2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

One of the most popular events to take place in the Fall is the Epcot® Food and Wine Festival. This event takes place between October 14 and November 14, 2016. You can enjoy some great global marketplaces that will be set up in between the countries in World Showcase. Some highlights are food and beverage parings, dining adventures, tasting events and dining packages. There are also many seminars and demonstrations taking place throughout the festival. Meet some of your favorite celebrity chefs. Check out a mixology class. Enjoy one of many culinary demonstrations too. Some events are an additional charge.

2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Map of The Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

(Photo ©Disney)

  • The Festival Private Label California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are back, available by the bottle or glass.
  • Chef Remy of “Ratatouille” returns with his fun-for-the-family culinary scavenger hunt.
  • Chase debit and credit card members attending the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase – including Disney Visa card members — will find complimentary non-alcoholic refreshments, a charging station and comfortable seating to relax at the Chase Lounge at American Adventure.
  • Included with Epcot admission are the Back to Basics series, special book signings, Eat to the Beat concerts, cultural adventures, Festival Passport and all attractions and entertainment.
  • Party for the Senses grand tasting events with a new theme each week, Rockin’ Burger Block Parties, signature dinners and other special wine and culinary programs require reservations and separate event admission. When a reservation booking date is announced this summer, guests can call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378)

30-plus global marketplaces, from a new beef brisket and pimento cheese sandwich for Hops & Barley to surprisingly delicious vegan Greek nachos. And anyone for a hard soda ice-cream float?

Look for new hands-on experiences with chefs, bakers and mixologists in the Festival Center, and a new cooking school (details to come).

Celebrity chefs are back, already on this year’s roster are Jamie Deen, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, Masaharu Morimoto, Elizabeth Faulkner, Norman Van Aken and Cat Cora.

Free Eat to the Beat concerts at America Gardens Theatre are the perfect way to end the day – Wang Chung opens the concert series Sept. 14-15. Eight new acts will join the lineup, and favorites are back, including Wilson Phillips and Boyz II Men.

So if you are going to be in Epcot this fall make sure to take advantage of all that the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival has to offer.

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