Central Florida Foodie Events for September 2017

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is only one of the many foodie events happening in September 2017

September 2017 is an exciting month for Central Florida foodies, with special dinners and food festivals happening all month long.

Here are some of the great food and drink events you might want to check out (listed chronologically):

Visit Orlando Magic Dining Month at Various Restaurants in Central Florida
August 25 to October 1
Try some of the best food Orlando has to offer during this annual event. Over 100 restaurants are offering a three-course menu for just $35 per person. This is a CitySurfing Orlando Must-Do for foodies! For a full list of participating restaurants, menus, and more, visit OrlandoMagicDining.com.

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Epcot International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, Walt Disney World
August 31 to November 13
This annual event offers a literal dine around the world experience with kiosks representing different countries offer up native food and beverage samples. Samples run from $3 to $8 on average, in addition to park admission. Read our Epcot Food & Wine preview for more information.

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Grand Opening at The Halal Guys, Orlando
September 1
The NYC brand opens their first Central Florida location near UCF, serving up Mediterranean cuisine. The first 1000 customers will have a chance to win t-shirts, food, or Universal Orlando tickets. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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The Great Irish Hooley 2017 at Raglan Road Orlando, Disney Springs
September 1-4
Celebrate the Irish way with food, drink, music, and dance at this fun annual festival. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian
September 2
Cost: $169
Enjoy 5 courses created by Narcoossee’s chefs, with wine pairings from Talley Winery. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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Labor Day Weekend Pig Roast at The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park
September 2
Cost: $17 per plate
The restaurant is hosting a traditional pig roast for lunch starting at 11:30am. Pair it with a draught beer for $5. Visit theravenouspig.com for more info.

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Labor Day at Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando
September 3
Cost: $65 Adults, $25 Children 12 and under.
Join us for a buffet featuring Summer southern fare. Enjoy Florida craft beers, cask wines, hand crafted cocktails and live entertainment. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Sanford Brewing Co. Debut at Sanford Brewing Company, Sanford
September 3
Check out this newest addition to the Central Florida brewery list from 6-9pm. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Beerito Breakfast at Lucky’s Market Orlando
September 4
From 11am to 1pm, they’ll have the locally-produced MIA Brewing’s Mexican Lager, Sharona, on tap. This brew pairs perfectly with their sharable, Made In-House burritos, just $3.99 each. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Grand Opening at Blazing Tomato, Orlando
September 4
This new addition to International Drive by Sand Lake is celebrating their grand opening with free pizza and pasta from 11am to midnight. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
September 5
Cost: $112.10
Join Morimoto Asia Executive Chef, Yuhi Fujinaga, on a 4-course, 8-dish, Pan-Asian culinary journey, paired with craft cocktails. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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Food For Thought Tour at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando
September 6
During this one-hour information session you will learn more about who is hungry in our community and then take a walking tour of the food bank to see how we operate. A light meal follows, prepared by the Second Harvest kitchen. It is free to attend, and good for the soul. Visit feedhopenow.org for more info.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at STK Orlando at DIsney Springs
September 8
Cost: $125
Enjoy 4 courses created by STK executive chef James O’Donnell, with drink pairings from WhistlePig’s Steward of the Brand, Ingrid Shawn Rodriguez. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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Bold City Brewery Beer Dinner at Crafted, Orlando
September 9
Cost: $34.95
Crafted & Bold City Brewery are teaming up to indulge your senses with a September Craft Beer Dinner featuring 4 courses & 5 different beer selections. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Local Seafood, Craft Beer and Wine Festival at Florida & Co Market & Eatery, Orlando
September 9
This event will take place at East End Market from noon to 4pm. Oyster Bob’s Nautical Nonsense Traveling Oyster Bar Company will be shucking oysters and Florida & Co at the East End Market will be hosting a seafood boil with Florida shrimp, Florida lobsters and more. There will also be beer, wine, and live music. Food and drink tickets sold day of event. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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MargaritaFest 8 at Wall St. Plaza, Orlando
September 9
Tickets: $20 – $35
Enjoy 3hrs of unlimited Margarita sampling from 5-8pm of over 20 different kinds of margaritas and tequila drinks. Upgrade to the Tequila Terrace ticket and for just $15 more. Plus live Reggae-Rock bands from 5-9pm Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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September Slurp-Fest at East End Market, Orlando
September 9
Another oyster pop-up feast by Oyster Bob’s Nautical Nonsense Traveling Oyster Bar Company LLC. Enjoy $8 half dozens. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
September 12
Cost: $112.10
Join Morimoto Asia Executive Chef, Yuhi Fujinaga, on a 4-course, 8-dish, Pan-Asian culinary journey, paired with craft cocktails. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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Bull & Bear Masters 2017 Wine Pairing Dinner feat. Rioja Wine at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
September 14
Cost: $195 per person, plus tax and gratuity
The evening will begin with a welcome reception replete with a selection of tapas, wine, a gin & tonic bar and the sounds of live classical Spanish music playing throughout the night. Following the reception, enjoy a 4-course dinner paired with an extraordinary selection of wines from the Rioja Wine Region.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call 407-597-5262 to reserve your place. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
September 15
Cost: $199
Enjoy African cuisine while listening to the park’s zoological manager Rachel Danault. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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11th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration at Orlando Brewing, Orlando
September 16
This annual celebration of German food, music, games & beer starts at 1pm with a tapping of their organic Oktoberfest märzen lager. Free to attend. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Cheese For Charity: Mac’N Cheese Cookoff at Dead Lizard Brewing Company, Orlando 
September 16
Free admission; food for purchase. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
September 16
Cost: $169
Showcasing a combination of Chateau Ste. Michelle wines never served before at Walt Disney World Resort, this unforgettable evening is a collaboration of forward-thinking Walt Disney World chefs preparing an outstanding menu with the theme of CO-OP?focusing on sustainability, full product utilization and provoked emotion. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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LOCAL BREWS LOCAL GROOVES at House of Blues Orlando
September 16
Tickets: $11 gen ad. + Beer sampling tickets at $3 each; VIP packages available
This regular event features 30 craft beers on tap from Central Florida brewers, plus live music and food for purchase. Visit houseofblues.com for tickets and more info.

