The 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival will offer 32 signature global marketplaces like Hawaii, Hops & Barley, and brand new Rotunda Bistro! Be sure to check back as we continue to update this page as some of the marketplaces are not scheduled to be open until October 1st 2021. There are also some changes as we have not received updates on any seminars, and the EAT to the Beat Concert Series will not be returning this year. However Disney did bring back Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt will be back for 2021.
The BEST PART is still that this festival is included absolutely free with your entry to EPCOT. We hope you find this post helpful, and if you are planning a trip to Disney World be sure to check out our other FREE vacation planning tools. Our goal at The Park Prodigy has always been to help you save time and money on your next vacation. This includes helping you find the best time to buy Disney World tickets as well as book amazing Walt Disney World vacation packages!
SPECIAL NOTE: If you are still in the process of planning your Disney vacation need help picking the best time to visit Disney World for the festival be sure to check out our 2021 Disney crowd calendar below!
Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World this fall? Be sure to immerse yourself in the culinary arts at this years 2021EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. Taste your way around World Showcase and sample foods and drinks from over 30 unique booths.
The dates for the Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT have officially been released and they are July 15th 2021 to November 20th 2021! Yep, that’s right we are getting almost five full months of this years Food and Wine festival.
Unfortunately Disney has announce it will not be hosting the Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party this year. However they do plan to host a special Halloween event at the Magic Kingdom called Boo Bash! As a way to say thank you for supporting our small business The Park Prodigy is giving a $5 discount to anyone who signs up for our newsletter. That’s $5 per ticket!
Simply sign up using the form above or you can email Mike@theparkprodigy.com asking to be notified when Magic Kingdom Boo Bash tickets go on sale. Guests visiting the 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival during November can also request to receive the same discount for this years Christmas event!
The Best Time to Visit EPCOT Food & Wine Festival 2021
As noted above the best time to visit the 2021 Disney World Food and Wine Festival is the entire month of September. If you are in the process of booking your trip or plan to visit during another month be sure to check out our Disney Crowd Calendar. We break down crowd levels, ticket prices, and average temperatures for each month.
When is the Best Time to Visit EPCOT Food and Wine Festival?
All of September
Oct 1-21 (Keep in mind Disney World will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary)
Nov. 16-21 (avoid Thanksgiving week)
It’s important to note that the 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival will be extremely crowded on the weekends. This is true regardless of which month you visit as it’s extremely popular among the Florida locals. One benefit of visiting on the weekend is the 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine hours will be extended as the park closes later. This will allow you to take advantage of lower crowds late in the evening.
The Best Disney Resorts for the 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival
Hotels in Walking Distance to 2021 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
The Disney Yacht Club Resort
Disney’s Beach Club
Swan & Dolphin (friendly neighbor resorts)
Disney Skyliner Access to 2021 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Art of Animation Resort
What’s Included With Your 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Tickets?
Access to the 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival at World Showcase is included with your regular Walt Disney World ticket. It’s important to note that food and drink tastings are NOT included in the cost of your ticket.
With over 30 booths and 3-4 pairings per booth this can be one of the more expensive days you spend at Disney. For the most part, tastings at each booth will run you between $5.00-$9.00 for food and $4.00-$10.00 for drinks. Disney also offers special tasting and seminars which we will cover later in this post.
With that being said there are a ton of free things to do at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. These include unique character meet-and-greets, cook book signings, and a family play zone for the kids.
Some of the other free entertainment options at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival include the Disney Du Jour Dance Party in future world, Radio Disney Djs on the weekend, and the Eat to the Beat series.
Other Notable 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Activities (Announced back for 2021)
Emile’s Fromage Montage: This family friendly event invites guests to purchase any five cheese dishes from the marketplace booths. Once guests collect a stamp for each cheese dish purchased they win a complimentary bite size cheese cake!
Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt: Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt is available for purchase at the major gift shops for $6.99 plus tax. Match the 15 stickers of Remy and a food item of the locations on the map and earn a prize!
EPCOT Food and Wine Map 2021
With over 30 booths to taste from a great game plan is a must to see all that EPCOT food and Wine has to offer. Luckily Disney has provided us with tools to tackle this event. You can also take a look at our EPCOT Park Planto make sure you don’t miss any of the amazing rides at Disney.
