Celebrating Culinary Adventures from October 1, 2010 â€” November 14, 2010
The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is an autumn special event that transforms Epcot Theme Park into a food and wine lover’s paradise with specialty food items, culinary events, sophisticated parties and live musical entertainment.
Epcot always features a remarkable collection of international dining opportunities and tempting spirits, but during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival there is even more to sample, sip and love.
Try delicious cuisine from around the world at special food booths set up along World Showcase Promenade. Explore specialty marketplaces featuring regional foods, wines and beers. Learn from renowned chefs and winemakers at special programs and demonstrations, and sample the finest cuisine from around the globe at spectacular culinary events.
Plus, there is more to do than just enjoying great food and beverage. Enjoy the Eat to the Beat concert series and unwind with a stellar lineup of celebrated musical acts.
When you arrive at Epcot, visit the Festival Welcome Center to plan your day. You’ll also find the Festival Wine Shop and the Wonders Barâ€”where you can purchase champagne and wine or attend official book signings with celebrity chefs and authors. The Stockpot shop offers marvelous merchandise, including the collectable marketplace cookbook.
Epcot Theme Park admission is required. Some Epcot International Food & Wine Festival events require ticket fees in addition to admission to Epcot. Availability is limited for some events. Events may be rescheduled or cancelled at any time.
You can even pick up a Food & Wine themed Disney Gift Card â€” a fast, easy and secure way to carry your money on your wrist, and simply the best way to experience the Festival. Just load or reload the card with any amount you desire, swipe â€” and you’re spared the trouble of getting out your credit card or cash any time you want to pay for food, merchandise and more. Get it throughout Epcot at ticket booths, Guest Relations, the Festival Welcome Center and a variety of locations in the theme park where food and merchandise are sold.
The thrills at the ultimate dining, drinking and music event don’t stop. Discover the many taste adventures that await:
Marketplaces & Promenade
More than 25 international marketplace kiosks are serving up tapas-sized portions of regional specialties. Explore countries on 6 continents through their most mouthwatering foods and beverages!
Eat to the Beat! Concert Series
Musical entertainment pairs perfectly with culinary fun during the nightly Eat to the Beat! Concert Series. Enjoy a varied lineup of classic rock, soul, R&B, jazz and funk hit-makers, from Boyz II Men to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!
9/25â€“9/27 â€” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
9/28â€“9/29 â€” Richard Marx (NEW!)
9/30â€“10/3 â€” Starship starring Mickey Thomas
10/4â€“10/6 â€” En Vogue
10/7â€“10/8 â€” Better Than Ezra (NEW!)
10/9â€“10/11 â€” Sister Hazel
10/12â€“10/13 â€” Kool & The Gang
10/14â€“10/16 â€” Spyro Gyra
10/17â€“10/18 â€” Jon Secada
10/19â€“10/20 â€” Sister Sledge
10/21â€“10/22 â€” Vanessa Carlton (NEW!)
10/23â€“10/25 â€” Taylor Dayne
10/26â€“10/28 â€” Boyz II Men
10/29â€“10/31 â€” John Waite (NEW!)
11/1â€“11/2 â€” Taylor Hicks (NEW!)
11/3â€“11/5 â€” Billy Ocean (NEW!)
11/6â€“11/8 â€” Los Lobos
Seminars and Demonstrations
Learn from the masters with the Festival’s exciting schedule of seminars and demonstrations featuring the fresh ingredients and secret techniques that go into some of the world’s most extraordinary dishes and drinks.
Special Festival Experiences
A special series of programs and experiences brings you renowned winemakers, guest chefs and speakers. Wine and beer tastings let you sip from the best in the world while delicious experiences such as the Party for the Senses dish up unforgettable tastes.
Festival Welcome Center
The Festival Welcome Center hosts wine seminars and book signings and offers sparkling champagnes and wines at the Wonder Bar. It’s also the place to pick up Festival keepsakes, including limited edition Festival pins and cookbooks. And while you’re there, be sure to check out the lists of famous personalities who will be appearing plus the times of their scheduled signings.
Visiting Guests and Sponsors
An impressive and diverse list of breweries, wineries, chefs, speakers and industry professionals are participating in and sponsoring this year’s Festival. Discover the guests and partners who help make the event possible.
Before and after the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, you can find merchandise that celebrates the 14th annual Food & Wine Festival. While you’re in the park, visit the Festival Welcome Center, which offers commemorative gifts, specialty kitchen items, a book shop and a wine bar. You can also visit the shops located around World Showcase Promenade for additional Festival merchandise offerings and artisans.
Disney’s Race for the Taste 10K & 3K
Experience the sights and sounds of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival as you race to the finish through the Walt Disney World Resort. Afterword, enjoy incredible tastes from around the world. With Kids’ Races and the new 3K distance, the whole family can get in on the fun.
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