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New Patagonia Marketplace headlines Epcot International Food and Wine offerings

Some scenes from the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
Some scenes from the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.
Barb Nefer

There's always something new at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and this year is no exception. When the festival comes to the park between September 19 and November 10 this year, it will introduce a brand-new marketplace chock full of tasty ethnic cuisine.

The Patagonia Marketplace will bring the flavors of Chile and Argentina to World Showcase. You'll have an additional week to enjoy them, too, as this year's festival has been extended by seven days. The new fare will include fresh, sustainable roasted Verlasso salmon, quinoa salad and arugula chimichurri.

Dining and drinking are, of course, the main festival activities, so that means plenty of special dinning events, a foodie Boot Camp, and a Friday morning nosh and chat cookbook event with celebrity chefs. The ever-popular Ocean Spray cranberry bog will be back, too, as will the free and fun passports that you can get stamped as you journey around the world of food.

Of course, you can Eat to the Beat with the popular concert series. This year it includes newcomer Jo Dee Messina kicking this off, along with Rick Springfield (Sept. 24-25), Fuel (Oct. 9-10), Jim Brickman (Oct. 23-24), Los Lonely Boys (Oct. 25-26), and David Cook (Nov. 6-7). Returning acts include the Pointer Sisters (Sept. 22-23), Christopher Cross (Sept. 26-27), and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy closing the event.

Click the slideshow accompanying this article for some photos from last year's event to help you get exited for 2014.

Did you know that the Swan and Dolphin resorts have their own foodie event each fall? Jump to this article to read more about it.

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