Ocoee Founders Day Festival

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Ocoee Founders Day Festival returns November 4-5th. Featuring: big artists, carnival rides, poker tournament, chick-fil-a 5k run, classic car show, fishing, golfing and more.

This year’s Ocoee Founders Day Festival will be the biggest and the best.

  • Live music – Featuring: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Big & Rich, TG Sheppard and more to be announced.
  • Golf Tourney – For those of you who love to hit the links register for the annual Founders’ Day Golf Tournament. The tournament will be hosted at the Forest Lake Golf Club in Ocoee. Registration begins at 11:30am and starts around 12:30pm prizes will be awarded also.
  • Poker Tournament – The Ocoee Police Department, in conjunction with the Ocoee Founders’ Day Festival Committee will host the 1st annual Founders’ Day Festival Poker Tournament on November 5th. Players wanted, proceeds benefit the Holiday Toy Drive.
  • Chick-fil-A 5k Run – The City of Ocoee Presents the Chick-fil-A 5K and Kids Fun Run. The Chick-fil-A 5K, certified course, starts and finishes near the intersection of McKey Street and Bluford Ave.
  • Classic Car Show – The Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday from 10am to 3pm in downtown Ocoee. All special interest cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. Participants may register on the day of the show for $15.00.There will be lots of door prizes and music. First 75 entries will receive a dash plaque. Trophies will be awarded to the Top 15 cars. Music by Jennifer with WJBJ. All proceeds to benefit the Ocoee Rotary Club’s Child Safety Program.
  • Fishing Tourney -The City of Ocoee and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation (FWC) will be teaming up once again to host a family fishing event as part of the Founders Day activities. The event will run at the Ocoee Lakefront from 10am-12pm on Saturday. Everything about the event is FREE and no preregistration is necessary. The fishing will occur at the boat ramp boat docks and the fishing pier. Bait and tackle will be provided compliments of the FWC’s Fish Orlando program. Raffle prizes will be drawn from the stage closest to the boat ramp at 12:15pm. All kids who fish will receive a participatory ribbon. FREE event T-shirts will be handed to event participants as long as supplies last. Headquarters for the event will be on Lakeshore Drive right next to the boat ramp.
     

Plus there will be entertainment for the kidos like face painting, carnival rides, contests, bike fest.

More info visit: ocoeefoundersfestival.org

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Fall Cycle Scene

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Motorcyclists will roar into Daytona International Speedway on October 13-16th for the Fall Cycle Scene. Visiting motorcycle enthusiasts will enjoy activities both on and off the track including free demo rides, live entertainment, vendor displays, motorcycle racing and much more.

The Fall Cycle Scene will featrure:

  • Speedway Action – Fall Cycle Scene wouldn’t be complete without CCS & ASRA motorcycle races. Don’t miss out on your chance to catch some on track action in the world’s first motorsports stadium.
  • FREE Demo Rides – Motorcycle enthusiasts can test-ride the latest and greatest motorcycles with free manufacturer demo rides. Riders must hold a valid motorcycle driver license and DOT approved helmet in order to participate.
  • Bikini Contest & Fashion Show – Visit Harley-Davidson Thunder Alley and watch as the area’s top models compete in a bikini contest and model the newest styles, apparel and accessories from Hot Leathers.
  • Speedway Bike Show – Displayed along the Midway are some of the most unique motorcycles. Does your ride stand out? Now’s your chance to show it off to other enthusiasts in the Full Throttle Bike Show.
  • Fall Cycle Scene Vendor Display: Bikers can find the nation’s top aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel companies at the Daytona Motorcycle Marketplace located in the brand-new Midway.

You can also camp out in the infield of the World Center of Racing Stadium. A trip to Daytona isn’t complete without setting up camp and kicking back to enjoy a weekend of nothing but bikes. Camping options are available in the infield near Lake Lloyd and bike trailer parking is available in GEICO Park West.

More info visit: www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

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Orlando Beer Festival

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For the love of beer and Orlando. The Orlando Beer Festival is back at Festival Park on November 12th.

Last year Orlando Beer Festival sold out, so highly suggest you get your tickets early. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Milk District.

Sample craft and premium beers from local breweries and around the world. Plus wine tasting, interactive games, tasty eats and live music keep the party going all afternoon.

Get the VIP experience with early admission at 11am private restrooms, complimentary branded beer glass and parking ( just show your VIP ticket to the parking attendant and parking fee will be waived).

General admission: entry at 12pm, commemorative sample cup, unlimited tastings from over 150+ beers.

More info visit: www.orlandobeerfestival.com

AIMExpo

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Nearly 19,000 people and over 360 exhibitors will flock to Orlando for the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) at the Orange County Convention Center on October 13-14th for trade and media. Open to public, trade and media on October 15-16th.

Don’t miss the AIMExpo it is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling experience that brings together enthusiasts and industry insiders in one arena. Demos from the latest models at the innovative AIMExpo Outdoors. See and purchase the newest motorcycling products directly on the show floor, meet celebrities, learn tips and tricks from the pros and much more.

