October 2010 events in Orlando include annual Halloween events at the major theme parks and a lineup of community events to celebrate the season. Whether you’re in the mood for a major spook session or want to relax and enjoy a cultural experience, map out your Orlando vacation itinerary with some of these popular events taking place in October 2010:
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicks off on October 1 and will feature dozens of new food and wine experiences for foodies and wine enthusiasts around the Showcase Lagoon. This year’s festival includes workshops, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings, and runs all the way through November 14. Head to the Festival Welcome Center for book signings with celebrity chefs and authors, pick up collectibles from The Stockpot shop, and catch the live music events with the Eat to the Beat concert series. You can download the Festival Guide here.
Southern Women’s Show Orlando
The Southern Women’s Show comes to Orlando October 14 through October 17, and will feature celebrity guest appearances, demonstrations, makeup and beauty tips, and dozens of exhibitors from around the region. This year’s event also includes The Firefighter Fashion Show where members of the Orange County Fire and Rescue Department will make their way down the runway. Don’t miss the chance to meet Sandra Lee, Giuliana Rancic, Leslie Sbrocco and Point of Grace. The fun takes place at the Orange County Convention Center. Call (800) 849-0248 for more information.
Czech Independence Day at the Albin Polasek Museum
Celebrate Czech Independence Day on October 28, 2010 on the grounds of the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. The venue will feature scheduled tours of the gardens, and exhibits that focus on Czech-influenced works. Free refreshments will be served throughout the day. Call (407) 647-0283 for more information.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
Get into the Halloween spirit with a weekend at Halloween Horror Nights through the month of October. Universal Studios will put on this grand-scale production once again with eight haunted houses, scare zones and costumed characters running through the park into the late-night hours. Be prepared for another year of scares and fun at this popular Orlando event.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
If you’re celebrating the Fall season with kids, don’t miss out on Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. The annual event includes Disney characters dressed in Halloween costumes, trick-or-treating opportunities throughout the Magic Kingdom, and a Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade. A separate ticket to the party is required with park admission. Call (407) WDISNEY for more information.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
Meet up with Shamu and the gang this October for SeaWorld’s annual Halloween celebration. The event includes trick-or-treating throughout the park, Halloween-themed music and entertainment, and the opportunity to enjoy the park at night. Highlights of this event include the underwater FantaSea experience, and SeaWorld characters dressed in Halloween costumes. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume during their visit. Don’t miss out on Count Von Counts Spooktacular Breakfast, a buffet meal with a lineup of Sesame Street characters! Call (800) 327-2424 for more information.