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Margarita Festival 2017 at Saint Anejo Mexican Kitchen + Tequileria, Winter Springs
September 16
This all day event features drink specials, Latin DJ (from 6-close), gift card giveaways, and more. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
September 19
Cost: $112.10
Join Morimoto Asia Executive Chef, Yuhi Fujinaga, on a 4-course, 8-dish, Pan-Asian culinary journey, paired with craft cocktails. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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Food For Thought Tour at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando
September 19
During this one-hour information session you will learn more about who is hungry in our community and then take a walking tour of the food bank to see how we operate. A light meal follows, prepared by the Second Harvest kitchen. It is free to attend, and good for the soul. Visit feedhopenow.org for more info.

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JDubs Beer Dinner at The Tennessee Truffle, Sanford
September 19
Cost: $58 per person
The Tennessee Truffle is teaming up with JDubs brewery for a 5 course meal by Chef Nat Russell perfectly paired with one of JDubs signature beers. Call 407-9422-3977 for reservations. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Bourbon Whiskey Educational & Tasting Class at M Lounge, Orlando
September 20
Cost: $40 per person
Learn about four distinct Bourbon Whiskeys. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Funky Sours, Poke Bowls & Ukulele at GB’s Bottle Shop and Tasting Bar, Orlando 
September 20
Enjoy Highway Manor on tap, live ukelele, and Da Kine Poke bowls for purchase. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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2nd Annual Sour Outage at Celery City Craft, Sanford
September 21
Enjoy a sour beer tap takeover.Pre-order the flight and t-shirt package for $25 and get first crack at the taps. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Meet the Winemaker – Sebastian Zuccardi at The Wine Room on Park Avenue, Winter Park
September 21
Cost: $30 per person
Meet winemaker Sebastian Zuccardi who will guide a tasting of his family’s wines. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Crab Feast at Verdana Park, Orlando
September 23
Cost: $35 adults; $15 children ages 5-11
3 hour All You Can Eat Sessions of fresh blue crab, potatoes, corn and hush puppies. Bring your own seats/tables/condiments/tools (like mallets). Visit the event’s ticket page for more info.

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Orlando Burger Battle 2017 at Ace Cafe Orlando
September 23
Cost: $55 General Admission / $75 V.I.P.
Join 10+ award winning, well known, and most popular Central Florida restaurants and chefs for an epic, battle-style burger competition. Admission includes all the burgers you can eat, plus beer/wine/cocktails, milkshakes, and live music. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Bulla’s First Birthday Bash at Bulla Gastrobar, Winter Park
September 28
It’s Happy Hour all day, plus Paella tasting from 5 to 8pm. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at The Wave…of American Flavors at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
September 28
Cost: $169
Enjoy a 5-course farm-to-table meal, with wine pairings. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Signature Dining at Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
September 29
Cost: $199
Enjoy a culinary experience spanning the countries of Africa, as led by Chef Daniel Sicilia. Visit disneyworld.com for more information and reservations.

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Official Grand Opening Pepe’s Cantina on Church Street, Orlando 
September 29
Celebrate the openingof this new downtown Orlando restaurant with free queso from 11:30am-4pm, and Happy Hour all day. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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2017 Orlando Brunch Festival at Festival Park, Orlando
September 30
Tickets: $15 entry only; $35-$45 with drink samplings; $60 VIP; Food samples extra
The Orlando Brunch Festival will feature tons of brunch dishes, over 50 cocktails & craft beers to sample, live music, games and fun for the whole family. Visit the event’s ticket page for tickets and more info.

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Deland Bacon & Brew Fest 2017 at Earl Brown Park, DeLand
September 30
Over 150 beers, drinks, and tons of bacon dishes to sample. Free admission with food and drink for purchase Live music from The Click, Orange Ave, and CrashRocket. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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International Food and Drink Festival at I-Drive 360, Orlando 
September 30
Enjoy authentic traditional cuisine from countries all over the world in the courtyard under the Orlando Eye. Free admission and parking. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Rooftop Cocktails & Cooking 101 at Paddlefish, Disney Springs
September 30
Cost: $50 per person
Guests will learn how to make quality cocktails with readily available ingredients at home along with how to pair wines for you next party. Executive Chef Steve Richard will demonstrate how to make the local and fan-favorite lobster guacamole. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.

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Which dinners or festivals are you planning to attend? Also keep checking our events calendar throughout the month for more additions to the list.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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