Everything new and different at the 2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

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2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival - Park decor and entertainment
Posted: Thursday July 15, 2021 12:55pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

This year's EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, running through November 20 2021 sees several changes from last year, along with some new additions.

Here is a quick rundown of everything you need to know.

Indoor Global Festival Spaces

With the festival starting earlier than ever during stormy July days, there are more indoor Global Marketplace kiosks. You can find them at the Odyssey, The American Adventure, Morocco, and Canada.

Although there are more locations indoors in various countries, the World Showplace is not open for this year's festival.

Festival Merchandise

Festival Merchandise is available at Festival Market kiosks around the park and Port of Entry in the World Showcase Plaza.

  • EPCOT International Food & Wine Logo collection
  • Belle Be Our Guest collection
  • Remy Shake Things Up collection
  • Minnie Apple Orchard collection
  • Figment Passholder Collection

Global Marketplace Kiosks

The Global Marketplace kiosks will open in two phases, with all open by October 1, 2021. You can see the full menus and pictures of the food here, and pictures of all the kiosks along with pricing here.

Open Now

NEW! Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience
NEW! Kenya Outpost
NEW! Rotunda Bistro at The American Adventure
NEW! The Noodle Exchange
NEW! The Swanky Saucy Swine
NEW! Tangerine Café: Flavors of the Medina

Appleseed Orchard Canada Theatre
Earth Eats
Flavors from Fire
Funnel Cake
Hops & Barley
Joffrey's Coffee & Tea
Refreshment Outpost
Refreshment Port
Shimmering Sips
The Donut Box

Opening October 1

NEW! Mac & Eats
NEW! Lobster Landing
The Alps

Entertainment at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

Voices of Liberty at the America Gardens Theatre
Mariachi Cobre at the America Gardens Theatre
Jammin' Chefs at the Canada Mill Stage

America Gardens Bandstand at the America Gardens Theatre
Friday, Sunday, and Monday: 7:30 and 8:30 pm.  Saturdays: 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm.

Scavenger Hunts

Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt

Kids of all ages can search for Remy on a savory scavenger hunt around the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Purchase your map and stickers from select Festival merchandise locations, including Port of Entry, Pin Traders, World Traveler (located at International Gateway).
Next, locate statuettes of Remy hidden throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces and match the ingredient stickers to your map.
Once you've found them all, bring your completed map to Disney Traders, World Traveler, or Gateway Gifts—located at the entrance to World Showcase—and choose a surprise, compliments of Chef Remy.

Emile's Fromage Montage

Sample a variety of delicious cheeses served in inventive ways. Purchase any five cheese dishes from select Global Marketplaces listed in the Festival Passport, and be sure to collect a stamp for each purchased dish.
Once you've collected all five stamps, bring the stamped Festival Passport to Shimmering Sips for a specialty prize unique to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

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Malfie Cent8 days ago

The only reason I go to WDW now is for the festivals.

Deanieb5910 days ago

And if it were closed you'd have nothing to say about that?

James Alucobond11 days ago

I don't mind any of the festivals except for Food & Wine. All of the others feel additive whereas Food & Wine just feels disruptive.

MorphinePrince11 days ago

Me too! The festivals are the only thing that makes Epcot worth visiting in a post-IllumiNations world now. Without the festivals Epcot is nothing but a collection of bland 1980s architecture, just okay attractions, and now a mediocre World's Fair staffed by clueless Americans who have no business at all being in any of the pavilions. This park really should be closed right now.

mikejs7811 days ago

I say, bring it!

castlecake2.011 days ago

I know there are reasons they’ve had to have continuous festivals this year, but I’m really scared they’ll look at numbers and keep this trend going.

castlecake2.011 days ago

I like the festivals too! What I don’t like is when they remove attraction space to put a food stall.

Deanieb5911 days ago

I agree-they're great. All the complainers don't seem to realize they don't have to do them at all. And I love how its always-"well if I was in charge"--well guess what? You're not.

Deanieb5911 days ago

I'm with you. Why all the bitching?

MansionButler8411 days ago

Now that fall festival season has started, I hope this expands. Serve food in the Frozen queue and move the line outside into the pleasant fall weather. Take the theater seats out of the theater that used to show something about France and let Guests enjoy the Beauty and the Beast Dine-Along. Close Mission Space and see if anyone notices and just serve food in the indoor queue and call in Space 220. Guests would rather be outdoors enjoying crisp evening weather and changing leaves while wearing their new (now-) $75 spirit jerseys from Creations Shop. Happy Fall, y’all.

TrainChasers11 days ago

I don’t think they’ve ever worn the “usual garb” when performing in the American Gardens Theatre. Yeah, they wouldn’t even let me bring my Joffreys in with a lid! Now let’s sip and stuff our faces while enjoying the gallery.

Apple Core12 days ago

And now comes the four-month marathon of close up shots of chewing food and amateur reviews of flavors and palatability.

mikeymouse12 days ago

Boy, for an area that was once strictly no food or drink ......

MisterPenguin12 days ago

The casual summer look is more appropriate for when singing covers of Olivia Rodrigo's songs.