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5:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at and around Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee.

Enjoy two nights of concerts featuring Justin Moore, Chris Young, Sam Riggs, Jimmie Allen, LANCO, The Cadillac Three, Noel and Ben Haggard and Spayed Koolie. The event includes marketplace and food vendors, carnival rides, a classic car show, fishing tournament, tours of the Withers-Maguire House and museum, poker tournament and a fireworks show.

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10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Speer Park, 331 N. Tubb St., Oakland.

Enjoy the traditional exhibits and new ones at this annual festival. The community celebration also features a silent auction, live musical entertainment, food tents, boat excursions on Lake Apopka and hay ride history tours of Oakland. There’s an “Ask an Archaeologist” booth, where guests can take their collections and get them identified; Tildenville Elementary School’s children’s art display, and the school choruses will perform in the afternoon. Other new booths include Florida Skunk Rescue and Candy’s Cats. There’s a rock-painting station from 10 a.m. to noon and will have a preview of exhibits that will coming to the Arts & Heritage Center at Oakland.

(407) 656-1117.




Noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Woman’s Club of Ocoee, 4 N. Lakewood Ave.

Join the police department for a Texas Hold’em tournament to benefit the OPD’s annual holiday toy drive. Each toy donated will give players 1,000 additional chips. The $50 suggested donation includes 7,500 starting chips and a catered lunch with two drinks. Prizes will be awarded to the final table. First place will receive a $750 Visa gift card, and second place will get one worth $500.

To register, contact Jason Strange at (407) 554-7204 or [email protected].




Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.