2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival begins in July

Mar 31, 2021 in "Epcot International Food and Wine Festival"

Posted: Wednesday March 31, 2021 9:03 am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced the dates for the 2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival.

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.

Most notably, Disney is not yet assigning it the "Taste of" title, meaning that perhaps we may see  return of a full scale festival for the first time since COVID-19.

We don't yet have many details, beyond seeing a return of Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt and the Global Marketplaces, including Canada, Greece, Germany, Hops and Barley, and Appleseed Orchard.

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mf197212 hours ago

my wife is the same way. i’d recommend the welsh dragon or leaping leprechaun from the rose & crown pub. both are a mix of fruit juices & alcohol, & i’ll admit they’re pretty good.

Goofnut198013 hours ago

I like the festivals and some of the kiosks are fun to try. But Wow, the prices have gone through the roof! It used to be $3-4 for a sample. Now some go up to $10... for a sample? hard pass.

HairyChest1 day ago

The week of July 15th would be a great time for the dining plan to be back. Just saying.

Figments Friend2 days ago

Why thank you! I do have a reputation to uphold. :) -

RSoxNo12 days ago

So is this a permanent "name change" or is this like the "taste of EPCOT Food & Wine Festival"?

MansionButler842 days ago

Mmmkay. Believe whatever you want. For completeness, the middle day of this year’s festival is 9/18. They are adding these 13 days later. I don’t know what the big deal is. Only 52 days to enjoy them? The 2010 festival only lasted 45 days.

GimpYancIent2 days ago

mergatroid2 days ago

To be fair, you do manage to pull all of the above off fairly well 😉

phillip96982 days ago

In previous years when this took place the new booths would open in early September. Which actually makes sense if you wanted to debut something new to keep the local interest since its the halfway point of the festival.

MansionButler842 days ago

It’s because 10/1 is the start of FY22. Changes routinely occur on 10/1.

phillip96983 days ago

It’s merely a coincidence that the booths open on the 1st and not September 25th or October 3rd? Sorry but I find that EXTREMELY hard to believe.

MansionButler843 days ago

That’s simply untrue. They did the same thing last year. It is a way to create new interest from locals in an event that now runs for four months.

phillip96983 days ago

It’s nothing more than a way for Disney to artificially make the 50th more of an event. I hate what they are doing. The 50th was an opportunity for plussing, not simply delaying what should have been in place months earlier.

Figments Friend3 days ago

Other natural habitats for Food n' Wine drunks is - The shallow bodies of water flanking the main walkway from Future World to World Showcase. Trying to climb the Mayan temple 'stairs' at the Mexico Pavilion. Passed out on benches between two 'countries' at World Showcase. Passed out in a stupor slightly propped up in a traveling time vehicle while traversing 'Spaceship Earth'. -