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Festive Fall Fun

Fall is a fantastic time to visit Central Florida. With seasonal travel deals that are almost too gourd to be true, it’s a great time to book a getaway. And we’re celebrating autumn in style here in Kissimmee, with a slew of fall events that are sure to leaf a smile on your face.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Feast your way around the world this fall when you check out the 23rd annual Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival!

Take a tour of tasting booths featuring cuisine from all corners of the globe, enjoy your dinner with a side of live music (a whopping 225 concerts are planned!), or expand your culinary knowledge at a demonstration from a celebrity chef.

Oktoberfest at Celebration Town Center

A crowd gathers for the leaf-falling at Oktoberfest in Kissimmee, Florida.

Say hello to autumn as the Celebration Town Center transforms before your eyes during Oktoberfest, October 19-20. Each night, you’ll have three chances to watch the leaves fall on Market Street—the majestic moment happens at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m. And don’t forget to partake in the most quintessential fall activity of all: a hayride. The kids will love it!

Relax lakeside and listen to some tunes with the fam. On October 19, Oktoberfest will be celebrating in the traditional German style with sounds from Dan Witucki & Heimatland Musikanten. Then, bring your dancing shoes on October 20—America’s Got Talent finalist Carly Jo Jackson is the opening act, followed by sets from Central Florida’s own Lovestruck Robot.

A little boy sits on a pile of pumpkins at a fall event in Kissimmee, Florida.

Partin Ranch Corn Maze

Get lost in fall fun at Partin Ranch’s in Florida’s Osceola County. Their epic corn maze opens on October 13 and operates on select days through to November 4.

Partin Ranch’s huge five-acre maze is the main attraction, but there’s plenty more to see. Little ones will enjoy exploring the smaller mini-maze, soaring down the kiddie zip-lines, and taking a ride on a combine harvester. The fun and games don’t end there, though! Engage the crew in some friendly competition with a game of corn hole, test your aim with the challenging corn cannon, and take a leisurely hayride.

 

Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

This fall event gives a new meaning to the phrase “dine and dash”! Taking place at Walt Disney World® Resort from November 1 to November 4, this food and fitness extravaganza features an exciting menu of races and an exclusive post-race party after hours at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival.

Races include the Disney Feast 5K, the Wine and Dine 10K, and the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. With such a magical setting and beloved Disney characters to cheer you on along the way, you might even score a personal best. If you’re bringing the whole family along, sign your kiddos up for one of the runDisney kids’ races, where every participant goes home a winner. Even the littlest members of your family can participate at the Diaper Dash—perfect for kids who are still crawling.

Think you’ve got what it takes to compete twice? Be our guest! The Disney Two Course Challenge, hosted by Lumiere, combines Saturday’s 10K with Sunday’s half marathon. You’ll be running a total of 19.3 miles through the Walt Disney World® Resort.

 

Rocket Launches at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Watching a rocket launch is a bucket-list experience. From the eager anticipation of the countdown to the rumble of liftoff, it’s a jaw-dropping event you’ll never forget.

If you’re visiting Kissimmee this fall, you just might get to witness the spectacle! Though specific dates are to be determined, launches are planned at the Kennedy Space Center for October and November 2018. The best way to get tickets to a rocket launch is to sign up for email alerts.

All That and More, This Fall in Kissimmee

It’s going to be an awesome autumn in Kissimmee, and these events are just the beginning! For more seasonal activities, check out these frighteningly fun Halloween events in the area.

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