: Fall Bites!
October 2 - November 5, 2023

Taste of Space: Fall Bites! returns to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex together with the special after-hours events, Marstini Shake-Off and the Taste of Space: Celebrity Chef Edition.

This fall, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will once again take guests on a flavorful journey through the cosmos during Taste of Space: Fall Bites!.

Taste of Space: Fall Bites! at Kennedy Space Center will take place at several eateries throughout the visitor complex.

Beginning October 2, guests can enjoy a variety of seasonal dishes* available until November 5.

Taste of Space: Marstini Shake-Off
October 6, 2023

Quickly becoming a fan favorite event, the 3rd annual Taste of Space: Marstini Shake-Off will take place October 6 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. inside Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex.

Recommended for guests 21+, Marstini Shake-Off promises guests a showcase of flavors for the season at each food station. Participants will mix and mingle with veteran NASA astronauts –Scott Altman, Chris Ferguson and Anthony "Tony" Antonelli – while enjoying elevated items at food stations throughout Gateway.

Then, they will cheer on local bartenders from Playalinda Brewing Company: Brix Project, Third Culture Kitchen, The Space Bar and Jack & Harry’s as they create their version of the perfect Marstini. Guests can sample drinks and then vote for their favorites.

Tickets for the Taste of Space Marstini Shake-Off are $159 per person + tax.

Taste of Space: Fall Bites! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Taste of Space: Celebrity Chef Edition,
November 3, 2023

On November 3, the stars realign during Taste of Space: Celebrity Chef Edition, a celebrity-studded chef demo and dinner event. In its second year, the event will feature acclaimed chefs Duff Goldman and Esther Choi, who will be serving up something special. Plus, chef Jon Ashton will return as the host of the evening.

The event will feature chefs Goldman and Choi demonstrating their expert cooking techniques alongside veteran astronauts Anna Fisher, Bruce Melnick and Scott Altman. Guests will have the chance to enjoy exclusive menu items as they hear personal stories about the experience of eating in space, and favorite foods the astronauts enjoyed during their flights.

The chance to take photos with the astronauts following the demo will only be bested by a delectable selection of desserts, including a specialty cake designed by Duff himself. Tickets for this event are $175 per person + tax.

Orlando Jerk Festival

Orlando Jerk Festival
October 22, 2023

Music, food and more at Apopka Amphitheater.

22nd Annual Taste of Thornton Park

22nd Annual Taste of Thornton Park
November 2, 2023

22nd Annual Food & Libations tasting event. Enjoy a spectacular evening under the stars with tastings from local restaurants. Located in the street (Hyer and Washington St.) at the beautiful 4 Rivers Fountain. Music will be presented by our local DJ.

Visit for more event information.

Rain or the Fountain in Thornton Park. Tickets: $40 advance, $50 day of at door.

Taste of Baldwin Park Food & Wine

Taste of Baldwin Park Food & Wine
November 2, 2023

Your invited - Join Taste of Baldwin Park, Orlando's Best Foodie Event! This event offers something for everyone! Foodies & Wine lovers bring your friends!

Sip & savor your way through Taste's 45+ vendors while enjoying great music from "The Buzzcatz" 9-piece party band on stage lakeside!

Casselberry Food & Wine Festival

Casselberry Food & Wine Festival
November 6, 2023

Head to the 13th annual 2023 Casselberry Chamber Food & Wine Festival for a fun night of food, drinks, and entertainment! Your ticket includes samples from over 20 + local restaurants, breweries, wineries, and so much more! DJ Johnny Velvet will be there for your musical entertainment and requests.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
November 10 - November 11, 2023

The much loved Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will return for its 14th year this November, treating guests to a street party festival with unlimited food and beverage tastings at diverse food stations, featuring unlimited culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants, and wine, beer and other sips from around the world.

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic takes place this year on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, 2023, and tickets are on sale now!

Set outside among the scenic ambiance of the resort, the event features live music, over 20+ food stations, 100+ beverage selections and immersive themed areas, such as the beer garden and the bubble lounge.

Stroll the causeway where you will be tempted with a diverse selection of delectable delights prepared by the resorts award-winning chefs.

The talented chefs will be offering unrivaled cuisine to please every palate, and you can meet the star line-up of award-winning chefs including Todd English, a celebrity chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Tickets to this special event are available now, and guests purchasing event tickets can also book a room at a special rate.

Tickets are on sale now for $185 per person. The price of the ticket include's ALL the food and beverages at the festival’s food booths, although seminars and additional tastings and events do cost an additional fee.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets to the event.

FusionFest Orlando

November 25 - 26, 2023

Taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, FusionFest is one of our most unique cultural celebrations, presenting a microcosm of the whole world in the heart of downtown Orlando. In addition to a cornucopia of dishes from around the globe, it features experiences and contests celebrating music, dance, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities, all designed to honor each person’s heritage while exploring how we influence each other and create our own unique identity.

Representing more than 110 different global cultures, FusionFest is free to attend, with food, beverages and merchandise available for purchase. It’s held at the open-air Seneff Arts Plaza at downtown’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

FusionFest Orlando

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