2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will run from August 30-November 12, 2018!!

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Logo Disney

Featuring incredible special events, informative culinary and beverage demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and delicious World Showcase Marketplace Tasting Booths, this annual event is a can’t miss part of the Disney calendar!

Ready to Plan for Your 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Trip?

Pre-Order the DFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book today, and start planning your visit! 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!

Pre-Order your 2018 edition today! Don’t miss a moment of the fun!

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

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Info

We’ll have all the coverage and information you need right here on Disney Food Blog!

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Index

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth and Menu Index
2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events
2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations
2018 Eat to the Beat Concert Schedule
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans Facebook Page
2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Wine and Dine Half Marathon
2018 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
Food and Wine Festival 101
2017 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 June 14, 2018 at 7:00 am (EST). 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 are eligible for a $2 discount (per person, per event) for beverage and seminars and culinary demos taking place Mon-Thurs during the festival. Members of these groups can also book all special events early – June 12, 2018 starting at 9:00 am (EST). Discounts are by phone only at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Stay tuned to DisneyFoodBlog.com and the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for details.

Because Chase is no longer a Festival Sponsor, Chase Disney Visa Cardholders have no access to early booking this year.

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Coverage

  • Merchandise Sneak Peek for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
  • 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Low-Cost Seminar and Demonstration Updates!
  • New Booth and Menu Items Announced For The Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
  • New Milkshake May Debut at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Disney World
  • Eat to the Beat Concert Series Lineup Now Complete for 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
  • Festival Center Updates for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
  • Disney Food News This Week: June 17, 2018
  • What Events To Book at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival – DFB’s Recommendations!
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events UPDATE! What’s Back and What’s NOT RETURNING!
  • What You Need to Know BEFORE You Book Your Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events!
  • Epcot Food and Wine Festival World Showcase Booths

    A record number 35 marketplace booths were set up on the promenade around Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon last year — and they once again stretched into Future World as well! Check them ALL out on our 2018 Food and Wine Festival Booth Index Page!

    The Hops & Barley Booth, located in the American Adventure Pavilion, is a favorite stop for All-American eats — including smoked and grilled BBQ favorites. We’re glad it’s coming back in 2018 with a new item: the New Brunswick Slider!

    Hops and Barley Booth

    Hops and Barley Booth

    Flavors from Fire will be back for its second year running. A new menu item this year will be the Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak with smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro.

    Flavors from Fire Booth

    Flavors from Fire Booth

    And the popular Wine & Dine Studio will be back, too, with a vegetarian dish: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese, and Pumpkin Seeds.

    Wine and Dine Studio

    Wine and Dine Studio

    Click here to see 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus When They’re Released! In the meantime, check out the FULL MENUS and FOOD PHOTOS OF EVERY ITEM from the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

    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.

    2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Passport

    2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Passport

    Plot your course for the Marketplace Booths by picking up an Epcot Map, which designates the booth locations for the Festival.

    2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Map

    2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Map

    Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events

    From pairing meals around Epcot to culinary demonstrations and beverage 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, and it returns with special themed nights in 2018.

    Wine View Lounge Cheese Station

    Party for the Senses Wine and Cheese Station

    We’re looking forward to Cheese Seminars to return as well — along with one of our favorite events of past years, the Mexican Tequila Lunch!

    Hilda, Tequila Ambassador

    Hilda, Tequila Ambassador

    Celebrity Chefs

    Celebrity Chefs bring extra excitement to the festival. This year we’ll welcome such notables as Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Art Smith, and Jamie Deen (and more!) for the “Sunday Brunch with the Chef” series.

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

    “Cake Boss” Chef Buddy Valastro

    Look for your favorite chef during culinary demos and premium events as well as Disney and visiting chefs!

    More Epcot Food and Wine Festival Events and Details

    The Back to Basics series, free with your Epcot admission, returns in 2018! 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 recent decades 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.

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    Click the link to see the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Line-up!

    Fun for the Whole Family

    This year there’s fun for the whole family at the Food and Wine Festival including: a playground, Character Dance Party (on Friday and Saturday evenings), Junior Chef Kitchen presented by Krusteaz® (a complimentary event offered on Sundays), and the return of Remy’s Ratatouille Hide ‘n’ Squeak Scavenger Hunt!

    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!

    2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Merchandise ©Disney

    2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Merchandise ©Disney

    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!

    Merchandise lines will include new and returning favorites like Chef Remy (on items like kitchenware and ornaments), Farmer’s Market Finds (featuring Chef Mickey), Brews Around the World, Foodie Figment, and Taste Your Way Around the World.

    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!

    Booking dates for all events begins June 14, 2018! For reservations, please check availability online or call (407) 939-3378.

    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 may also be able to book all special events earlier – watch for dates here. 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.

    Booking for all other events, and for the general public opens JUNE 14! Call 407 939-3378 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 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Trip?

    Pre-Order the DFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival e-Book today, and start planning your visit! 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!

    Pre-Order your 2018 edition today! Don’t miss a moment of the fun!

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

    Return to the Main 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Index Page