Your Guide to Food and Wine Festival 2017
It’s the most delicious time of the year! Food and Wine Festival is officially here and I’ve got the scoop on what you need to know to make the most of this unforgettable experience.
Food and Wine Festival will be running from August 31 to November 13 and features over 35 destinations to explore! Since Epcot is celebrating 35 years, they have brought back favorites from the past as well as five new marketplaces! Find the full list of marketplaces for the festival here.
When you enter the festival the first thing to do is grab your Festival Passport. This will be your guide to the offerings of this tasty endeavor. Your passport is complete with full menus for each destination, stickers to mark off what you’ve tried, and even photos of some of the foods!
The decor for the festival is simplistic and colorful. It features Remy from Ratatouille, which could be due to the recent announcement about a Ratatouille attraction coming to the World Showcase!
Walt Disney World Annual Passholders will be happy to know that they are taken care of at the festival this year. Each month of Food and Wine Festival, Passholders have the chance to collect different Passholder-exclusive buttons as a special souvenir!
Food and Wine Festival merchandise is plentiful as well this year. With shops all around Epcot, you’re sure to find a mug, shirt, pin, or even purse that is your perfect reminder of the fun you had at the festival this year!
Participating in the Disney Dining Plan? Take advantage of your snack credits to try some fun festival bites like L’Orange Cotton Candy and Zesty Cheeseburger and Cheddar Cheese Macaroni Handwich! While alcoholic beverages are not an option for snacks, most other tastings may count.
Pro Tip: Look through the menu with your group and decide together on which items you’d like to try. Divide and conquer by each choosing different bites and stretch your budget and stomach as far as you can!
While the food destinations are the main attraction at this festival, there are other activities to take advantage of as well. The America Gardens Theatre will be featuring 32 amazing acts throughout the duration of the festival at its Eat to the Beat Concert Series! The Festival Center features book signings, culinary demonstrations, and beverage seminars. Check out the Festival Passport for a full list of all the activities you can take part in.
If you’re a foodie, you’ll want to find some time to experience this tasty event! With over 35 destinations to explore, there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy!
What are you most excited about for Food and Wine Festival this year?