Disney World Events

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The 21st Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

August 31 - November 13, 2017 - a record 75 days long!


Epcot's Food and Wine Festival

2016 Information

2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Overview

Celebrating its 22nd year, the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be held from August 31-November 13, 2017.  Your Epcot admission is all that's needed to participate in this popular event!  More information will be added as it becomes available, but until then, read all about the 2016 festival events!

General Information

The Festival Welcome Center features a Wine Shop where you can purchase your favorite selection as well as other event souvenirs.

There are marketplaces featuring food, wine and beer. The appetizer-sized portions usually range in price from $4.00 - $8.00 (drinks range from $3-$6) and provide the perfect opportunity to try the traditional cuisine from around the world. Many items are available for a Snack Credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

The International Food and Wine Festival will play host to seminars, tasting events and sumptuous dinners overseen by top Disney Chefs as well as renowned guest Chefs. 

The special dining events can be booked by calling 1-407-WDW-FEST. All bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable.

The event is once again sponsored by Chase, who offers the Disney Premier Visa Credit Card, Disney Rewards Visa Card and Disney Visa Debit Card.  Cardholders will have access to the Chase Lounge at the Festival, located on the third floor of the American Pavilion.  Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be served and electronic charging stations will be available. The lounge will be open daily from 11:00am - park closing. Just present your Disney Visa Card to gain access to the Lounge.

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Highlights


Tip: Purchase a Food & Wine Festival gift card to pay your way around the World Showcase.  It's much easier than trying to dig for cash or credit cards as you go from location to location.

2016 Festival Map


2017 Food & Wine Festival Marketplaces

Prices of the menu samples typically range from $4.00 - $8.00.

Epcot Legacy Showplace:

Flavors from Fire:

Light Lab Beverage:

Earth Eats Inspired by ABC’s The Chew:

Active Eats:

 Coastal Eats:

The Chocolate Studio:

The Cheese Studio Hosted by Boursin® Cheese:

The Wine & Dine Studio:

Islands of the Caribbean:

New Zealand:


The Almond Orchard Hosted by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®:



Farm Fresh:







Brewer’s Collection:




Hops and Barley:









TIP: Get a map when you enter the park and circle the items and locations that you definitely want to try.  It will help you pace yourself so you don't fill up at the first few stands.

2015 Food & Wine Festival Brazil


2016 Food & Wine Festival Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is located in Future World East between Mission: SPACE and Universe of Energy.  Open daily from 9:00 am - park close.  At the Festival Center, stop by the Information Desk from 9:00 am - 7:30 pm to get any of your Food & Wine Festival questions answered.  Guests can also get their Marketplace Discovery Passport Completion Stamp here.

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Eat to the Beat Concert Series - 2017


As with all Disney events, themed entertainment is part of the festivities. Visitors to the Food and Wine Festival can “Eat to the Beat!”

The following line-up of performers is scheduled for the 2017 "Eat to the Beat" Concert Series:


08/31 - 09/01 - Delta Rae
09/02 - 09/03 - The Hooters NEW!
09/04 - 09/05 - Baha Men NEW!
09/06 - 09/07 - Fuel

09/08 - 09/10 - STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas

09/11 - 09/12 - Lauren Alaina NEW!
09/13 - 09/15 - Plain White T’s
09/16 - 09/17 - Sister Hazel
09/18 - 09/20 - Air Supply

09/21 - 09/22 - David Cook

09/23 - 09/24 - Everclear

09/25 - 09/27 - Sugar Ray

09/28 - 09/29 - 38 Special

09/30 - 10/01 - Mark Wills NEW!

10/02 - 10/03 - American Authors NEW!
10/04 - 10/05 - Christopher Cross


10/06 - 10/08 - Devon Allman NEW!
10/09 - 10/11 - Dennis DeYoung

10/12 - 10/13 - Taylor Dayne

10/14 - 10/15 - Jeffrey Osborne

10/16 - 10/17 - Postmodern Jukebox NEW!

