The Epcot Food and Wine Festival has begun! For what it is worth, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is one of the reasons we love Disney, and especially Epcot. In addition to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, these are two events we do not miss, and you shouldn’t either.
Now through November 10, 2014, you can embark on a culinary adventure of eclectic cultures, global cuisines and the finest wine country offerings as the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival Presented by CHASE returns to the Walt Disney World® Resort.
This year, there are over 25 global marketplaces that will offer tantalizing bites, perfect pairings and decadent desserts. New this year, you can feast their eyes and appetites on the Puerto Rico Marketplace, the festival’s first two-story marketplace. The Patagonia Marketplace will debut with a menu featuring the tastes of Argentina and Chile. And, a Farm Fresh Marketplace will dish up new home-grown offerings.
You can also enjoy the delicious sounds of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Each night, this outdoor concert series brings more than 20 chart-topping bands and solo artists to the American Gardens Theatre. New performers include Jo Dee Messina, Fuel, Jim Brickman, Los Lonely Boys, David Cook and more! Calendar and more information is listed below.
Over at the Festival Center, celebrity chefs Jamie Deen, Warren Brown, Jennifer Hill Booker and “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro present culinary demonstrations and seminars.
New premium dining events include Epcot Food & Wine Nights LIVE! – a separately ticked after-hours party including six complimentary menu items from several Festival marketplaces, live music, entertainment and a DJ. And, the Ultimate Day atEpcot Food & Wine allows Guests to savor the flavors of the festival in a refined, carefree setting.
Theme Park Admission to Epcot is required. While most Epcot International Food & Wine Festival events are included with admisison to the Park, several experiences require a separate purchase or admission fee, including food and refreshment samples, entry into Premium Experiences and Culture Dining Opportunities. Availability is limited for some experiences. Events may be rescheduled or cancelled at any time.
And, don’t forget, many of the marketplace offerings are available by using a Disney Dining Plan snack credit!