Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Updated for 2019

Epcot has become known for its amazing festivals throughout the year.

One of these festivals is the International Food and Wine Festival that is held in the Fall.

Here you'll find an overview of what you can expect at this festival. When is the festival held? What type of entertainment can you find? How should you spend your time at this festival?

What is the International Food and Wine Festival?

This is a festival held every Fall at Epcot. This year the festival will be held August 29 - November 23, 2019.

This festival features food, exhibits, activities and events all centered around global cuisine and music.

This festival is held at no extra charge. It is a part of your regular ticket to the Epcot park. There are some extras you can enjoy at an extra charge, but they are not necessary to have a great time at this festival.

What Activities Happen During The Festival?

During the festival you'll find amazing food booths, live music, entertainment, and more. Here is what we know so far about the 2019 festival, and things that happened during the 2018 festival.

Food Booths

As the name suggests, this festival is all about all things culinary! You'll find 35 amazing food booths throughout the World Showcase and even Future World.

You'll have the opportunity to sample foods from around the World.

You'll have the opportunity to have either appetizer sized sample of food, or larger full portions. The Disney Dining Plan can be used for many of the food items, and is a great use of your credits.

Eat To The Beat Concerts

This festival features the Eat to the Beat Concert series. This concert will run August 29 - November 19.

Here are the details for the concerts:

  • Where: The American Pavilion at the World Showcase of Epcot
  • Date: August 29 - November 19, 2019
  • Show Times: Sunday - Thursday 5:30, 6:45, and 8:00pm
  • Show Times: Friday and Saturday 6:30, 7:45, and 9:00pm

The concert lineup for 2019 is as follows:

  • Plain White T’s
    August 29- 31 
  • Sawyer Brown – NEW!
    September 1- 2 
  • MercyMe
    September 3- 4 
  • Grace Kelly – NEW!
    September 5- 6 
  • Zach Williams – NEW!
    September 7 - 8 
  • Lauren Daigle – NEW!
    September 9 - 10 
  • Jimmie Allen – NEW!
    September 11 - 12 
  • TBD
    September 13 - 15 
  • The Allman Betts Band
    September 16 - 17 
  • Everclear
    September 18 - 19 
  • STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
    September 20 - 22 
  • Post Modern Jukebox
    September 23 - 24 
  • Blue October
    September 25 - 26 
  • Mark Wills
    September 27 - 29 
  • Sugar Ray
    September 30 - October 2 
  • Tayor Dayne
    October 3 - 4 
    • India - NEW!
      October 5 - 6
    • TBD
      October 7 - 9
    • Boyce Avenue – NEW!
      October 10 - 11 

    • Southern Avenue – NEW!
      October 12 - 13 

    • Kenny G
      October 14 - 15 

    • 38 Special
      October 16 - 17 

    • Baha Men
      October 18 - 20 

    • Billy Ocean
      October 21 - 22 

    • Sheila E
      October 23 - 25 

    • High Valley
      October 26 - 27 

    • Hanson
      October 28 - 30 

    • Sheena Easton
      October 31 - November 1 

    • Kris Allen – NEW!
      November 2 - 3 

    • Boyz II Men
      November 4 - 6 

    • The Hooters
      November 7 - 8 

    • Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy
      November 9 - 11 

    • TBD
      November 12 - 18 

    • D’Capella – NEW!
      November 19

        Concert Dining Packages

        If you have your heart set on catching one of these concerts, you might want to consider booking an Eat To The Beat Concert Dining Package.

        Since the concerts are free as a part of the festival, seating will be limited and hard to come by. If you book a dining package, you are guaranteed seating for the show.

        Here is how it works: you book a dining package ahead of time by calling Disney at (407) WDW-DINE, or going online to book here.

        Your meal will include either a buffet or a meal with an appetizer, main course, dessert, and a drink (depending on the restaurant). You will then be given a voucher for a guaranteed seat at the concert for that night.

