Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Updated for 2023

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

One of these festivals is the International Food and Wine Festival.

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 year at Epcot. This year the festival will be longer than ever, running from July 27, 2023 - November 18, 2023.

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.

There are a total of 28 food booths you can visit for the 2023 festival.

Food Booths

As the name suggests, this festival is all about all things culinary! You'll find dozens of amazing food booths throughout the park.

You'll have the opportunity to sample foods from around the World. These booths are open starting at 11am until park close the entire run of the festival. The booths featured this year are:

    • The Alps (Near Germany)
    • Australia (Near Port of Entry)
    • Belgium (Between France and Morocco)
    • Brazil
    • Brew Wing at the Odyssey
    • Bubbles & Brine
    • Canada
    • Coastal Eats (Near Mission Space)
    • Char & Chop
    • China
    • Flavors from Fire (Near Test Track)
    • Flavors of America
    • France
    • The Fry Basket (Near Test Track)
    • Germany
    • Greece (Near Morocco)
    • Hawai'i (Near Port of Entry)
    • India (Near China)
    • Ireland (Near the United Kingdom)
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Kenya (Near Refreshment Outpost)
    • Mexico
    • The Noodle Exchange (Near Disney Traders)
    • Shimmering Sips (Hosted by Corkcicle near Port of Entry)
    • Spain (Between Italy and Germany)
    • Swirled Showcase
    • The Swanky Sauce Swine (Near Disney Traders)
    • Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)
    • Wine & Wedge

      You'll have the opportunity to have either appetizer sized sample of food, or larger full portions.

      See the full menus for all booths for 2023 here.

      Eat To The Beat Concerts

      The Food and Wine festival includes free concerts at the American Adventure Pavilion in the American Gardens Theater.

      These concerts are free, but if you want seating inside the theater you'll either need to line up early for a spot of grab a Eat to the Beat dining package (more on that below).

      Here is what you need to know about the concerts and the performers for 2023:

      • Location: America Gardens Theatre – American Adventure Pavilion
      • Dates: July 27 to November 13, 2023
      • Showtimes: 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM

        Performers for 2023:

        • July 2023
          • Funkafied July 27, 2023
          • Oriathi July 28 and 29, 2023
          • For King & Country July 30 and 31, 2023
        • August 2023
          • Funkafied August 1 - 3, 2023
          • Southern Avenue August 4 and 5, 2023
          • Tiffany August 6 and 7, 2023
          • The Champagne Orchestra August 8 - 10, 2023
          • Ruben Studdard with Haley Reinhart August 11 and 12, 2023
          • TBD August 13 and 14, 2023
          • M-80s August 15 - 17, 2023
          • Joey Fatone and Friends August 18 - 21, 2023
          • The Female Collective August 22 - 24, 2023
          • Ayron Jones August 25 and 26, 2023
          • Phillip Phillips August 27 and 28, 2023
          • Element August 29 - 31, 2023
        • September 2023
          • Baha Men September 1 and 2, 2023
          • Mercy Me September 3 and 4, 2023
          • Foreigners Journey September 5 -7, 2023
          • Ray Parker Jr September 8 and 9, 2023
          • TobyMac September 10 and 11, 2023
          • Hooligans September 12 - 14, 2023
          • Monsieur Perine September 15, 2023
          • Raul Acosta  & Oro Solido September 16 and 17, 2023
          • Latin Celebrity Talent TBA September 18, 2023
          • Audio Exchange September 19 - 21, 2023
          • Los Amigos Invisibles September 22 - 24, 2023
          • 98 degrees September 25 and 26, 2023
          • Latin Ambition September 27 and 28, 2023
          • Boyz II Men September 29 and 30, 2023
        • October 2023
          • Boyz II Men October 1 and 2, 2023
          • Wish Radio October 3 - 5, 2023
          • Mark WIlls October 6 and 7, 2023
          • Sugar Ray October 8 and 9, 2023
          • Icon Party Band October 10 - 12, 2023
          • Hoobastank October 13 and 14, 2023
          • Air Supply October 15 and 16, 2023
          • Evolution Motown October 17 - 19, 2023
          • Taylor Dane October 20 and 21, 2023
          • Billy Ocean October 22 and 23, 2023
          • Sound Up October 24 - 26, 2023
          • Hanson October 27 - 30, 2023
          • Rexine October 31, 2023
        • November 2023
          • Rexine November 1 and 2, 2023
          • We the Kings November 3 and 4, 2023
          • Sheila E. November 5 and 6, 2023
          • Epic Live November 7 - 9, 2023
          • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy November 10 and 11, 2023
          • 38 Special November 12 and 13, 2023

        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 for 2022:

        Akershus Royal Banquet - Norway Pavilion

        • Breakfast $64 for adults; $41 for kids
        • Lunch/Dinner $74 for adults; $48 for kids

        Biergarten Restaurant - Germany Pavilion

        • Lunch/Dinner $60 for adults; $34 for kids 

        Coral Reef Restaurant - The Living Seas

        • $69 for adults; $27 for kids 

        The Garden Grill Restaurant - The Land Pavilion

        • Breakfast $53 for adults; $34 for kids
        • Lunch/Dinner $66 for adults; $43 for kids 

        Le Cellier Steakhouse - Canada Pavilion

        • Lunch/Dinner $95 for adults; $36 for kids

        Regal Eagle Smokehouse - American Adventure Pavilion (same day dining packages only)

        • Lunch/Dinner $35 for all ages

        Rose and Crown Dining Room - UK Pavilion

        • Lunch/Dinner $59 for adults; $25 for kids

        Spice Road Restaurant - Morocco Pavilion (same day dining packages only)

        • Lunch/Dinner $47 for adults; $20 for kids 

        While taking advantage of the dining packages is not required or necessary, it is a way be certain you will get seating to a concert.

        If you want to dine at one of the same day dining package locations, I would suggest heading to that restaurant early in the day to ask about availability. Dining packages do sell out, and more popular concerts may not have availability.

        Paid Extras

        Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak

        Embark on a Ratatouille-inspired scavenger hunt around the Festival. You will need to purchase your scavenger hunt map and stickers from Port of Entry, the Creations Shop, or World Traveler at International Gateway.

        Once you have your map you'll search World Showcase for statuettes of Remy, and match the appropriate sticker to the location on your map.

        After you find them all, bring your map to Disney Traders or World Traveler at International Gateway to get a Festival keepsake:

        Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit

        This scavenger hunt will take place September 29 through October 31 to celebrate the Halloween season.

        You can purchase a map and stickers at Creations Shop, Port of Entry, or World Traveler at International Gateway. Then you'll search for hidden pumpkins based on Disney characters. Once you find the pumpkin, place the sticker on your map. Turn in your map at Disney Traders or World Traveler at International Gateway for a Festival Keepsake.

        The Bottom Line

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

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