2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is on its way! Mark your calendars for September 14 through November 14!

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Featuring fantastic special events, culinary and beverage demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and the ever-popular World Showcase Marketplace tasting booths, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity!

Ready to Plan for Your Epcot Food and Wine Festival Trip?

The DFB Guide to the 2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available! This 250+-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.

2015 DFB F&W Guide Cover

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!

Order your 2016 edition today to get started on planning right away! Don’t miss a moment of the fun!

Use code Chefs at check-out for a 20% off the cover price!

We’ll have all the details you need here on DFB. Check out the helpful links below!

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Index

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth and Menu Index
2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events
2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations
2016 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans Facebook Page
2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Wine and Dine Half Marathon
2016 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
Food and Wine Festival 101
2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and FOOD PHOTOS
2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Gluten Free Items

How to Book Epcot Food & Wine Festival Events

To book all special events and demonstrations, call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378) starting July 21. Join the Disney Food Blog Newsletter to find out as soon as we do about details and booking dates! Culinary Demonstrations and Beverage Seminars and general admission for some special events may be bookable online at www.epcotfoodfestival.com as well as by phone.

Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Golden Oak Residents will be eligible for a $2 discount (per person, per event) for beverage and seminars and culinary demos taking place Mon-Thurs during the festival. These members will be able to book seminars and demos July 19th at 9AM. (Note: According to an official Disney World Annual Passholder website and email, booking for low-cost demonstrations begins for Annual Passholders ONLY on July 18th. We can find no other confirmation of this date, but we wanted to be sure you were aware of all possibilities!) Discounts are by phone only at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Stay tuned to DisneyFoodBlog.com and the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for details.

Chase Disney Visa Cardholders can book select special events, demos, and seminars on July 19th as well. A limited number of seats are available for the booking date.

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Coverage

  • Review: 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! Pastry Making Workshop
  • 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival MidPoint Sale
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival Review: Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto
  • New Video! The Best of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Now on the DFB YouTube Channel!
  • 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Festival Center Tour and Festival Merchandise
  • News: Menu for the Sept. 30th Rockin’ Burger Block Party at the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
  • Best of the Fest: What to Eat (and Drink!) at the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
  • 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Preview: Brazil and Greece
  • News! Passholder Exclusive Keepsake Glasses Returning for 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
  • COUNTDOWN! One Week ‘Til the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival World Showcase Booths

    Over 30 marketplace booths will be set up on the promenade around Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon — and will also stretch once again into Future World! Booth names and menus will be announced this Summer! Stay tuned to the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for immediate details when we have them!

    We’ll see the return of the Hops & Barley Booth this year!

    Hops & Barley Booth

    Hops & Barley Booth

    In past years, this marketplace featured hearty dishes featuring Americana favorites that pair especially well with beer. And 2016 is no exception. The Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese on Garlic Toast from Hops & Barley is one of our favorites so far this year!

    Smoked Beef Brisket

    Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese on Garlic Toast from Hops & Barley

    Watch for new menu items at multiple marketplace booths! To quench your thirst, champagne, cocktails, and “mocktails” will be on marketplace menus. And joining the lineup at the Desserts and Champagne Booth, guests can indulge in Grown Up Ice Cream Floats, made with a variety of Hard Sodas!

    Hard Root Beer Float

    Hard Root Beer Float

    We are excited to confirm that the Greece Booth will return in 2016! We can’t wait to try the new Loaded Vegan Greek Nachos!

    Vegan Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki

    Vegan Loaded Greek “Nachos”: Pita Chips, Meatless Sausage Crumbles, and Vegan Tzatziki

    The Brazil Booth is back for 2016 as well! Last year, it featured Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado, and Cilantro as well as Xingu Black Beer. And we absolutely love the Cocada — Brazilian Coconut Candy! We’re can’t wait to see what they’re serving up in 2016, and hope some of these favorites return.

    Cocada -- Coconut Candy at the 2014 Brazil Marketplace

    Cocada — Coconut Candy at the 2014 Brazil Marketplace

    The free Marketplace Discovery Passport will also return this year. In 2015 — gluten free and vegetarian items were noted! Be sure to get your stamps at each international marketplace!

    Don't Forget to Get Your Passport Stamped!

    Don’t Forget to Get Your Passport Stamped!

    Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events

    From signature dinners to galas, culinary demonstrations to mixology and wine seminars, several high-end Special Events will be offered at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this year!

    Returning again in 2016 are the popular Rockin’ Burger Block Parties! Look for these fun events to take place each weekend.

    Asian Cheeseburger from the 2015 Rockin' Burger Block Pary

    Asian Cheeseburger from the 2015 Rockin’ Burger Block Party

    Party for the Senses grand tasting events will return again in 2016. And new for 2016, the special event will feature a new theme each week as well as new entertainment!

    Curtains Up!

    Curtains Up!

    We also can’t wait to learn more about the new “cooking school” premium experiences that will be offered at the resorts!

    Celebrity Chefs

    Celebrity Chefs bring extra excitement to the festival. Chefs scheduled to appear so far in 2016 include Cat Cora, Norman Van Aken, Masaharu Morimoto, Elizabeth Falkner, Buddy Valastro, and Jamie Deen.

    Buddy Valastro Will Return to the Food and Wine Festival in 2016

    Buddy Valastro Will Return to the Food and Wine Festival in 2016

    Look for your favorite chef during culinary demos and premium events. A huge number of Disney and visiting chefs will participate in this year’s festival!

    Epcot Food and Wine Festival Welcome Center

    The Back to Basics series, free with your Epcot admission, returns in 2016! Look for this complimentary series to include “epicurean tips and tricks from the pros”!

    Eat to the Beat Concerts

    Throughout the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, popular bands from the 80s and 90s and even the 00s take the stage at the American Gardens Theater in the American Adventure Pavilion for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. These concerts are free with Epcot admission, and take place three times per evening.

    Wilson Phillips at Eat to the Beat

    Wilson Phillips at Eat to the Beat

    Click the link to see the Confirmed 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Line-up!

    Chase VIP Lounge

    Also returning will be the Chase Lounge. Chase debit and credit card members – including Disney Visa card members — will find complimentary non-alcoholic refreshments, a charging station and comfortable seating for a relaxing break at the Chase Lounge at American Adventure.

    For access, just present your Chase Card.

    Free with Epcot Admission

    Free with Epcot admission are the Festival Center Back to Basics series, special book signings, Eat to the Beat concerts, cultural adventures, Marketplace Discovery Passport, and all attractions and park entertainment. Festival hours could again extend to 10pm on weekends!

    Dooney & Bourke Food and Wine Festival Bag

    Dooney & Bourke Food and Wine Festival Bag

    Festival Merchandise

    A full range of Festival merchandise will be available to commemorate your visit to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Items include apparel, glassware, kitchenware, magnets, all bearing logos of the Festival and its attractions. In addition, look for upscale collections as well, like designer handbags. These always sell out quickly!

    How to Book Epcot Food & Wine Festival Events

    Be sure to join our DFB Newsletter and follow our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans facebook page to get the details FIRST!

    Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Golden Oak Residents will be eligible for a $2 discount (per person, per event) for beverage and seminars and culinary demos taking place Mon-Thurs during the festival. These members will be able to book seminars and demos July 19th at 9AM. (Note: According to an official Disney World Annual Passholder website and email, booking for low-cost demonstrations begins for Annual Passholders ONLY on July 18th. We can find no other confirmation of this date, but we wanted to be sure you were aware of all possibilities!) Discounts are by phone only at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Stay tuned to DisneyFoodBlog.com and the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for details.

    Chase Disney Visa Cardholders can book select special events, demos, and seminars on July 19th as well. A limited number of seats are available for the booking date. Call 407-939-1870 to book reservations with your Disney Visa Credit Card.

    Booking for all other events, and for the general public, will begin July 21st at 7AM ET (please note: everything is subject to change). Call 407-WDW-FEST to book. ALL booking for VIP events and tickets (e.g. premium levels at the Party for the Senses) in previous years had to be booked by phone. Booking for seminars, demos, and some special events will be available at epcotfoodfestival.com.

    Ready to Plan for Your Epcot Food and Wine Festival Trip?

    The DFB Guide to the 2016 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book is now available for pre-order! This 250+-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.

    2015 DFB F&W Guide Cover

    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!

    Order your 2016 edition today and we’ll immediately send you the 2015 edition for FREE to get started on planning right away! Don’t miss a moment of the fun!

    Use code Chefs at check-out for a 20% off the cover price!

     

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