More details announced for the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

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The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in its 24th year and expands to 87 days with a summer opening for 2019.

Dates for this year's festival are August 29 to November 23, and here is a quick run-down of everything announced so far:

30 Global Marketplaces will return throughout the park, with new dishes including a Kenyan Coffee Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with sweet potato and corn mealie pap with Kachumbari slaw at Africa. At Earth Eats marketplace a new plant-based Cottage Pie with carrots, mushrooms and peas topped with mashed cauliflower and white beans.

Eat to the Beat concert series return, with performances 3 times nightly for a total of 249 shows. New acts include Lauren Daigle (contemporary Christian), Kris Allen (pop, alt-rock), Sawyer Brown (country) and Boyce Avenue (rock, pop). Returning festival favorites spanning a broad range of eras and genres include Plain White T’s, Sugar Ray, Hanson, Sheila E. and Boyz II Men. See the full 2019 Eat to the Beat concert series performer line-up.

The Disney du Jour Dance Party in Future World will expand to seven days a week. Sundays through Thursdays, a DJ will lead the interactive fun. Fridays and Saturdays, Radio Disney stars will make live performances. Actress-singer Meg Donnelly, from the Disney Channel original movie “Zombies,” will appear opening weekend, and more weekend celebrity headliners will join the lineup throughout the festival.

The Sunday Brunch with the Chef series in World Showplace Events Pavilion will kick off September 1 with celebrity Chef Jamie Deen and continue on select Sundays through November 17. The chef lineup includes Cat Cora, Carla Hall, Fabio Viviani, Andrew Zimmern, Buddy Valastro, Richard Blais, Robert Irvine, David Burtka, Graham Elliot and Aarti Sequeira.

Party for the Senses at World Showplace Events Pavilion will take place September 21, October 5, 12 and 19 (All Disney Chef Night!) and November 9.

“Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!” hands-on workshops on select Mondays and Thursdays through November 14 will offer new opportunities for guests to work side-by-side with visiting chefs, bakers, mixologists and other pros.

Popular TV chefs will be at festival seminars and other events, including Bryan Voltaggio, Kenny Gilbert, Maneet Chauhan, Jet Tila, Shaun O’Neale, Keegan Gerhard, Dan Pashman and Rock Harper.

Book & Bottle Signings by some of the world’s top vintners and chefs will return on select dates this year, in addition to the popular The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar, hosted by Ghirardelli, offering guests samples.

Culinary Demonstrations (available through November 16) and Beverage Seminars (available through November 17) will offer learning and tasting sessions select days throughout the festival.

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Article Posted: May 09, 2019 / 9:52am ET