AIMExpo Outdoors is the most expansive and exciting powersports outdoor demo and festival area you’ll ever experience, and it’s open to everyone who attends the show – dealers, media, the general public and even exhibitor staff. Only at AIMExpo Outdoors can you test ride new 2017 models from the major powersports manufacturers.

Love playing in the dirt? Jump on a quad or SxS and zip around two off-road courses at AIMExpo Outdoors street bike demos available also. Plus FREE motorcycle parking in south lot B.

More info visit: www.aimexpousa.com

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Biketoberfest

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Each year, nearly 125,000 motorcyclists roll into the Daytona Beach area for a multi-day, annual event called Biketoberfest October 13-16th. This extended weekend of fun and sun includes motorcycle shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides along A1A and other historic roadways, racing at Daytona International Speedway and vendors offering everything from the latest models to parts and accessories.

Established more than 20 years ago by the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Biketoberfest is typically held the weekend immediately following Columbus Day with most visitors staying throughout the week. The event features a 12-mile ride along a series of scenic state and county highways in Volusia County known as the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail or ‘Loop’. Other popular rides include up and down Main Street and Beach Street, through various state parks such as Tomoka State Park and DeLeon Springs State Park and to the historic Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, located just south of Daytona Beach in Ponce Inlet.

There’s also plenty of vibrant nightlife for Biketoberfest revelers. Famous Main Street bars like Froggy’s, Dirty Harry’s, Main Street Station and the Boot Hill Saloon offer food and drinks, as well as live entertainment and giveaways. And whether you’re beachside, on Beach Street, downtown, Midtown, along International Speedway Boulevard, in South Daytona or just north in Holly Hill and Ormond Beach, it’s nearly impossible not to find a happening place to wet your whistle and relax after a long day’s ride.

If you have the need for speed, there are also multiple motorcycle races and demos on the high banks of the newly repaved Daytona International Speedway. The party is not complete without a stop at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona, home of Daytona Harley-Davidson the world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership and mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts.

More info visit: www.officialbikeweek.com

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Oktoberfest Tampa

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Entering their 7th Annual event this year Oktoberfest Tampa will welcome 10,000 thirsty patrons over the festival weekend October 7-9th where once again Curtis Hixon Park will turn into Tampa’s largest, waterfront biergarten. The festival serves up tons of friendly competition with dozens of Outrageous Bavarian Games. Also will feature live entertainment and oompah bands all day every day, authentic food, music, traditional Schuplattler dancers, alphorn players, multiple game zones and more.

With over a dozen different Ourageous Bavarian Games every minute of the festival, all throughout the weekend. The games are free for guests to play with prizes and bragging rights on the line. Games include: stein hoisting, keg stacking, tug-o-war, carry the wench, tricycle races, grain sack toss, corn hole, brat toss, mustache competitions, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest competitions, etc.

In addition to working with a charity (Are You Safe, Inc.), one way Oktoberfest Tampa is able to give back to the community is by offering free entry to our service men and women. Every year, they offer free general admission entry for veterans, military members or first responders and their guest. That is valid for any of the military branches (active or retired) and is also valid for any first responder departments, EMS/Fire/PD.

The returning signature beer that Coppertail Brewing brews “Oktoberfest Tampa Dunkel”.  Last year was the first year of this signature beer, which was a very big hit with the crowd. During the last two weeks of September and the first week of October they will be hosting special pre-event keg tappings with the famous dunkel at participating bar locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. Offering a variety of traditional beer styles at Oktoberfest Tampa, including: pils, märzens, dunkel, and wheat. Plus white and red wine, as well as non-alcoholic beverages (sodas, water) and fresh-squeezed lemonade. 

Additionally, all throughout September Oktoberfest Tampa will be marketing a special Oktoberfest Test-Drive promotion with Audi. During any day in September, you are invited to test drive an Audi for free to not only receive a custom Oktoberfest Tampa package (includes: 2 weekend passes to the event, commemorative stein, 2 drink tickets, 2 brat tickets, 2 pretzel tickets), guests will also be automatically entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Germany. The trip will include airfare with Lufthansa to either Frankfurt or Munich with 3 nights at the Aloft Hotel in either city.

 Oktoberfest Food offers a full variety of authentic fare, that includes, but is not limited to: chicken schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, sauerbraten, spätzle, goulash, cucumber salad,  traditional potato salad, warm pretzels, apple strudel and a few other delicacies.

More info visit: www.oktoberfesttampa.com
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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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Taste your way around the world at Walt Disney World’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival September 14th until November 14th.

Discover delicious global cuisines, wines and beers. Enjoy tastings and demonstrations from world-famous chefs. And kick back at concerts from top-name artists.

You’ll be able to taste your way across countries and continents as you experience dozens of international marketplaces. Plus rock out to “Eat to the Beat” from top-name artists. There will also be culinary demos, mixology seminars, beverage seminars, beverage boot camp, cheese seminars plus much more.

More info or to purchase tickets visit: disneyworld.disney.go.com

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