Make the most of outdoor events this weekend with the beautiful weather forecast. The 32nd annual Mount Dora Craft Fair promises an outdoor pallet of entertainment Saturday and Sunday. Get a head start on Halloween at Dade Battlefield Historic Park Friday and Saturday with a haunted trail and village. Enjoy the newest in wheel and water craft at Boats, Bikes and BBQ at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg on Saturday. Or sit back and enjoy the big band sound with the Jim Dorsey Orchestra on Saturday At Lake-Sumter State College.

Here's what's On Tap this weekend.

Mount Dora Craft Fair

More than 400 crafters and artists from around the country, along with food vendors and musicians, will be on hand for the 32nd annual Mount Dora Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“Come out, wear comfortable shoes and come early,” said event coordinator Jane Gamache. “And get ready for some fabulous new exhibitors we have not had before.”

Gamache added that Sunday is less busy for those that want to avoid crowds. Also, although Mount Dora is pet friendly, pets are not permitted at the fair. Beer and wine will be available.

Skip the parking squeeze by taking one of three shuttles that will run between the fair and Golden Triangle Shopping Center, Mount Dora High School and Mount Dora Christian Academy.

Halloween Event

The Annual Halloween Event will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Dade Battlefield Historic Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell, with a haunted trail and village. Businesses have decorated seven pavilions in the park as haunted houses. Crafts for the kiddies are available at Major Dave Lodge for a nominal charge. Cost: $6 per vehicle up to eight people. A portion of the proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack #439. Details: www.floridastateparks.org or call 352-793-4781.

Boats, Bikes and BBQ

Venetian Gardens in Leesburg is hosting Boats, Bikes and BBQ from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ski Beach. Nobles Marine will showcase boats, and Gator Harley will have some of its latest models on display. Enjoy a free concert with a Blues Brothers-style band and Juicy Grooves. Barbecue, beer and wine will be available.

Jim Dorsey Orchestra

Celebrate the big band hits of World War II era with the Jim Dorsey Orchestra from 2 to 4:20 p.m. Saturday at Lake-Sumter State College in the Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Auditorium, 9501 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg. Cost: $27. Tickets: Erin O'Steen Lewin at 352-365-3506 or email LewinE@LSSC.edu. Tickets can also be purchased in Building M in the Foundation Department or at the Box Office one hour prior to showtime.