DFB Video: Epcot Food and Wine Festival 101!

Hey, there! We’re back with another DFB Video today… it’s time for Epcot Food and Wine Festival 101, my friends!

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

You may be surprised about all there is to know about the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! It’s much more than the Food Booths scattered all around the park providing extra food and drink options for Epcot guests (though we love those, too!). If you’ve never been to the Food and Wine Festival (or even if you have!) you may not know about all the extra Epcot happenings from Special Events to Culinary and Beverage Seminars and Demonstrations, to the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, and much, MUCH more! So join us in our first in a series of videos all about our favorite event of the year: the Epcot Food and Wine Festival! [Read more…]

The 7 Dishes We Hope Return to the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival runs from August 30-November 12, 2018, and we’re already thinking about what we want to eat this year!

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Each year certain food booths at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival wow us with unique dishes, and today we’re going to check out seven dishes that we hope return to this year’s Festival! The menus for 2018 haven’t been released yet, but a few of these dishes have been on the menu for a couple of seasons so there is hope for a return!

Let’s check them out! [Read more…]

2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Early Registration for Annual Passholders and DVC Members

We have some more news about registration for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend, which takes place November 1-4 during the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Wine and Dine Half Marathon

Wine and Dine Half Marathon

Earlier this week we shared that the registration for this Fall’s 2018 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon had been delayed. But then two days later, runDisney announced that registration for the General Public opens Tuesday, March 20 at 12PM ET.

And now we have some details about Early Registration for affinity groups including Disney Vacation Club and Annual Passholders! [Read more…]

NEWS! Registration for the 2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Delayed

UPDATE: Registration for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend will open on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 12PM EST.

The 2018 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend is scheduled to take place November 1-4 during the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

The race weekend includes the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, the Wine & Dine 10K, Disney’s Fall Feast 5K, the Two Course Challenge, Kids Races, and a fun after-party at Epcot.

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Registration for this super popular race weekend was scheduled to open at 12PM tomorrow, March 13. But, today runDisney made an announcement that throws a wrench in those plans! [Read more…]

6 Must-Do Epcot Food and Wine Festival Travel Hacks!

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival is a must do at least once in your Disney life. The food is fine, the drinks are tasty, and the celebration is energetic.

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2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Logo

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News! 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Preliminary Bands

Epcot Food and Wine Festival fans – it’s TIME!
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Here at DFB we pride ourselves on reporting Epcot Food and Wine Festival Info just as soon as we have it! And today, we’re sharing with you a look at the VERY FIRST artists seemingly slated for the 2018 Eat to the Beat concert series!

If you’re new to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival here’s what this means. Eat to the Beat is a concert series that takes place during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival (the dates of which we STILL DON’T KNOW, but we got some intel today that it will likely be similar to 2017’s dates — late August through mid-November). The series features musical acts from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s, and concerts take place most evenings of the Festival.

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What Are the Dates for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival?

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!

What are the dates for the 2018 Food and Wine Festival?

What are the dates for the 2018 Food and Wine Festival?

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Dates and Details for the 2018 Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

We have some exciting news about upcoming Fall events at Walt Disney World!

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The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced the dates, menus, and seminars for the 9th Annual Food and Wine Classic. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, 2018!

The Food and Wine Classic also coincides with the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. And once again, the Food and Wine Classic will include both Seminars and The Causeway.

Want to know what else you can expect at the 2018 Food and Wine Classic? Here’s a run down!

The Causeway

The central attraction of the Classic is the more than 40 tasting stations featuring dishes from the resort’s 17 restaurants and lounges as well as more than 30 wineries on the Causeway. Check out the Menus page for an idea of what you can expect!

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

This year several new menu items are joining returning favorites including Dynamite Rock Shrimp, Late Season Zellwood Corn, Wasabi Foam, Matsutake & Japanese Eggplant, Crispy Lotus Root from bluezoo, and Shake & Bake Style Southern Fried Chicken, Black-Eyed Pea Puree, White Cheddar Fondue, Bacon Infused Roast Garlic Gravy from Picabu.

Carnival Corner, Chinatown, and The Pig & Poke

In addition to the Causeway Tasting Booths, the Food and Wine Classic offers three special food areas this year, Carnival Corner, Chinatown, and NEW for 2018, The Pig & Poke. [Read more…]

2018 WDW Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Dates Announced!

We have some exciting news to share with you today!

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The dates have been announced for the 2018 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic! The 9th annual Food and Wine Classic will be held Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, 2018!

Once again, the Food and Wine Classic will coincide with the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and will include The Causeway and Seminars. The Sunday Bubbles Brunch is planned for Sunday, October 28, 2018!

Want to hear more about the 2018 Food and Wine Classic? Here are some details!

The Causeway

The Causeway is the central attraction at the Food and Wine Classic. Here you’ll find more than 60 tasting stations serving dishes from the resort’s 18 restaurants and lounges, along with more than 30 wineries serving wines from around the world!

The Causeway

Chinatown and Carnival Corner

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FIELD TRIP! The Roots of Food and Wine Festival Ingredients in Epcot’s Living with the Land

What does The Land Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World share with the Food and Wine Festival?

The Land Pavilion

The Land Pavilion

You’re about to find out if you join me on a little FIELD TRIP on Living with the Land! [Read more…]