Woohoo! It’s finally here! We have a WHOLE LOTTA INFO TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY!
That’s right — today we are sharing NEARLY ALL of the information that you need to plan your 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival visit!
See the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus and Start Planning!
Be sure to click on our individual pages for each booth to see food photos of most of the dishes!
The festival runs from August 31 through November 13. That’s 75 full days of eating and drinking All the Things Around the World! And general booking for ALL EVENTS begins on Thursday, July 20!
We know that you’re anxious to get planning, so let’s get right to it — here is all the information on everything happening at this year’s Food and Wine Festival!
Once again, the fun is officially expanding into Future World, as Marketplace Booths will once again be located in this part of the park. Enjoy 35 different booths in all to celebrate 35 years of Epcot!
New in 2017, Epcot is going regional and themed! Lots of the new booths center around a certain theme or food. What does that mean? Read on!
To see all the details, head over to a Menu Index for the full rundown, and to our individual pages to see food pics and details!
And now we know that the Cheese Studio is back as well!
Head over to our 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Booth Menus and Photos page to see the full booth menus and to see all the NEW and NEWLY RETURNING Booths!!
We hope you’ll take time to click through each individual booth page to see pictures of the actual booths themselves, what’s on the menu, and actual food photos for the upcoming event!
Also, don’t forget to check out our other 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Coverage; we work hard to make sure we have the most comprehensive coverage of the festival on the internet!
While we’re still awaiting the FULL LINEUP for Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, and Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! Hands-On Workshops, we are excited to share with you a few of the details! Stay tuned — we expect to receive the full schedule very soon!
The cost for all Culinary Demonstrations and Beverage Seminars is $17 this year, and the events feature a wide range of talent from the culinary world. (Annual Passholders, DVC members, Golden Oak Residents, and Tables in Wonderland Members may be eligible for $2 discounts on seminars and demonstrations held Monday through Thursday, and may have access to early booking. We are still awaiting that information.)
General booking for these low-cost events begins Thursday, July 20.
But wait, there’s more! Today, we’re sharing all of the details about Special Events that we’ll be enjoying during the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Special Events are the higher priced events that take place through Epcot, and throughout all of Walt Disney World during the festival. They include Signature Dining Events, Premium Parties, and even interactions with celebrity chefs and culinary experts!
Once again in 2017, you can expect to see guest favorites return, like Party for the Senses, Trader Sam’s Behind the Scenes, and delicious Cheese Seminars.
And we’re super excited to see all of the great talent available during the popular “What’s Cooking With” Series! Fan favorites like Jamie Deen, Carla Hall, and Robert Irvine once again take the stage!
Also returning are the wildly popular Specialty Dining and Pairings Events. Yay for Parisian Breakfast and Afternoons, Tequila Pairing Lunch, and so much more!
We’re also suuuuuper excited to see the Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto event back toooo! So fun!
Click through to our Special Events page to see ALL of the information as well as reviews!
Eat to the Beat Dining Package Information and Booking
Because seating for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series is first-come, first-served, Disney is once again offering the opportunity to guarantee your seat for all your favorite acts this year!
Returning for 2017, pair your Eat to the Beat Concert experience with lunch or dinner at your favorite Epcot restaurant and enjoy a guaranteed seat for the show!
Booking for these special packages opens Thursday, June 20. For details on ALL participating restaurants and pricing, plus the entire Eat to the Beat lineup, head over to our Eat to the Beat Page!
Booking and Discounts
You can book most of the events on Thursday, July 20, at 7:00AM ET by calling 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). You can also book Culinary Demonstrations, Beverage Seminars, and Mix It! Make It! Celebrate It! Hands On Workshops online at www.epcotfoodfestival.com.
Discounted pricing on Low-Cost Events ONLY ($2 off per person per seminar) was available in the past for Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, DVC members, and Golden Oak Residents. We are currently awaiting confirmation that these discounts will once again be offered in 2017. The discount applies only to culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars, and mixology demonstrations taking place Monday-Thursday throughout the Festival.
Stay tuned to the DFB Newsletter for more details.
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