The Epcot Food and Wine Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2015, and today, we’re starting to get an idea of what this year will include.
We have updates on everything from food to new attractions, so let’s get to it!
NEW Booths and Dishes
While we anticipate lots and lots more announcements about new food items, we’re getting our very first glimpse of some eats that will debut in the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths!
The Scotland Booth is back and will debut a brand new drink, the Scottish Citrus Thistle!
A Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Peppers, Onions and Snap Peas will be a highlight at the Australia Booth, and the New Zealand Booth will tempt guests with a Seared Venison Loin with Wild Mushroom Ragout and Kumara Dumpling.
So we can breathe a collective sigh of relief there. 🙂
New Special Events
We cannot wait to check out a brand new festival Premium Event — the French Family Meal Traditions Lunch, which will take place on Fridays and Sundays.
A brand new premium party, the Rockin’ Burger Block Party, will also take place on select dates. More details to come about that one!
NEW Artists Debuting and Familiar Favorites Returning to Eat to the Beat Concert Series
Taking in an Eat to the Beat Concert as the sun goes down is a great way to enjoy your evening at the festival. And this year, we have some brand new acts to choose from.
New acts Tiffany, Everclear, Maxi Priest, and Chaka Khan will take the stage at the America Pavilion in 2015. They’ll be joined by several returning acts, including Wilson Phillips, Smash Mouth, The Pointer Sisters, Jo Dee Messina, Boyz II Men, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
To check out the FULL official line up, click over to our Eat to the Beat Concert Series Page!
Celebrity Chefs to Appear at the 2015 Food and Wine Festival
One of the most fun aspects of the festival is catching a low cost culinary demonstration with celebrity chefs. 2015 will see the return of many favorites. Look for Cat Cora, Robert Irvine, Jamie Deen, Rock Harper, Kenny Gilbert, and Buddy Valastro at Culinary Demos and Special Events.
The festival will also welcome back chef and cookbook author John Ash, who appeared at the very first festival in 1996!
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt
Also new for 2015 — everyone’s favorite rat chef Remy will be joining the party with
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt! Kids from 4 to 94 can go on the hunt throughout World Showcase to find little hidden statues of Remy. There will be special maps and stickers, and you may even win a prize!
After an absence in 2014, the Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog will once again return this year!
Also, the Chase Lounge will again offer Chase Card Members a place to stop and relax for a spell, while they enjoy complimentary refreshments and more.
News! The DFB Guide to the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book is now available for Pre-Order!
And speaking of preparing, GET ON THIS!
This 200+-page guide to the Festival offers insider tips and advice as well as all of the details you need to know to plan your best Festival visit ever. Pre-order your 2015 edition today, and download the 2014 guide for FREE — immediately!
Your purchase includes several bonus items as well — including a full daily schedule of events at the Festival and a printable World Showcase Booth Menu Checklist to carry with you as you Eat around the World!
Use code Chefs at check-out for a $3 discount!
Stay tuned to Disney Food Blog for all the latest breaking Epcot Food and Wine Festival News!
What are you looking most forward to at the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Leave a comment and let us know!