Global sips, sounds, and savory eats collide at the Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival. The annual Disney event returns August 29 through November 23 with exciting new features and returning festival favorites.
Drink and Dine Around the World
During the festival, the World Showcase at Epcot® expands the traditional 11 countries to include cultural cuisine from all corners of the globe. At the festival’s Global Marketplace, guests can go on a culinary adventure as they explore an endless selection of small plates and beverages. From Australian shrimp and Hawaiian pineapple wine to Belgian waffles and German beer, a world of tastes await.
Eat to the Beat
Try not to spill any food or drink as you dance to the hits of fan-favorite musical acts from past and present during the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. Every night at the American Gardens Theatre stage, festival guests are invited to enjoy multiple live performances from rotating artists such as 98 Degrees, MercyMe, Boyz II Men, Hanson, Sugar Ray, STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas, and more. The concerts are included with festival admission and begin at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays and 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Additional Unexpected Treats
• Candy Sushi – Located at Sunshine Seasons inside the Land pavilion, guests of all ages are invited to play with their food at Candy Sushi presented by Adventures by Disney. Daily at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., a real Disney chef will instruct you how to roll sushi-inspired confectionary creations using gummy treats and candy ingredients. The family-friendly workshop costs $10 per guest. Reservations are recommended but not required.
• Celebrity Chefs – Learn new cooking tips and tricks from a “who’s who” list of renowned culinary masters and recognizable chef personalities from television and restaurants around the world as they host live, mouthwatering demonstrations over the course of the event.
• ESPN Tailgate Tasting – On select Sundays throughout the festival, guests can enjoy gridiron-inspired grub at a Tailgate Tasting hosted by ESPN’s Monday Night Football. For $19 per guest, the limited-time tasting event will include a complementary beverage and three exclusive food samples inspired by the weekly NFL match-up. Guests will also learn how to make the drinks and dishes from culinary experts.
If you are planning a Central Florida vacation to experience Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, then the Rosen Inn is the perfect place to stay. We are located close to the festivities and all of the Walt Disney World® theme parks and restaurants. Book your stay today by calling the Rosen Inn at 407-996-4444 or clicking the book now button at the top of the page.