The 18th Annual EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival is scheduled to take place from Sept. 27-Nov. 11, 2013. The Festival will be held in the World Showcase at the EPCOT theme park. EPCOT is located in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL.
When you enter the park, you will see that EPCOT has been transformed into a gastronomic paradise for food and wine lovers. The festival will play host to specialty food items from around the world, culinary events hosted by celebrity chefs, sophisticated parties as well as the “Eat to the Beat” concert series.
Tastes from around the World
The Food and Wine Marketplace will have elaborately decorated kiosks which have been designed to match a specific theme or country. Each kiosk will offer samples of food, wine, cocktails and/or beer from that country. This year’s festival will feature food and drink from the following countries: Scotland, Brazil, Canada, Africa, Australia, Singapore, France and New Zealand. Florida and Hawaii will be representing the United States. There will also be an all vegan kiosk. Samples are available for purchase.
Special and Premium Experiences
Take part in tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations and book signings. Also, get an education in wine, find out how cheese is made, or attend a dessert party. Celebrity chefs that will be in attendance include: Warren Brown, Robert Irvine, Buddy Valastro and Byan Voltaggio. Registration for these experiences begins on August 13, 2013. These are separately ticketed events and are not included in the admission to EPCOT.
Eat to the Beat Concert Series
The Eat to the Beat Concerts let you enjoy nightly performances by hit makers from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Artists scheduled to appear include*: the Go Go’s, Sugar Ray, Wilson Phillips, the Pointer Sisters, Boys II Men, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more. Nightly performances are at 5:45 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:15 pm and are held at the America Gardens Theater.
*Schedule is subject to change
Marketplace Discovery Passport
Be sure to pick up a Marketplace Discovery Passport and get it stamped at your stops along the way! Each Marketplace kiosk has its own stamp with a unique design. This is a great way to keep track of the countries that you have visited. Passports can be found at the Festival Welcome Center or at any Disney Vacation Club Information Center located throughout the Park.
Admission to EPCOT is required. Most Festival events are included with admission to the Park. However, some experiences require a separate admission fee, including entry into Premium Experiences. Availability is limited for some experiences. Events may be rescheduled or cancelled at any time.
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