Dates and first details announced for the 2024 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World

Apr 23, 2024 in "Epcot International Food and Wine Festival"

Posted: Tuesday April 23, 2024 10:17am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The 2024 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE takes place at Walt Disney World August 29 through November 23, 2024.

This year's Food and Wine Festival is notably shorter than last years, which ran from July 27 through November 18 2023. 

Here are the early details of what to look forward to at this year's festival. 

Global Marketplaces 

Returning favorites at the Global Marketplaces include Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream or Warm Chocolate Ganache at the Belgium Global Marketplace, Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce, at Germany, and The Alps will feature Dark Chocolate Fondue with Berries, Pound Cake, and Meringues.

Emile's Fromage Montage also returns in 2024. This food stroll encourages guests to sample a variety of delicious cheeses served in inventive ways. Purchase any five cheese dishes from the official Global Marketplaces list in your Festival Passport, and make sure to collect a stamp for each dish purchased. Once you've collected all five stamps, bring the passport to the specified location for a specialty unique item to enjoy.


Here is a sneak peek at some of the merchandise available during this year's festival. 

CommuniCore Hall

New at this year's festival, CommuniCore Hall will open on June 10 in the heart of World Celebration.  Disney says that once the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival begins, the new space will add exciting fresh elements to the festival. Stay tuned for more.

Eat to the Beat Concerts

As evening falls, chart-topping musical acts and Orlando's top talent will take to the stage as part of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue. Performances will take place nightly in the America Gardens Theatre. Eat to the Beat Dining Packages will also return, ensuring you get a seat for your favorite acts—more details to come.

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts return for 2024, and guests can purchase a map (while supplies last) for Remy's Ratatouille Hide & Squeak and search to find their favorite little chef hidden throughout World Showcase.

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jeanericuser001Apr 23, 2024

Is that salt/pepper shakers that look like trash cans? ROFLMAO That may be one of the first times I ever intentionally felt the urge to tip over a trash can just to have some of the contents land on the food on my plate. hehe Disney you are too much. 😨😰😱🫢😝😍

DisneyRoyApr 23, 2024

On her own? Who knows. But this is a highly touted retheme of a greatly beloved attraction. This ride opening WILL drive business this summer. But Epcot can easily absorb crowds more than the other two parks.

sWANNISAXApr 23, 2024

I hardly think Epcot is the place to absorb that overflow. I'm not sure how much of a draw Tiana is based on the amount of discounted Tiana merch at that ap merch event last year.

mf1972Apr 23, 2024

i’m surprised they’re not starting the festival early like they usually do, but i don’t object to it. i know it’s a money maker for them, but a little break in between is nice. although i don’t think this is a factor, but i wouldn’t want to be standing in line at 1 of the kiosks in july/august. sometimes those lines move slowly.

DznyGrlSDApr 23, 2024

Gotta absorb the MK overflow once Tiana opens.

JohnDApr 23, 2024

I think they'll have a summer celebration surrounding the opening of Communicore Hall. But not a full fledged "festival."

Jcf8037Apr 23, 2024

I mentioned in the other thread, but I can’t imagine them forgoing this cash influx. I have to expect some kind of “summer fest” announcement to come. Unless it’s designed to drive people to the table service restaurants, which appear to be struggling more than usual?

JohnDApr 23, 2024

I think I'll do something crazy: Like make a reservation for a hotel somewhere along the Florida gulf coast and veg out.

ToTBellHopApr 23, 2024

I guess I’ll just starve this summer. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in my name to the Dollywood Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration.

bmr1591Apr 23, 2024

It shouldn’t. They’ll officially start the 29th or 30th, I assume.

vikescaperApr 23, 2024

Festival of the Holidays usually starts after Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving is the last Thursday of November.

BrianApr 23, 2024

It ends before the week of Thanksgiving, as has been the case in recent years. Festival of the Holidays should start Thanksgiving weekend. It just seems later because Thanksgiving is late this year.

BrianApr 23, 2024

It's a test. They want to see if the new additions to EPCOT are sufficient to drive attendance on their own merits, rather than relying on the festivals as a crutch as has been done in previous years and was less from ideal.

christine7257Apr 23, 2024

I'm excited to see how they use Communicore Hall in the festival. Really hoping for the return of some of the celebrity chef demos, wine tastings etc. Unrelated to the Hall, hoping that some of the individual restaurants go back to offering special events like the Tequila Lunch, Wine vs. Beer, Parisian Brunch etc. The festival has really been lackluster (to me) without these extras.