Fall festivities start a little early around here. And even though our seasons are different in Florida, fall is a great reason to indulge in delicious food and drink. Plan a date with our guide to the best Orlando fall events and foodie festivals.
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Note: this article is updated as 2022 dates are announced
Fall Foodie Events in Orlando 2022
Fall on the Farm at Grande Lakes Orlando
Saturdays and Sundays in October 8-30 , 10am-3pm
Whisper Creek Farm at Grande Lakes Orlando
Arts and crafts, corn hole, maze and family games.
- Farmer’s market to purchase a taste of Grande Lakes Orlando.
- Locally produced and homemade items such as honey, Surplus Beer, jams, BBQ sauces and rubs and popcorn
- Locally-sourced dining options from local purveyors and the resort’s culinary team.
- Grande Lakes Orlando’s Director of Fly Fishing, Captain Mark Benson will be sharing fun facts about fishing and how
to properly setup fishing line and lure.
- The Master Falconer will visit between 12-12:30pm so guests will have an opportunity to see a falcon and
learn about falconry school.
- FALL FAMILY PHOTOS:
• The Photography Concierge to capture fall family portrait. Advanced reservations required. Email [email protected] or call (407) 393-4530.
Reservations are required. Read more about this fall festival here.
$60 ($40 for overnight resort guests)
Image credit: Grande Lakes Orlando
Black Willow Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, October 8, 10am – 3pm
The Vineyards at Black Willow, Mims
Stroll through our pumpkin patch, take a ton of great fall pictures, especially in front of the antique truck decorated for fall, eat some yummy food at the food trucks, shop local vendors, and listen to live music while the kids enjoy all the fun kid zones we will have including our corn box station, bounce houses, and much more!
$10 per person
2 and under FREE!
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EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
July 14 – November 19, 2022
Eat and drink your way through the park’s largest culinary fest!
Theme park admission required
Weekends at the Winery
Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-5pm
Pack a picnic blanket and some chairs to enjoy an afternoon of wine, food trucks, complimentary wine tours, an outdoor wine bar, lawn games and more.
Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining
Friday, August 26 – October 2, 2022
80+ Participating Orlando restaurants
This annual celebration of Orlando eateries features dozens of restaurants offering date nighters a three-course, prix fixe menu for just $40/person.
Magical Dining 2022 at Four Flamingos – Seafood Moqueca and Filet Roulade – Dani Meyering
2022 Taste of Space: Fall Bites!
Sep 30, 2022 – Nov 06, 2022
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Fun new flavors at Orbit Cafe, Moon Rock Cafe and the brand new eatery, Space Bowl Bistro, inside Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex.
This year’s new menu items include:
- Space Bowl Bistro: Cranberry Smoothie
- Milky Way: Apple Blossom Pastry with Caramel Drizzle
- Orbit Cafe: Citrus Gelatin Dessert with Lemon Foam Topping in a Mini Beer Tankard, Black Forest Cupcake, and a Cheesy Potato Casserole with an Artisan Bratwurst
- Chat with an Astronaut*: Beer Cheese Dip with a Fresh Pretzel
- Moon Rock Cafe: Beer Cheese Soup with Crunchy Bacon and a Fresh Pretzel, and Pumpkin Cheesecake
Exclusive after-hours events: the 2nd annual Taste of Space Marstini Shake-Off on October 7, 2022 and an exciting, brand new event on November 4, 2022 (to be announced soon).
4th Annual Best of Challenge: Signature Edition
Saturday, October 1, 12pm – 3:30pm
Promenade at Sunset Walk, Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Showcasing the signature dish of the Promenade’s amazing venues, plus Margaritaville Resort Orlando. The cast of The Jim Colbert Show from Real Radio 104.1 returns as celebrity event hosts.
FREE to attend (no tastings)
VIP “Signature Edition” Tasting $20.00
Taste of College Park 2022
Thursday, October 13, 6pm – 9pm
Historic Dubsdread Ballroom
The oldest and most important social event in College Park
$65 – $75
Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16, 2022
Sanford Civic Center
This indoor-outdoor festival at the Sanford Civic Center will feature authentic German food from Hollerbach’s German Restaurant and Market, German beer, wine, Schnapps and desserts, a Kids Zone presented by Ladies 327 of Sanford, and German-style entertainment including polka music, folk instruments, yodeling, and dancing in traditional costumes.
