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The 25th Annual 2020 Epcot International
Food and Wine Festival

July 15 to Fall/2020 (End Date TBA)

Epcot's Food and Wine Festival
Epcot Food & Wine Festival Information
Epcot Food & Wine Festival Overview

2020 is the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival's 25th year and it will be slightly different than past years due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Disney has announced that the modified Festival, named "A Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival", will begin on July 15th and run through the Fall of 2020. While your Epcot admission is all that's needed to participate in this popular event, it's important to know that guests must not only have valid theme park admission, but also a theme park reservation in the new Disney Park Pass reservation system in order to enter the theme park.

Disney has announced that there will be 20 signature global marketplaces such as Hawaii, Hops & Barley, and Islands of the Caribbean, and they will be spaced out around the theme park.

Additionally, Disney has announced that they'll be sprinkling in the "floral fun" of the Flower & Garden Festival with the global goodies of the Food & Wine Festival. Guests will be able to see the Remy topiary in the France pavilion along with special Flower & Garden merchandise. Scavenger hunt fans will be glad to hear that Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt will return. Later on, after the Festival begins, Food & Wine merchandise will be added in.

The musical acts during the “Eat to the Beat Concert Series” are so popular and "often pack the house" but in an effort to accommodate proper physical distancing, these concerts will not take place this year. Guests will be able to enjoy music at the America Gardens Theatre with local EPCOT entertainment such as Mariachi Cobre, the JAMMitors, and more. These performances will be spread throughout the day in order to give audiences more options to enjoy them.

The Festival Welcome Center typically features a Wine Shop where guests can purchase their favorite selections as well as other event souvenirs.

There are typically more than 30 global marketplaces featuring food, wine, and beer at the Festival, however for the 2020 event, there will only be 20. The appetizer-sized portions typically range in price from $4.00 – $8.00 and provide the perfect opportunity to try traditional cuisine from around the world.

The International Food and Wine Festival plays host to seminars, tasting events, and delicious meals overseen by top Disney Chefs as well as renowned guest Chefs.

All celebrity guests, dining events, seminars, and demonstrations are subject to change at any time and without notice.

2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Highlights

2020 Details will be added as they are announced!


Details for 2019 include the schedule for Food & Beverage Pairings, Sunday Brunch with the Chef, a Junior Chef Kitchen, and much more.



Tip: Purchase a Food & Wine Festival [Disney] gift card to pay your way around the Festival. It's much easier than trying to dig for cash or credit cards as you go from location to location. With a $250 activation, you’ll receive a specially themed lanyard and carrying sleeve (pictured above). These cards can also be used at select Disney destinations nationwide. For a complete list of participating locations or terms and conditions, please visit DisneyGiftCard.com.

2019 Food and Wine Festival Map


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2019 Food & Wine Festival Global Marketplaces

This section will be updated for 2020 once the details are announced.


Click the titles below to see the full menus for each of the Global Marketplaces.

TIP: Pick up your free Marketplace Discovery Passport when you enter the park then circle the items and locations that you definitely want to try. It will help you pace yourself so you don't fill up at the first few stands. Be sure to place your stickers in the appropriate spots once you've tried the item.



Additional Festival Locations
Visit these outstanding food and beverage destinations for gourmet tastes on the go.

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Food & Wine Festival Merchandise


This section will be updated for 2020 once the details are announced.

Here’s a peek at the 2019 themes and collections:


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Food & Wine Festival Welcome Center

This section will be updated for 2020 once the details are announced.


The 2019 Festival Welcome Center was located in the World ShowPlace Events pavilion between the United Kingdom and France pavilions in the World Showcase.

  • Merchandise Shops -
    • Pick up Festival logo merchandise at the Stockpot Shop, such as pins, shirts, hats, aprons, kitchenware and artwork. 
    • At the Festival Center Wine Shop, browse through hundreds of wines that have been showcased at the Festival. 

  • The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar - Guests will be immersed in the sights, smells, and flavors of chocolate.

  • Festival Center Stage Presented by Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company - Here, guests can learn how coffee beans are harvested, roasted, and arrive in your morning cup. Select coffees from Joffrey's Specialty Disney Coffee Collection, including Disney French Bistro, Disney Peru Alto Mayo and Disney Mickey's 90th Anniversary Blend will also be available for purchase.

  • 2019 Wine/Beverage seminars: Held on select days throughout the Festival, guests can learn tips from a wine or beverage expert and sample the selections at these seminars. Select Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $19 per person plus tax. Call (407) WDW-FEST to book.

  • 2019 Culinary Demonstrations: These 45-minute demonstrations will give you tips and samples from chefs and beverage professionals. Held at the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion select Fridays and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m at 2:30 p.m. Cost is $19 per person, plus tax. Call (407) WDW-FEST to book.

  • 2019 Food & Beverage Pairings: Celebrate the marriage of regional wines and beers as paired with accompanying cusines during these sessions that take place in World ShowPlace on select Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 2:30p.m. Cost is $29 per person, plus tax. Call (407) WDW-FEST to book.

  • 2019 Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! Seminars: Hands-on workshops that let you rub shoulders with visiting chefs like Allen Susser, bakers such as Bronwen Weber, mixologists and other pros. Select Mondays and Thursdays through November 14.

