Epcot has become known for its festivals in recent years, and the Disney Parks Blog has shared some interesting news regarding the dates for the upcoming Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.
- The 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will begin on August 29 and run through November 23, making it the longest Food & Wine Festival in the park’s history at 87 days.
- The festival’s Eat to the Beat concert series will once again feature top artists in pop, rock, R&B, country, Christian, swing and Latin and will run from August 29 to November 19.
- It’s worth noting that the concert series will end a few days before the end of the festival in order for the stage to be set for the Candlelight Processional for the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.
- It’s also worth noting that the August 29 start date for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival lines up with the opening date of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will return November 29 and run through December 30.
- As always, the Festival of the Holidays will feature special entertainment, storytellers, seasonal favorites at Holiday Kitchens and eye-catching holiday decor.
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