Each map during the festival has a separate section numbering all of the food booths.
2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Times Guide
Disney releases their times guides weekly and this will fill you in on all of the special events going on that day.
These passport booklets are available for FREE throughout the park. They include all food and beverage options at each booth. They also allow you to stamp and track which booths you have visited.
Our Favorite Food Items So Far at the 2021 Food and Wine Festival
If you’re getting ready for your trip to Walt Disney World and are a little overwhelmed by everything you can enjoy at the 2021 Food and Wine Festival we don’t blame you! In our opinion it would take multiple days (and a huge appetite) to try everything this amazing festival has to offer. If you are simply looking for the best of the best here is a short list we put together of everything we have tried so far!
What are the best items at the 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival?
Griddled Cheese with Pistachios and Honey (Greece)
New England Lobster Roll: Lobster with Herb Mayonnaise on a Griddled Roll (Hops & Barley)
Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard (Ireland)
Taco de Ribeye (Mexico)
2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Booths
Every booth at the 2021 Disney World Food and Wine Festival has a different theme. Some of the themes are a specific country, including a booth for all eleven World Showcase countries. Other booths are broader regions from around the globe, and many booths up front are unique food types.
Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2021 Booths
Explore global marketplaces below and eat your way around the world!
Indulge in comforting Alpine cuisine, like warm Raclette Swiss cheese served with a baguette.
Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Alpine Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette
Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette
Blueberry and Almond Frangipane Tart with Crème Fraîche
Huber Vision Grüner Veltliner, Austria
Cave De La Côte Rosé Gamay, Romand
René Favre Dôle, Chamoson
Embark on a culinary journey Down Under as you sample popular Australian dishes.
Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp with Pineapple, Pepper, Onion and Snap Peas (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Roasted Lamb Chop with Sweet Potato Purée, Bush Berry Pea Salad and Pistachio-Pomegranate Gremolata (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Deconstructed Pavlova with Pastry Cream, Citrus-macerated Berries and Lemon Myrtle Meringue (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Coopers Brewery Original Pale Ale
Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Robert Oatley Chardonnay
Château Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon
Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.
Celebrate autumn with delicious apple creations paired with ciders and beers.
Apple Crumble Tart
Apple Chips (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic)
Cinnamon Apple Cider (non-alcoholic)
Collective Arts Brewing Circling the Sun Hard Cider, Ontario, Canada
Original Sin Hard Cider McIntosh, New York, NY
Blake’s Hard Cider Saint Chéri Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry, Armada, MI
Big Storm Brewing Co. Apple Blonde Ale, Clearwater, FL
3 Daughters Brewing Apple Pecan Brown Ale, St. Petersburg, FL
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Apple-y Ever After Green Apple Sour Ale, Orlando, FL
Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta® Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Maple Syrup, and Mini Marshmallows
CORKCICLE® Classic Tumbler
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a fluffy Belgian waffle—or enjoy a savory beer-braised beef dish.
Beer-braised Beef served with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes
Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache
Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
St. Bernardus Witbier
Belgian Abbey Ale
Delirium Red Fruit Beer
Chimay Dorée Gold
Chilled Coffee featuring Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
Dig into South American cuisine and culture with the Land of the Palms’ finest fare.
Moqueca: Brazilian Seafood Stew featuring Scallops, Shrimp, and White Fish with Coconut-Lime Sauce and Steamed Rice (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Crispy Pork Belly with Black Beans, Tomato and Onions (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread (gluten/wheat-friendly)
M.I.A. Beer Company Limāo Lager, Doral, FL
Frozen Caipirinha featuring LeBlon Cachaça
Brew-Wing at the Epcot Experience – NEW!
Explore an array of crowd-pleasing picks like chicken wings and flatbreads—along with assorted beers and ciders.
Garlic-Parmesan Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Barbecue Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Traditional Buffalo Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Teriyaki-Sesame Wings with Celery and Ranch
Mango-Habanero Wings with Celery and Ranch (gluten/wheat-friendly)
NEW Brussel Sprouts
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company Pineapple Vibes Blonde Ale, Orlando, FL
Central 28 Beer Company Groveland Road Blood Orange IPA, DeBary, FL
Wild Mushroom and Truffle Tart with Gruyère and Crème Fraîche
Chilled Crab and Avocado Parfait with Caviar (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Domaine Carneros Cuvée Brut Rosé, California
Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE®
Get the brunch party started! Sample sweet treats and mimosas mixed with the perfect twist.
