Festival Center Updates for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

Hooray! For those of you busy making plans at home, we’ve got more information for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival for you today!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Center

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Center

The Festival Center is something of a home base during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. While it’s home to Festival merchandise, the Back to Basics series, bottle signings, and more, there are also new options coming to the Festival Center this year that we want you to know about! (These are in addition to that new Mimosa Bar that we can’t wait to learn more about!)

Junior Chef Kitchen presented by Krusteaz®

While we’ve know that the Junior Chef Kitchen presented by Krusteaz® would be joining the Festival this year, now we have dates and times for this new event, which will welcome kids to make pancake creations under the guidance of a Disney Chef!

Junior Chefs will decorate their own pancakes

Junior Chefs will decorate their own pancakes

Check our Seminars and Demonstrations page for dates, times, and more information for the Junior Chef Kitchen!

Festival Center Stage Presented by Joffrey’s

Visit the new Festival Center Stage Presented by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company®, which will present the process that goes into creating your cup of joe.

Joffrey's Coffee in Epcot

Joffrey’s Coffee in Epcot

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase select bags from Joffrey’s Specialty Disney Coffee Collection, too! (Look for Disney Mickey’s 90th Anniversary Blend among the choices!)

Returning to the Festival Center

Of course, you will be able to continue to pick up your Festival Passport at the Festival Center (as well as other locations around Epcot). Ditto for the Mini Festival Gift Card on a wearable wristlet, which can be activated for any amount at $15 and up.

2017's Food and Wine Festival Passport

2017’s Food and Wine Festival Passport

Back to Basics will return as well! Find dates and times here, and stay tuned for information on the 2018 presenters for these Seminars!

Be on the lookout in your daily Times Guide for Book Signings and Meet & Greet opportunities with authors and industry personalities! Bottle Signings will happen in the Festival Center again, as well.

Chef Cat Cora Book Signing at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Chef Cat Cora Book Signing at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

More returning experiences include The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar Hosted by Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company (including chocolate samples!).

The Chocolate Experience: From the Bean to the Bar

The Chocolate Experience: From the Bean to the Bar

And, of course, you’ll be able to grab Festival merchandise and visit the Festival Wine Shop as well.

Marketplace Wines For Sale by the Bottle

Marketplace Wines For Sale by the Bottle

See ALL the details on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Here!

The Festival Center will open at 9:00 am daily throughout the Food and Wine Festival. Will we see you there?!

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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 now! 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!

Do you visit the Festival Center when you go to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Libby says

    Did you ever find out for sure if they canceled having the “Festival Tasting Sampler” this year?

  2. DFB Sarah says

    Libby, the Tasting Sampler is still up in the air. Last year Disney didn’t announce the Sampler until August 12 — just a couple weeks before Food and Wine began. So it’s possible we will see it released for 2018. Hope this helps!

  3. Kenny says

    Is there ever any mention of them doing the Rockin’ Burger Block Party again? It was out single most enjoyable experience of all our F&W trips.

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