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They call America a melting pot for many reasons, but one of our favorite results of the mesh of cultures in our country is the food. Icon Park in Orlando is hosting a free to attend international free food fest in Orlando this weekend, and we're ready to eat our hearts out.
This foodie fest will feature fares from all around the world. Salivate over some Spanish food, indulge in Indian or Thai, maybe some munchies of the Middle East, or even take to the isles of Cuba & Puerto Rico.
Additional dine and drinks are expected to make an appearance from Venezuela, The Dominican Republic, Colombia, Italy, Chile, Peru, USA and many more.
You can bust a move while you sip and chew to the live musical entertainment, as well as participate in giant burger & hot wing eating contests and more for prizes. Might want to pack your stretchy pants or plan to wear some leggings for this one.
The festival will take over ICON Park on Sunday, September 29th, running from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for a full day in foodie heaven; the park also has a 400-foot tall Observation Wheel that you can ride to get sky-high views of The City Beautiful, as well as the Orlando Star Flyer swings, an arcade, and other fun things to do in the plaza for an extra cost.*
Whether you're a foodie looking to chow down or a craft cocktail connoisseur, you won't want to miss out on this Free international food fest.
An overview of the event's details can be seen below.
If you're looking for more foodie fests, a Free Mac n' Cheese Festival is happening near Tampa this October, a massive 3-day free Shrimp & Crab Festival is coming to Central Florida next year, or hit up this Beachy Barbeque Festival at SunWest Park in November — they have an adult-friendly inflatable water park there on weekends!
International Food & Drink Fest at ICON Park Orlando
Price: Free admission & parking! Any money you decide to spend will be on vendors and experiences.
When: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: 8375 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819
Why You Need To Go: Free admission to a huge international food and drink fest. Enjoy fare from countries including Peru, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Italy, Chile, Cuba, India, Venezuela, Thailand and more. Of course American too. It's also at ICON Orlando, which has an Observation Wheel that you can ride.*