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One of the longest running and most popular festivals hosted at Epcot is the ultimate experience for foodies and culinary lovers. Whether guests attend to be educated and inspired or just want to enjoy eating and drinking around the world, Epcot Food & Wine Festival will satisfy more than just tastebuds. This year’s festival runs from August 30 – November 12, 2018.

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Tickets

Epcot Food & Wine festival is open to all guests with valid park admission. Children 2 and under will not need a ticket.

International Food Kiosks

World Showcase takes on a whole new vibe with dozens of food kiosks offering delicious culinary treats for purchase. Sample food, drink, and desserts inspired by multiple cultures and countries.

 

Eat to the Beat Concert Series

Throughout the run of the festival musical acts are featured at the American Garden Pavilion. Most musicians and bands will perform two to three days in row and will play three 30-minute sets each of the days they are there. This is a great opportunity for guests to grab a drink or a snack and enjoy live music in a spacious outdoor setting. All concerts are included with valid guest admission.

2018 Concert Lineup
  • 8/30-31 – Blue October – “Into the Ocean”
  • 9/1-3 – Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
  • 9/4-5 – MercyMe – “I Can Only Imagine” NEW
  • 9/6-7 – Glass Tiger – “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) NEW
  • 9/8-9 – Tauren Wells – “Hills and Valleys” NEW
  • 9/10-11 – Postmodern Jukebox
  • 9/12-13 – Vertical Horizon – “Everything You Want” NEW
  • 9/14-16 – Baha Men – “Who Let The Dogs Out”
  • 9/17-19 – Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”
  • 9/20-21 – Living Color – “Cult of Personality”
  • 9/22-23 – Sheila E – “The Glamorous Life” NEW
  • 9/24-26 – Sugar Ray – “Every Morning”
  • 9/27-28 – David Cook – “Light On”
  • 9/29-30 – Jeffrey Osbourne – “On The Wings of Love”
  • 10/1-2 – Jim Belushi & The Sacred Hearts – Various Hits
  • 10/3-4 – Everclear – “Santa Monica”
  • 10/5-7 – Mark Wills – “19 Somethin’”
  • 10/8-10 – Air Supply – “All Out Of Love”
  • 10/11-12 – TBD
  • 10/13-14 – Smashmouth
  • 10/15-16 – 98 Degrees – “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)” NEW
  • 10/17-18 – 38 Special – “Hold On Loosely”
  • 10/19-21 – Devon Allman Project – “Ragged and Dirty”
  • 10/22-23 – Kenny G – “Songbird”
  • 10/24-25 – Billy Ocean – “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • 10/26-28 – Starship featuring Mickey Thomas – “We Built This City”
  • 10/29-31 – Hanson – “MMMBop”
  • 11/1-2 – High Valley – “She’s With Me” NEW
  • 11/3-4 – Taylor Dayne – “Prove Your Love”
  • 11/5-7 – Boyz II Men – “End Of The Road”
  • 11/8-9 – The Hooters – “And We Danced”
  • 11/10-12 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – “Go Daddy-O

Eat to the Beat performances are at America Gardens Theatre three times nightly at 5:30 pm, 6:45 pm and 8:00 pm. The concert series will feature a favorite performer or music group every day of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Concerts are included with Epcot admission, but seating is not guaranteed. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Dining Packages

Priority seating to the Eat to the Beat concerts are available to guests who make reservations at select Epcot restaurants. Guests must have valid park admission to dine in the park and will only have reserved seating to one of the shows. The Disney Parks Blog has announced that reservations for the Eat to the Beat Dining Packages are now on sale.

Epcot Food & Wine Festival

 

Eat to the Beat Dining Package Restaurants

Guests can book dining package reservations at one of 15 Epcot restaurants. Each reservation guarantees a seat at one Eat to the Beat Concert performance. Participating restaurants include:

