Families with children battling life-threatening illnesses often face more challenges in a day than many of us face in a lifetime. For these brave families, keeping hope alive is one of the greatest challenges of all. When a child is granted a wish that brings them to Give Kids The World Village, the happiness they experience during their cost-free, weeklong vacation is often just what they need to reignite lasting hope.
Give Kids the World is challenging YOU. To walk, run, roll or stroll along a fun, fanciful and interactive course that winds its way through the whimsical 84-acre resort, past a snoring tree, a magical castle and the world’s largest CANDY LAND on November 11th.
Help raise donations that will fan the flames of hope for the thousands of wish children and their families who visit each year.
More info visit: support.gktw.org
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The 38th Annual Montverde Day Music Festival will take place on November 10th and November 11th. This year they will be honoring all the men and women who have served in the US armed forces. If you are a Veteran please stop by the Town booth for a special gift.
This will be a fun day for all the family with the carnival, menestrelli circus dog show who performed on Americas Got Talent, live music featuring Randall Crawford Band, Rockit Fly, Beemo, Fender Benders and many more plus a classic car show and fantastic entertainment and activities throughout the day.
There will also be an excellent variety of food, beer and wine served throughout the event and over 100 art, craft and business vendors.
More info visit: mymontverde.com
For the love of BEER and Orlando, and to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Join Orlando Weekly for the Orlando Beer Festival on November 11th at Festival Park.
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.
More info or to purchase tickets visit: www.orlandobeerfestival.com
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Ocoee Founders Day Festival is back for their 24th year on November 3-4th with live music, car show, fishing, 5k plus more.
There will be door prizes and a classic car show on Saturday with the proceeds from the car show to benefit the Ocoee Rotary Club’s Child Safety Program. The City of Ocoee and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) will be teaming up to host a family fishing tournament. Also register for the Chick-fil-A 5K, certified course, starts and finishes near the intersection of McKey Street and Bluford Ave.
Plus the Ocoee Police Department, in conjunction with the Ocoee Founders’ Day Festival Committee, will host the 2nd annual Founders’ Day Festival Poker Tournament on November 4th. Players wanted, proceeds benefit the Holiday Toy Drive.
Live music from:
- Shenandoah Band
- Spayed Koolie
- Tony Jackson
- Love and Theft
- Chris Janson
- Colt Ford
- Dwight Yoakam
- Craig Campbell
More info visit: ocoeefoundersfestival.org
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Sunshine State Superkids will have a Charity Car and Truck Show in Clermont Florida on November 4th. Pre-registration is only $5.00, day registration is $10.00. First 100 vehicles will receive a goody bag and Dash Plaque.
The event will be held behind Christian Brothers Automotive. This event we are offering trophies and awards for 13 different categories including Best In Show. Best In Show will win trophy and color TV, donated from Babcock Furniture in Clermont.
Also have the FedEx #11 Monster Energy Jog Gibbs Racing car coming to the show. They will offering photo moments with the car and trailer. Plus Herbie the Love Bug, Lightning McQueen Hellcat and a electric car club coming.
This event is a fund raiser for Sunshine State Superkids, so they are able to keep the soap box derby racing going. The organization offers a FREE program to all the children. The cars are 2 seated, where there will be driver and a passenger. The program does events throughout the Central Florida area. There will be vendors, many raffle items and silent auction items.
More info visit: www.cmboxcarracing.com
Ribfest returns for 3-days at Vinoy Park in Tampa on November 10-12th with over 28 years of rockin’ ribs and helpin’ kids presented by Sonny’s BBQ.
This three day charity fundraiser helps a variety of youth oriented causes. Ribfest features the best BBQ ribbers in the world, national touring bands playing classic southern rock and country hits on The Fran Haasch Law Group Main Stage.
Music performances from:
- ZZ Top
- The Tropics
- Show Biz Kids
- Dennis DeYoung and the music of STYX
- Granger Smith
- Rodney Atkins
- The Charlie Daniels Band
More info visit: ribfest.org
Welcome to an epic Renaissance Festival of Central Florida happening at Bill Frederick Park. Step into the kingdom for 5 days and nights of regal fun (October 14,15,20,21 & 22nd). Immerse yourself in the world of Renaissance and beyond, filled with adventure, fantasy and “knightly” music.
The festival will feature some of the best recreations and reenactments from the renaissance period, full of kings, queens, lords, ladies, knights, nobles, pirates, and even fairies, elves and trolls. Watch exciting jousting tournament daily. Meet Leonardo DaVinci as he works on his art. Experience Robin Hood’s Archery Range in Sherwood Forest. Meet the Explorers and say hello to Black Beard and his friends. You might even spot a dragon or two at Dragon’s Lair Music Arena.
There’s fun for everyone including the kids as they get to bounce around in their own Castle or test their luck in the gaming area. Plus a petting zoo and animal attractions.
More info or to purchase tickets visit: renfestcfl.ticketleap.com