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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Most recent update October 2023 by Terri Peters
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Fall Foodie Events in Orlando 2023
July 27 through November 18, 2023
Eat and drink your way through the park’s largest culinary fest!
Theme park admission required
Fridays and Saturdays, October 6 – November 11, 2023
Signia by Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Bonnet Creek Resort
Take a personally guided walking dinner tour through the highly acclaimed restaurants at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando. The four-hour epicurean expedition includes seven stops, with each restaurant featuring chef-curated menus and exquisite food and beverage pairings.
$250 per person, plus tax and gratuity
October 2 – November 5, 2023
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Fun new flavors at Orbit Cafe, Moon Rock Cafe and Space Bowl Bistro, inside Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex.
Menu items include delights like sweet potato tots with maple cinnamon butter and applewood bacon and slow-roasted cranberry pork.
Menu items are available for purchase, but festival admission is included with a regular Kennedy Space Center ticket.
Our quick guide to Taste of Space: Fall Bites includes what to try and what to expect
Saturday, October 7, 12pm
The Ravenous Pig
Check out this 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, and more.
Menu prices vary
Thursday, October 12 from 6-9 p.m.
Historic Dubsdread Ballroom and Courtyard
The oldest and most important social event in College Park, this food and wine festival helps Rotary Club of College Park raise money for local charities.
Saturday, October 21 from 1-7 p.m.
The Foxiest Beer in Orlando Brewfest returns to raise funds for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease.
Sunday, October 23, 2pm – 10pm
Live performances by the bad boys of reggae Inner Circle, Soca energy gawd Pumpa and the legendary Spragga Benz. All patrons get FREE jerked food samples and all adults get FREE Duke and Dame whiskey samples (21+ and older).
$45 – $150
Thursday, November 2, 6:30pm – 9pm
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!
Thursday, November 2, 6:30 -9:30 p.m.
Tickets include limitless tastings from 35 local restaurants, unlimited wine and craft beers, live music from two bands, desserts, and more. VIP ticket holders receive an hour earlier entry into the event, private bars, and more.
$75 – $150
November 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lake Eola Park
Celebrate Fall Fiesta in the Park! Enjoy over 300 artists, crafters, and food vendors around beautiful Lake Eola Park.
November 10 and 11, 5:30-9 p.m.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Orlando fall food festivals TOP PICK!
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 are available; $185 for event-only tickets
Saturday, November 4, 2-5 p.m.
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
Saturday, November 11, 2023
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 After School All Stars and the 4 Roots.
Tickets on sale September 1
Monday, November 6, 6-9 p.m.
Lake Concord Park
A night of food, drink and entertainment plus a silent auction. A little bit of a drive from other Orlando fall food festivals, but a fun casual alternative.
$30 per adult, children under 10 are free
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.
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.
Put on your calendar for next year…
August 18 through October 1, 2023
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 with a new $60 per person option at select restaurants.
Saturday, September 30, 12:00 – 3:00pm
This Sandwich Edition of the Best of Challenge showcases the best sandwiches from many of the Promenade’s amazing venues, plus the neighboring Margaritaville Resort Orlando. The cast of The Jim Colbert Show from Real Radio 104.1 return as celebrity event hosts. VIP participants/judges will sample sandwiches from each competing venue and vote for their 3 favorite sandwiches.
Admission is FREE, VIP tickets are $20
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