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
    Norway Pavilion
    Breakfast: $62 for adults; $37 for kid
    Lunch: $70 for adults; $42 for kids
    Dinner: $70 for adults; $42 for kids
  • Biergarten Restaurant
    Germany Pavilion
    Lunch: $46 for adults; $26 for kid
    Dinner: $52 for adults; $29 for kids
  • Chefs de France
    France Pavilion
    Lunch: $65.99 for adults; $17.99 for kids
    Dinner: $75.99 for adults; $22.99 for kids
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
    The Seas Pavilion
    Lunch: $67 for adults; $22 for kids
    Dinner: $67 for adults; $22 for kids
  • The Garden Grill Restaurant
    The Land Pavilion
    Breakfast: $45 for adults; $27 for kids
    Lunch: $58 for adults; $35 for kids
    Dinner: $58 for adults; $35 for kids
  • La Hacienda de San Angel
    Mexico Pavilion
    Dinner: $80 for adults; $25.75 for kids
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant
    China Pavilion
    Lunch: $50 for adults; $16.99 for kids
    Dinner: $58 for adults; $18.50 for kids
  • Restaurant Marrakesh
    Morocco Pavilion
    Lunch: $52 for adults; $19 for kids
    Dinner: $62 for adults; $19 for kids
  • Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
    United Kingdom Pavilion
    Lunch: $57 for adults; $21 for kids
    Dinner: $57 for adults; $21 for kids
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
    Mexico Pavilion
    Lunch: $70 for adults; $23 for kids
    Dinner: $80 for adults; $25.75 for kids
  • Spice Road Table
    Morocco Pavilion
    Lunch: $52 for adults; $19 for kids
    Dinner: $63 for adults; $19 for kids
  • Teppan Edo
    Japan Pavilion
    Lunch: $62 for adults; $16.99 for kids
    Dinner: $74 for adults; $20.75 for kids
  • Tokyo Dining
    Japan Pavilion
    Lunch: $62.99 for adults; $16.99 for kids
    Dinner: $74 for adults; $16.99 for kids
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante
    Italy Pavilion
    Lunch: $64 for adults; $22 for kids
    Dinner: $70 for adults; $25 for kids
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
    Italy Pavilion
    Lunch: $54 for adults; $20 for kids
    Dinner: $57 for adults; $24 for kids

 

Please note that prices do not include tax or gratuity and reservations require a credit card guarantee. Dining reservation start times must be at least 2.5 hours prior to the Eat to the Beat concert showtime. This experience requires 2 Table-Service Entitlements for Magic Your Way Dining and Magic Your Way Deluxe Dining Packages. Valid Epcot admission is required and not included. Seating will be uncovered and in the second section in the middle of the theater. If guests need accessible seating, it should be indicated in reservation.

Party for the Senses

This elegant evening gala brings together the best of Epcot Food & Wine Festival including entertainment, education, and of course culinary delights. Guest and Disney chefs will prepare and present their signature dishes crafted with gourmet ingredients and combining unique flavors. Guests will savor every cocktail, entree, and dessert they sample during the exclusive Party for the Senses.

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General Event Details

  • World ShowPlace Events Pavilion in Epcot
  • Select Saturdays during the Festival
  • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • From $229 to $349 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Reserved seating for the 5:30 pm performance of the Eat to the Beat concert series as an added bonus!
Party for the Senses Category 1: Wine View Lounge

Wine View Lounge 

“Paint the town like a true VIP, with a premium reserved table, premium bar service, artisanal cheeses and a specialty cocktail toast—in addition to all that makes this event the most palatable party of the year!” Reservations are now on sale.

  • $349 per guest—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Limited availability
  • 6:30 pm check-in
  • Guests will receive a parting gift
  • Transportation will be provided to and from the park’s Main Entrance at the beginning and end of the event
Party for the Senses Category 2: Reserved Seating

Reserved Seating 

“Indulge in top-notch treatment, with a reserved table on the main floor and a specialty welcome cocktail toast. Your inner connoisseur won’t want to miss it!” Reservations are now on sale.

  • $229 per guest—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Limited availability
  • 7:00 pm check-in at the reserved check-in podium located at the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion
Party for the Senses Dates
  • Saturday, September 22nd • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 6th • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 13th • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 20th • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 10th • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Please note: each event has two eating options. Required Epcot admission is not included with the event ticket. Alcohol will only be served to guests 21 and older. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Signature Dining Events

Sip and savor in style at Epcot’s Signature Dining Events. This year, nine incredible themed meals are being offered around World Showcase to Epcot Food & Wine Festival guests. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner they prefer, there’s something for everyone. These signature, multi-course meals will pair culinary delights with tasty beverages for an experience your tastebuds will love.

Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Guests can make reservations for the Signature Dining Events by calling 407-939-3378. Disney Vacation Club Members may call Member Services at (800) 900-9800. Please note that separate Epcot admission is required and is not included with reservations.

