The 2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival gets underway at Walt Disney World

Jul 14, 2022 in "Epcot International Food and Wine Festival"

Opening day at the 2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
Posted: Thursday July 14, 2022 9:20am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The 129 day EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival kicks off today at Walt Disney World Resort and continues through November 19 2022.

More than 25 festival food and wine marketplaces located throughout EPCOT celebrate the best in global food and drink.

New at the Global Marketplaces kiosks

Debuting this year is The Fry Basket featuring French fries presented with unique savory and sweet toppings including the Fry Flight which features three different flavors: Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Fries; Barbecued Bacon Fries with smoked aïoli; and Sweet Potato Casserole Fries with candied pecans, toasted marshmallow cream and caramel whisky

India returns with three brand-new items: Crispy Paneer with Mango-Curry Ketchup, Potato and Pea Samosa with Coriander-Lime Cream, and Chicken Tikka Masala with Fennel-spiced Yogurt and Naan Bread

The Belgium marketplace, opening at 8:30 a.m. daily, serves up Belgian Waffles topped with either Warm Chocolate Ganache or Berry Compote and Whipped Cream, as well as Chilled Mocha Coffee – perfect for those who want to get an early start on their epicurean journey

The Swanky Saucy Swine sees the return of a fan favorite: Crispy Barbecued Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese, and a new item: Grilled Pork Shoulder Lettuce Wrap with Charred Corn Salsa, Pickled Red Onion, and Cilantro-Lime

Hops & Barley showcases the best of America with a new Chesapeake Crab Slider with Tangy Coleslaw and Cajun Remoulade, as well as Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

The Alps showcases a new item that’s perfect for the changing seasons: Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Riesling-poached Pears, Red Wine-braised Figs, Candied Pecans, Honey, and Cranberry Toast

Dozens more returning favorite dishes can be found throughout the Festival at the Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, Greece, Japan, Brazil, Coastal Eats and Flavors From Fire Marketplaces.

Full menus for the 2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Global Marketplace kiosks.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series

Live musical performances at the America Gardens Theatre are scheduled to feature internationally recognized artists Friday through Monday and local bands rocking the house Tuesday through Thursday.

With genres spanning Rock, Latin, Rap, Pop, Country, Gospel and more, some of this year’s lineup includes:

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Tonic
  • Blanco Brown
  • Hoobastank
  • Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Sheila E.
  • 38 Special
  • Robert Randolph Band
  • Newsboys
  • Ray Parker Jr.
  • Billy Ocean
  • Hanson
  • Boyz II Men
  • Kenny G
  • Sugar Ray

See the full 2022 Eat to the Beat performer line-up.

Scavenger Hunts

In Emile’s Fromage Montage, guests must purchase five different items from the list of qualifying dishes available at select Festival Marketplaces (found in the Festival Passport) and collect a special stamp from each location they visit. Then, guests can receive a special dessert served in a festival cup.

In Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, guests purchase a map and stickers from select festival merchandise locations (while supplies last) and then explore EPCOT to find Remy statuettes to match their stickers to the map. Whether they choose to search for the ingredients or not, guests may then return their map to redemption locations in the park to receive a festival keepsake.

From Sept. 29-Oct. 31 (or while supplies last), special Halloween fun for the whole family is available in Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit. With the purchase of a map and stickers, guests can search around EPCOT to look for hidden decorative pumpkins themed to Disney characters. Whether they choose to search for the pumpkins or not, guests may then return their map to redemption locations in the park to receive a small festival keepsake item.

Food and Wine Festival Merchandise

This year, the festival merchandise team is serving up five new collections to savor. Guests can visit Festival Markets throughout EPCOT to shop for official event items, including:

  • Event Logo Collection, with something for everyone including commemorative apparel, accessories and adorable keepsakes
  • Chef Mickey Mouse and Chef Minnie Mouse Collection, evoking nostalgia for longtime Disney fans with an assortment of tabletop and kitchen-themed items, an apron and more
  • Princess Tiana Collection, an array of kitchenware and apparel with New Orleans-inspired culinary flair marks the beloved princess’ first exclusive festival specialty merchandise line
  • Chef Figment Collection, paying tribute to Figment’s love of all things purple – including beets – this fun new collection includes kitchen essentials, trading pins and more
  • The Chef Remy Annual Passholder Collection, featuring unique Remy inspired merchandise including apparel, trading pins and collectible novelties

Merchandise can be found at festival retail locations across EPCOT beginning July 14, with additional pieces debuting throughout the festival. Select items are also available on

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DCBakerOct 01, 2022

If anyone was looking to do Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit, Cast Members say it has been delayed and may start next week.

tpoly88Aug 30, 2022

menus are online and i would say you cannot do it all in one day as there is a lot of kiosks so pace yourself. was there this past sunday and was not crowded due to the heat. the fall is a good time to go as it cools down a little and youre more into having some beer or wine. i was disappointed that they have not used the big pavilion again between canada and england. that used to be nice as they had 4 different stations in there plus a person playing the piano. wish they would bring this back. they did have the apple cider station in Canada. I definitly saw they reduced the amount of food options at each kiosk this year but i was happy to see they had more wine. i think it was due to still being summer but it had a different feel than usual for some reason, i couldnt put my finger on why. ill be going back in the fall as they did have some good food options but was too hot to eat! Also do your rides early as going on mission space, test track and GoTG does not go well after being full and having a few drinks! :D

tpoly88Aug 30, 2022

ive never had to wait like that for any of these concerts, the Candlelight processional is another story all together.

tpoly88Aug 30, 2022

should be earlier in this thread. you can also go and search for F&W menus on this site and it should come up.

FigmentFan82Aug 30, 2022

were the menus posted here?

jerseygirl29Aug 30, 2022

Does anyone know how busy the concerts have been? We are there November 13-19 but unfortunately the only dates for concerts are the 13th and 14th. We are hoping to see Sugar Ray but are trying to figure out our chances of actually getting a seat being that they are the last shows of the season. We waited 3 hours to see Whoopi Goldberg for the Candlelight processional in 2019 and can’t even fathom a wait that long anymore - lol. Thought about the dining package but, the restaurants are of 0 interest to us.

bhg469Jul 15, 2022

Funny because that's also what I call the wings from food and wine.

mktJul 15, 2022

Cursed lollypop.

bhg469Jul 15, 2022

Was absolutely planning on going tonight to get some snacks, have a walk and enjoy the evening.. But, life had other plans!

scuttlebudJul 15, 2022

Right after sunset… if you use an iphone the weather app will tell you what time that is.

maleficentfanJul 15, 2022

LOVE IT! Does anyone know approximately what time the shows start?

DCBakerJul 14, 2022

Use the > on the right to move through the video/photos -