When it comes to enjoying food for the soul, a little southern comfort is always best. Florida is no stranger to that southern comfort hospitality, and you can indulge in some of the best soulful bites next month at Central Florida's Soul Food Festival in Orlando.
If you love all things soul food, you definitely won't want to miss out on this massive event. From chicken to taters, to fish, greens, beans, and cornbread too, this soulful fest will have it all. You might want to pack the stretchy pants for this one.
Whether you like your chicken smothered or fried, you'll be licking your fingers after munching on all the mouthwatering bites from 20 different food trucks serving up food for the soul.
You won't want to forget to save room for dessert. Expect to find the best southern-style desserts such as perfect pound cakes, creamy banana pudding, or a crumbly sweet peach cobbler — and don't forget the scoop of ice cream!
Not only can you indulge in all of your favorite comfort foods, but you can also move to the rhythm of spun tunes from four DJs and three live bands on both days of the festival.
Tickets to the event start at $8 to bring your own chair, which also includes two guests for the $8 price. A VIP ticket for a single reserved seat closer to the stage will run you $20; or if you want to bring the whole fam, you can reserve a table for four in the stage's front rows for $100.
Whether you like your chicken smothered or fried or have more of a sweet tooth, every foodie will be satisfied at The Central Florida Soul Food Festival.
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An overview of the soul food festival's details is below.
Central Florida Soul Food Festival
Price: $8-100 with multiple available ticket deals.
The bring-your-own chair/blanket ticket is $8 and includes two guests, while a reserved seat for four in the front row near the stage is $100 — other ticket deals available. Tickets can be purchased online here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Address: Eagle Nest Park, 5165 Metrowest Blvd., Orlando, FL 32811
Why You Need To Go: A huge festival dedicated to all things soul food; enjoy all the southern comfort food dishes, including potatoes, chicken, fish, and more from 20 different food trucks. Each day of the event also includes four DJs and three live bands.