Mexican Tequila Lunch

Savor south-of-the-border cuisine paired with the fiery taste of tequila! As you indulge in the authentic aromas and gourmet ingredients of a 4-course Mexican meal, you’re invited to celebrate your senses as you sample from a diverse range of tequila and mezcal selections—each carefully chosen to complement the spices found in these unique, regionally themed dishes. It’s an unforgettable epicurean adventure—one that explains the history of agave spirits and the subtle nuances found this series. Get ready to eat, drink… and merrily sing “Olé!”

  • Where: La Hacienda de San Angel, Mexico at Epcot
  • Dates:
    • August: 30, 31
    • September: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
    • October: 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31
    • November: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Price: $85.00 per guest, plus tax, gratuity is included
Italian Food, Wine Vs. Beer Pairing at Via Napoli

Discover authentic Italian dishes with an original twist, each expertly prepared and served with regional beverages. Guests will eat, stay and love an amazing menu filled with robust flavors adored the world over. Sit down to a 5-course gourmet meal paired with the chef’s own impeccable selection of Italian wines and craft beer—all chosen to complement his/her original recipes. One taste is all it takes to see why Italian cuisine warms the heart and satisfies the palate. Mangiare!

  • Where: Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy at Epcot
  • Dates:
    • September: 25, 27
    • October: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
    • November: 1, 6, 8
  • Timei: 1:30pm – 4:15pm
  • Price: $88.00 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included
Italian Regional Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon

Gather in a rustic wine cellar as Italy’s finest food and drink are paired in perfect harmony. Amidst the Tuscan-style stone walls, luncheon Guests are in for the ultimate dining experience. Savor a spectacular 5-course meal of epicurean delights—all served with select wines chosen for their distinct yet complementary flavors. Capturing the true essence of the country’s rich culture, your chef promises to prepare an authentic Italian meal that’s pure perfezione.

  • Where: Tutto Gusto at Tutto Italia Ristorante, Italy at Epcot
  • Dates:
    • September: 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
    • October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
    • November: 5, 7
  • Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Price: $99.00 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included
Parisian Breakfast

Start the day with fabulous fresh-baked goodness, from baguettes and croissants to patisserie-perfect pain au chocolat. Wake up and smell the petit déjeuner! Guests are invited to sip cappuccino, hot chocolate or amazing French sparkling mimosas all while indulging in an authentic Parisian breakfast buffet that’s deliciously decadent. Be sure to slather a bit of confiture on your baguette for a traditional tartine. With buttery croissants, pastries and more, your first meal of the day will never be the same!

  • Where: Chefs de France
  • Dates:
    • September: 22, 29
    • October: 6, 13, 20, 27
    • November: 3, 10
  • Time: 9:15am – 10:30am
  • Price: $40.00 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included
French Family Meal Traditions

From hors d’oeuvres to entrées, experience authentic French fare just like Maman used to make. There’s no place like home—whether it’s Avignon, Lyon or Vendôme! As the chefs at Monsieur Paul share their treasured family recipes, Guests will experience a culinary adventure that’s deliciously nostalgic. Each dish is created with traditional Le Creuset cast iron pots for a rustic, family-style meal. Masterfully paired with the perfect wines, these magnifique meals promise to take you on a tasty trip through some of the country’s most famous places.

  • Where: Monsieur Paul
  • Dates:
    • October: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
    • November: 2, 4, 9, 11
  • Time: 12:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Price: $95.00 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included
The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles!

C’est merveilleux… indulge in heavenly morsels from Monsieur Paul, the culinary jewel of the France pavilion. Love is in the fare! From finger sandwiches and savory mignardises to melt-in-your-mouth macarons and an assortment of delicate petit fours, both foodies and Francophiles alike will feel as if they’ve been whisked away to a dreamy bistro along la Rive Gauche. Take a respite from your Epcot adventures to relax, sip unlimited mimosas and nibble our magnifique medley of treats—it’s a Parisian-style afternoon that’s ooo-la-la-luscious!

  • Where: Monsieur Paul
  • Dates:
    • September: 29
    • October: 6, 13, 20, 27
    • November: 3, 10
  • Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Price: $55.00 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included
The “Hibachi” Experience: Iron Chef

Eat, drink and be amazed while these culinary masters show off some seriously delicious skills. Watch the spirit of Japanese cuisine come to life! Guests are in for an unforgettable dining experience as the restaurant’s “performing” chefs add a modern twist to traditional cooking techniques. This amazing 5-course culinary adventure features Wagyu beef, seafood and poultry. Prepared communal-style at your table, each dish is served with sake that complement the meal’s exotic flavors. Surrounded by authentic Japanese décor, you’ll feel as if you’re in the Land of the Rising Sun—tanoshimimasu!

