Alan Marshall, Public Information Officer
Environmental Protection Division
(407) 836-1412 or

Celebrate “Foxtober” Fest at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

Orange County, FL – Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division invites the public to the 2014 Foxtober Fest, a celebration of Halloween and the fall harvest featuring the grand opening of the Lake Nona Farmer’s Market where you can purchase locally made, healthy, and original products.

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge located at Orange County’s Eagles Roost, 10525 Clapp Simms Duda Road, Orlando 32832

Special Features: Kid’s costume parade, safe trick-or-treating, pumpkins, entertainment and games. Visit Back to Nature’s resident animal ambassadors.

Farmer’s Market: Foxtober Fest will debut the Lake Nona Farmer’s Market, which will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A unique feature of this farmer’s market will be weekly home and health centered classes. The market will offer many goods and services, including natural home products, baked goods, produce and plants from local crafters, farmers, and vendors.

Activity Schedule:

9:00 a.m. Container Gardening: Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces
10:00 a.m. Composting 101: Turning Trash into Treasure
11:00 a.m. Halloween Parade with the children
12:00 a.m. Eating Raw Healthy Foods

All day activities:

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Safe Halloween Trick or Treating
  • Wildlife Walk – see bobcats, lemurs and more, oh my! (Suggested $5 donation)
  • Children’s crafts and games

For more information about Foxtober Fest or Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge call (407) 568-5138; or email Natalie Ocampo at

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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