Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival is an annual event that lets guests taste their way around the world while enjoying the global experience of Epcot's countries. This year's festival runs daily through November 11, 2013 with a valid park admission. This is your chance to interact with celebrity chefs, watch cooking demonstrations, listen to the beat of popular musical performers from the 70s, 80s and 90s, grab some unique gifts, and, of course, have the chance to taste the foods of over 25 different international marketplaces (see the full menu of the food kiosks here).
This year a new country has been added to the kiosks as Scotland joins the world cuisines. After the popular Disney film 'Brave' introduced kids to Scotland, officials from Scotland contacted Disney about being added to the festival. Brazil is returning after a year off, as well as Hawaii and the all vegetarian kiosk of Terra return.
Check out the Festival Center for:
Wine & beverage seminars
The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar, hosted by Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company
Authentic taste seminars
Meet ‘n’ greets
Celebrity chefs in attendance this year will be Warren Brown, Paula DaSilva, Gale Gand, Jamie Deen, Robert Irvine, DeanMax, Rock Harper, Jeff Anderson, Art Smith, Buddy Valastro, Allen Susser, "Cake Boy" Eric Lanlard, Duskie Estes and John Stewart, Donald Link, Bryan Voltaggio and Emily Ellyn.“Seasons of the Vine” film
"Eat to the Beat" entertainment is scheduled as follows, and is free for festival attendees:
10/10 - 10/11 - Edwin McCain
10/12 - 10/13 - Manhattan Transfer
10/14 - 10/15 - Wilson Phillips
10/16 - 10/17 - The Pointer Sisters
10/18 - 10/20 - Night Ranger
10/21 - 10/23 - Boyz II Men
10/24 - 10/25 - Survivor
10/26 - 10/27 - 38 Special
10/28 - 10/30 - Smash Mouth
10/31 - 11/01 - Spin Doctors
11/02 - 11/03 - Christopher Cross
11/04 - 11/05 - Hanson
11/06 - 11/08 - Dennis DeYoung, original member of the group STYX
11/09 - 11/11 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
And don't miss seeing the cranberry bog. Learn about how cranberries are harvested by floating them in a water bog.
For more information and park schedules, click here.