The best time of the year for foodies to visit the Walt Disney World Resort is no doubt during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and we just confirmed dates for this year’s event.
The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is arguably the most popular of EPCOT’s seasonal festivals bringing together outdoor kitchens around the Park, a live concert series, activities for the whole family, and more. Here’s what we know so far about this year’s event.
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The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival seems to start earlier and earlier each year, and keeping in this tradition, you will be able to experience this seasonal event if you have a trip to Walt Disney World planned beginning in late July!
The Disney Parks Blog has confirmed that this year’s festival will run July 27-November 18, 2023, ending just in time for the Park to prepare the changeover to the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. (Dates for the holidays have not yet been announced, but knowing when Food & Wine will end gives us an idea…)
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This year’s festival will feature 25 Global Marketplaces with several returning that became fan-favorites over the years, including, The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, Canada, India, and Spain. Additionally new Global Marketplaces will continue to open throughout the festival as the seasons change from summer to fall.
Emile’s Fromage Montage will be a delicious crawl of sorts during this year’s event, allowing Guests to taste five cheese dishes around the festival to collect stamps and redeem them for a sweet from Shimmering Sips presented by CORKCICLE.
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And the whole family can participate in Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, a scavenger hunt around the Park inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille (2007). For Guests visiting in the fall, the scavenger hunt offering will be Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit, available from September 29-October 31, 2023.
The Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare will return to the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure pavilion as well, with the full lineup of bands to be announced at a later date.
As always, we will be back here on Disney Tips with the latest updates on EPCOT’s festivals as they become available. In the meantime, start planning for this year’s Food & Wine Festival by booking your next Disney trip for this summer or fall.