The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will be here soon! Mark your calendars for August 31-November 13, 2017, as the event runs for an unprecedented 75 days this year!
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!
We’ll have all the details you need here on DFB. Check out the helpful links below!
2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Coverage
Epcot Food and Wine Festival World Showcase Booths
More than 30 marketplace booths will be set up on the promenade around Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon — and we anticipate that they will once again stretch into Future World as well! 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 expect to see the return of Hops & Barley Booth this year! This booth, located in the American Adventure Pavilion, has been a favorite stop for All-American eats — including smoked and grilled BBQ favorites.
The Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese on Griddled Toast has been a DFB favorite for a couple of years now, and we hope to see it return in 2017.
Hard Soda Floats took over the Desserts and Champagne Booth in 2016, and we were fine with it! We hope this fun trend returns. There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot Disney day! (And non-alcoholic versions of the drinks are available as well.)
The Food and Wine Festival always comes through with some inventive vegetarian dishes as well. Last year, Spicy Hummus Fries from the Morrocco Booth were a DFB Best of the Fest Pick!
The Brazil Booth has carved out a place on our perennial “must try” list, with delicious stews and a Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Onions, Avocado, and Cilantro that pairs beautifully with Xingu Black Beer. In 2016, we couldn’t get enough of the Escondidinho de Carne — or “Little Hidden One” — Layered Meat Pie!
Free Marketplace Discovery Passports have become a tradition and a favorite way to keep track of all the must-have dishes on your list. In recent years, gluten free and vegetarian items have also been noted! In 2016, stickers replaced stamps as a time-saving measure. Let’s see what happens this year!
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!
Party for the Senses is always a fantastic Food and Wine Festival treat. We expect this grand tasting event to return again in 2017.
We expect to see other favorites, like Cheese Seminars, “What’s Cooking With”, and Beverage Boot Camps to return as well.
Celebrity Chefs bring extra excitement to the festival. In recent years, notable chefs and personalities such as Cat Cora, Norman Van Aken, Masaharu Morimoto, Elizabeth Falkner, Buddy Valastro, and Jamie Deen have appeared at Epcot Food and Wine Festival events.
Look for your favorite chef during culinary demos and premium events as well as Disney and visiting chefs!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Welcome Center
The Back to Basics series, free with your Epcot admission, returns in 2017! 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.
Click the link to see the Confirmed 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Line-up!
Chase VIP Lounge
We also anticipate the 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!
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
Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Golden Oak Residents may 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 TBD. In the past, discounts were 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 may also be able to book select special events, demos, and seminars early as well. A limited number of seats are usually available for the early 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 TBD. 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.
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