YAY! The first details have officially begun trickling out about the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Today, we’ve got updates on special events, Eat to the Beat Concerts, new and returning booths and menus, and more! Let’s go…
Scotland Booth Debuts; Brazil Booth and Others Return!
We’re excited to report that a new Scotland booth will be debuting at the 2013 Festival (could this have anything to do with Merida? Hmm…).
And I can’t wait to hear about the menu the Brazil booth will offer this time around!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Scotland Booth
Guests can indulge Innis & Gunn® Original Beer and Glenfiddich® Scotch Flight (12, 15 and 18 year), , including the Loch Lomond Cocktail featuring Glenfiddich® 12 year, at the brand new Scotland Marketplace this year! I can’t wait to see what traditional flavors they pair with the drinks.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Brazil Booth
After a one-year hiatus, the popular Brazil booth makes its return! The Brazil Marketplace returns by popular demand with an exciting new menu following a one-year hiatus.
Here are our pics and review from the 2011 Brazil Booth; and though Disney says the menu will be totally new, I’m hoping they bring back the frozen Caipirinha!
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Hawai’i Booth
Once again, the fan-favorite Hawai’i booth makes its return with a similar menu to the past two years. You’ll find the Kalua Pork Slider again this year (get the recipe here to make at home!) along with the Seven Tiki Mai Tai. Perfect for relaxing on vacation…
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Terra Booth
Returning for its second year, the Terra Booth will offer vegan goodies for Epcot guests. Check out pics and reviews from last year’s booth here — the Trick’n Chicken Curry will return in 2013.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival Florida Local Booth
Also returning for a second year, the Florida Local Booth gives Disney visitors a taste from local Florida farms! Here are our reviews and photos from last year’s Florida Local Booth!
Eat to the Beat Concerts
Brand new bands
will debut this year at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concerts! Check out all of the confirmed 2013 Eat to the Beat Concert Dates here!
New to the festival this year are the Go-Go’s (Sept. 30-Oct. 1), Edwin McCain (Oct. 10-11), The Manhattan Transfer (Oct. 12-13), Spin Doctors (Oct. 31-Nov. 1), and Christopher Cross (Nov. 2-3)!
Celebrity Chefs are Back
Don’t forget to plan time to see your favorites this year! Returning and debuting are Chefs Warren Brown, Paula DaSilva, Gale Gand, Jamie Deen, Robert Irvine, Dean Max, Rock Harper, Jeff Henderson, Art Smith, Buddy Valastro, Allen Susser, “Cake Boy” Eric Lanlard, Duskie Estes and John Stewart, Donald Link, Bryan Voltaggio, and Emily Ellyn — among others!
You’ll be able to see these fan favorites at culinary seminars and special events throughout the Festival. Stay tuned to the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Page for details on dates and booking information.
Great news! Party for the Senses grand tasting events return again this year, and are currently scheduled for Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, and Nov. 2.
Other premium events return as well, including the “3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery on select Fridays (see a review here!), Cheese Seminars on Saturdays (see a review here!), and Sweet Sundays on Sundays.
Booking for these special events will begin in August (guests will be able to call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378) to make reservations, and usually there are some available online as well). Be sure to join our DFB Newsletter and follow our Epcot Food and Wine Festival Fans facebook page to get the details FIRST!
The free Marketplace Discovery Passport will also return this year. Be sure to get your stamps at each international marketplace!
And we’re excited to announce that the CRANBERRY BOG WILL BE BACK!!! Yep — Ocean Spray is bringing back that sea of red in the middle of Epcot for the third year in a row. Can’t wait!
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