10/18 - 10/20 - 10,000 Maniacs NEW!

10/21 - 10/22 - Toad The Wet Sprocket

10/23 - 10/24 - Kenny G NEW!

10/25 - 10/26 - Billy Ocean
10/27 - 10/29 - Tiffany
10/30 - 11/01 - Hanson

11/02 - 11/03 - Blue October NEW!

11/04 - 11/05 - Living Colour

11/06 - 11/08 - Boyz II Men

11/09 - 11/11 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

11/12 - 11/13 - Squeeze NEW!



Performances are at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 at the America Gardens Theater.


Dining packages are available, guaranteeing you reserved seating for the concerts.  Choose from lunch or dinner at 13 different restaurants.  Prices vary by restaurant, but start at $34.99 for lunch (includes appetizer, entree, dessert and drink).  Lunch reservations will have reserved seating at the 5:30pm show; dinner reservations will have reservations for the 6:45 or 8:00pm show.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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Dining Experiences - 2016

*All prcies are listed with gratuity, but without tax.  Theme park admission is required for all events.  Call 407-WDW-FEST to book or check epcotfoodfestival.com to book select events.


Yelloween Masquerade Party for the Senses will take place October 28 and 29. This elegant, dance-filled party will include gourmet tastings of champagne, wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails, all paired with food. Guests are asked to wear yellow and black masquerade attire.


What's Cookin' With... - This plated brunch will be hosted by a celebrity guest. Festival Welcome Center, Chef's Showcase. Fridays and Sundays from 9:15-10:45am, 10:00am-12:00pm. $129 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included.


Grand Tasting Events - Discover impeccable menus and innovative dishes along with incredible entertainment:


Rockin' Burger Block Party - serving specialty burgers and sliders inspired by musicians. There will be a DJ spinning for guests to take the dance floor. World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. The event will be hosted by Chef Maneet Chauhan on 9/20, Chef Alex Seidel on 10/14,  and Chef Jehangir Mehta on 11/11/16. 7:00-9:00pm. Theme park admission is required.

Party for the Senses - Held in the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion, this elegant party is perfect for foodies.  Sample great food from famous chefs, 50 wines and beers and live entertainment. Held every weekend in October.  October 8 will feature chefs from Disney Springs and October 15 will feature Disney chefs from around the world.


Cheese Seminars - Experts will discuss cheeses and pair them with wine, beer, and other beverages. Saturdays from 9:15-10:45am. $89 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included.


Wine/Beverage seminars: Learn tips from a wine or beverage expert and sample the selections.  Daily at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:30 pm. Cost is $15, tax included. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.


Culinary demonstrations: These 45-minute demonstrations will give you tips and samples from chefs and beverage professionals.  List of demonstrations can be found here. Daily at 12:00 and 2:00 pm. Cost is $15, tax included. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.


Beverage Boot Camp - This 2-hour interactive adventure will allow you to explore your Inner Chef and gain culinary confidence. 


Food & Beverage Pairings - Celebrate the marriage of regional wines and beers as paired with accompanying cusines.



Dining Adventures Around the World - Go on a globe-trotting tour of tasty treats from all over this great, big world.


Dining Packages - Elevate your Food & Wine experiences with an exquisite selection of dining packages designed to delight all of your senses.


Party for the Senses


Signature Dinners - 2016


*All prcies are listed with gratuity, but without tax.  Theme park admission is required for all events.  Call 407-WDW-FEST to book or check epcotfoodfestival.com to book select events.


The Signature Dinner is a meal with wine pairings. A Host Chef teams with a Representative from one of the hosting wineries who will present the dinner's wine. Prices are listed per person, plus tax, gratuity included.  Theme park admission is not required, except for The Hollywood Brown Derby and Le Cellier Steakhouse.

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Food & Wine Festival by the Numbers


Epcot International Food & Wine Festival by the Numbers: