The fall festival season is alive in Poinciana

Fall festival season is here!

Yes, Florida fall is just a “not quite as hot as summer” event but the steady 90 plus degrees should lessen. Plan on enjoying the fall local events in the area and if you are a vendor, take advantage of these opportunities to showcase your services and wares.

The 12th Annual Hispanic Cultural Festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Vance Harmon Park, 699 Country Club Road. This free festival has been the largest, best-attended music event in Poinciana. Presented by Promocines Cultura y Hemencia Hispana, this event is family-friendly.

Bring lawn chairs and enjoy entertainment by Nino Segarra, Hector Tricoche, Grupo Karas, Ommy Cardona and Pito Rerach and LaOrquesta Del Pueblo.

Sponsors for this event are Al’s Pizza, Latino 99 FM, Osceola County, Mi Gente, Access Community Center, Poinciana Medical Center, IMA Medical Group, KUA, Mi Casa Su Casa Noel Ortiz, Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic, E-Land, and the Association of Poinciana Villages.

For information on vendor booth space, Call Myriam Santiago, 407-535-7768 or Joey Mollfulleda, 407-283-0283.

The Poinciana Area Council (PAC) and Valencia College will host Poinciana Fest on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valencia College Poinciana Campus, 3255 Pleasant Hill Road. This free event will have entertainment, games, food trucks, raffles (the proceeds of the raffles will be donated to Poinciana area schools) and prizes.

Vendors are invited to participate. Cost for booth space is as follows: Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce members-$100 ($150 if registered after Oct. 12), non-Chamber members-$150 ($200 if registered after Oct. 12), nonprofits- $50. The deadline to register is Oct. 25. Vendors must supply their own tents, table and chair.

To register, call Christina Pilkington, 407-847-4145 or email cpilkington@Kissimmeechamber.com.

Poinciana Fall Festival, presented by the Hispanic-American Cultural, Education and Recreational Club (HACER) will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 4. Thursday and Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 to 11 p.m. The Fall Festival will be held on the grounds of the Poinciana Community Center, 395 Marigold Ave.

The Poinciana Fall Festival will have carnival rides, games and food. The K9 Unit, swamp buggy and SWAT Team will also be on site. Vendor booth space is available. For more information, email Hacer.Club.LLC@gmail.com.

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Poinciana Medical Center invites the community to build a healthier lifestyle at an informative and interactive Fall Health Fair on Saturday  from 9 a.m. to noon at Poinciana Medical Center, 325 Cypress Parkway.

This interactive health fair is free and open to the public. The event features community physician practices, information about health resources in the community, free health screenings, healthy meal demonstrations, and an on-site Zumba class. Due to limited spacing, registration is recommended for those interested in participating in the on-site Zumba class. To register for the on-site Zumba class, call 1-888-253-8117.

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Weather Forcasting for Kids is a family program which will be held at the Poinciana Branch Library on Monday, Oct. 1, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Meteorologist David Heckerd from Channel 13 News will talk with the library’s patrons about things that affect Florida’s weather. Heckhard will also answer questions about what it takes to become a meteorologist. The Poinciana branch Library is located at 101 N. Doverplum Ave.

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Osceola County School Board Member Tim Weisheyer will hold a district 3 Community Update on Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Liberty High School, 4250 Pleasant Hill Road. Poinciana residents are invited to attend to hear updates on educational and community issues. Representative Mike La Rosa and Osceola County Sheriff Russell Gibson will be in attendance as well.

Light refreshments will be served. Time will be allotted for questions and answers.

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If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share, call Lisa Concepcion at 407-319-9700 or email news@osceolanewsgazette.com.