Feast on culinary flavors from around the world at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Each year the park presents guests with unexpected flavors, five-star chefs and amazing fun, plus it’s included with park admission! Celebrate with food, wine, music and more at this one-of-a-kind experience.
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Epcot Food and Wine Festival
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” was the theme for us this year, hence the fun t-shirts. Whether you fly solo, make it a date, or bring the family along, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is for everyone! We began our day at park opening and quickly made our way to Soarin’ for a quick flight around the world. The ride was recently revamped to allow guests the option to explore multiple locations, and it’s so much fun!
A Culinary Adventure
Taste your way around the world with 35 individual stops including The Chocolate Studio, Australia, Hawaii, Greece, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Japan, Ireland and more!
This year’s menu includes a variety of foods (pictured below) like Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffles with warm whiskey caramel, Cheddar Cheese Soup with a pretzel roll, and Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and whipped cream.
Other foodie highlights include Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp, Escondidinho de Carne, Passion Fruit Cheesecake, Loaded Mac ‘n Cheese, and Sweet Avocado Crema.
Be sure to grab a Festival Passport near the entrance or guest services so you can explore the different food and drink options.
Eat the Beat Concert Series at Epcot
Each night during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, the America Gardens Theatre stage lights up with one of the industry’s top recording artists.
- Daily from August 31 to November 13, 2017
- Showtimes at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM
ABC’s the Chew was live from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this year! See other celebrity chefs in action on special days during the event.
Explore Culinary Demonstrations, Seminars and Dining Pairings during Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival too. Find out more information here.
Don’t forget the Beverages
As you make your way around the world, enjoy samplings of the top wine and beer selections. Visit the Odyssey Center for Craft Beers, and sample a variety of wine options at each marketplace stop. Drink responsibly!
As I mentioned above, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is for everyone. Explore the Kidcot Stops for young travelers who can collect stamps and complete fun activities, and visit the Light Lab in Future World for a new kind of fun! Can you spot Remy’s Ratatouille hiding throughout the park? Purchase a special map for a fun hide & squeak game and collect a surprise once you’ve found them all.
Head over to our Facebook Page for a quick video recap of this year’s fun!