        These are the participating restaurants and approximate prices for 2019 (please note that prices may change):

        Biergarten Restaurant
        Germany Pavilion 
        Lunch: $55 for adults; $31 for kids 
        Dinner: $55 for adults; $31 for kids

        Chefs de France
        France Pavilion 
        Lunch: $60.99 for adults; $16.99 for kids 
        Dinner: $69.99 for adults; $21.99 for kids

        Coral Reef Restaurant
        The Seas Pavilion 
        Lunch: $69 for adults; $22 for kids 
        Dinner: $69 for adults; $22 for kids

        The Garden Grill Restaurant
        The Land Pavilion 
        Breakfast: $49 for adults; $30 for kids 
        Lunch: $63 for adults; $38 for kids 
        Dinner: $63 for adults; $38 for kids

        La Hacienda de San Angel
        Mexico Pavilion 
        Dinner: $82 for adults; $23 for kids

        Nine Dragons Restaurant
        China Pavilion 
        Lunch: $52 for adults; $16.99 for kids 
        Dinner: $59.95 for adults; $18.50 for kids

        Restaurant Marrakesh
        Morocco Pavilion 
        Lunch: $52 for adults; $19 for kids 
        Dinner: $63 for adults; $19 for kids

        Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
        United Kingdom Pavilion 
        Lunch: $57 for adults; $22 for kids 
        Dinner: $57 for adults; $22 for kids

        San Angel Inn Restaurante
        Mexico Pavilion 
        Lunch: $60 for adults; $20 for kids 
        Dinner: $75 for adults; $23 for kids

        Spice Road Table
        Morocco Pavilion 
        Lunch: $52 for adults; $19 for kids 
        Dinner: $63 for adults; $19 for kids

        Teppan Edo
        Japan Pavilion 
        Lunch: $68 for adults; $19.25 for kids 
        Dinner: $78 for adults; $22 for kids

        Tokyo Dining
        Japan Pavilion 
        Lunch: $68 for adults; $19.25 for kids 
        Dinner: $78 for adults; $22 for kids

        Tutto Italia Ristorante
        Italy Pavilion 
        Lunch: $64 for adults; $22 for kids 
        Dinner: $70 for adults; $25 for kids

        Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
        Italy Pavilion 
        Lunch: $54 for adults; $20 for kids 
        Dinner: $57 for adults; $24 for kids

        While taking advantage of the dining packages is not required or necessary, it is a fantastic use of credits if you are on the dining plan. So that is something to consider if you are going to try to catch one of these concerts.

        Paid Extras

        This year the festival will offer Sunday Brunch with a chef. Tickets are $139 per guest.

        You'll start day with brunch and a champaign toast with a distinguished celebrity chef. Your chef will share their culinary tips and tricks, and you'll have meet and greet and photo opportunities. 

        • September 1: Jamie Deen (co-owner of The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia)
        • September 8: Carla Hall (Celebrity Chef & author of Carla Hall’s Soul Food)
        • September 15: Fabio Viviani (Fabio Viviani Hospitality Group, Celebrity Chef & Restauranteur)
        • September 22: Richard Blais (Chef & Entrepreneur)
        • September 29: Robert Irvine (Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible)
        • October 6: Buddy Valastro (Celebrity Chef)
        • October 13: David Burtka (Celebrity Chef & author of Life is a Party)
        • October 20: Andrew Zimmern (Chef, Writer & TV Personality)
        • October 27: Cat Cora (Corlich Enterprises & Cat Cora, INC.)
        • November 10: Graham Elliot (Coast restaurant at MGM Cotai in Macau)
        • November 17: Aarti Sequeria (Cookbook Author & Food Network Personality)

        In 2018 some of the other extra experiences also included:

        Fun for Kids

        This festival isn't all adult beverages and fancy foods. There are also plenty of fun activities for kids:

        • Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt
          Your kids can take part in a Ratatoullie-inspired scavenger hunt. They'll be looking for hidden statuettes of Remy all around the park. You'll need to purchase a map and stickers. They can be purchased for a small fee at Pin Central, Port of Entry or World Traveler at International Gateway.
        • Family Play Zone
          Let the kids run around while you sample your favorite foods.
        • Candy Sushi
          Let your kids take part in their own culinary fun by s=enrolling them in this seminar where they learn to roll your sweet sushi treats. A Disney Chef teaches this course daily at 3:30pm and 5:30pm in The Land Pavilion. 
        • Disney du Jour Dance Party
          Kids can dance and play 7 days a week at this fun dance party.

        If you are bringing your kids to this festival, just a word of warning; people enjoy drinking at this festival. A lot. So you may see drunk people sampling drinks around the World.

        The Bottom Line?

        If you are a lover of all things food and wine, you wont want to miss this amazing culinary festival.

        Ready to book your trip to see this amazing festival?

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        Still confused or need help?

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        See you at the parks,
        -Julie

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