Disney shares more details on the upcoming 2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

Jun 07, 2021 in "Epcot International Food and Wine Festival"

Posted: Monday June 7, 2021 10:14am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The 2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival gets underway next month, and Disney has today shared a few more details about what we can expect this year.

Global Marketplaces will include fan-favorite dishes from Hawai’i, Australia, Germany, Canada and Greece. New Global Marketplace concepts are coming to Morocco, The American Adventure and throughout the park in July, with more marketplaces opening in the fall. Menus are still to be announced.

Entertainment will feature performances by Voices of Liberty, Mariachi Cobre and Jammin’ Chefs. The festival will also open with America Gardens Bandstand presented by Florida Blue Medicare, a live-music concert series performed Friday through Monday evenings. Local bands from across Central Florida will take to the America Gardens Theatre stage, playing popular songs of yesterday and today.

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt returns, and Emile’s Fromage Montage earns you a prize at Shimmering Sips after sampling 5 dishes from select Marketplaces.

This year's event begins July 15 and runs through to November 20 2021, which is very similar in length to last year's festival.

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tpoly88Nov 22, 2021

Having gone to the F&W a couple times this fall, i can say there are a couple things i noticed, wish they could bring some things back. First off, ive noted a couple times that there was A LOT more craft beer this year at the festival and sugary drinks plus, some of the food was too much golden coral buffet. That is fine as disney does their homework i guess this is what the masses want. this year as they did a phased opening, when it was fully open it was as crowded as ive ever seen it. i dont think extra workers at the booths would have helped, they were humming along pretty good. i just felt this year they really had everything close together and not as spaced as in years past. i was disappointed they did not use the festival pavilion between England and Canada which used to have a bunch of stuff in it with the piano person playing, was really nice. Next was Canada, all cider? come on Canada has some good wine up there. Also not in use was the old horizions building where they had classes and tastings which was fun too. They used to have multiple different wines in the American adventure area from all over the US, that is gone and the tastings of Australia is gone too ( have not had this in years), it was $20 and taste 5 wines. look we all get the covid thing but i hope next year they can bring back some of the luster that made this an event worth going to. Also please shorten it again from september to november. too hot in July. Yes i will be back next year, im not one saying im never going again, just wish a couple things could change.

jaklgreenNov 06, 2021

No discounts at the food booths. And every weekend is busy, especially the last weekend. Have fun.

CrazydisneyfanlukeNov 06, 2021

I'll be going with a friend to F&W that has a Disney Visa Premier Card. We are wondering if the dining discount can be used on the F&W booths? Also, Does the last Friday tend to be very busy?

SirwalterraleighOct 27, 2021

…new pavilion….CONFIRMED!!!

castlecake2.0Oct 27, 2021

I like that they’ve added a few of these little “festival parks” I’ll call them. It helps get clutter off the promenade and add more seating.

Texas84Oct 27, 2021


DCBakerOct 26, 2021

The Brazil booth has moved back to its refurbished spot - https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2021/10/26/dont-panic-the-brazil-food-and-wine-festival-booth-didnt-close-in-epcot-it-just-moved/

dreday3Sep 09, 2021

The M-80s...I bet they will be loud! A banging good time! I'll dismiss myself with ellipses...

DCBakerSep 09, 2021

Disney has updated the list of entertainment - 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

MisterPenguinAug 20, 2021

This is a close to what it might be, promising, but a dead end...

NthderivativeAug 20, 2021

Does anyone know if the band for August 20 thru 23, "The Vybe", is that old acapella group they used to have in the early 2000s? I can't find anything on this band.

LilofanAug 18, 2021

WDW has been advertising lately on getting more to apply to work in the parks.

seascapeAug 18, 2021

That is what the Epcot after 4pm ticket was for.

Brooklin Disney DadAug 18, 2021

I’ve always wondered why Disney didn’t open the showcase for a dining experience in the evening. Opportunity to bring in a paying adult crowd for dining using the Boardwalk entrance (small charge for entrance). They could’ve figured out a way to block off entrance to the ride section and use technology for ride access.