Epcot Int’l Food & Wine Festival – 21 Years Strong

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2016For 21 years Walt Disney World Resort has presented the Epcot Int’l Food & Wine Festival.  This year the event runs from September 14 to November 14, 2016 and is the biggest to date.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2016

Here’s a look at this year’s offerings by the numbers:

  • 30 global marketplaces
  • 300 domestic and international wines
  • 50-plus wineries and more than 35 breweries
  • 250 Guest and Disney chefs presenting culinary demonstrations
  • 400 culinary demos, beverage and interactive seminars
  • 375 hours of scheduled seminars at the Festival Center
  • 186 Eat to the Beat concerts
  • more than 225,000 festival dishes offered
  • 100,000-plus desserts

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2016Guests can sample tapas-sized dishes, delicious desserts, exotic drinks and wines from countries around the world.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2016

Whether you wish to learn from Master Chefs or all about wines and wine pairings you can find it at Epcot.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2016

The Eat to the Beat concert series is back each evening featuring the following artists:

Sept. 14-15               Wang Chung NEW! “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
Sept. 16-18                STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
Sept. 19-20                Air Supply “All Out of Love”
Sept. 21-23                BoDeans NEW! “Closer to Free”
Sept. 24-25                Fuel “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
Sept. 26-28                Sugar Ray “Fly”
Sept. 29-30                Los Lobos “La Bamba”
Oct. 1-2                       David Cook “Light On”
Oct. 3-4                       Wilson Phillips “Hold On”
Oct. 5-6                       Blues Traveler “Run-Around”
Oct. 7-9                       Plain White T’s NEW! “Hey There Delilah”
Oct. 10-11                  38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
Oct. 12-13                  Jeffrey Osborne NEW! “On the Wings of Love”
Oct. 14-16                  Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Oct. 17-19                  Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx “Lady”
Oct. 20-21                  Christopher Cross “Sailing”
Oct. 22-23                  Toad The Wet Sprocket NEW! “Walk on the Ocean”
Oct. 24-25                  Chaka Khan “I Feel for You”
Oct. 26-27                  Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”
Oct. 28-29                  Living Colour NEW! “Cult of Personality”
Oct. 30-Nov. 1           Hanson “Get the Girl Back”
Nov. 2-3                     Soul Asylum NEW! “Runaway Train”
Nov. 4-6                     Delta Rae NEW! “Bottom of the River”
Nov. 7-9                     Boyz II Men “Motownphilly”
Nov. 10-11                 Sister Hazel “All For You”
Nov. 12-14                 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”

The popular hosts from ABC’s “The Chew” will be back again this year.  Five shows will be taped during the Festival.


No matter how you approach the Festival, you’re bound to have an eating/drinking good time!

Check out details of the Epcot Int’l Food & Wine Festival at https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/food-wine-new-experiences/


F. G. Mama

About the author…F. G. Mama, Katie McDill, has been in love with Walt Disney World since first entering the gates in 1976. After her two kids went off to college, she moved from Georgia to the backdoor of the Magic Kingdom in Florida. She worked several years at Walt Disney World performing as Fairy Godmother in day parades, the “Best of Disney” castle stage show, and the original Electric Light Parade. For the last ten years, she along with daughter and family, have enjoyed “living the dream” in Celebration (the town that Disney built) just across the bridge from Disney World. During this time she has collaborated with son-in-law Jimmy in several production projects including Orlando Attractions Magazine-The Show, The Mindy Mouse Show and FunaticsTV. Her other career included being a writer, artist/designer, special events creator and coordinator. Now she is enjoying the good life of Anna Maria Island, Celebration, Disney World and, of course, sharing magic at FUNaticsTV!

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