Shimmering Strawberry Soft-serve in a Waffle Cone
Banana Bread with Mixed Berry Compote (plant-based item)
Tropical Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Juices
Key Lime Mimosa with Key Lime Sparkling Wine and Cranberry Juice
Blood Orange Mimosa with Sparkling Wine and Blood Orange Juice
CORKCICLE® Stemless Flute
Feast on flavorful Spanish foods—like paella, seafood salad and charcuterie—along with beer and wine.
Charcuterie with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Spanish-style Paella with Rice, Chorizo and Shrimp (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops, Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar and Smoked Paprika (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Estrella Galicia Cerveza Especial Lager
Avaline White Blend
Faustino VII Rioja Rosado
The Swanky Saucy Swine – NEW!
Try out tantalizing pork dishes along with wine, beer or a cocktail.
Crispy Barbecue Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Roasted Porchetta with Pork-fat Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Lemon-Parsley Salsa Verde (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Soy-glazed Sticky Ribs with Green Onions and Peanuts
Crispy Pig Ear Salad with Fire Roasted Tomatillo Sauce, Pickled Red Onions, Queso Fresco, Roasted Corn Salsa and Avocado Cream (gluten/wheat-friendly)
Parish Brewing Co. SIPS Pinot Noir Black Currant Sour, Broussard, LA
Rombauer Zinfandel, California
Bourbon Bloody Mary with Labrot & Graham Woodford Reserve Bourbon Whiskey
Select dishes feature Melissa’s Produce.
Tangerine Café: Flavors of the Medina – NEW!
Treat your senses to traditional Moroccan cuisine, like grilled kebabs and a falafel pita.
Fried Falafel Pita with Tahini Sauce (plant-based item)
Grilled Kebabs with Couscous, Tomato-Onion Salad and Garlic Aïoli
Moroccan Spiced Lamb
Harissa-marinated Beef Tenderloin Tips
Stone-baked Moroccan Bread with Hummus, Zaalouk and Zhoug Dips
Pistachio Cake with Cinnamon Pastry Cream and Candied Walnuts
Fresh Orange Juice (non-alcoholic)
Fresh Blood Orange Juice (non-alcoholic)
3 Daughters Brewing Fig Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL
Bold Rock Ginger Turmeric Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA
Woodchuck Cinnamon Nutmeg Hard Cider, Middlebury, VT
Fig Cocktail with White-Cranberry Juice and Fig Vodka
CORKCICLE® Classic Tumbler
EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Events 2021
It’s important to note that we do not expect 2021 Food and Wine seminars and special events to take place this year. We will be sure to keep this page updated as we receive new details on the festival.
2021 Eat to the Beat Concert Series
Although the official Eat to the Beat concert series will not be returning in 2021 Disney still have some amazing entertainment in store for us at the 2021 Food and Wine festival!
JAMMin’ Chefs (Canada Mill Stage)
This funky drumming crew breaks it down as they drum up fun in the kitchen using pots, pans and other unlikely instruments.
Mariachi Cobre (America Gardens Theatre)
Enjoy an exuberant performance of world-famous, traditional folk music.
Voices of Liberty (America Gardens Theatre)
Get swept away by inspiring vocal performances celebrating America’s spirit and beauty.
America Gardens Bandstand
The 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens with America Gardens Bandstand presented by Florida Blue Medicare, a live music concert series Friday through Monday evenings. Watch as local bands from across Central Florida take to the stage at America Gardens Theatre, playing popular songs of yesterday and today.
