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 14, 2022 - November 219, 2022.
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.
We don't have details yet for 2021, but here is what the festival offered in 2019. This article will be updated as soon as we have details for this years festival.
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)
- Appleseed Orchard (Canada)
- Belgium (Between France and Morocco)
- Brew Wing at the Odyssey
- Coastal Eats (Near Mission Space)
- Earth Eats (Hosted by Impossible near Port of Entry)
- Flavors from Fire (Near Test Track)
- The Fry Basket (Near Test Track)
- Greece (Near Morocco)
- Hawai'i (Near Port of Entry)
- Hops & Barley (American Adventure)
- India (Near China)
- Ireland (Near the United Kingdom)
- Kenya (Near Refreshment Outpost)
- Mac & Eats (Near Mission Space)
- The Noodle Exchange (Near Disney Traders)
- Shimmering Sips (Hosted by Corkcicle near Port of Entry)
- Spain (Between Italy and Germany)
- The Swanky Sauce Swine (Near Disney Traders)
- Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)
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.
Get the full menus for all booths for 2022 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).
The concert lineup for 2022 is as follows:
July 14 and 15
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
July 16 to 18
Tonic - NEW!
July 22 and 23
Jeremy Camp - NEW!
July 24 and 25
July 29 and 30
July 31 and August 1
Joey Fatone & Friends
August 5 to 8
The Devon Allman Project
August 12 and 13
August 14 and 15
Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
August 19 and 20
August 21 and 22
Blanco Brown - NEW!
August 26 and 27
August 28 and 29
September 2 and 3
Kris Allen & David Cook
September 4 and 5
Hoobastank – NEW!
September 9 and 10
September 11 and 12
Los Amigos Invisibles - NEW!
September 16 and 17
September 18 and 19
September 23 and 24
September 25 and 26
Stokley - NEW!
September 30 and October 1
October 2 and 3
October 7 and 8
October 9 and 10
Robert Randolph Band
October 14 and 15
Newsboys - NEW!
October 16 and 17
Ray Parker Jr. - NEW!
October 21 and 22
October 23 and 24
October 28 to 31
Boyz II Men
November 4 to 7
November 11 and 12
November 13 and 14
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:
- Germany Pavilion
- $57 for adults; $32 for kids
Coral Reef Restaurant
- The Seas Pavilion
- $69 for adults; $22 for kids
The Garden Grill Restaurant
- The Land Pavilion
- $66 for adults; $43 for kids
Le Cellier Steakhouse
- Canada Pavilion
- $79 for adults; $28 for kids
Regal Eagle Smokehouse (same day dining packages only)
- American Adventure Pavilion
- $34.99 for adults; $16.99 for kids
Spice Road Restaurant (same day dining packages only)
- Morocco Pavilion
- $44 for adults; $16 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.
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.
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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