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2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The 21st Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

September 14-November 14, 2016 - a record 62 days long!

 

Epcot's Food and Wine Festival

Is this your first time planning a trip to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and you don't know what to expect?  Check out our FAQ blog here for answers to all your questions!

2016 Information

 

2015 Information

2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Overview

Celebrating its 21st year, the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be held from September 14-November 14, 2016.  Your Epcot admission is all that's needed to participate in this popular event!


General Information

The Festival Welcome Center features a Wine Shop where you can purchase your favorite selection as well as other event souvenirs.

There are marketplaces featuring food, wine and beer. The appetizer-sized portions usually range in price from $4.00 - $8.00 (drinks range from $3-$6) and provide the perfect opportunity to try the traditional cuisine from around the world. Many items are available for a Snack Credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

The International Food and Wine Festival will play host to seminars, tasting events and sumptuous dinners overseen by top Disney Chefs as well as renowned guest Chefs. 

The special dining events can be booked by calling 1-407-WDW-FEST. All bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable.

The event is once again sponsored by Chase, who offers the Disney Premier Visa Credit Card, Disney Rewards Visa Card and Disney Visa Debit Card.  Cardholders will have access to the Chase Lounge at the Festival, located on the third floor of the American Pavilion.  Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be served and electronic charging stations will be available. The lounge will be open daily from 11:00am - park closing. Just present your Disney Visa Card to gain access to the Lounge.

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Highlights

 

Tip: Purchase a Food & Wine Festival gift card to pay your way around the World Showcase.  It's much easier than trying to dig for cash or credit cards as you go from location to location.

2015 Festival Map

 

2016 Food & Wine Festival Marketplaces



Prices of the menu samples usually range from $4.00 - $8.00.

 

TIP: Get a map when you enter the park and circle the items and locations that you definitely want to try.  It will help you pace yourself so you don't fill up at the first few stands.

2015 Food & Wine Festival Brazil

 

2016 Food & Wine Festival Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is located in Future World East between Mission: SPACE and Universe of Energy.  Open daily from 9:00 am - park close.  At the Festival Center, stop by the Information Desk from 9:00 am - 7:30 pm to get any of your Food & Wine Festival questions answered.  Guests can also get their Marketplace Discovery Passport Completion Stamp here.

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Eat to the Beat Concert Series - 2016

 

As with all Disney events, themed entertainment is part of the festivities. Visitors to the Food and Wine Festival can “Eat to the Beat!”

The following line-up of performers is scheduled for the 2016 "Eat to the Beat" Concert Series:

 

09/14 - 09/15 - Wang Chung NEW!

09/16 - 09/18 - Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

09/19 - 09/20 - Air Supply

09/21 - 09/23 - BoDeans

09/24 - 09/25 - Fuel

09/26 - 09/28 - Sugar Ray

09/29 - 09/30 - Los Lobos

10/01 - 10/02 - David Cook

10/03 - 10/04 - Wilson Phillips

10/05 - 10/06 - Blues Traveler

10/07 - 10/09 - Plain White T's

10/10 - 10/11 - 38 Special

10/12 - 10/13 - Jeffrey Osborne

 

10/14 - 10/16 - Tiffany

10/17 - 10/19 - Dennis DeYoung

10/20 - 10/21 - Christopher Cross

10/22 - 10/23 - Toad the Wet Sprocket NEW!

10/24 - 10/25 - Chaka Khan

10/26 - 10/27 - Billy Ocean

10/28 - 10/29 - Living Colour

10/30 - 11/01 - Hanson

11/02 - 11/03 - Soul Asylum

11/04 - 11/06 - Delta Rae NEW!

11/07 - 11/09 - Boyz II Men

11/10 - 11/11 - Sister Hazel

11/12 - 11/14 - Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy

 

 

Performances are at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 at the America Gardens Theater.

 

Dining packages are available, guaranteeing you reserved seating for the concerts.  Choose from lunch or dinner at 13 different restaurants.  Prices vary by restaurant, but start at $34.99 for lunch (includes appetizer, entree, dessert and drink).  Lunch reservations will have reserved seating at the 5:30pm show; dinner reservations will have reservations for the 6:45 or 8:00pm show.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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Dining Experiences - 2016

 

Premium events are available for booking July 21 at 7:00am EST.  Call 407-WDW-FEST for reservations.  Chase Visa cardholders can book beginning at 7:00am EST on July 19.

