WINDERMERE — For the next two Saturdays, Windermere’s Town Square area will come alive with two new festivals organized by the Downtown Business Committee.
First is the Family Health Festival, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. It will be followed by the Craft Beer Festival & Beer Run from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.
FAMILY HEALTH FESTIVAL
The Family Health Festival will take place in and around Town Hall and offer health screenings, exhibits, massages, demonstrations, food, music, a scavenger hunt, door prizes and more.
“We’re pretty excited,” said Irma Yapor, who co-chairs the DBC, chairs the Family Health Festival Subcommittee and owns Yapor Realty.
The festival kicks off with the Walk and Talk for Diabetes from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Participants will walk around Town Square, enjoy a healthy breakfast for $5 and hear a talk about diabetes in Town Hall. Topics will include understanding diabetes, how to approach diabetes therapy and how to lower blood pressure and total cholesterol.
Participants who have not pre-registered for the Walk and Talk for Diabetes can register at 8 a.m. on the back porch of Town Hall.
After the Walk and Talk, attendees can participate in an array of other activities until 4 p.m. Yapor said dozens of businesses, non-profit groups and other exhibitors will offer demonstrations, games and goodies. In Town Hall, experts will give talks on subjects, such as meditation and stress management, nutrition, first-aid/CPR and children’s vaccinations.
Outside, attendees will be able to enjoy yoga, Zumba and a cardio workout called Body Combat.
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL & BEER RUN
The Craft Beer Festival & Beer Run is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11. The town of Windermere and Tri & Run of West Orange will open the festivities at 4 p.m. by hosting a 5K Beer Run for people who are 21 or older.
This event will not be timed or scored. The entry fee is $25, and runners can pick up their bib number at Town Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10, and at 3 p.m. Oct. 11.
The beer fest will offer an array of vendors of bar/tavern-style food, distributors who will provide dozens of craft beers to sample and a craft beer truck, where visitors can buy pints.
DBC Chairman and Windermere Realtor Chris Sapp, along with John Thurman, who chairs the DBC’s Craft Beer Festival Subcommittee and owns John Ashley Interiors, in Windermere, are the lead organizers of this festival.
Proceeds will help pay for improvements in Windermere.
IF YOU GO
FAMILY HEALTH FESTIVAL
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 4. Event begins with Walk and Talk for Diabetes from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., followed by an array of other activities until 4 p.m.
WHERE: In and around Town Hall, 520 Main St.
INFORMATION: Irma Yapor, (407) 909-8000 or [email protected], or visit familyhealthfestival.org.
Craft Beer Festival & Beer Run
WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
WHERE: Town Square, in front of Town Hall, 520 Main St.
ADMISSION: $25 in advance, $30 at the gate
INFORMATION: (407) 876-3688 or (407) 403-4490. For Beer Run information, contact Jerry Pegram, [email protected] or (407) 905-4786.