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International Food and Wine Festival

I know summer is in full swing right now but if you are a Disney fan like myself you are already planning for the much anticipated International Food and Wine Festival. Disney is also already looking ahead to this fall, as new details have been released about this year’s 22nd edition of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, which will again take place for a whopping 75 days, kicking off earlier than ever on August 31st and running until November 14th. Though we’ve known the basics for this year’s event for some time, a few cool and new details have emerged about just what exactly we can expect from this milestone year.

We know the 2017’s event will, of course, feature some menu updates to kiosks around the World Showcase as well as the return of the Ratatouille-based scavenger hunt, and the Party for the Senses event, but  this years event will also see a number of new changes that look to increase the scope of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and make its 2017 edition quite the celebration for the taste buds.!!

International Food and Wine Festival

 New kiosks Debuting This Year

If you are a frequent guest like myself you come to expect your favorites year after year at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. However, each year also brings new choices to this annual event as well. It has now been confirmed that this year’s event will feature 35 marketplaces, including two newbies: India and Spain. This number isn’t a coincidence as it is EPCOT’S 35th anniversary this year.

I must say having India represented this year is really a great thing. It is the first time that India has been represented at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival (which is odd considering the popularity of Indian food). Now calling Spain a “new” kiosk is a little strange, only because if my memory serves me well pain was a part of the 2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival as well.

Returning favorites include France, Farm Fresh, Africa and much more.  To get full list visit the Disney Food Blog.

International Food and Wine Festival
A record number of global food and wine marketplaces – 35 in all –will sizzle with new edible delights to celebrate 35 years of Epcot during the 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017. The annual Disney culinary tour of flavors will expand in 2017 for a longer-than-ever 75-day run. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

New menu items

Along with returning favorites like Mac and Cheese,  Escargots, and chocolate from the chocolate Studio as well as food from The Chew kiosk we will also have some new dishes.  Those new dishes include items like:

  • Crispy chicken with griddled cornbread and gravy at the Farm Fresh marketplace
  • Charcuterie in a cone at Spain marketplace
  • Spicy Korma chicken and the pistachio cardamom cake from the India marketplace.
International Food and Wine Festival
L-R “The Chew” Co-hosts Michael Symon, Mario Batali, Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly with Minnie Mouse. “The Chew” airs MONDAY – FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua)

The Chew + Seminars

Not only will The Chew be returning to film (Bucket list) but there will also be some great seminars and Celebrity chef demonstrations.  Some celebrity chef that are confirmed are Cat Cora, Duff Goldman and Jamie Dean among others.

Events and seminars include Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It, Rockin’ Burger Block Party, Cheese Seminars, Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef and many others. To get the full list and to reserve ticket visit, Disney.

International Food and Wine Festival

Eat To The Beat Concert Series

Though the star of the Epcot International Food and Wine festival is undoubtedly the variety of amazing things to nibble and sip, the Eat to the Beat concert series(my personal favorite) has always been a highlight as well. This year will bring a record high 225 total performances as part of this year’s event.

Artist includes Kenny G., David Cook, 38 Special and much more. Eat to the Beat concerts are free with Epcot admission throughout the festival. You can catch up to three shows per night at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM in the America Gardens Theater, located in the America Pavilion. Check out our Eat to the Beat Concert page for details and times.

Let’s talk:

 Have you ever attended a food and Wine Festival? What is your favorite part?

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Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.

20 Comments

  1. It’s been so long since I’ve visited Epcot and I’ve always wanted to go to their Food and Wine Festival. Everything looks so delicious, and I bet it’s a great experience!

  2. This looks like a great time. I still haven’t visited Epcot. That mac and cheese sounds like it has my name on it.

  3. Love everything Disney! I hope to check out the Epcot International Wine and Food Festival one day. We were there one year while it was happening but with little kids it was impossible to wait on the lines to enjoy all the yumminess. Maybe we need to leave the kids home next time. lol!

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