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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, Food & Wine festival will satisfy more than just tastebuds. This year’s festival runs from August 30 – November 12, 2018.
Food and Wine Festival
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 45-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.
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.
Demonstrations and Educational Seminars
Food novices and pros alike will learn so much from industry professionals at the educational sessions offered throughout the festival. Registration is required for select events and may include additional charges to attend.
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.
Guests wishing to enhance their Food & Wine 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.