The 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival ran from July 15, 2021 through November 20, 2021. UPDATE: The 2022 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival information has been released!
Featuring incredible special events, informative culinary and beverage demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and delicious World Showcase Marketplace Food Booths, this annual event is a can’t miss part of the Disney calendar! Stay tuned to this page for all the updates for the 2021 Festival!
EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Info
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2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Coverage
EPCOT Food and Wine Festival World Showcase Booths
The 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival kicked off on July 15, 2021, and will run through November 20, 2021. This year’s Festival features 32 food booths plus eats throughout the park. Two more booths opened on Disney World’s 50th Anniversary — October 1st: Belgium and Brazil!
NEW food booths for 2021 include Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience, Kenya (a renamed Africa booth), Lobster Landing, Mac & Eats, The Noodle Exchange, Rotunda Bistro in American Adventure, The Swanky Saucy Swine, and Tangierine Cafe — Flavors of the Medina.
Navigating the Festival
Don’t forget to pick up your Festival Passport to refer to throughout your time at the Festival and keep track of everything you taste and sip!
You’ll find a Digital Festival Guidebook in the My Disney Experience app for this year’s Festival, too! This feature was introduced in 2020.
Check out our DFB exclusive map of this year’s booths to find your way around!
EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Special Events
NOTE: We are waiting for detail on special events for this year’s Festival. Stay tuned for additional information.
From pairing meals around EPCOT to culinary demonstrations and beverage seminars, several high-end Special Events will be offered at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival this year!
We’re looking forward to Cheese Seminars this year as well — along with one of our favorite events of past years, the Mexican Tequila Lunch!
Celebrity chef appearances have not been confirmed for 2021.
Celebrity Chefs bring extra excitement to the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. This year we hope to see such notables as Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, and Jamie Deen (and more!) for the “Sunday Brunch with the Chef” series.
Look for your favorite chef during culinary demos and premium events as well as Disney and visiting chefs!
More EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Events and Details
Eat to the Beat Concerts
Eat to the Beat has not been confirmed for 2021. Instead, America Gardens Bandstand will bring local bands to the Park on Friday through Monday nights. Guests will also be able to enjoy entertainment from the JAMMIN’ Chefs, Mariachi Cobre, and Voices of Liberty.
Throughout the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, popular bands from recent decades take the stage at the American Gardens Theater in the American Adventure Pavilion for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. These concerts are free with EPCOT admission, and take place three times per evening.
Click the link to learn more about the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Series!
Entertainment for this year includes: JAMMin’ Chefs (Canada Mill Stage), Mariachi Cobre (America Gardens Theatre), Voices of Liberty (America Gardens Theatre), and America Gardens Bandstand.
Showtimes are posted at the American Gardens Theatre for Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty, or the Canada Mill Stage for the JAMMIN’ Chefs, and can also be found in your Festival Passport and the My Disney Experience app.
The lineup for the America Gardens Bandstand is:
- July 16 to 19: Epic! Live
- July 23 to 26: Champagne Orchestra
- July 30 to August 2: Element
- August 6 to 9: Sound Society
- August 13 to 16: The Hooligans
- August 20 to 23: The Vybe
- August 27 to 30: The M-80s
- September 3 to 6: Latin Ambition
- September 10 to 13: Audio Exchange
- September 17 to 20: The Hooligans
- September 24 to 27: Epic! Live
- October 1 to 4: Latin Ambition
- October 8 to 11: The Champagne Orchestra
- October 15 to 18: Summer Breeze
- October 22 to 25: The M-80s
- October 29 to November 1: Element
- November 5 to 8: The Vybe
- November 12 to 15: Element
Fun for the Whole Family
This year guests can expect fun for the whole family at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival including: the return of Remy’s Ratatouille Hide ‘n’ Squeak Scavenger Hunt!
In this activity, you’ll go on a scavenger hunt in search of little Remy statuettes hidden all around the park.
The cost to participate is $9.99 for your map and stickers to keep track of our little Chef pal. And once you’ve completed your map marking everywhere you found Remy, you can collect your prize!
Free with EPCOT Admission
NOTE: Stay tuned for additional information on these Festival experiences.
Free with EPCOT admission are the Festival Center Back to Basics series, special book signings, Eat to the Beat concerts, cultural adventures, Marketplace Discovery Passport, and all attractions and park entertainment. Festival hours could again extend to 10pm on weekends!
Emile’s Fromage Montage
This fun food crawl returns for 2021! Pick up the five suggested items as listed in the Festival Passport, then receive a prize for completing the Crawl!
The menu for this year includes:
- Crispy Barbecue Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese – The Swanky Saucy Swine
- Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts – Hawaiʻi
- Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions, and Cheese – Germany
- Griddled Cheese with Pistachios and Honey – Greece
- The Corned Beef Corner Route: Smoked Corned Beef with Crispy Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions, and Beer-Cheese Fondue – Flavors from Fire hosted by The NFL on ESPN
Once you’ve tried all 5 food items and collected your stamps in your Festival Passport, you can head on over to Shimmering Sips for a special prize!
A full range of Festival merchandise is available to commemorate your visit to the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival! Items include apparel, glassware, kitchenware, magnets, all bearing logos of the Festival and its attractions.
The Festival Logo Collection boasts a wide variety of items.
This year has delivered the debut of the new Belle Be Our Guest Collection!
The Remy Shake Things Up Collection is inspired by the color of wine, of course!
And it’s hard to resist anything from the charming Apple Orchard Collection!
In addition, look for upscale collections as well, like designer handbags, like Dooney & Bourke. These always sell out quickly!
Annual Passholder Merchandise and More
This year’s Festival also features special commemorative items for Annual Passholders.
Annual Passholders are able to purchase Passholder-exclusive Food and Wine items including T-shirts, pins, and more.
How to Book EPCOT Food & Wine Festival Events
NOTE: Stay tuned for details on booking special events to book for this year’s Festival.
Booking dates for all events OPENS on a date TBD.
Tables in Wonderland members, Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and Golden Oak Residents may be eligible for a $2 discount (per person, per event) for beverage and seminars and culinary demos taking place Mon-Thurs during the festival. These members may also be able to book all special events earlier – watch for dates here. In the past, discounts were by phone only at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378). Stay tuned to DisneyFoodBlog.com and the Disney Food Blog Newsletter for details.
Booking for all other events, and for the general public on a date TBD! Call 407 939-3378 to book. ALL booking for VIP events and tickets (e.g. premium levels at the Party for the Senses) in previous years had to be booked by phone. Booking for seminars, demos, and some special events may be available at epcotfoodfestival.com.
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