EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival 2022 - The Ultimate Guide

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The Food and Wine Festival Logo in front of Spaceship Earth
Everyone’s favourite foodie festival is returning for another year
Everything you need to know about the 2022 International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

It’s time to start gearing up for a unique taste experience when the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival returns this summer. 

One of the highlights of the Disney Parks’ seasonal events calendar, this popular festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will be tempting guests with a deluge of world-inspired treats, and the chance to experience a range of unique, mouth-watering dishes and drinks. We can’t wait to sink our teeth into this one! 

 

When is the International Food and Wine Festival

The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is taking place from July 14th to November 19th 2022. 

It’s one of the many seasonal celebrations at EPCOT that happen throughout the year, celebrating a range of interests and hobbies. Head to Walt Disney World Resort at a different time of the year, and you may experience either the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, or the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

 

What is the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

There’s so much to discover at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, from tantalising dishes to impressive live entertainment. Let’s take a closer look at what awaits you during your visit: 

 

Global Marketplaces

You don’t need to travel the world to experience a taste of some of the most iconic global dishes, as the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is known for showcasing a delicious range of worldwide cuisines, housed in the Global Marketplaces. 

Guests can expect a taste experience across six continents, including returning favourites from countries such as Canada, Greece and China, as well as a brand-new booth called The Fry Basket. The Global Marketplace menus have now been released, with some of our previous favourites being joined by some delicious new offerings. Our top picks include: 

  • Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll from Canada
  • Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard from Ireland
  • Roasted Lamb Chop with mint pesto and potato crunchies from Australia 
  • Chesapeake Crab Slider with tangy coleslaw and Cajun remoulade from Hops and Barley (NEW!) 
  • Impossible Meatball with herbed polenta, rustic puttanesca sauce and basil pesto from Earth Eats (NEW!) 

This is your chance to immerse yourself in a plethora of cultures, as innovative chefs will showcase their cooking skills with culinary demonstrations and other special events. Sip on fine wine, craft beer, spirits, and other beverages too as you browse the many food booths and festival merchandise. 

 

Four guests walking and talking to each other in front of Spaceship earth while eating and drinking

 

Live Entertainment

Throughout the festival, you can spice up your day at EPCOT with a live concert! The Eat to the Beat concert series is back at the America Gardens Theatre, with performances on select dates at 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8pm. Some incredible names have been announced: 

  • July 14-15 – Baha Men
  • July 16-18 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • July 22-23 - Tonic 
  • July 24-25 - Jeremy Camp
  • July 29-30 – Taylor Dayne
  • July 31-Aug. 1 – Tiffany
  • Aug. 5-8 – Joey Fatone & Friends
  • Aug. 12-13 – The Devon Allman Project
  • Aug. 14-15 – Christopher Cross
  • Aug. 19-20 – Journey former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
  • Aug. 21-22 – Air Supply
  • Aug. 26-27 - Blanco Brown 
  • Aug. 28-29 - 98°
  • Sept. 2-3 – Southern Avenue
  • Sept. 4-5 – Kris Allen & David Cook
  • Sept. 9-10 – Hoobastank 
  • Sept. 11-12 - Jimmie Allen
  • Sept. 16-17 – Los Amigos Invisibles 
  • Sept. 18-19 - American Authors 
  • Sept. 23-24 – BBMak
  • Sept. 25-26 - Postmodern Jukebox
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 1 – Stokley 
  • Oct. 2-3 – Sheila E.
  • Oct. 7-8 – Mark Wills
  • Oct. 9-10 – 38 Special
  • Oct. 14-15 - Robert Randolph Band 
  • Oct. 16-17 - Newsboys 
  • Oct. 21-22 - Ray Parker Jr 
  • Oct. 23-24 – Billy Ocean
  • Oct. 28-31 – Hanson
  • Nov. 4-7 – Boyz II Men
  • Nov. 11-12 - Kenny G
  • Nov. 13-14 - Sugar Ray

If you want to guarantee a seat at an Eat to the Beat concert, you can book a dining package at Biergarten Restaurant, Coral Reef Restaurant, Garden Grill Restaurant, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue or Spice Road Table. 

 

Family Fun

The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is a fantastic, family-friendly event, with a range of kid-friendly activities for your little ones to enjoy. 

Embark on a Ratatouille-inspired adventure, with Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt. Simply purchase your map and stickers from select Festival merchandise locations and get searching for the famous rat throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces. Once you’ve matched all the ingredient stickers to your map, take it to Disney Traders and choose a fantastic surprise! 

There’s also Emile’s Fromage Montage, where your whole family can sample a variety of cheeses in inventive ways. Collect a stamp for each of your cheese purchases, listed in your Festival Passport, and receive a prize from Shimmering Sips when you’ve got five! 

 

Check back soon for even more updates surrounding this delicious festival!

Want to experience the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival this summer? Make sure you book your Disney Park Pass reservations as soon as possible after booking your tickets to be able to visit EPCOT on your preferred days.

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