The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will expand to 87 delicious days this year. The 24th annual event will run August 29 - November 23, 2019.
The perfect way to transition from summer to fall, the festival will bring the aromas and flavors of 30 global food and wine marketplaces, plus additional locations across the festival. Some new flavors include the Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with sweet potato and corn mealie pap with Kachumbari slaw in Africa and the new plant-based Cottage Pie with carrots, mushrooms and peas topped with mashed cauliflower and white beans at Earth Eats.
There will also be opportunities for special tastings and pairings, plus premium dining events featuring such chefs as Manet Chauhan, Rick Bayless, Rock Harper, and Art Smith.
The festival will extend beyond food with the return of the popular Disney du Jour Dance Party in Future World. The party will take place seven days a week with Sundays through Thursdays led by a DJ and Fridays and Saturdays helmed by Radio Disney stars bringing live performances. Actress-singer Meg Donnelly, from the Disney Channel movie Zombies will appear opening weekend, and other celebrity headliners will join the lineup throughout the festival.
Other family activities include the Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt and the Candy Sushi interactive experience.
The party fun continues with the Eat to the Beat Concert Series that runs three times nightly Aug. 29 - Nov. 19. New acts include Lauren Dangle, Kris Allen, Sawyer Brown and Boyce Avenue. Returning favorites include Plain White T’s, Sugar Ray, Hanson, Sheila E and Boyz II Men. The Eat to the Beat Concerts take place at the American Gardens Theatre stage Sundays through Thursdays at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m.
The first of five Party for the Senses events will kick off Sept. 21 with acclaimed chefs and vintners in the park’s World Showcase Events Pavilion. Enjoy creative bites and sips with live entertainment featuring Femmes of Rock.
Other highlights include:
Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! hands-on workshops
Sunday Brunch with Chef Series
Popular TV chefs and other culinary icons
Book & Bottle Signings by some of the world’s top vintners and chefs
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival merchandise