On Saturday, October 12, Ripley’s Orlando will host the second annual Oddtoberfest from noon to 5:00 p.m. This special event is FREE to the public, and everyone is invited to attend. What is Oddtoberfest? It is one day of fright, fun and festivities, when paying homage and celebrating the unusual is, believe it or not, a lot of FUN!
ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: This event is FREE! If you have children, this is a great way to enjoy the afternoon. It is not often you are able to visit the Orlando area and bring your children to something this much fun, at little to no cost. Be sure to purchase tickets if you want to tour the Odditorium before/during/after the event.
Live music will be performed throughout the afternoon by Beebs and Her Money Makers. If you missed them at the Vans Warped Tour, come see them perform for free. The Orlando Odditorium served as their location while shooting the video hit Jumpin,’ and are as close to being Ripley’s house band as you can get. They’ll rock the festivities which will include plenty of other live entertainment.
If you enjoy karate, or you have little ones currently enrolled in karate classes, you’ll not want to miss Sensei Mike Reeves and his Over the Edge Team. During this free Orlando event, they will display their amazing karate skills and break bricks and boards. Watch him attempt to break a few world records too! Maybe your kids are into Qubits, or like to build things. The founder of Qubits, Mark Burginger will build a 13-foot tall tower made entirely from Qubits toy pieces. If ABC’s Shark Tank featured them, you know it’s going to be great!
Trevor Dreher will be displaying his world-class trick roping talents at this free Orlando event. You don’t see that every day! Nor do you see an amazing vehicle from Parker Brothers Concepts – the famous Green Machine – every day. This is certainly not a kids toy. Powered by a motorcycle engine, this adult size vehicle is powerful and fun to experience.
Other fun events include face painting, bounce house and a temporary tattoo artist. Oddtoberfest is held in the parking lot at Ripley’s Orlando Odditorium located at 8201 International Drive. The event will take place rain or shine, so plan to attend Saturday, Oct. 12. Guests who want to tour the Odditorium will be required to purchase tickets. For more information, visit www.ripleys.com/orlando.
Have an odd Saturday of fun and enjoy Oddtoberfest!
About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 12 million people visit its 90-plus attractions in 10 countries each year. In addition to its 32 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.