Every Fall, Walt Disney World hosts the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. This 7 week event provides guests with the opportunity to sample a variety of food and wine from over 25 countries around the world. And the best part is that it is already included in your day admission to Epcot (you do have to purchase the food though).
The 23rd Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will take place August 30th to November 12th, 2018.
Located around World Showcase, the International Marketplaces host food from over 25 countries:
- Brewer’s Collection (European-style beers)
- Craft Beers
- Desserts & Champagne
- Farm Fresh
- Hops & Barley
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- South Korea
In addition to the extra food kiosks set up in the World Showcase, you can also book exclusive dining experiences:
- Dining Through The Decades, a Tribute to Walt Disney
- Boot Camp Series
- Food for Thought
- Italian White Truffle and Wine Pairing Dinner
- Mediterranean Food and Wine Pairing
- Party for the Senses Featuring Disney Chefs from Around The World
- Sunday Mornings with…
- Shake and Indulge Like the French Featuring Grand Marnier
- Epcot Food & Wine Festival Premium Package
- Epcot Food & Wine Festival – Late Nights Live!
- Ultimate Day at Epcot Food and Wine Festival
- Back to Basics
Learn more about a variety of foods and how to prepare them, what wines to match them with and much more during the various demonstrations, seminars and talks that are available.
Enjoy live music with the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. The daily show times for the series take place at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM. Check out the schedule for this year’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series to see who is playing during your travel dates.
Also be sure to stop by the Festival Welcome Center to experience a number of free events. The Welcome Center is located between near Mission: Space.
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is presented by Chase, so if you have a Disney Rewards Visa Card or Disney Visa Debit Card, you can visit the Chase Lounge located on the third floor of the American Pavilion. You will have access to complimentary beverages and electronic charging stations!
Keep in mind that the Food and Wine Event Festival opens with the World Showcase at 11 am each day. I suggest you visit early to avoid crowds and experience as much of the festival as you can! And try to visit during the week to avoid the locals who come in on the weekends.