IT’S TIME to make some serious Food and Wine plans, my friends… because we have a TON of information about the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Running from August 30 – November 12, 2018, the Food and Wine Festival features incredible special events, informative culinary and beverage demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and delicious Marketplace Food Booths, and so much more! Let’s check out what’s happening NEW in 2018… including a new Character Dance Party, a Mimosa Bar, new dishes at the Food Booths and more!!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booking Date for Events, Demonstrations, and Seminars
No word yet on early booking for DVC, Annual Passholders, and other affinity groups. Stay tuned to the Disney Food Blog newsletter for updates!
Confirmed Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booths and Menu Items
Though we await the release of the full menus for the Festival, we can give you a taste of what’s to come with these new items at three confirmed booths!
New Menu Items
Look for a New Brunswick Slider at the Hops & Barley Booth, featuring Slow-braised Beef Brisket “Pot Roast Style” with Horseradish Cream, Crispy Fried Onions on a Potato Roll with Pickled Vegetables on the side.
The Wine & Dine Studio will serve a vegetarian Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Parmesan Cheese, and Pumpkin Seeds.
And Flavors from Fire will return with Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak, smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Demonstrations and Seminars
Be sure to visit our Low-Cost Seminars and Demonstrations Page! That’s where you’ll find the full scoop on the 2018 Beverage Seminars and 2018 Culinary Demonstrations including pricing, booking information, schedules, and presenters! AND Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It will return again in 2018! Find schedule, pricing info and more here!
New!: The Food & Beverage Pairings will feature food and beverage professionals teaching pairing tips from the pros… where attendees can taste the results of the pairings! At $25 per ticket, this joins our line-up of low-cost options at the Festival!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events
Party for the Senses
This year, Disney returns to just two seating options for Party for the Senses. Check out details here!
New! Sunday Brunch with the Chef
Sunday Brunch with the Chef will be a new offering for 2018! A brunch buffet will be followed by a discussion with a culinary personality! Guests will include Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Masaharu Morimoto, Art Smith, Tiffani Thiessen (KELLY KAPOWSKI!!!), and more!
Visit our Special Events Page for more information on these events!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Center
You won’t want to pass on a visit to the Festival Center this year, as it will be home to a brand new Mimosa Bar!
Wine, local beers, and additional food items will also be available.
Seminars will also be presented by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company!
And the Festival Center is also where you’ll find, of course, plenty of merchandise to remember your time at the Food and Wine Festival.
Family Fun at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Sure, the Food and Wine Festival is a veritable playground for adults… but the KIDS will have plenty to enjoy this year, too, including a playground of their very own!
New! Character Dance Party
Better yet, Friday and Saturday evenings will offer the kids a chance to DANCE with Disney Characters at a Character Dance Party!
New! Junior Chef Kitchen
Junior Chef Kitchen presented by Krusteaz® will allow the kids to run the kitchen — as well as taste the results! — in a free family-friendly seminar every Sunday.
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide ‘n’ Squeak Scavenger Hunt
And Remy’s Ratatouille Hide ‘n’ Squeak Scavenger Hunt will return with the opportunity to find Remy in new locations.
Eat to the Beat Concerts and Dining Packages
More acts AND Dining Packages have been confirmed for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series!
Eat To The Beat Concert Lineup With NEW ADDITIONS!
New acts Vertical Horizon (September 12-13) and High Valley (November 1-2) will join returning acts like the Plain White Ts (September 17-19) and Kenny G (October 22-23) to make the 2018 lineup nearly complete!
Eat to the Beat Dining Packages
Eat to the Beat Dining Packages allow guests to dine in their choice of fifteen Epcot restaurants and enjoy a reserved seating area for the show. Find out full information including participating restaurants with prices here!
See this year’s Eat to the Beat Concert lineup and Dining Package information for this popular concert series here!
There’s no time like the present to start planning YOUR trip to the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
What are YOU most excited about for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Please let us know with a comment!