If you go on your Orlando vacation some time from mid-September through mid-November, you can take part in the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Or, if you have enough scheduling flexibility, consider planning your trip to coincide with this amazing event, one of the most entertaining and diverse annual culinary celebrations in the country. It’s certainly enough of a draw for culinary enthusiasts to plan around, easily offering enough to fill several days.
Food and Drink at the Festival
Epcot, one of Walt Disney World Resort’s four Orlando theme park properties, is famous for its World Showcase. This large section of the park is comprised of multiple areas representing various countries around the globe. During the International Food and Wine Festival, outdoor kiosks called Marketplaces serve authentic, fresh, high-quality food and drinks from these nations, in addition to other featured countries and cultural regions.
The festival debuted in 1995 and has continuously grown ever since. It’s a fun and filling time, while also offering exposure to the culinary traditions of so many international cultures. There are more than enough options that adults and children alike should have no trouble finding a number of exciting dishes to sample, regardless of taste. Fine wines and craft beers figure prominently into the experience, but there’s no shortage of refreshment options for the kids.
Other Aspects to the Festival
Of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without more than just food and beverages. Among a wide variety of activities and events running throughout each day of the festival, there are celebrity chef appearances, book signings, culinary demonstrations, cooking and pairing classes, seminars, VIP meals and parties, and more. Also, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series brings in internationally known pop and rock music acts, with particular emphasis on headliners from the 1980s and 90s.
Interested in Attending the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival?
We deliver exciting, engaging theme park experiences that provide enduring memories for the entire family. We highly recommend this festival if the timing works out with your Orlando vacation. We make all the arrangements, including reservations for VIP and limited-access special events. Our experienced, professional guides ensure you get to do everything you want to do in a leisurely way without any inconveniences.