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2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival to Include Cranberry Bogs and Cranberry Recipe Contest

According to a press release from Ocean Spray back in October, the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will include a real live cranberry bog (where? no idea — World Showcase Lagoon?)! And the Fifth Annual Ocean Spray Cranberry recipe contest will also be a part of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this year. (Of course, this is all subject to change… .)

Cranberry Bog

This is all due to the recent relationship built between Craisins brand dried cranberries and the Walt Disney Company. See a quote from the press release below:

As a part of Ocean Spray’s ongoing commitment to educate consumers about the taste, health and heritage of the cranberry, the company will build cranberry bog displays during…the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival in fall 2011. Third-, fourth- and fifth-generation cranberry growers will travel with 2,000 pounds of fresh cranberries from rural areas around the country to share their passion and personal farming histories while recreating the wonders of the harvest for families visiting the parks.

The events will provide the backdrop to showcase the versatility of the cranberry, and the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival will be part of Ocean Spray’s Fifth Annual Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest for executive chefs.

Craisins at Main Street Bakery in Disney World

Sounds pretty exciting, eh? I love me some cranberries!

For more details and info on the Festival, check out our 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page!

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7 Comments

  1. SO yummy!!! We love us some cranberries in out house. I’m really looking forward to this!

  2. ashley says:

    that actually sounds really neat!! but I agree with you… where are they going to put a cranberry bog? can you have a miniature bog??

  3. Melissa says:

    Can’t wait to see how they do this!

  4. JoAnn says:

    That would be cool to see. I love cranberries.

  5. Jen says:

    They make a dried blueberry craisin and a dried pomegrante craisin. Both are yummy!

  6. Sandy Allen says:

    That is so cool! I’ve always wanted to see a real live cranberry bog.

  7. Brenda says:

    bog … wahahaaaaaa! :-)

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