EPCOT fans, the news you’ve been waiting for is here!
While we love EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival, summer is just around the corner and it’ll bring us one of the most popular yearly festivals. Disney has just announced the dates for the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival — here’s what you need to know!
This year, EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival will take place from July 27th, 2023 through November 18th, 2023.
There will be more than 25 food booths at this year’s Festival, including some returning spots like The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, Canada, India, and Spain. It seems Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE will also be making a return. Disney has also indicated that some NEW Global Marketplaces (food booths) will open later in the festival as “summer turns to fall.” In other words, it sounds like not all of the food booths will open at once — instead, some will be delayed.
Along with the food booths, you can look forward to the return of Emile’s Fromage Montage (the Festival’s cheese crawl), Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, and Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit (a pumpkin scavenger hunt from September 29th through October 31st).
The Eat to the Beat Concert Series will also be BACK this year. But the lineup has yet to be announced.
To prepare yourself for this year’s festival, you can check out our coverage from 2022! Or you can pick up some DFB-exclusive Food and Wine Festival tank tops.
And as always, be sure to stay tuned to DFB for all the latest Disney news!
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What’s your favorite part about this festival? Tell us in the comments below!
Richard Mercer says
However …. the truth is that you would have to plan carefully in order to visit Epcot at a time when there is NOT a festival. This is not at all a complaint! Just a fact…
I wonder why they are starting almost two weeks later?
So when a festival nearly runs for four months or one-third of the year, is it actually a festival? Festivals are great, but sometimes I miss just experiencing Epcot in a non-festival environment.
I wish they would bring back the mixology & cooking demonstrations. It’s just not a festival without them
Yes. The cooking lectures and mixology sessions were our favorite part of the festival after Party of the Senses.
I wish that they would bring back the seminars and special dining events. There is no reason not to anymore.
I am hoping that the party for the senses comes back.
Robert Fugate says
We wish they could announce the performers for the “Eats to the Beats” concert series sooner. It would be nice to plan around some of our favorite performers instead of getting locked in to reservations and then the concerts get announced.
We understand that’s a lot of logistics. Just wishful thinking.
Diane Czeszak says
I wish that they would bring back the special dining events. There is no reason not to!!!