New and now: Texas autumn, Epcot fest, Brussels art nouveau

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Posted: Sep 09, 2015 1:33 PM

TEXAS IN FALL

New England has the country's most famous fall foliage, but many other parts of the country also offer autumn colors — including Texas.

Best leaf-peeping in the Lone Star state ranges from seeing the maples at Lost Maples State Park in Hill Country, northwest of San Antonio, to the red and gold sweetgum and oak in the pineywoods of East Texas at Dangerfield, Lake Bob Sandlin, and Cooper Lake state parks. In western Texas, cottonwoods turn bright yellow at Caprock Canyons and Palo Duro Canyon state parks in the Panhandle and Davis Mountains State Park.

Details at https://tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/parkinfo/seasonal/foliage/ .

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EPCOT FOOD & WINE AT DISNEY WORLD

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival marks its 20th year at Walt Disney World in Florida, Sept. 25-Nov. 16. This year the event includes a collaboration with ABC's "The Chew." The series will tape five shows at Epcot Oct. 7-9 to air Oct. 12-16.

Festival attendees can also check out tastings, parties, concerts, family-friendly events, book-signings, seminars and demonstrations, along with the Artistry of Wine & Cheese area, with a cheese studio and wine studio; a Next Eats area with a Sustainable Chew marketplace; and the Chew Lab, where food science meets culinary tech trends.

More information is available at 407-939-3378 or http://www.EpcotFoodFestival.com .

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BRUSSELS ART NOUVEAU AND DECO

Brussels is getting ready for a biennial event celebrating art nouveau and art deco.

Each weekend in October, 20 buildings around the Belgian capital that are usually private will be open to the public. The buildings are considered exceptional examples of the nouveau and deco architecture styles.

The 8th Art Nouveau and Art Deco Biennial Event also features guided walking tours of art nouveau and art deco districts.

A collectors' fair is scheduled for Oct. 4.

Details at http://visitbrussels.be/bitc/BE_en/culture/100352/art-nouveau-and-art-deco-biennial-event-2015.do and http://visitbrussels.be/bitc/BE_en/you-are-you-want/you-want/art-nouveau-deco.do .