- 10 Sep
In its 23rd year, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is back in town! With the 2018 dates set from August 30th to November 12th, this festival of food and wine is a must-visit for food-lovers all around!
Featuring cuisines, celebrity chefs, cooking competitions and cups of coffee (and other beverages) from all around the world, this festival is a dream come true for the true epicurean. And with nothing but an Epcot ticket for admission, this is an event for everyone!
Food, Wine and Music
The International Food and Wine Festival is not just about food. One of the biggest parties of the year, the event is described as, “A spectacular celebration of global cuisines, music & more.” The Eat to the Beat Concert Series invites some local and well-known singers and groups to showcase their talents on these nights of fun and frolic.
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Eat, dance and drink the night away as you groove to these their tunes while enjoying some of the most delectable treats from far-flung places.
The Food and Wine Marketplace Booths
While there are a number of other attractions to visit during this festival, the marketplace booths are doubtlessly the most popular among attendees! Featuring stalls serving snack sized servings of foods from all over the world, the marketplace booths allow you to sample cuisine from various cultures and countries in a single night.
- Islands of the Caribbean
- New Zealand
Food and Wine Booths:
- Active Eats
- The Almond Orchard
- Brewer’s Collection
- The Cheese Studio
- The Chocolate Studio
- Coaster Eats
- Craft drafts
- Earth eats
- The festival center wine shop
- Flavors from fire
- Hops & Barley
- Light Lab
- Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar
- Wine & Dine Studio
Free Seminars and Special Events
Enjoy festival fare created by celebrity chefs, meet said chefs in meet and greets, pick up some culinary tips in free seminars, enjoy free samples at culinary demonstrations or make your little participate in a Junior Chef Kitchen experience—complete with chef hat, apron and completion certificate!
Many of the festival’s special events cost $100 per person or more, but the fun, delicious food and the entire experience make them well worth the money! Imagine getting to cook alongside professional chefs during the Mix It. Make It, Celebrate It event, or taste testing cuisines from all over the world at the food tasting stations and wine pairings at Party of the Senses. The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is pure sensory overload in a perfect way.
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