Free Events – Epcot Food and Wine Festival
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is full of activities, concerts, and seminars that are free with admission to the park. Here’s everything you can take advantage of without having to spend an extra dollar at Epcot.
Updated for 2014
Back to Basics (New for 2014)
Guests are invited to learn culinary tips and tricks from seasoned pros. These seminars will offer simple and easy tips to help you elevate your culinary game.
Back to Basics takes place at the Festival Welcome Center on the Spotlight Stage. Fridays-Sundays. 12:15, 2:15, 4:15 and 6:15 pm.
Eat to the Beat Concerts
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. Click here for the full 2014 Eat to the Beat Concert Series lineup.
Additional Experiences and Events
Marketplace Discovery Passport – Keep track of your culinary adventures at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival with this complimentary passport. Get it stamped at each of the Marketplace booths that you visit.
Chocolate Experience – From the Bean to the Bar Hosted by Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company. – Treat your senses to one of the greatest treats known to humankind: chocolate! Learn about the history of everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure, witness unbelievable chocolate sculptures made by Disney’s master pastry chefs, and be sure to sample some chocolatey treats. Disney recommends “Try Drinking Chocolate (it’s like a liquid candy bar!) or a glass of wine.” Open daily from 9:00 a.m. through park close.
“Discover the Cranberry” Hosted by Ocean Spray® Craisins® Brand Dried Cranberries: Located before the entrance to the World Showcase, the Cranberry Bog Display will show you fun facts about the cranberry.
Book Signings and Meet & Greets: Notable authors and celebrities will be at the Festival Center during the Food and Wine Festival to sign your purchased books and merchandise. Check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk for details.
Bottle Signings: Buy a bottle of wine, and have it signed by the winemaker! Located at the Festival Center. Check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk for details
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