Foodie Festivities October 5 & 6


Woohoo! It finally feels like fall and the calendar is filing up with all sorts of foodie festivities. Here’s a handful to check out this weekend:

Community Garden Bus Tour
Saturday October 5, 9am-1pm
Meet at Winter Park Community Center
$25 per person
This interactive bus tour will take participants to 6 community gardens in the Central Florida area, including Winter Park Presbyterian Community Garden, St. Mary Magdalen Learning Garden, the Winter Park Urban Farm, and Our Whole Community Garden. At each stop, attendees will get to see several different models of community gardens and enjoy the beautiful scenery. At the tour’s end, the bus will swing by the new East End Market to enjoy a lunch of some farm fresh menu items. RSVP by emailing [email protected]

Maple Bacon Cupcake from The Sugar Suite

Maple Bacon Cupcake from The Sugar Suite

Festival of Bacon
Saturday, October 5, 11am – 7pm
Festival Park in Downtown Orlando
$35 in advance here
This one-day pork smorgasbord (say that 10 times fast) will bring together bacon purveyors from across the country to supply tastings of everything from bacon pops to bacon popcorn. 30+ top bacon chefs will create bacon-inspired samples and compete to win the coveted “Best of Bacon” award. This 8-hour bacon bonanza will also feature live music from local acts, bacon beverages, and lots of family friendly entertainment.

Eden’s Elixir Mixer
Saturday, October 5, 2pm – 4pm
Eden Bar, Enzian
Meet the best shakers and stirrers in the local cocktail scene at Eden’s Elixir Mixer. Join Eden Bar and local partners Troy & Sons, Smooth Amber Spirits, High West Rye, Cask & Larder, The Courtesy Bar, Opici, Stacole Fine Wine and Spirits, The Ravenous Pig, The Woods, The Matador and more as they serve up free tastings of the best and most creative craft cocktails in town, including Eden Bar’s tasty new fall cocktails.

Craft Beer and Artisan Cheese Pairing with La Femme Du Fromage
Saturday, October 5, 4:30pm and 7:15pm
$20 per person
Orlando Brewing
Orlando Brewing and local cheese guru Tonda Corrente Nazario of La Femme Du Fromage join forces for a uniquely handcrafted experience featuring 5 organic Orlando Brewing beers paired with 5 handcrafted, farmstead & artisan cheese. This pairing will take place twice on October 5th.
RSVP by calling (407) 872-1117