It’s the question everyone is asking right now – What are the dates for the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
We’ve been getting A LOT of emails and messages lately about this, and we KNOW you’re all eager to start planning your trips, booking your hotels, and looking for flights. We are, too!
What Are The Dates For the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
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 the Festival ran for 75 days from August 30 (Thursday) until November 12 (Monday)! In 2017, when the Festival celebrated its 35th anniversary is also ran for a record 75 days (for the first time ever!) from August 31 (Thursday) until November 13 (Monday).
Prior to that, 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).
Looking at the 2017 and 2018 dates, it is very likely that the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will start between the middle and end of August — likely August 22 or 29, and will run through November 11, 2019.
While we don’t expect an extension of beyond 75 days, it could happen. You just never know with Disney! If they do add on more days it would likely be at the beginning of the Festival in August. It is unlikely that Disney would extend the festival past a closing date of November 11, since they’ll start running into holiday events and the Festival of the Holidays in Epcot as well as the opening of Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. (But the have surprised us before so you never know!)
When Will Epcot Food and Wine Festival Dates Be Announced?
In 2018, Epcot Food and Wine Festival dates were announced on March 12th. But for 2017, dates were announced in November of 2016! We’re guessing we’ll see dates announced in early March, but that’s just an estimate based on last year. With Galaxy’s Edge happening this year, anything can upset the apple cart!
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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!
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 2018 to see pictures of EVERY food item at the festival and start thinking about what might return in 2019.
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 2019 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 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will start? Let us know in a comment.