With the Flower and Garden Festival wrapping up this month on May 29th, it’s almost time to start planning for the 22nd annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This year will be a record-breaker with 75 days for the event!
The Food and Wine Fest will run from August 31st to November 13th this year! That’s 75 days to sip, savor and enjoy one of America’s top food festivals, with 13 more days than last year.
To celebrate Epcot opening 35 years ago, there will be a record 35 Food Marketplaces this year! There’s going to be so many they’ll stretch all the way around World Showcase and into Future World. That’s five more than there’s been in recent years. Some of the new Marketplaces will include India and Spain!
Of course there will also be nightly Eat to the Beat concerts, celebrity chefs, hands-on culinary workshops and demonstrations at the Festival Center, Party for the Senses, and more to look forward to at the event as well. For families, the Ratatouille-inspired scavenger hunt will return for another year as well as culinary demos and dishes geared toward kids’ palates.
Stay tuned for more information about the new Marketplaces, events and the full menu as it becomes available! See below for more details about just some of the new foods for 2017 and subscribe to our news feed to stay up to date with new Festival info, plus our full coverage of the event.
Chefs are busy at work on new dishes for the Marketplaces, paired with wines, beers and ciders. We got a taste of the new crispy chicken with griddled cornbread and red-eye gravy for the Farm Fresh Marketplace and the spicy Korma Chicken with cucumber-tomato salad, almonds, cashews and warm naan bread from the India Marketplace– just two of the intriguing and delectable new tastes that will be in the 2017 cookbook. Another favorite was the charcuterie in a cone from the Spain Marketplace, perfect for strolling and tasting. For a favorite sweet, it’s back to India with the pistachio cardamom cake with a dollop of chocolate coconut mousse. And these are just a sampling of dozens of new tastes. (Photos Disney)