Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dates Announced

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Well, we are just arriving to Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival (which takes place March 5 – May 18), but Disney has already announced the dates for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival that takes place during the fall.

This year will see an even earlier start to the Festival, giving guests an unprecedented total of 53 days! The 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will start one week earlier than normal, beginning on September 19 and lasting until November 10.

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival features such highlights as Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Booths (mmm….delicious food and beverages), the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, celebrity chef demonstrations, signature dining experiences, and much, much more!

More details for the event will be released closer to summer, so I’ll be sure to let you know when they do!

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Posted on February 19, 2014

6 Responses to “Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dates Announced”

  • I’m probably the only person not happy about this. I intentionally planned my vacation the week before food and wine festival. One, to hopefully avoid any fall crowds. Two, to save money because I could see myself spending a fortune at the booths. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to tour Epcot with a toddler and hit up some of the snack booths?

    • Holly, you are not the only one unhappy about this. We, too, intentionally tried to avoid the Food and Wine fest primarily because of the resort crowds. We are staying at the Beach Club, which I’m sure will now be a zoo when we are there during the opening weekend of the festival. If they were going to change things up from years past it would have been nice to get more than seven months’ notice.

  • We always do the Food and Wine Festival with my daughter (who is now 4). We stop and let her do the Kidcot stops which keeps her occupied. They also now have passports that you can stamp at each booth, she loves to be the one to ask for stamps. Often, when we stop to enjoy our snack, she watched the performers at that country. There is plenty to do! I promise!

    • Thanks for this! I figured I would do the kidcot stops to keep him interested in World Showcase but the passports are a great idea! I am a little excited as I know I will thoroughly enjoy it, just didn’t want it to impede on my son’s first trip. Does anyone know if TouringPlans has a dedicated plan for F&W? Or is there another place that I can find how to best tour Epcot while taking advantage of the food booths? My current touring plan has me touring Future World early and then WS in the evening. I think now I’d rather do the reverse and avoid F&W in the evening.

  • Well I’m very happy about this, it means I can go as I thought I was going to miss it.

    Having been several times. there are only large crowds at Epcot on the first couple of days of the F&W festival but they aren’t that large until the evening. Nobody forces you to spend money at the booths!

    Personally, I have the DDP so I’ll be saving my snacks for use on a night out. The Kids Nite Out sitter shall be booked!

  • Uhhhh… we are leaving on September 19. Do you think it would be worth it to go in the morning? Is the World Showcase open earlier? We have to be at the airport at 15:00…