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A Taste of Thornton Park – 21st Annual
Thursday, October 20, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Four Rivers Fountain on E. Washington St. in the heart of Thornton Park
Come enjoy food, beer, wine and cocktails in a festive environment that includes music. The ticket price includes entry and unlimited tastings!
Pints for Parkinson’s Orlando Foxiest Beer Brewfest
Saturday, October 22, 1pm – 7pm
After a two year hiatus, The Foxiest Beer In Orlando Brewfest benefiting the Michael J. Fox foundation will be returning this fall to RockPit Brewing. The hope is to cross the $100k in lifetime funds raised to end Parkinson’s Disease.
Annual Fall Fiesta in the Park
Saturday and Sunday, November 5th & 6th, 2022, 10am – 5pm
Lake Eola Park
Celebrate Fall Fiesta in the Park! Enjoy over 300 artists, crafters, and food vendors around beautiful Lake Eola Park.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
Friday and Saturday, November 11-12, 2022
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – Orlando
Set outside among the scenic ambiance of the resort, this annual foodie event features live music, unlimited food tastings from the resort’s culinary team at over 20 food stations, 100 beverage selections from around the world, and immersive themed areas, such as the beer garden and the bubble lounge.
Overnight packages available from $580/night; $165 for event-only tickets
Image credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Flavor Fest of Horizon West 2022
Saturday, November 12, 2022, 5-9pm
Horizon West Town Center
FLAVOR FEST of Horizon West is an immersive experience fusing together local fare, art, music and entertainment. Dozens of microlocal eateries, artists, musicians, entertainers and businesses will convene to celebrate all the flavors that are coming to life in Horizon West!
$7.50 and up
Orlando Beer Festival 2022
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Join more than 3,000 of your fellow beer lovers to sample craft and premium beers from local breweries and around the country. Plus, wine tasting, interactive games, tasty eats and live music keep the party going all afternoon!
$40 and up
10th Annual Cows ‘n Cabs
Saturday, November 12, 2022, 7-10pm
Central Park West Meadow – Winter Park
This country-themed Orlando fall festival is a high-end food, wine, craft beer and spirit party that benefits charities supporting children in need in Central Florida. This year’s primary charities will be the After-School All-Stars and the 4Roots Farm.
Tickets on sale September 1
Image credit: Arlene Laboy
Casselberry Food & Wine Festival 2022
Monday, November 14, 6pm – 9pm
Lake Concord Park
A night of food, drink and entertainment plus a silent auction. $30 per adult, children under 10 are free
November 26 – 27, 2022
Seneff Arts Plaza (in front of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts)
Cultures from all across the world will fill the Seneff Arts Plaza in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Orlando City Hall Commons Plaza for the free, two-day festival, which draws people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities and features over 1,000 local artists, who will perform and showcase their work on the stages, gallery and interactive installations at FusionFest.
Leading up to the festival, join monthly Divertastic Dining experiences at restaurants around Orlando, including dinners highlighting cuisine from Peru and Yemen.
2021 Foodie Fall Events in Orlando – 2022 TBD
Brews Around the Zoo
September 18 – 19, 2021
Central Florida Zoo
Brews Around the Zoo is a popular adults-only event benefitting the zoo. Explore 15 beer stations with over 30 different craft beers, while enjoying live music plus food for purchase.
1st Annual Swinetoberfest
Saturday, October 9, 2021, 12-5pm
The Ravenous Pig
Check out this 1st annual celebration happening in The Ravenous Pig’s spacious beer garden. Highlights include a German style roast menu, the brewery’s seasonal Oktoberfest lager, live DJ, a litre hoisting competition and more.
Menu prices vary
Le Dîner en Blanc Orlando
Saturday, November 27, 2021, 4-9pm
Secret location disclosed to ticket holders ahead of event
Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.
$53 and up
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