This weekend holds the perfect combination: food, music, craft beer and wine. What more could you want?
It all kicks off with Leesburg’s Craft Beer, Wine and Food Festival on Friday night, followed by the inaugural JamBurg ’22, a one-day music festival on Saturday. Don’t forget about Clermont’s Friday night wine stroll and Mount Dora’s Uptown Saturday Night.
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Here’s what’s on tap:
Craft Beer, Wine and Food Festival
Come out this Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. to downtown Leesburg for the annual Craft Beer, Wine and Food Festival, put on by the Leesburg Partnership.
Enjoy tasting local craft beers, spirits and food from local restaurants, live music, cash bar and games. Tickets are $40 pre-sale and $45 at the gate.
This event is for individuals ages 21 and older.
Get ready for this one-day-only music festival in at the Pat Thomas Stadium in Leesburg on Saturday from 3:30 to 11 p.m., with headliner Spafford.
Daniel Heitz Band kicks it all off at 4 p.m., Eggy plays at 5:30 p.m. and Perpetual Groove at 7:30 p.m. Spafford rounds out the night at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $40 and benefits the Leesburg Center for the Arts.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Give back this holiday season and drop off non-perishable foods at the Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit Lake Cares Food Pantry in Mount Dora. The drive will take place at Gilbert Park in Mount Dora from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
The event is organized by Triangle Connection.
Downtown Clermont will be hosting a Wine Stroll starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday with the downtown shops. Tickets are $20 and can be picked up at Optima One Realty, 720 W. Montrose St.
Enjoy the lights, local shopping and of course, the wine.
Uptown Saturday Night
Stroll on down to downtown Mount Dora for an Uptown Saturday Night with music, food, craft beer and cars – the winning combination.
This is a free event.
Fresh Market at Ferran Park
Want to support local? Check out this group of local vendors, crafters and artisans who will be at Ferran Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Find unique hand-crafted items brought to us by Whimsy Market, Crafted Scent Bar and the City of Eustis.
Fall Festival & Corn Maze
The 19th annual Fall Festival and Corn Maze is still going on at Long & Scott Farms in Mount Dora. The 6.5-acre corn maze this year displays a pirate theme. They also feature a play area, jumping pillow, 60-foot slide and more.
Prepare to Flood the Streets with Art
The Dona Vista Arts and the Creative Hub of Apopka are teaming up for the Flood the Streets with Art event on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Come create a piece of art to flood the streets. Please bring your supplies then tag your artwork. On Black Friday, they will leave the creations to be found by someone to take home and love.
‘Five Golden Rings: A Greeting Card Channel Holiday Musical’
The Sonnentag IceHouse Theatre kicks off the holiday show season in Lake County with the premiere of the musical comedy “Five Golden Rings: A Greeting Card Channel Holiday Musical,” opening Friday and playing four weeks until Dec. 11.
There are no performances scheduled on Nov. 24 and 25 and no Saturday evening shows.
The production is a spoof of the greeting card channel holiday movies and is set a few days before Christmas when a female business executive gets snowed in at a Vermont bed and breakfast.
She starts to fall for the owner of the business, which coincidentally is the business she has been sent to buy and be demolished, and she is forced to question her values and ideals.
The cast includes Sabrina Yager as Holly McVay, the big city executive; John Gracey plays Lance Manager, the innkeeper; David Coalter and Kirk Simpson split the role of the fiance, Bradley Richman; Kristen Brock plays the role of city girl Trish as well as a local resident in the ensemble; Brooklyn Yates plays Grace, the 9-year old innkeepers daughter; and Brian Allan Chambers plays Nick, the inn’s helper.
Other characters include Jim Otwell, Georgia Orser, Will Orser, Lilian Berner and Natalie Renick.
The show is directed by IceHouse’s managing artistic director, Darlin Barry, with music direction by Robert Cohen, scenic design by Buddy Fales, lighting design by Philip Lupo and costume design by Darlin Barry.
Four Seasons tribute
The Sounds of the 4 Seasons, a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band, will have you singing along at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Living Drama Theatre in Eustis.
‘The Munsterz Live!’
The award-winning cast of “The Golden Gals” is back with their brand new show, The Munsterz Live! Friday through Sunday at the Black Box Theatre in the Clermont Performing Arts Center.