Details Announced for Walt Disney World’s International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot

This year is Epcot’s 35th anniversary.  To celebrate, Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival will offer a record number of global food and wine stands, which will total to 35 stands.  The stands will be represented by different countries and regions.  This is the 22nd Food & Wine Festival, and will be bigger and better than ever.  The festival is set to run from August 31st – November 13th, which is also a record breaking number of days at 75 days.  This will equal 13 extra days than what the event is normally scheduled.


Here is a breakdown of what guests can expect during the Food & Wine Festival:

  • There will be a total of 225 Eat to the Beat concerts throughout the event features different well-known bands, representing different styles of music.
  • There will be various workshops available for guests to learn more about cooking, baking and other culinary demonstrations.  The workshops are called, “Mix It, Make It, Celebrate it!”.
  • Celebrity chefs will make appearances for meet and greets, demonstrations, tasting and more.  This is a great opportunity to see some of your favorite chefs.
  • There will be new countries represented for the first time this year.  India and Spain will make their debut at the festival this year for the first time and we can’t wait to sample the delicious flavors.
  • Chef Remy will return with a Ratatouille scavenger hunt that the whole family can enjoy while they search for Remy across each pavilion in the World Showcase.
  • There will be premium festival events that are available for an extra costs.  Party for the Senses is an exciting tasting event.  There will also be resort events as well as specialty dining events with special menus and tastings available.

This is sure to be the greatest International Food & Wine Festival yet with so many great events and experiences to enjoy.  Who out there will be attending the festival this year?  What are you looking forward to the most?


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!