  • Where: Teppan Edo, Nihonbashi Dining Room, at the Japan Pavilion
  • Dates:
    • October: 1, 15, 29
    • November: 5
  • Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Price: $180.00 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included
Tokyo Pairing

Sample exquisitely prepared meals that showcase the Land of the Rising Sun’s creative presentation. Itadakimasu! Amidst a modern setting, Guests will dine on 3 traditional courses perfectly paired with sake and other thirst-quenching libations. The authentic menu exemplifies a seamless fusion of harmony, culture and culinary art—including Wagyu beef, lobster tail, and Blue Fin sushi. From the first bite to the last sip, don’t miss this amazing medley of flavors—each delicious dish is sure to please the most sophisticated palate!

  • Where: Tokyo Dining, Japan at Epcot
  • Dates:
    • October: 4, 11, 18, 25
    • November: 1, 8
  • Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Price: $160.00 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included
Mediterranean Food & Wine Pairing

Discover the magic of Mediterranean dining as our gourmet chefs bring an array of zesty recipes to life. Guests are treated to expertly prepared gourmet cuisine that showcases the unique flavors of Morocco, the Mediterranean and beyond. Paired with the perfect wine, each delicious meat and seafood dish embodies the cultural diversity and spirit of this region—you’ll feel like you’ve been swept away to the shores of an amazing epicurean adventure! This experience will also include a sparkling wine reception prior to the event. This is a four tasting size course.

  • Where: Spice Road Table, Morocco at Epcot
  • Dates:
    • September: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
    • October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
    • November: 5, 7, 12
  • Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Price: $65.00 per guest, plus tax, gratuity included

Demonstrations and Educational Seminars

Food novices and pros alike will learn so much from industry professionals at the educational sessions offered throughout the Epcot Food & Wine festival. Registration is required for select events and may include additional charges to attend. Reservations for select events open on June 14th.

Sunday Brunch with the Chef

Learn first hand the secrets to culinary success from a celebrity chef. Guest will be able to enjoy brunch, a Q&A session, and an exclusive Meet and Greet opportunity with a guest chef.

Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Sunday Brunch with the Chef
  • September 2: Richard Blais (Top Chef; owner of Trail Blais culinary company in California)
  • September 9: Jamie Deen (co-owner of The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia)
  • September 16: Tiffani Thiessen (actress and author of Pull Up a Chair)
  • September 23: Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto (Chef/owner of Morimoto Restaurants, including Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs)
  • October 7: Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss; owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in New Jersey)
  • October 14: Art Smith (Top Chef; restaurateur behind Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs )
  • October 21: Geoffrey Zakarian (Iron Chef, Chopped and The Kitchen; restaurateur behind Point Royal at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Florida)
  • October 28: Carla Hall (co-host of ABC’s The Chew)
  • November 11: Alex Guarnaschelli (Iron Chef and Iron Chef Gauntlet; Executive Chef at Butter in New York City)

Food and Beverage Paring

Pick up useful tips during this engaging collaboration between a featured chef and a beverage presenter. The best part? Guests get to sample the dish and beverage pairing created during the demonstration!

Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Event Details

Food and Beverage Parings will be held Fridays through Sundays at 2:30 pm at the Festival Center stage. The cost is $25 per guest, plus tax and requires separate Epcot admission. Alcoholic beverages will only be served to guests 21 years of age and older. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Food and Beverage Parings – August
  • Friday, August 31, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Beef & Wine
    Pam Smith P.S. Flavor!, Orlando, FL
    Joseph Spellman Master Sommelier, Landmark Vineyard, CA
Food and Beverage Paring – September
  • Saturday, September 1, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Beef & Wine
    Daniel Sicilia Chef de Cuisine, California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    Jacob Jata Presenter, Chappellet Vineyard, CA

 

  • Sunday, September 2, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Vegetarian & Wine
    Daniel Sicilia Chef de Cuisine, California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    Jacob Jata Presenter, Chappellet Vineyard, CA

 

  • Friday, September 7, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Fish & Wine
    Nikk Burton Sous Chef, Trattoria al Forno, Disney’s Boardwalk
    David Redondi Presenter, Garofoli, Italy

 

  • Saturday, September 8, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Pork & Wine
    David Chapman Sous Chef, Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    Barbara Selbach Proprietor, Weingut Selbach-Oster, Germany

 

