While EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World is still in full bloom through July 4, 2022, the next EPCOT festival isn’t far behind! Starting July 14, 2022, guests can experience EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2022. Did you know access to this world-class festival is included in your theme park admission to EPCOT? Here’s some of the exciting experiences from EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival that you can look forward to!
A Tour of Tastes
This year’s Food & Wine festival features Global Marketplaces that tour culinary creations across six continents. Bites are paired with fine wine, spirits, craft beer, and more, making for a memorable culinary journey across the World Showcase and beyond! Although the festival menus for Food & Wine Festival haven’t been released just yet, we can expect the return of festival favorites like the Brazilian Cheese Bread and apple creations from Appleseed Orchard, while adding some additions to the mix.
Emile’s Fromage Montage is a great way to venture through a variety of cheese dishes served during the festival. Once you’ve tried five of the eligible bites, you can visit Shimmering Sips Marketplace for a specialty festival prize!
Enjoy nightly entertainment at the American Gardens Theatre during EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival thanks to the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. From July 14, 2022 through November 14, 2022, guests can enjoy complimentary concerts three times a night – 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:00 PM. Some acts on the current Eat to the Beat Lineup include the Baha Men, Boyz II Men, Hanson, Joey Fatone & Friends, Billy Ocean, and more.
If you’d like to secure a seat to an Eat to the Beat show, Dining Packages are available all festival long. The Eat to the Beat Dining Package includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert or one full buffet for lunch or dinner at a select EPCOT table service restaurant and a guaranteed set to one of the three Eat to the Beat shows on the same day.
Did you know EPCOT Festival fun can be for the whole family? The festival’s Global Marketplaces have a great range of options for any age or food craving. One of the best ways to explore the festival as a family is with Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt. This festival-exclusive game takes guests across the World Showcase and beyond to find out which ingredients are located in each pavilion. Mark them off of your map as you find them around EPCOT and when you’re done bring your map back to select Festival merchandise locations for a special prize, compliments of the tiny chef himself!
There’s no better way remember your time at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival than with festival-exclusive merchandise! Each year the festival merchandise is unique to Food & Wine Festival and often includes home decor, apparel, drinkware, trading pins, and more. We can’t wait to see what Food & Wine Festival merchandise must-haves will be announced soon!
Don’t forget to grab a Disney Gift Card to help you stay on budget while you shop til you drop all festiva long! These gift cards also come in handy for swiping at the Global Marketplaces to keep pulling out your wallet to a minimum.
EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will take place from July 14, 2022 through November 19, 2022, giving you plenty of time to plan to experience it this year. With new attractions like Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, it’s a great time to spend a day at EPCOT!