It’s almost Spring! And that means just one thing — it’s time to start planning your visit to the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! Mark your calendars for March 1-May 29, 2017!
Yep — that’s nearly three full months of gorgeous scenery, delicious eats, and fantastic beats! You’re not gonna want to miss a single event at this year’s Festival, which promises to be bigger and better than ever!
We’ll have all the details you need here on DFB. Check out the helpful links below!
2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Coverage
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival World Showcase Booths
We are expecting 15 Outdoor Kitchen Booths — 13 returning and 2 new ones — set up on the promenade around Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon. Stay tuned to the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for all the details!
We’re so excited to try all the new eats and drinks at Berry Basket and Northern Bloom! Check out our Main Menu Page for all of the menus at a glance, plus links to all of our individual menu pages!
We’ll see the return of the The Smokehouse Booth this year!
In past years, this marketplace featured hearty dishes featuring Americana favorites that pair especially well with beer. We are glad to see DFB favorite Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños back again this year!
Lighter beverages were perfect for sipping and strolling during last year’s event. The Cider Options at Cider House were a big hit with the DFB Staff in 2016!
We’re always interested to see what the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen in the France Pavilion shares. We are so happy to welcome back their Tarte à l’Onion Alsacienne! It pairs especially well with a Kir Royale.
And I can NEVER pass up the candied strawberries at The Lotus House Booth!
The free Marketplace Discovery Passport will also return this year. In 2016, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival introduced stickers to replace the fan favorite stamps. We’ll see what shows up this year for Flower and Garden! We’ve seen mention of stamps, so we’ll wait and see. We hope so!
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Special Events
Guests can also take advantage of Garden Rocks Dining Packages. Similar to Candlelight Processional Dining Packages, guests who book these events will have guaranteed seating to Garden Rocks Concerts, which will take place Friday through Monday evenings during the festival.
This year, the English Tea Garden Tour will be enhanced to include food. Look for the tour to conclude with an assortment of scones and toppings. The price for the enhanced tour is $15. We believe that Disney will also continue to offer a complimentary tour as well. We’ll share more details as we have them.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Welcome Center
The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Center will once again be located in the old Odyssey Pavilion. This is your first stop during the festival’s busy weekends. And for the first time, the event’s Festival Center will extend operating hours from Wednesday, March 1 through Sunday, March 5.
Throughout the rest of the festival, the center will be open each Friday through Sunday only, and will offer FREE gardening seminars and workshops.
Garden Rocks Concert Series
In 2017, the popular Garden Rocks Concert Series expands to four days each week. These concerts are free with Epcot admission, and take place three times per evening Friday through Monday.
Check out our link above for the full 2017 Garden Rocks Concert Lineup!
Free with Epcot Admission
The festival, including all gardening programs and exhibits, is included in regular Epcot admission.
A full range of Festival merchandise will be available to commemorate your visit to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Look for items include apparel, glassware, kitchenware, magnets, all bearing logos of the Festival and its attractions. In addition, look for gardening gear and upscale collections as well, like designer handbags.
How to Book Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Events
Be sure to join our DFB Newsletter to get the details FIRST!
Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Golden Oak Residents may be eligible for early booking or for discounts. Be sure to check back for more details as we learn them. Stay tuned to DisneyFoodBlog.com and the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for details.
We will let you know the booking date for the general public as soon as we have it. Call 407-WDW-FEST to book.
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