OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR ORLANDO

Through November 09, 2008
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Disney’s premier fall event held at Epcot. Savor the flavors, sights and sounds from around the world. The daily “Eat to the Beat” concert series includes favorite performers from the 60’s & 70’s. Included with general admission.

October 02, 2008
1st Thursday’s
Themed happy hour on the first Thursday of each month at the Orlando Museum of Art from 6pm – 9pm. For more info: 407-896-4231 x 260. Admission charge.

October 03, 2008
Date Night at Leu Gardens
Bring a picnic basket and a blanket to enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars at beautiful Leu Gardens. Admission charge.

October 04 – 05, 2008
Town of Celebration Sidewalk Sale
The community of Celebration is having their annual Porch and Yard Sale. Free admission.

October 04 – 05, 2008
Vintage Venture at Lakeridge Winery
Central Florida’s popular winery features live 50’s & 60’s music along with food, wine and a vintage car show. For more info: 1-800-768-WINE. Admission charge of $2.00.

October 04, 2008
1st Saturdays at OMA
Creative Programs for children held the first Saturday of every month from 10am till noon at the Orlando Museum of Art. For more info: 407- 896-4231 x 262. Admission charge.

October 10, 2008
The Mount Dora Art Stroll
A festive evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres designed to showcase regional art at several walkable venues through out Downtown Mount Dora. For more info: 352-383-2165. Free admission.

October 10 – 11, 2008
Ocktoberfest
Celebrate Ocktoberfest with the community of Celebration. Free admission.

October 10 – 12, 2008
Mount Dora Annual Bicycle Festival
Attracting 1,500 cyclists; this is Florida’s oldest and largest bicycling event! With rides of varying lengths and skill levels, cyclists of all ages. For more info: 352-383-2165.

October 10 – 13, 2008
New Smyrna Beach Food & Wine Festival
Details coming!

October 11, 2008
Fall Festival
Enjoy fun activities, from dancers featuring music from each decade, food vendors, an old-timer athletic event and a classic car show at the St. Cloud Civic Center. For more info: 407-892-3671. Free admission.

October 11, 2008
Viva Osceola
At Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park, this Latin festival known for it’s cultural musicians and artists also features a large selection of Spanish cuisine. For more info: 407-847-3174. Free admission.

October 09 – 12, 2008
Southern Women’s Show
Held at the Orange County Convention Center. Take a day off to recharge and refresh. Tips and ideas for cooking, healthy living, savvy shopping and current fashion. Admission charge.

October 13, 2008
Taste of Altamonte
Annual event held at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte. Samplings from some on Altamonte’s best restaurants. One price includes food, music and entertainment. For more info: 407-262-2773. Admission charge.

October 16 – 19, 2008
Biketoberfest
During Biketoberfest, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts head to Daytona Beach for this international award-winning motorcycle festival. For more info: 386-255-0415.

October 17, 2008
Ghost Stories at Leu Gardens
Bring a blanket or chair and hear some spooky stories under the start. Food and treats will be available for purchase. For more info: 407-246-2620. Admission charge.

October 17, 2008
Cinema in the Park
Free family movies on the third Friday of each month at Centennial Park in Sanford. Bring the family and a blanket or chairs for the 7:30pm showing of this month’s movie. For more info: 407-302-5815. Free admission.

October 17, 2008
Mount Dora At Nite
Celebrate the third Friday of each month with live entertainment, great food and shopping in Downtown Mount Dora. For more info: 352-383-5451. Free admission.

October 17, 2008
Cocktails & the Cosmos
Enjoy a night of relaxation and entertainment as the Orlando Science Center celebrates the premiere of its newest addition to the Dr. Phillips Cinedome, Grand Canyon. Relax on the SunTrust terrace with specialty drinks, food, and charming company all within a casual and friendly atmosphere. For more info: 407-514-2000. Admission Charge.

October 20, 2008
Storytelling at Leu Gardens
Stories at 3 times for different aged children on the third Monday of the month. For more info: 407-246-2620. Free admission.

October 24, 2008
Harbor Nights Wine Tasting & Jazz
Universal Orlando’s Portofino Bay Hotel is host to a wine tasting and jazz event that captures the spirit of the Mediterranean. The event includes select wines, food samples, live jazz and hand-rolled cigars at the hotel’s Harbor Piazza. For more info: 407-503-1200. Admission charge.

October 25 – 26, 2008
Mount Dora Annual Craft Fair
Nationally ranked juried event attracts over 250,000 visitors and over 350 of the best crafters in the county. For more info: 352-735-1191. Free admission.

October 30, 2008
Velvet Sessions
Rock & Roll Happy Hour held the last Thursday of the month. Cover charge varies according to the month’s theme.

October 31, 2008
Halloween
Universal Orlando Resort is celebrating with Halloween Horror Nights, while Disney World gears activities towards family with Mickey’s Not- So Scary Halloween Party. SeaWorld is hosting Halloween Spooktacular, a family-friendly event combing Halloween and Sea Creatures.