The Epcot Food and Wine festival is a yearly event at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. During this festival, specially designed and personalized kiosks are set up all around the World Showcase and they stock a variety of foods and drinks that reflect different countries.
Typically, this festival was from Late September to mid-November; however, in recent years, the starting date has been forwarded to late August.
Do you have to pay Extra for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival?
The admission to this is free and the basic festival is actually included with the park admission. However, guests will have to purchase the food and drink separately. If you’re going to Disney World during the 75-day festival, you can enjoy the basic festival without paying extra.
Certain special events require a separate admission pass, which will cost extra.
What you’ll see at the festival
The International Food and Wine Festival plays host to a series of seminars, tasting events, sumptuous meals along with many fun concerts, book signings, demonstrations and more. We always see a variety of top Disney chefs, renowned guests and New chefs like Cooking Channel host Tiffani Thiessen and Richard Blais, along with returning favorites which include:
• Alex Guarnaschelli,
• Robert Irvine,
• Masaharu Morimoto
• Friend Valastro
• Art Smith
• Carla corridor
• And many others
These events will be held at the Festival Center and will allow guests to learn a series of skills from chefs, mixologists, bakers and other culinary geniuses.
Here are the snack marketplaces you will see at the World Showcase:
• Islands of the Caribbean
• Active Eats
• Almond Orchard
• Cheese Studio
• Coastal Eats
• Earth Eats
• Flavors from Fire
• Light Lab
• Chocolate Studio
• Wine & Dine Studio
• Brewer’s Collection
• Craft Beers
• Desserts & Champagne
• Farm Fresh
• And many more.
A few Events:
Festival Favorites over the years
Global marketplaces – Tantalize your taste buds with the irresistible selection of gourmet plates, exotic beverages and more!
Eat to the beat – Embrace your youth and enjoy live performances that range from country, pop to R&B.
Some new and noteworthy activities
Sunday Brunch with the Chef – Enjoy a tasty breakfast buffet featuring big name culinary superstars
Food & Beverages Pairings – Get knowledge about food and beverage pairings from our master chefs and beverage presenters
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide ‘n’ Squeak Scavenger Hunt –Kids can enjoy a Ratatouille-inspired adventure where kids of all ages can search for Remy on a savory scavenger hunt all around the festival!
When will the 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival be?
The 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be held from August 30th to November 12th, 2018
Have you ever been to the festival? Let us know in the comments below