Special Event Dates/Prices and Booth Names Now Available for the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the Epcot Food and Wine Festival preview yesterday evening at Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and I have more new information to share about the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! (With more to come tomorrow!)

As always, you can visit our Epcot Food and Wine Festival index page for all updates at any time.

Event Booking Dates and Details

Bookings will begin for all special events on August 14th, 2012, at 7am.

Booking for Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, and DVC members begins August 10th for seminars and demos (including Mixology). Discounts ($2) will be offered for these events Monday through Thursday only. Call 407-WDW-FEST or book online for some events.

Special Event Details

From Sweet Sundays to Party for the Senses, Wine Schools to Cheese Seminars, we’ve got ALL the details about the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events here! (Note: we’re expecting low-cost seminar and demo information to come out very soon.)

Start planning your trip now! :-) Click here for dates and prices of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival special events!

World Showcase Booth and Menu Information

We’re expecting this year’s booth menus and more information to be released very soon, so stay tuned to our Epcot Food and Wine Festival page and our Disney Food Blog Newsletter!

Brewer’s Collection
Craft Beers
Desserts & Champagne
Fife & Drum Tavern
Florida Local
Hops & Barley
New Zealand
South Africa
South Korea
Terra Vegan

I did get the chance to try a couple of the new items for this year! Take a look!

Florida Booth
The new Florida Local booth will feature goodies like shrimp ceviche and white corn arepa!

Concept Art for new Florida Booth

White Corn Arepa with Pork, and Corn Salad

Shrimp Ceviche

Terra Booth
The Terra Vegan booth will feature all vegan items — including vegan wine! The full menu will provide Trick’n Chick’n Curry with Basmati Rice, Chili Colorado with House Made Chips and Cashew Cheese, and Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Sorbet and Coconut Foam.

Concept Art for terra Booth

Chili Colorado

Desserts and Champagne Booth
The beloved Desserts and Champagne Booth is back this year with three brand new goodies to try!

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chile and Salted Caramel

lemon custard verrine with blueberry compote

Yogurt Panna Cotta with Orange Cake and Raspberries

New Zealand Booth
Last year’s lamb slider has transformed into lamb meatballs with spicy tomato chutney this year!

lamb meatballs from new zealand

We’re excited to announce the full Booth menus very soon (maybe as soon as tomorrow)!

Festival Center Seminar and Demonstration Details

Here are a few tidbits we found out about the Festival Center low-cost seminars and demos:

Wine/Beverage Seminars will take place Mon-Thursday at 12, 2, and 4PM; and Friday-Sunday at 2 and 4PM. They will cost $14/$11

Culinary Demos will take place Daily at 1, 3, and 5PM. They will cost $14/$11.

Mixology Seminars will take place Daily at 6PM. They will cost $14.

Wine Shop Samplings will take place Daily at 1, 3, and 5PM.

More details about these events will be announced soon.

Eat to the Beat Concert Time Change

Concerts will be held this year at 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00 p.m. Note that this is a change-up from what we’re used to!

As always, we’re keeping track of the latest and greatest for you on the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

What Epcot Food and Wine Festival feature are you most looking forward to?


  1. Paula says

    Thanks you so much for getting us the info!! I’m disappointed that there isn’t a more interesting Pastry Chef for the Sweet Sundays for the 2 weeks we will be there but I guess that just means I will have to save the money for more f&w elsewhere!

    I also had a feeling the 3D dessert party would not be held Oct 19th. This changes my plans some as we will have to go to the Party on the 12th instead and the Swan Dolphin Classic the 13th instead of the 12th.

    Can’t wait to see the seminars listings and hopefully get a spot at some of those! I currently have an AP voucher I will be Exchanging in October. Any chance I can book using that on August 10 or I need to wait till the 14th?

    Thanks again for your work in getting us the info!!

  2. JoAnn says

    Looking forward to seeing the low cost events. I am so tempted to sign up for cheese event.

