Save the Dates: 5 Food Events Coming Soon


Florida Local Food Summit
East End Market, 3201 Corrine Dr, Orlando
October 3 & 4
Join local-food luminaries from from throughout Florida and beyond for an inspiring, interactive two-day immersion exploring the ways we can grow our food scene on a local level.  Panel discussions and workshops on three tracks — organic growing, permaculture and entrepreneurship — as well as networking sessions, keynote, and a harvest dinner. Pre-event registration is available online. $175 for workshops both days, Friday dinner and Saturday happy hour; $125 for Friday workshops and dinner; $45 for Friday dinner only; $90 for Saturday workshops and happy hour.

Longwood Community Building, 200 West Warren Ave, Longwood
October 3, 7-10 p.m.
$35 per adult/$10 per child under 12 includes German food, beer and wine, and music and dancing. Silent auction items available. Proceeds to benefit local charities that serve children. More info at (407) 417-1512.

The German-American Society of Central Florida, 381 Orange Ln, Casselberry
October 4 & 25, 2-11 p.m.
Live music, folk dancing, kids’ activities and authentic German food and beer available for purchase. $5/free ages 12 and younger. More info at (407) 834-0574

Hula-Licious Food Truck Culinary Cook-Off
8409 Maquire Road, Windermere
October 5, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
More than 60 food trucks (including Caro-Bama BBQ, pictured above) will converge at Pines of Windermere to compete for “Best of” honors in 22 different categories.  $5 admission (kids under 12 free) includes free parking and live entertainment, and a $10 wristband will get the little ones access to supervised activities in the Kids Zone. Presented by the UCF student chapter of the National Association of Catering Events

Nourishing Mind, Body, and Soul
Casa Feliz, 656 North Park Ave, Winter Park
October 7, 5:30 p.m.
Women of Wellness of Central Florida present an evening of spa activities, health information, and food from Arthur’s Creative Events & Catering in an elegant, interactive setting. $40 includes five presentations, each with accompanying refreshment. Register online by October 1.