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What’s happening this weekend

Find food trucks, live entertainment by David Mander and other vendors at Winter Springs’ Food Truck Artisan Fair from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at Trotwood Park, 701 Northern Way, Winter Springs. Food trucks include Fully Loaded Food, Nonnis Minis, A No Roots Kitchen, Notorious P.I.G, Simple Soup N Sammich, Peru Power Food Truck and Bao Houz

Oviedo’s three-day Oktoberfest event features everything German–beer, food, music, entertainment and contests. The festival runs from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 24 and 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Center Lake Park, 299 Center Lake Lane, Oviedo. For more information, call 407-971-5590. Roads will be closed at City Walk Lane and Center Lake Lane, as well as on Center Lake Lane at the entrance to the public parking lot near Oviedo Boulevard, starting Thursday afternoon until Saturday at 11p.m.

Friday night football: The Winter Springs High School Bears play Deltona High School at 7 p.m. at Deltona, 100 Wolf Park Run in Deltona. The Hagerty High School Huskies play Lake Toho High School at 7 p.m. at LTHS. The Oviedo High School Lions play Timber Creek High School at 7 p.m. at TCHS, 1001 N. Avalon Park Blvd., Orlando. 

Anyone with a love of singing is invited to Tuskawilla United Methodist Church’s Choir Kickoff from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at TUMC, 3925 Red Bug Lake Road, Winter Springs. The event will feature Grammy award-winning TUMC worship leader Dr. Jeffery Redding. Lunch will be provided. For more information, visit

Longwood’s free community concert series continues with Caribbean Crew playing from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Orlando Health Amphitheater in Reiter Park, 311 Warren Ave. in Longwood. There will also be a Battle of the Food Truck event there. A full bar is available.

See Pulitzer Prize-finalist “The Wolves”, which chronicles a team of girls competitive high school soccer players. The film starts with a showing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 and plays through Sunday, Sept. 26 at the UCF School of Performing Arts, 12488 Centaurus Blvd. in Orlando. Visit for more information. 

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Find local produce, craft items and ready-to-eat food at Oviedo Brewing’s Night Market from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Oviedo Brewing Company, 1280 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo. For more information, visit

Friday night football: The Oviedo High School Lions play Deland High School at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at Deland, 800 N. Hill Ave. Deland. The Hagerty High School Huskies play Timber Creek High School at Hagerty, 3225 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. The Winter Springs Bears have a bye week.

Watch Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon at Oviedo’s Movie Night in the Park from 8-10 p.m. at The Oviedo Amphitheatre in Center Lake Park. Bring your own blanket and chairs and arrive early for first-come-first served space. The movie begins at dusk. For more information, visit, or call 407-971-5590.

Come see a youth football neighborhood battle at Pop Warner’s Tuskawilla Tussle. The event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Winter Springs High School, 130 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs. Visit for more information.

Try your hand at Oviedo Brewing Company’s beer pong tournament from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at Oviedo Brewing, 1280 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo. A $20 team ticket includes registration, plus two pitchers of Barnyard Blonde. The first-place prize is a trophy, two $25 gift cards, two OBC T-shirts and two 4-packs. For more information, email To register, visit!/order

Drive inside a top-secret facility while shooting horrifying clowns and zombies with toy lasers at the Oviedo Mall’s Scream and Stream from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo. Visit for more information.

Make some art and visit with farm animals at Green Acres Farm of Oviedo’s Rock Painting event, from 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1700 Marsh Street, Oviedo. The cost is a minimum donation of $5. For more information, visit

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Friday night football: The Winter Springs High School Bears face off against Hagerty High School’s Huskies at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 at the Hagerty field, 3225 Lockwood Blvd. in Oviedo. 

Enjoy a pint from Celery City Craft brewery and live music while helping Pet Rescue By Judy at the monthly Brews and Rescues event from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at Celery City Craft, 115 S. Palmetto Ave. in Sanford. Visit for more information. 

Hang out with other car enthusiasts at the Oviedo Cars and Coffee event from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 11 at Rock & Brews, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo. For more information, visit

The East Seminole County VFW Post 10139 will host BBQ for the Badge, a free BBQ to honor first responders at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at 300 Lake Mills Ave. in Chuluota. There will be a cake walk for all ages, a corn hole tournament and a children’s bike parade. 

See community leaders such as Indian Trails Middle School Teacher Brady Boardman, Oviedo Mayor Megan Sladek, Winter Springs High School Principal Peter Gaffney and Oviedo mayor candidate Kevin Hipes get pied in the face to help fund Robbie Poe’s brain cancer treatment. Poe’s parents are Indian Trails Middle School teachers. The event is from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 at Dominick’s, 1301 Winter Springs Blvd., Winter Springs. There will be a pasta launch for $10, a bounce house, a kids craft table and live music from Hello Sister and Hypersona. Email for tickets. 

If you’re looking for a career, visit the Oviedo Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Canterbury Conference Center, 1601 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo.

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