Disney World has announced the dates for one of our favorite events throughout the entire year.

The 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will take place from July 14 – November 19, 2022. This culinary celebration takes place throughout EPCOT, featuring specialty food items, fun activities, and musical performances.

Speaking of musical performances, Disney announced the return of the Eat to the Beat concert series. This major part of the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival has taken a hiatus since 2019 due to health protocols. Since this year’s EPCOT Festival of the Arts and EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival both featured live musical performances, Eat to the Beat’s return does not come as a big surprise.

Smash Mouth - Eat to the Beat Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Some tasty tidbits from Disney’s announcement:

  • This year’s EPCOT Food & Wine Festival will feature over 25 Global Marketplaces, aka food booths.
  • While the full food booth lineup has not been announced, Disney did share that the following Global Marketplaces will return: The Swanky Saucy Swine, Appleseed Orchard, Hops & Barley, Earth Eats hosted by Impossible and Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE.
  • This year’s fest will run for 129 days.
  • This year’s Eat to the Beat Concert series will feature both “internationally recognized artists as well as local bands.” As always, it will take place in the America Gardens Theater.
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak and Emile’s Fromage Montage will both be returning.

While more of the aspects of the Food & Wine Festival are returning this year, it’s unclear if the festival will be in its full pre-2020 form. Disney has not announced if culinary demonstrations, special dinners, or the Party for the Senses is returning.

Stay tuned to Guide2WDW for our full 2022 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival Guide.

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