Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Guide
Dine around the World Showcase at one of Disney World's Best Events!
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is an annual culinary celebration held during the fall at Walt Disney World. With over 25 international marketplaces, culinary seminars, free concerts, and special parties, the Food and Wine Festival is one of the most popular events of the year. In this guide, you’ll find menus and prices for all of the marketplaces, details on all the special events, and tips to help you make the most of your visit.
Food and Wine Festival Dates
The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival takes place from September 14 – November 14.
These 25+ Food Booths are the heart and soul of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Located throughout the World Showcase, Epcot guests are invited to dine their way around the world. Each Marketplace serves around 3 or 4 small plates as well as beer and wine highlighting their country or theme’s cuisine. The small plates range anywhere from $3-$8 per portion, and most of them count as a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan. If you’re visiting Disney World during the Food and Wine Festival, plan on making your way around the World Showcase to dine on these culinary delights in lieu of lunch or dinner. I usually feel full after trying 3 or 4 different plates, but if you’re sharing with another person, you’ll be able to try more. Not only is it a great dining experience, but you’ll get to explore the different countries of the World Showcase.
If you want to see some of the best of the best from festivals past, here’s everything I tried at the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and the 5 favorite eats at the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
(Note: some of the following information is for 2014’s Food and Wine Festival. We are working to get everything updated for this year’s Festival. While some of the details may change, many of the tips and info here will still apply to this year’s festival).
Party for the Senses and other Special Events
Want the ultimate, decadent Food and Wine Festival Experience? With over 50 tasting stations and unbelievable Cirque du Soleil acts, the Party for the Senses is the way to go all out at Epcot.
For more information, check out information for all the Special and Ticketed Events at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
Eat to the Beat
Each night at 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00pm at the America Gardens Theatre (located across from The American Adventure), major bands from the last four decades will take the stage and rock out while you dine out in this free concert series. Click here for the full 2016 Eat to the Beat Concert Series lineup.
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival also features a lot of small free events for Epcot guests to enjoy. From culinary seminars to special displays throughout the park, find out all of the fun, free things you can do at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, updated for 2014.
Tips and Tricks
As you can probably already tell, there is a lot going on at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you make the most of your visit to Epcot while not getting overwhelmed by all the activities. You can find it here: Tips and Tricks for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.