  • Sunday, September 9, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    TBD & Wine
    Jerry Gonzalez Quijada Sous Chef, The Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    Brian Talley Winegrower, Talley Vineyards, CA

 

  • Friday, September 14, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Fish & Wine
    Andrea Robinson Master Sommelier & Culinary Expert, “The One” Stemware

 

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Shrimp & Wine
    Andrea Robinson M.S. Master Sommelier & Culinary Expert, “The One” Stemware

 

  • Sunday, September 16, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    TBD & Wine
    Habteab Hamde Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa, FL
    Megan Dezendegui Presenter, Frank Family Vineyards, CA

 

  • Friday, September 21, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Fish & Wine
    Ken Vedrinski featuring Pacifico Aquaculture Trattoria Lucca & Coda del Pesce, Charleston, SC
    Desiree Leja Presenter, Taub Family Selections – Esprit Du Vin

 

  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    TBD & Wine
    Daniel Joly Mirabelle at Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek, CO
    Desiree Leja Presenter, Taub Family Selections – Esprit Du Vin

 

  • Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Pork & Whiskey
    Jeremy Ford Stubborn Seed, Palmetto Bay, FL
    Bobby G Master Mixologist, Maker’s Mark, KY

 

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    TBD & Wine
    Presenting Chef to be announced soon! Tiffins, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    Mary Lou Nash, Chief Winemaker, Black Pearl Wines, South Africa

 

  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Lobster & Champagne
    Scott Hunnel Executive Chef, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    Antoine Collet Brand Ambassador & French Specialist, Tattinger, France

 

  • Sunday, September 30, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    TBD & Wine
    Culinary & Beverage Presenters to be announced soon!
Food and Beverage Paring – October
  • Friday, October 5, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    TBD & Spirit
    Robert Irvine featuring The Boardroom Distillery Robert Irvine’s Public House at Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV

 

  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Beef & Whiskey
    Celina Tio The Belfry, Kansas City, MO
    Jeff Arnett Master Distiller, Jack Daniels Distillery, TN

 

  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Calamari & Wine
    Justin Wangler Jackson Family Wines, Fulton, CA Tracey
    Cenami Presenter, Jackson Family Wines, Fulton, CA

 

  • Friday, October 12, 2018 2:30 pm
    Venison & Wine
    Bob Waggoner In the Kitchen with Bob Waggoner, Charleston, SC
    Daniel Vu Presenter, Heitz Wine Cellars, CA

 

  • Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Pork & Wine
    Anthony Marotta Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Epcot
    Daniel Vu Presenter, Heitz Cellars, CA

 

  • Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Beef & Wine
    Paul Nichols Sous Chef, Rose and Crown Dining Room, Epcot
    James Slusarz Presenter, Bronco Wine Company, CA

 

  • Friday, October 19, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Duck & Wine
    Anthony Benacquisto Chef, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
    Tim Snider President, Fess Parker Winery, CA

 

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Lamb & Wine
    Rob Alvarado Catering Sous Chef, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort & Convention Center
    David Bonomi Chief Winemaker, Bodega Norton Winery, Argentina

 

  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Scallops & Wine
    Pam Smith P.S. Flavor!, Orlando, FL
    David Munksgard Winemaker, Iron Horse Vineyards, CA

 

  • Friday, October 26, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Pork & Wine
    Ron Rupert Wine Bar George, Disney Springs
    George Milliotes Master Sommelier, Wine Bar George, Disney Springs

 

  • Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Duck & Wine
    Eugene Schlienger Chef, Garden Grill Restaurant, Epcot
    Alison Sokol Blosser Co-President, CEO and Second Generation Wine Grower, Sokol Blosser Winery, OR

 

  • Sunday, October 28, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Duck & Wine
    Paul Latkowski Sous Chef, Disney Springs
    Dennis Hill Winemaker & Co-Founder, Cannonball Winery, CA

 

Food and Beverage Paring – November
  • Friday, November 2, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Fish & Wine
    David Guas Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery, McLean, VA
    Jennifer Singleton Presenter, Z. Alexander Brown, Napa, CA

 

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Beef & Wine
    Justin Timineri Fresh from Florida, Tallahassee, FL
    Molly Meeker President, The Meeker Vineyard, CA

 

  • Sunday, November 4, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Lamb & Wine
    David Guas Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery, McLean, VA
    Jennifer Singleton Presenter, Z. Alexander Brown, Napa, CA

 

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Scallops & Wine
    Shaun O’Neale MasterChef, Las Vegas, NV
    Johannes Selbach Proprietor & Winemaker, Weingut Selbach-Oster, Germany

 

  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Lamb & Wine Maneet Chauhan Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Nashville, TN
    Craig Collins Master Sommelier, Vintus, Italy

 

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Beef & Wine
    Sarah Fioroni Owner & Winemaker, Fattoria Poggio Alloro, San Gimignano, Italy

Cheese Seminars

Guests will learn everything they’ve ever wanted to know about cheese at these special seminars.