 

*All prcies are listed with gratuity, but without tax.  Theme park admission is required for all events.  Call 407-WDW-FEST to book or check epcotfoodfestival.com to book select events.

 

New for 2016:

 


Yelloween Masquerade Party for the Senses will take place October 28 and 29. This elegant, dance-filled party will include gourmet tastings of champagne, wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails, all paired with food. Guests are asked to wear yellow and black masquerade attire.

 

What's Cookin' With... - This plated brunch will be hosted by a celebrity guest. Festival Welcome Center, Chef's Showcase. Fridays and Sundays from 9:15-10:45am, 10:00am-12:00pm. $129 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included.

 

Grand Tasting Events - Discover impeccable menus and innovative dishes along with incredible entertainment:

 

Rockin' Burger Block Party - serving specialty burgers and sliders inspired by musicians. There will be a DJ spinning for guests to take the dance floor.  World ShowPlace Events Pavilion. The event will be hosted by Chef Maneet Chauhan on 9/20, Chef Alex Seidel on 10/14,  and Chef Jehangir Mehta on 11/11/16. 7:00-9:00pm. Theme park admission is required.

 

Party for the Senses - Held in the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion, this elegant party is perfect for foodies.  Sample great food from famous chefs, 50 wines and beers and live entertainment. Held every weekend in October.  October 8 will feature chefs from Disney Springs and October 15 will feature Disney chefs from around the world.

 

Cheese Seminars - Experts will discuss cheeses and pair them with wine, beer, and other beverages. Saturdays from 9:15-10:45am. $89 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included.

 

Wine/Beverage seminars: Learn tips from a wine or beverage expert and sample the selections.  Daily at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:30 pm. Cost is $15, tax included. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.

 

Culinary demonstrations: These 45-minute demonstrations will give you tips and samples from chefs and beverage professionals.  List of demonstrations can be found here. Daily at 12:00 and 2:00 pm. Cost is $15, tax included. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.

 

Beverage Boot Camp - This 2-hour interactive adventure will allow you to explore your Inner Chef and gain culinary confidence. 

 

Food & Beverage Pairings - Celebrate the marriage of regional wines and beers as paired with accompanying cusines.

 

 

Dining Adventures Around the World - Go on a globe-trotting tour of tasty treats from all over this great, big world.

 

Dining Packages - Elevate your Food & Wine experiences with an exquisite selection of dining packages designed to delight all of your senses.

 

Party for the Senses

 

Special Tours - 2015

 

Ultimate Day at Epcot Food & Wine Festival Tour

 

This all-day tour includes a a VIP guide, reserved seating for brunch with a celebrity chef, exclusive beverage demonstration, rides on Test Track and Soarin', tastings at the new Sustainable Chew marketplace, backstage tour of The Land's Greenhouse gardens, VIP seating for the Eat to the Beat concert and special viewing for IllumiNations, as well as tastings and beverage pairings throughout the day.

 

Pricing is $399, plus tax (theme park admission required, but not included).  Guests must be at least 21 years old. Meet at 9:45 at the Festival Welcome Center.  A 15% discount is available for Annual Passholders, DVC members and Disney Rewards Visa Cardholders.  This will be offered Fridays and Sunday during the Festival (9/27-11/15/15).

 

Signature Dinners - 2016

 

Signature dinners are available for booking July 21 at 7:00am EST.  Call 407-WDW-FEST for reservations.  Chase Visa cardholders can book beginning at 7:00am EST on July 19.

*All prcies are listed with gratuity, but without tax.  Theme park admission is required for all events.  Call 407-WDW-FEST to book or check epcotfoodfestival.com to book select events.

 

The Signature Dinner is a meal with wine pairings. A Host Chef teams with a Representative from one of the hosting wineries who will present the dinner's wine. Prices are listed per person, plus tax, gratuity included.  Theme park admission is not required, except for The Hollywood Brown Derby and Le Cellier Steakhouse.

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Food & Wine Festival by the Numbers

 

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival by the Numbers: