For football lovers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! To celebrate, ESPN’s Monday Night Football will be hosting an all new Food and Wine Tailgate Tasting at Walt Disney World.

The Food & Wine Tailgate Tasting is a complimentary program that will take place on select Monday nights throughout the rest of the festival season. During this 45-minute program, culinary experts will pair tailgating-inspired food and beverages for guests to try.

The food items will be inspired by the cities playing in the ESPN’s Monday Night Football game each week, and guests can enjoy a flight of the three sample size food items along with the complimenting beverages! While they enjoy the tastings, guests will learn from the culinary experts how to prepare these dishes at home.

Tailgate Tastings will be offered on September 17, 24 and October 1, 8, and 15 from 4:30-5:15 PM in the Festival Center. Guests planning to attend this event can pick up a wristband at the Festival Center each Monday morning starting at 9 a.m. for that day’s seminar. Additional wristbands and seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the event!

So if you’re a football fan and a foodie, be sure to stop by the Festival Center on these select Monday nights to see what’s cooking! Looking to learn more about the many Food and Wine Festival seminars and offerings? Visit for all of the festival happenings around Epcot.