During each 90-minute seminar, guest cheesemakers will explain the major aromas, textures and flavor levels of popular cheeses—from Asiago to Zamorano. Attendees can sample artisanal selections paired with complementary wines, craft beers and other beverages while learning about the distinct nature of each featured region.

General Event Details
Each seminar will be hosted at the Festival Center Stage on select Saturdays from 9:45 am to 11:15 am. The cost is $89 per guest—plus tax, gratuity is included.

Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Please note: advanced reservations are highly recommended, as this event fills up quickly. Epcot admission is not included with the event ticket. Alcohol will only be served to guests 21 years of age and older with valid ID. All events, hosts, offerings, menus and services are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice. No refunds given for any such changes or cancellations.

Cheese Seminars – September
  • Mediterranean Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    September 15, 2018
    Taste amazing wines and cheeses deeply rooted in ancient Mediterranean diets as well as culture.
  • French Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Tonda Corrente
    September 22, 2018
    Savor a classic assiette de fromageaccompanied by a variety of elegant French wines famous around the world.
  • Italian Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    September 29, 2018
    Enjoy Italian vini and formaggi pairings that provide a delicious glimpse into the country’s noble yet rustic lifestyle.
Cheese Seminars – October
  • The Great Cheeses and Wines of the United States
    Hosted by David Gremmels
    October 6, 2018
    Summon your inner wine and cheese connoisseur with some of the finest selections produced in America.
  • Great British Cheeses and Ales
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    October 13, 2018
    Learn how traditional British cheeses and ales pair in perfect harmony, something loyal fans have known for decades.
  • Old World Classic Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Erin Hedley
    October 20, 2018
    Experience delightfully unique pairings of Europe’s most acclaimed wines and cheeses from various regions across the continent.
Cheese Seminars – November
  • Season’s Best Cheeses and Wines
    Hosted by Max McCalman
    November 10, 2018
    Sample top seasonal cheeses, both domestic and imported, for a pièce-de-résistance pairing that closes the Festival on a highly delectable note!

Gardens of the World Tour – Fall Edition

Guests wishing to learn more about the fantastic gardening, landscaping, and plant integration at Epcot can make reservations for the three-hour walking tour led by Disney Horticulture experts. Each Gardens of the World Tour will take guests around World Showcase and explore how Disney selects, nurtures, and maintains authenticity with the plant life found in each country’s pavilion. Guests will also learn about edible trees and other plants as well as basics and tips for gardening at home. Each walking tour starts at 9 a.m. and is open to guests 12 years of age and older. Gardens of the World Tours are $85 plus tax and are offered on select days of the International Food and Wine Festival.

Family Fun

Epcot Food & Wine Festival isn’t just for the adults. Families with kids of all ages will be able to enjoy the festival together with activities everyone is sure to love!

Character Dance Party

This year, Epcot will host a character Dance Party on Fridays and Saturdays during the festival. Take a break from all the sampling and get ready to boogie!

Ratatouille Hide ‘n’ Squeak Scavenger Hunt

The petite chef, better know as Remy, will return for the 2018 festival but it won’t be easy to spot him. Individuals and families can purchase a map and sticker set from the either Disney Trader, Pin Central, or World Traveler stores then set off in search of the friendly rat around World Showcase. Whether or not they find all of Remy’s hiding spots, guests can return to any of the three stores with their map and get a prize!

Interactive Playground

Energetic kids sometimes need a little something more than walking around the park. The creative teams that put together Epcot’s Festivals have also designed an interactive playground for families to enjoy together. Independent children can explore on their own, and those who are a little more cautious can discover the fun with their parents by their side.

Junior Chef Kitchen

This year Epcot will introduce a Junior Chef Kitchen program on Sundays during the festival. More details will be shared soon.

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Center

Guests wishing to enhance their Epcot Food & Wine Festival experience can stop by the Festival Center to attend seminars, purchase special merchandise, cookbooks, alcohol and additional food sample parings. While there, guests can also enjoy viewing masterful chocolate and sugar sculptures designed and built by Disney chefs and their culinary teams.

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