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20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Expands for First Time into Future World

For the first time ever, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is stretching into the park’s Future World with four new food and beverage marketplaces.

The festival opens September 25 and runs through November 16, and will feature more than 30 global marketplaces for sipping and noshing throughout the park.

20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Expands for First Time into Future World

Along the walkway toward Future World West, the new Artistry of Wine & Cheese festival area will feature the Cheese Studio (offering a cheese sampler served on an artist’s palette to pair with wines) and the Wine Studio with premium wines on tap – each keg keeps the wine super fresh and holds the equivalent of 26 bottles, eliminating bottle, cork, cardboard and paper waste. Bottles, corks and materials from other marketplaces are recycled.

Then, near the Epcot Character Spot, the new Next Eats area will debut with Sustainable Chew and Chew Lab marketplaces inspired by ABC’s Emmy-Award® winning lifestyle series “The Chew,” starring co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz. Sustainable Chew will feature three dishes, and Chew Lab will show off hot culinary tech trends like a Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel.

Beginning July 15, you can go to for more details. Booking for premium events like the new Rockin’ Burger Block Party (details soon!), Party for the Senses and Signature Dining Experiences will begin July 30 at 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).


  • What happened to the information. It’s July 15th and no information regarding the Food and Wine festival events has been posted.

  • My husband and I started attending F&WF when it first opened. Now I am bringing my adult children and the older grandchildren. They have been attending for about 5 years. This is my son-in-laws favorite at WDW. Always enjoy the foods and wines. Some more than others, but always try them all. We are all looking forward to our upcoming reservation. We are staying at Boardwalk (my DVC home base) It is so very convenient.
    Thank you for wonderful presentation. Donna H in SWFLA.

  • Please bring back to Food and Wine Festival back to DCA!!! Pretty Please??

  • I am so eager to attend our first ever F&W Festival! The Chew is my favorite show……so excited!

  • It’s hard to write a comment in praise of cheese that doesn’t sound…well, cheesy! But anything that gives us more cheese options is good in my book. Bring on the cheese!

  • Looking forward to my 4th trip to Food and Wine Festival!

  • You mean other than taking over an entire pavilion in Future World (Wonders of Life) for festival space of course. And Odyssey. So not quite for the first time.

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