Epcot’s Food And Wine Festival: What To Expect
The Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival is one of the most popular events at Disney World, with crowds coming in from all over to experience the amazing food, drinks, and experiences! As things slowly begin to return to normal, this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE® proves to be more exciting than ever before with new offerings, new entertainment, and all of the same magic this perennial favorite of all of the festivals is known for.
This year the 2021 Epcot Food and Wine Festival will be running from July 15th through November 20th. There are more than 25 international marketplaces featuring cuisine, wines, and beers from around the world. You can also enjoy live entertainment on select evenings!
The festival offers something for everyone, so come celebrate this year’s event by checking out what to expect when you go!
What is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is a time for Disney fans and foodies to rejoice! Each year the Disney chefs go above and beyond to come up with elevated dishes and drinks that represent the countries, areas, and flavors from across the globe.
How much is the Epcot Food & Wine Festival?
The multicultural festival is included in the price of your Disney Parks pass. Purchase your ticket, reserve your park day, and you’re in! The food and drinks are priced between $5.00-$9.00 for food and $4.00-$10.00 for drinks, depending on if they are alcoholic or non-alcohol drinks.
What should I expect when attending the Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
Markets are set up around the World Showcase to sample food, wine, beer, and other beverages from a variety of countries. Expect long lines, but you’ll be rewarded with delicious tastes from all over the world!
Eat to the Beat Series
Although snacks are a Disney Parks event to most dedicated Disney fans, guests can also enjoy live entertainment on select days. Everyone from the Plain White T’s to Sugar Ray to the musical stylings of 98 Degrees has been featured in the past and with a longer food and wine festival than in the past, there will be even more opportunities to shake it while enjoying your favorite snacks and drinks!
Here is the current line up and be sure to keep checking back as other acts are added:
JAMMin’ Chefs (Canada Mill Stage)
This funky drumming crew breaks it down as they drum up fun in the kitchen using pots, pans and other unlikely instruments.
Mariachi Cobre (America Gardens Theatre)
Enjoy an exuberant performance of world-famous, traditional folk music.
Voices of Liberty (America Gardens Theatre)
Get swept away by inspiring vocal performances celebrating America’s spirit and beauty.
America Gardens Bandstand
The 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens with America Gardens Bandstand presented by Florida Blue Medicare, a live music concert series Friday through Monday evenings. Watch as local bands from across Central Florida take to the stage at America Gardens Theatre, playing popular songs of yesterday and today.
Explore show dates and bands:
- 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
Check back later for more updates!
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt
Another fun activity is Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt. In addition, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt gives guests of all ages an opportunity to explore Epcot ́s 11 World Showcase countries with their families!
Guests can go on this search throughout different areas of each country during regular park hours. This is a great opportunity to get the whole family engaged in looking for some hidden treasure while enjoying tasty treats and exploring all the World Showcase has to offer.
We hope you enjoyed our blog post on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. If you’re looking for a fantastic family vacation filled with delicious food and refreshing beverages, we recommend taking your kids to Disney’s Epcot Park during the festival this year.
The food is delicious and unique, there are tons of attractions to take in, including the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (opening 10/1) in France and entertaining shows. Epcot park days are a blast for the whole family! What will be the first thing you and your family will head to at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE®?