It’s the million dollar question right now — What are the dates for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
We’ve been getting A LOT of emails and messages lately asking us this question right now, and we KNOW you’re all eager to start planning your trips, booking your hotels, and looking for flights. We are, too!
The dates for this year’s festival have not yet been announced. But we can make some pretty good guesses based on previous years that will hopefully help you as you start to make your plans.
Last year Epcot celebrated its 35th anniversary, and the Epcot Food and Wine Festival ran for a record 75 days — from August 31 (Thursday) until November 13 (Monday)! In 2016 the Festival ran from September 14 (Wednesday) through November 14 (Monday), and in 2015 the Festival didn’t start until September 25 (Friday) and ended November 16 (Monday).
Between 2015 and 2016, the festival extended 11 days, and between 2016 and 2017, the festival expanded two weeks. So we do expect another extension, but it’s not guaranteed.
If an extension happens, it will most likely happen at the beginning of the festival. Disney likely won’t extend the festival past the closing date of November 12 since they’ll start running into holiday events and the Festival of the Holidays in Epcot. (But they’ve surprised us before!)
Looking at those dates, it is very likely that the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will start between the middle and end of August — likely August 14, 23, or 30, and will run through November 12, 2018. I hope this has helped a little bit! I know so many of us are eager to start making our plans for this year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
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In the meantime, remember that many of the booths and food items are repeated from year to year at the food booths around the World Showcase.
Be sure to take a look at our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus from 2017 to see pictures of EVERY food item at the festival and start thinking about what might return in 2018!
Disney Food Blog has been the authority on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival for nearly 10 years and can be trusted as your one-stop-shop for Epcot Food and Wine Festival details — we have our finger on the pulse of the festival year round, so you can be sure to get the information from us as soon as it’s available!
See our 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page for the most up-to-date information on this year’s Festival!
Let’s hear what you think! When do you think the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will start? Let us know in a comment.