  • 2019 Junior Chef Kitchen: The youngest chefs can learn and create culinary works of art like candy sushi under the guidance of a Disney Chef. Daily at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Sunshine Seasons in The Land pavilion.



  • Children ages 4-10 can make, decorate, and sample their own pancake creations using fun recipes. Participants will also receive their own chef hat, apron, and certificate of completion. Children wishing to participate in the complimentary Junior Chef Kitchen must register at the Festival Center the day before or the morning of the experience. Availability is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This experience is complimentary with valid theme park admission.

  • Disney Du Jour Dance Party Seven days a week, an awesome DJ will be spinning up Disney tunes for guests to dance their hearts out. On Fridays and Saturdays, stars from Radio Disney will join in with live performances. Below is what's been announced so far; more will be added as we get closer to the start of the Festival.
  • 2019 Cheese Seminars: Learn about cheese from experts and other industry professionals. The featured cheese will be paired with selected wines (or craft beers) and introduced by a knowledgeable wine representative. Select Saturdays from 9:45-11:15 a.m. $95 per guest plus tax; gratuity included.

    • New World Cheeses and Old World Wines
      Hosted by Max McCalman 
      September 14, 2019 
      Experience a delightfully unique marriage of Eastern seaboard state cheeses and Western Europe’s most acclaimed wines. 

    • Mediterranean Cheeses and Wines 
      Hosted by Tonda Corrente 
      September 28, 2019 
      Taste amazing wines and cheeses deeply rooted in ancient Mediterranean diets and culture. 

    • Great British Cheeses and Ales
      Hosted by Max McCalman 
      October 5, 2019 
      Discover the harmonies that traditional British cheeses can have alongside great ales—something loyal fans have known for decades. 

    • Italian Cheeses and Wines  
      Hosted by Erin Hedley  
      October 12, 2019 
      Enjoy Italian vini and formaggi offerings that provide a delicious glimpse into the country’s noble yet rustic lifestyle.
    • French Cheeses and Wines  
      Hosted by Max McCalman 
      October 19, 2019 
      Savor a classic assiette de fromageaccompanied by a variety of elegant French wines famous around the world.
    • The Great Cheeses and Wines of the Western United States
      Hosted by David Gremmels 
      October 26, 2019 
      Summon your inner wine and cheese connoisseur with internationally acclaimed selections produced domestically along the Pacific Coast.
    • Season’s Best Cheeses and Wines  
      Hosted by Max McCalman 
      November 9, 2019 
      Sample autumn’s top seasonal cheeses, alongside some of the finest wines in the world, for a pièce-de-résistance pairing that closes these sessions on a highly delectable note!
  • Book Signings and Meet & Greets: Meet authors and other personalities speaking at the Festival. There will be the opportunity for you to get your purchased books and merchandise items autographed. Check the Times Guide or visit the Festival Center Information Desk for the day's schedule.

  • Bottle Signings: Meet the winemakers and get your purchased bottle of wine autographed. Check the Times Guide or visit the Festival Center Information Desk for the day's schedule.
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    Eat to the Beat Concert Series

    Epcot Food and Wine Festival

    The Eat to the Beat Concert Series has been cancelled for 2020.


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    Dining Experiences

    *All prices are listed with gratuity, but without tax. Theme park admission is required for all events that take place at locations within a park.
    Call (407) WDW-FEST to book or check epcotfoodfestival.com to book select events.

    This section will be updated for 2020 once the details are announced.



    2019 Party for the Senses will take place on select Saturdays from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the World ShowPlace Events pavilion. This elegant, dance-filled party will include gourmet tastings of champagne, wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails, all paired with food.

    2019 Dates

    Each event has two seating options:

    Category #1: Wine View Lounge

    For Wine View Lounge reservations, call (407) WDW-FEST. Disney Vacation Club Members may call Member Services at (800) 800-9800.

    Category #2: Reserved Seating

    For Reserved Seating reservations, guests can book online by using the Check Availability tool or call (407) WDW-FEST. Disney Vacation Club Members may book online or call Member Services at (800) 800-9800.


    2019 Sunday Brunch with the Chef - Sunday Brunch with the Chef, hosted by celebrity chefs such as Cat Cora, Andrew Zimmern, Buddy Valastro and many others. (Select Sundays through November 17) These events will be held in the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Cost is $139 plus tax per guest; gratuity is already included. Reservations can be made by calling (407) WDW-FEST. Disney Vacation Club Members may book online or call Member Services at (800) 800-9800.

    Dates and Special Guests:


    Tailgate Tasting hosted by ESPN’s Monday Night Football – Football fans who enjoy a good tailgate party might be glad to know that they will be able to combine their love of the game with some newly added fun at this year’s Festival. The best part? No grills or picnic baskets are required.

    Bookings are now open for the brand new Tailgate Tasting hosted by ESPN’s Monday Night Football. This new experience is available every Sunday beginning September 8 and going through November 17.

    The 45-minute program will pair “gridiron grub” with a beverage tasting that will be inspired by the cities of pro teams playing each Monday night – take a look at the schedule:

    Event Schedule

    The event will take place in the World ShowPlace Events Pavilion located between the United Kingdom and Canada pavilions. The cost is $19 per person, plus tax, and Epcot admission is required but not included in that price. Reservations can be made now by calling (407) WDW-FEST.




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