Celebrating its 24th year, the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will be held from August 29 to November 23, 2019 – a record 87 days and the longest Festival in the park’s history. Your Epcot admission is all that’s needed to participate in this popular annual event.
This year’s event will feature 30 Global Marketplaces serving up bites and sips for everyone in the family such as the new Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin in the Africa Marketplace or the plant-based Cottage Pie at Earth Eats.
The “Disney du Jour Dance Party” is expanding to seven days a week and will take place Sundays through Thursdays while on Fridays and Saturdays, stars from Radio Disney will perform live. On opening weekend, Actress/singer Meg Donnelly from the Disney Channel original movie Zombies will appear with additional celebrity headliners to be announced at a later date.
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt and the popular Candy Sushi interactive experience will also return this year.
The Eat to the Beat Concert Series will run nightly through November 19 with a variety of genres from Rock, pop, Latin, swing, country, and more. Performances take place Sundays through Thursdays at 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30, 7:45, and 9:00 p.m. at the America Gardens Theater. Guests can guarantee their concert seating by booking an Eat to the Beat Dining Package for breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of many Epcot restaurants; follow the link for participating locations and pricing.
Guests looking for more culinary adventures can take a look at the following special dining events that take place within the Festival (bookings open May 15):
- Party for the Senses – at World Showplace Events Pavilion, the sensational event featuring chefs and vintners from around the world. (Select Saturdays through Nov. 9)
- Sunday Brunch with the Chef – hosted by celebrity chefs such as Cat Cora, Andrew Zimmern, Buddy Valastro and others. (Select Sundays through Nov. 17)
- “Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!” – hands-on workshops that let you rub shoulders with visiting chefs, bakers, mixologists and other pros. (Select Mondays and Thursdays through Nov. 14)
These details are just the tip of the iceberg, so keep an eye out for more information in the coming months.