Explore show dates and bands:
July 16 to 19: Epic! Live
July 23 to 26: Champagne Orchestra
July 30 to August 2: Element
August 6 to 9: Sound Society
August 13 to 16: The Hooligans
August 20 to 23: The Vybe
August 27 to 30: The M-80s
September 3 to 6: Latin Ambition
September 10 to 13: Audio Exchange
September 17 to 20: The Hooligans
September 24 to 27: Epic! Live
October 1 to 4: Latin Ambition
October 8 to 11: The Champagne Orchestra
October 15 to 18: Summer Breeze
October 22 to 25: The M-80’s
October 29 to November 1: Element
November 5 to 8: The Vybe
November 12 to 15: Element
NEW! EPCOT Nighttime Spectacular – Harmonious
If you’re looking for incredible Disney Imagineering while also enjoying all of the sips and bites of the International Food and Wine Festival 2021, you’re going to love Harmonious. For Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, a brand new night time show has been added to the World Showcase Lagoon. This show will be debuting every single night when you’re 2o21 Food and Wine Festival feasting comes to an end. Make sure to grab a spot anywhere along the showcase to take part in this brand new celebration show!
2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Tips
As you can see there is so much to do and see at the 2021 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. We highly recommend a few strategies like the ones below to make sure you take advantage of everything you want to sample.
Use an EPCOT Food and Wine Festival gift card
A great way to budget your spending is to purchase an EPCOT Food and Wine Festival gift card. Simply load a certain amount onto the gift card and you’re good to go!
Pack sanitary wipes
You’ll be eating a LOT of food on the go and/or with your hands. Having sanitary wipes is a great way to clean up before and after eating. Pro tip: Try and find a pack that’s unscented so you’re not overwhelmed by the sanitizer smell as you eat.
Bring a phone charger bank
This year’s festival guide is digital. You’ll need your phone to find and scan QR codes around the festival and to download the My Disney Experience app for more helpful info. All of this will surely deplete your phone battery, so bringing a portable charger bank is surely a smart move.
Additional Food and Wine Festival Tips
Take a look at the EPCOT food and wine festival menus before you go. This will allow you to pick out your favorite food and drink items. Knowing which booths you want to visit will save you a ton of time once you get into the parks.
Stay late when possible as most of the crowds have gone home by then. We love to skip dinner and grab different bites right before the fireworks as wait times are usually minimal.
Share dishes when possible. We find that the EPCOT food and wine festival is a multi day event if you are trying to taste as many food and drink items as possible. Not only will sharing allow you to do so, but it will also help if you’re on a budget!
Florida can be extremely hot for guests visiting in September and early October. Be sure to stay hydrated and take advantage of the AC when you can. Many countries such as America and Canada have cultural films you can watch and out new fan favorite the Beauty and the Beast sing along in France!
2021 Food and Wine Festival Merchandise
EPCOT food and wine festival merchandise has always been some of the most popular among Disney fans! Guests can pick from their favorite Disney apparel including t-shirts, shorts, and of course Mickey ears.
Not to mention the uniquely themed EPCOT Food and Wine festival kitchen merchandise. Some of our favorite items in the past have included wine glasses, custom coffee mugs, and different kitchen utensils.
The Food and Wine festival merchandise is also a must for all Figment fans. As Figment is typically the officially mascot of all things food and wine in EPCOT! Although Disney has not released the 2021 Food and Wine Festival merchandise, be sure to check back here to stay up to dat!
EPCOT Food and Wine Questions and Answers
Q: How Much are Tickets to EPCOT Food and Wine Festival?
A: The EPCOT Food and Wine Festival opening times are typically 11:00 AM, with EPCOT Food and Wine Festival hours of operations mirroring World Showcase.
Q: What are the Disney World Food and Wine Festival 2021 Dates?
A: The dates for the food and wine festival are July 15th, 2021 through November 20th 2021. For additional information be sure to check out our EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Crowd Calendar. We can help you pick the best day to visit EPCOT food and wine.
Q: How Much is the Food and Wine festival at EPCOT?
A: This will vary depending on how many food and beverage items you decide to sample. Generally the cost for EPCOT Food and Wine Festival items will run you between $5.00-$9.00 for food and $4.00-$10.00 for drinks.
Q: Where can I find a EPCOT Food and Wine Passport?
A: These passport booklets are available for FREE throughout the park.
Q: EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Concert Times?
A: Each artist performs three times per night starting at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM.
When is The Best Time to Visit Disney World?
Our Disney Crowd Calendaris the best tool to help you get the most out of your time in the parks. We break down park crowds, park hours of operation, ticket prices, and average temperature. We also break down the best time to visit Disney Worldbased on specific times of the year and special events.
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