  3. Jamie says

    For everyone who has been to F&W Festival in the past…for the special events like the Food and Beer pairing and the Tequila tasting, do they offer any alternate menu items for vegetarians? Or is it just the set menu and no other options? Thanks!

  4. Theresa says

    My mouth is watering so much right now! Thanks for the great info AJ!! Looking forward to seeing you again!

  5. catherine says

    Hawaii booth is back, maybe they will have the Kona coconut beer I had on the Wonder.

  6. venessa says

    Paula! We are ready to book Sweet Sundays because we have met Warren before! You would not be disapointed that’s for sure if you decide to go. He’s a sweet guy over all and we always support locals =) He’s from Silver Springs,MD , does a lot of charity work for children and has a wonderful personality. You can’t go wrong with a brunch, champange and desserts! Hahah We are bummed that 3D desserts wont be hosting one the last week. =(

  7. notchris says

    @Paula – you might want to email WDW to find out for sure. My guess is the AP needs to be activated.

    I wonder who will spring for the Wine View Lounge now that the new reserved seats have all the benefits most people would want. The beer dinner and those at DTD must not have been very popular: other than Raglan Rd, they all had big price drops this year.

  8. Jen says

    Thanks so much for all the information. Unfortunately, my worst fears have been confirmed and the dessert party conflicts with my existing reservations for Le Cellier, which of course, I can’t get changed at this late date (believe me, I checked.) I just wish Disney would release this schedule earlier in the year, it makes planning nearly impossible. Ah well, we’ll just enjoy the food booths.

  9. Chubby Goddess says

    Do you know if they are going to do the scent seminar that was mentioned elsewhere on the site? That sounds absolutely fabulous, and within my price range!

  10. Mara says

    oh so excited! hope i can go again this year, last year was my first time and it was amazing!

  11. says

    I really wish I were headed to the Festival this year! It all just sounds like so much delicious fun. The Florida booth look so yum! I’m also intrigued by the vegan booth…and while vegan wine sounds like a wonderful treat for vegans, I can’t help but wonder what is in other wines to make then NOT vegan. Gelatin or something? Does anyone know?

  12. Mary Jane says

    Where are you seeing the dates for the 3D dessert festival? This will be my first time at the Food and Wine! Can’t wait!

  13. says

    Does anyone know if the culinary demos/seminars will be on a list before we get there? I was reading about buying advance purchase tickets to avoid lines, but are those just generic tickets that can be used at any of the demos/seminars or do you have to be specific (& a list will be available before the 10th)??

    First F&W and I’m very much put of my element. Ask me anything about a Disney race and I’ve got that overed, but I’m a F&W cirgin. Lol


  14. notchris says

    @ MaryJane – http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2012-epcot-food-and-wine-festival-special-events/ 3D Desserts: October 5th and 12th from 7-8:30pm; October 26 and November 2 from 8:00-9:30PM

    @Jennie – It seems very late this year, in the past they did release the schedule before the tickets went on sale. Demo tickets are for a specific session. There’s a booth inside the festival building where you pick up that day’s tickets that you’ve ordered or purchase if there is still space available.

  15. says

    Jennie — yes, a list will be released soon. Stay tuned to Disney Food Blog for updates very soon.

  16. says

    Thank you so much. I will be out of town during the purchase period and I’m trying to get tickets for 6 so I appreciate any advance info I can get to help make decisions.

  17. Megan says

    Hey, my husband and I sat next to you during the sneak peek dinner! It was so nice meeting you and being able to put a face to a blog that I follow. Keep up the good work!

  18. Krillgat says

    I’m a little surprised there is still no info available on the demo/seminars. Would have been nice if they had published something this weekend. It’s going to be crazy trying to decide what to do just 1-3 days beforehand…

  19. Cookie says

    Still no info on culinary demo/mixology/wine seminar events. How are those of us who are able to book early (tomorrow) going to find out about them in time to decide? Not very good planning on Disney’s part. I’m a bit surprised…and disappointed.

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