EPCOT's International Food & Wine Festival is an annual staple for Disney parkgoers. The event allows attendees to eat their way around the world. When should Disney Park fans have their appetites ready?
The International Food & Wine Festival has been happening since 1996, with the event's dates occurring at various times of the year over the last 27 years. Recent years have begun it in either July, August, or September. It's a great way to end summer or kickstart Fall. This year's festival will be an end-of-summer treat as attendees can experience food from six different continents this July.
Dates for EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2023
This year's International Food & Wine Festival will begin July 27 and run through November 18, giving parkgoers a long window for taste-testing the many culinary offerings. The event is sponsored by CORKCICLE and while this year's Global Marketplaces have not yet been completely listed, Disney Parks Blog has stated that there will be 25.
It has also revealed a few returning favorites for this year's festival. The list of returning Global Marketplaces for EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2023 include:
- The Fry Basket
- Flavors from Fire
EPCOT Will Bring Attendees Fun Foodie Activities
This year's International Food & Wine Festival is slated to have three additional adventures for attendees to partake in. They include Emile's Fromage Montage, Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, and Pluto's Pumpkin Pursuit.
Emile's Fromage Montage - aptly named after Remy's brother - allows guests to take their Festival Passports and check them off with purchases of 5 dishes from a list of selections on the Passport. Collecting each will result in an event-specific treat from Shimmering Sips.
Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak will have Disney/Pixar's star chef hiding within the park. Guests will be seeking him in World Showcase and the Global Marketplace.
Pluto's Pumpkin Pursuit will begin later in the Festival and end sooner than the conclusion of the event. It starts September 29 and concludes on October 31 in time for Halloween. This will be a pumpkin scavenger hunt.
Eat to the Beat Returns
The Eat to the Beat Concert Series is returning this year to the American Gardens Theatre, courtesy of Florida Blue Medicare. While dining packages are not yet available, the musical acts for the Eat to the Beat Concert series have been shared! This year's performers include: Orianthi, For King + Country, Southern Avenue, Ruben Studdard with Haley Reinhart, The Bacon Brothers, Joey Fatone & Friends, Boyz II Men, Hoobastank, Sugar Ray, Los Amigos Invisibles, We the Kings, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and 38 Special among others. Concert dates can be found on the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival site.
With so much to enjoy, it's no wonder the event lasts so long! Parkgoers wanting to attend the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival should start planning now if they haven't already. July 27 is going to come up very fast!