The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival returns on August 30 through November 12. This year marks the 23rd year of the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. Today read a round-up of Everything We Know About 2018 Food & Wine Festival.
2018 brings 35 individual marketplaces to try food & beverages from around the world. Including: Africa, Australia, Belgium, Brazil and many more.
Fun For Families
- Family fun including Remy’s Ratatouille Hide n squeak scavenger hunt returns.
- An all-new Interactive Playground for children will be available.
- Friday & Saturday evenings there will be a character dance party, learn more about Disney Du Jour Dance Party below.
- Junior Chef Kitchen offered every Sunday (free at the Festival center). Children can make, and then eat their creations.
- Candy Sushi (free at Sunshine Seasons). Learn how to roll sushi-inspired treats.
Disney Du Jour Dance Party
The Disney Du Jour Dance Party occurs at the Fountain View stage Friday & Saturday nights during festival dates. Each Weekend a new set of Disney Characters will appear, including Remy & Emile (Ratatouille), Nick Wilde & Judy Hopps (Zootopia), Lilo & Stitch, Chip n Dale or Clarabelle Cow & Horace Horsecollar. Each party will be accompanied by an up and coming Radio Disney artist. IRL (from American Idol) will perform August 31-Sept. 1.
Guests can enjoy Sunday Brunch with the Chef – a 2-hour event with a brunch buffet and a known culinary tv personality. Plus ask questions, learn tips and tricks while enjoying your meal. End with a sparkling wine toast and meet & greet opportunity with the special guest. Cost is $129 per guest.
Guests can also try a Food & Beverage Pairing – a 45-minute session and learn tips plus taste the demonstrated dish. Cost is $25 (+ tax) per person.
Eat to the Beat Concert Series
The Eat to the Beat Concert Series happens during Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival. Read the full 2018 line up for Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Best of all, this experience is included with your Epcot admission. Showtime occurs at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM nightly on dates below.
Annual Passholder Perks:
There are 2 freebies for Annual Passholders. First visit gets an Annual Passholders a complimentary Passholder magnet. Fourth gets an Annual Passholders a complimentary Passholder -exclusive cutting board. To claim, go to the theatre across from The Chocolate Experience, at the Festival center.
Thank You Thursdays, a special Passholder event during Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival. Select Thursdays, (Aug. 30, Sept. 20 & Oct. 18) passholders can enjoy early-access shopping events at Epcot from 8-9am. See Passholder exclusive merchandise, including new releases at The Festival Center & Mouse Gear. Mimosas will be available for purchase at the Festival Center during event. Registration is not required.
Click here for all the latest Disney News!
Going to Disney? You might qualify for a Disney Gift Card when you book your trip with the Couponing to Disney travel specialist!