The 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will run from August 30-November 12, 2018!!
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!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Info
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2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Coverage
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!
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.
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.
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.
Plot your course for the Marketplace Booths by picking up an Epcot Map, which designates the booth locations for the Festival.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.