Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts begins January 8 2021

Oct 21, 2020 in "Epcot International Festival of the Arts"

Posted: Wednesday October 21, 2020 9:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today confirmed that an abbreviated EPCOT International Festival of the Arts begins January 8 2021.

'Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts' will include:

  • Over 15 Food Studios serving culinary art all around World Showcase
  • Diverse work of Disney and other invited artists on display in marketplaces encircling World Showcase Lagoon
  • Special photo locations scattered around the park
  • Paint-by-number mural that serves as a collaborative art project for all
  • Performances by favorite EPCOT musical artists Mariachi Cobre and the JAMMitors.
  • Scavenger hunt as you search for Figment around World Showcase
  • Festival-exclusive merchandise

Unfortunately the popular Broadway Concert Series is not part of the plans. The festival will run from January 8 to February 22 2021.

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DznyGrlSDFeb 23, 2021

Notes from NeverlandFeb 23, 2021

The affectionate name given to the times when Epcot is festival free.

Little Green MenFeb 23, 2021

Diet Epcot??

DznyGrlSDFeb 22, 2021

Last day of Festival of the Arts. Diet EPCOT starts tomorrow until 3/3 when Flower and Garden begin. EPCOT will be pleasantly dead this week.

Dizknee_PhreekFeb 22, 2021

Shopdisney has two MagicBands that weren't even at the park when we were there. But that's it. That's a good idea about FB pages though! I never think about that.

CrazydisneyfanlukeFeb 21, 2021

Maybe check Shopdisney.com to see if anything is available there, or even some Facebook pages where they shop at Disney for you.

Dizknee_PhreekFeb 21, 2021

That's all pretty much what I figured too. It was definitely a major bummer. This was the first time my husband had experienced FotA and he was really wanting the baseball cap. I just never dreamed there would be hardly anything left when we went. Of course some of the items I can find on ebay...for double and triple the original cost 🙄

CrazydisneyfanlukeFeb 21, 2021

Either 1 of 2 things. 1. Demand was a lot higher than expected and they do not have the time to restock the supply. 2. They thought the demand would be lower and ordered less supply. To me it looks like they wanted to ensure that the stock ran out before the event was over.

Dizknee_PhreekFeb 21, 2021

Does anyone know why pretty much all the merch was sold out several weeks before the festival is over? We went the 2nd week of February, and the only merch was a very small section in World Showplace. There were a couple of shirts, phone cases, magnets, key chains, and the art palette plate. And the cheapest ornament I've ever seen...seriously, the image looked like it came from someone's personal printer and was stuck on a cheap acrylic circle, and then strung with some of that super cheap curling ribbon you use on gifts. They didn't have any of the merch I had planned on getting in stock. Super disappointing. We went the exact same time last year and they still had plenty of merch everywhere. Is it just because of covid and decreased attendance?

GillyanneFeb 07, 2021

Does anyone know if either of the MB above are sold out in the park? I really want the AP one and family has a reservation for Tuesday. If I know they're sold out no need in waiting for her to check...

trainplane3Feb 01, 2021

Little bump but the Magicbands for the festival are online now. I don't recall seeing them there a few days ago. https://www.shopdisney.com/figment-annual-passholder-epcot-festival-of-the-arts-2021-magicband-2-limited-edition-400928065806.html?isProductSearch=0&plpPosition=1 https://www.shopdisney.com/mickey-mouse-and-friends-epcot-festival-of-the-arts-2021-magicband-2-limited-edition-400928065776.html?isProductSearch=0&plpPosition=2

SourcererMark79Jan 11, 2021

You're welcome, and I'll add there were some displays in future world east behind where mouse gears used to be. We would have missed them if we went to the right at SSE

note2001Jan 11, 2021

This is the info I'm looking for. Thank you. Everyone seems to be stuck on the food ignoring the "art" aspect of the event (aside from the ego feeding selfie stations)

TouchdownJan 09, 2021

So glad the lava cake and melted Brie in bread bowl are back, they were amazing last year.