Sure, pumpkin spice might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think “fall flavors”, but there is so much more to savor for food this season in Kissimmee! From tasty sweet treats to international dishes, fall is the perfect time to take a little foodie road trip (or plane trip) to visit us in Central Florida. Check out food festivals and more below.
EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
Until November 20
Savor six continents’ worth of delicious dishes, plus perfect beer and wine pairings along the way. In addition to all the amazing global marketplaces to sample your way through, you can also enjoy live entertainment, including JAMMin’ Chefs and their kitchen-inspired drumming. And for kids (and kids at heart) there's a fun Ratatouille scavenger hunt that will have you scouring the park for Remy statues.
EPCOT’s epic festival spans 129 days from July 15 to November 20, so you can visit right now. And there are a few new marketplaces opening this fall that we’re definitely excited for. Check out what’s coming to the festival on October 1:
Fisherman’s Seafood Pie
Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard
Roasted Irish Sausage with Colcannon Potatoes and Onion Gravy
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale
Guinness Baileys Shake
Bunratty Mead Honey Wine
Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice (gluten friendly)
Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato, and Onions (gluten friendly)
Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (gluten friendly)
M.I.A. Beer Company Limāo Lager, Doral, FL
Frozen Caipirinha with LeBlon Cachaça
Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Potato & Corn Mealie Pap and Kachumbari Slaw (gluten friendly)
Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-scented Couscous
New England Lobster Tail with Lobster Bisque Sauce
Lobster Chowder with Bacon, Corn, Potatoes, and Oyster Crackers
Baked Lobster Dip with Old Bay Chips (gluten friendly)
Coronado Brewing Co. Salty Crew Blonde Ale, San Diego, CA
Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa
Sean Minor Chardonnay, California
Cape Codder: Vodka with Cranberry, Pomegranate, and Lime
Oktoberfest in Celebration Town Center
October 22-23, 2021
Nothing says fall like the annual Oktoberfest in Celebration Town Center. Watch in wonder as falling leaves drop every hour on Market Street and listen to the sounds of oompah bands playing traditional tunes. You can even give yodeling a try! Of course with all this Oktoberfest fun comes the food. Grab a salty pretzel, a frankfurter topped with sauerkraut, and a frothy lager while enjoying this unbeatable fall atmosphere.
Halloween Horror Nights
Select Dates: Sept. 3 - Oct. 31, 2021
Come for the scares, but stay for the devilishly delicious food and drinks at Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights — celebrating 30 years of spooky thrills in 2021. Once you’ve worked up an appetite creeping your way through themed haunted houses like Beetlejuice and The Haunting of Hill House, there are lots of options around the park to grab a bite (that doesn’t bite back).
These awesome Halloween-themed treats might sound scary, but we promise they’re truly tasty! Try fan favorites including Shattered Glass Candied Apples, Pumpkin Guts Pasta (butternut squash and zucchini noodles with brown butter served over delicata squash), or Leatherface Cherry Pie.
The Promenade at Sunset Walk
Oct. 2, 2021
For all those sweet tooths out there, this is the fall food event you can’t miss! The Promenade at Sunset Walk is hosting the latest version of its Best Of series, and in October the menu is all about desserts! This event features signature desserts from the Promenade’s fantastic venues, plus a guest appearance from Margaritaville Resort Orlando.
Purchase a VIP ticket for $15 and you’ll get to sample sweet treats from each participating restaurant and vote on your top three! In addition to all these cool confections, check out the Promenade Artisan Market, Car Show, and live music from local country band Saloonatix. Participating venues include: Bahama Buck’s, BurgerFi, Capone’s Coal Fired Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery, Estefan Kitchen Orlando, Euphoria Fish House at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, Ford’s Garage, GameTime, Lizzie’s Memphis Style BBQ, River Street Sweets, Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, Rock & Brews, The Wharf, and Yeoman’s Cask & Lion.