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October Events in Orlando, 2018

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Epcot International Food and Wine Festival in Orlando. More October events in Orlando © WDW
Celebrate October in Orlando

Fall is officially here and we are getting just the slightest hint that cooler weather may be on the way. This month in Orlando, you’ll find a large number or outdoor events and festivals along with lots of Halloween activities for kids, families and adults. October has always been a month filled with events from Halloween at the theme parks to an exciting season of new shows and plays.

Recommended October Events in Orlando

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Bigger and better each year. In 2018, celebrate the 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Check the menu before you go! The marketplce menus for the festival are now available on-line for the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Find more useful tips from the Orlando Sentinal. There are lots of new taste treats to experience as well as some of the all time favorites such as the weekly Party for the Senses. If you are able, schedule a mid-week day out at Epcot to avoid the weekend crowds.


This month is loaded with a variety of ways to celebrate Halloween. We’ve got the frightful Halloween Horror Nights which is considered one of the biggest Halloween events in the country and Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with a lot more fun than fright at the Magic Kingdom. If you’re not into the theme park events (or don’t feel like shelling out an arm and a leg) there are still plenty of free and inexpensive ways to have fun. So check out the listing of Halloween Events in Orlando for 2018 then get started on your creative contest-winning costume.

Orlando Attractions in October

  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Through November 12, 2018. Be sure to visit this year’s annual event featuring culinary stars from across the country. Eat to the Beat nightly concerts performed at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 pm. Admission Charge.
  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party – A seasonal favorite for kids of all ages begins August 17, 2018 and runs for over 2 months for select “spook-tacular” nights until October 31, 2018.
  • Brick or Treat – A fun Halloween event at LegoLand on select nights in October.
  • SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular each Saturday and Sunday beginning September 22 through October 28th, enjoy Halloween family fun that is included in the park’s admission.
  • Halloween Horror Nights 28 – September 14 through November 3, 2018 experience the country’s premier Halloween event. Check out the online site for discounted passes and single admission tickets for this annual scare fest
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