Central Florida Foodie Events for October 2017

5th Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic: Food offerings: Roasted tenderloin from Shula's; weiner schnitzel from the beer garden, BBQ pork from Cib's Smokehouse

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

In addition to the extension of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, many places are celebrating Oktoberfest and National Taco Day, as well.

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

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LEGOLAND Florida to Donate 20,000 Tickets to Florida Kids Impacted By Hurricane Irma

LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Resort, in conjunction with Merlin’s Magic Wand, the global charity of LEGOLAND’s parent company Merlin Entertainment, has announced it is donating 20,000 theme park tickets to lift the spirits of Florida children in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

LEGOLAND Florida will donate 18,000 tickets to the UNICEF Kid Power Schools Program, a teacher-led experience that incorporates lessons and activities with the world’s first Wearable-for-Good®. More than 80 percent of students reached with the UNICEF Kid Power program in Florida are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents The Hound of the Baskervilles Oct 11 – Nov 19, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents The Hound of the Baskervilles Oct 11 - Nov 19, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater, in partnership with UCF, will present a comedic spoof of The Hound of the Baskervilles from October 11 – November 19, 2017.

Steven Canny and John Nicholson’s play puts a hilarious spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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Terminator 2 3D Attraction at Universal Orlando to Close October 2017

Terminator 2 3D Attraction at Universal Orlando to Close October 2017

Universal Orlando has announced it will be closing the Terminator 2 3D attraction on October 8, to make way for a future attraction.

The attraction opened in the Hollywood area of Universal Studios Florida on April 27, 1996, and featured a 3D sequel to the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Both were directed by James Cameron.

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Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Opens With Central Florida Preview Weekend Sept 29-Oct 1

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is opening their newest location in Orlando this weekend

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is opening their newest location in Orlando this weekend with a special deal for Central Florida residents.

The Orlando Preview Weekend will treat all Central Florida residents with a valid ID to a complimentary $10 Play Card to enjoy arcade and non-redemption prize games (additional restrictions may apply).

Once inside, guests will find so many reasons to stay and play, including:

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Bring Soul2Soul World Tour to Central Florida Oct 2017

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Bring Soul2Soul World Tour to Central Florida Oct 2017

Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017 will bring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to Central Florida for shows in Orlando and Tampa in October 2017.

The husband and wife duo will play the Amalie Arena in Tampa on October 20, then thrill Orlando music fans at the Amway Center on October 21.

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Out and About: Eating All the Burgers at the #OrlandoBurgerBattle at Ace Cafe Orlando

Eating All the Burgers at the #OrlandoBurgerBattle at Ace Cafe Orlando

Last Saturday, Orlando Magazine hosted the Orlando Burger Battle at the wonderful Ace Cafe Orlando downtown, and CitySurfing Orlando got to check it all out.

Set up in the parking lot were 11 popular Orlando restaurants who brought their best burger creations to battle it out. Among them were Ace Cafe Orlando, Artisan’s Table, Freddy’s, Hash House A Go Go, Jimmy Hula’s, Liam Fitzpatrick’s Irish Pub, Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney, Raglan Road Irish Pub, The Whiskey, White Wolf Cafe, and The Tap Room at Dubsdread.

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Artlando Takes Over Loch Haven Park in Orlando Sept 30

Artlando Takes Over Loch Haven Park in Orlando Sept 30 2017

Artlando, in conjunction with the Orlando Museum of Art, returns to take over Orlando’s Loch Haven Park on Saturday, September 30.

This free one-day festival brings together over 150 local artists, performing arts groups, and cultural institutions.

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Meet Stars of Sci-Fi/Horror/Comics at MegaCon Tampa Bay Sept 29-Oct 1

Meet Stars of Sci-Fi/Horror/Comics at MegaCon Tampa Bay Sept 29-Oct 1

MegaCon Tampa Bay, the sister event to Orlando’s annual MegaCon, returns to the Tampa Convention Center, the weekend of Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017.

This three-day fest features celebrities from the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comics. Fans can meet their favorites, get autographs and photos, view Q&A panels, and more.

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$10 Day Returns To Orlando Science Center On Sept 24, 2017

Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center is a fun place to spend a day with family and friends, and on Sunday, September 24, admission will be only $10 per person.

During this special discounted day, visitors can enjoy everything Orlando Science Center has to offer including the newest traveling exhibit “Playing with Light.”

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Disney to Live Stream Mickey’s Boo To You Parade from Magic Kingdom Sept 22

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

As part of their online series, Disney will live stream the “Mickey’s Boo To You Parade ” show from Magic Kingdom on Friday, September 22, 2017.

The parade is one of the highlights of the annual Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, an after-hours special ticket event that occurs in the fall.

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Mad Cow Theatre Presents Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Sep 22-Oct 22, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre Presents Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Sep 22-Oct 22, 2017

Orlando’s Mad Cow Theatre presents Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn September 22 through October 22, as the first production of its Season 21.

Adapted from the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Big River tells the story of reckless Huckleberry “Huck” Finn, runaway slave Jim, and the journey they take together along the roaring Mississippi River.

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Willie Nelson and Family to Play Dr Phillips Center October 15, 2017

Dr Phillips Center Announces Willie Nelson and Family to Play October 15, 2017

Legendary artist Willie Nelson and Family are bringing their tour to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

With a six-decade career and 200+ albums, the iconic Texan is the creative genius behind classic recordings like “Crazy,” “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” “Always on My Mind,” and “Stardust.”

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Spooky Empire Presents Spooky Day in the Parks Sept 22-24, 2017

Spooky Empire Presents Spooky Day in the Parks Sept 22-24, 2017

Spooky Empire, known for their horror conventions, is exploring the darker side of Walt Disney World with their upcoming Spooky Day in the Parks weekend September 22-24, 2017.

The event includes theme park gatherings, special VIP events, an expo to shop at, and Disney characters, including many of the villains.

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