New Global Marketplaces, ESPN Tailgate Tasting and Entertainment Surprises Add to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Fun Aug. 29 – Nov. 23
August 29 is almost here which not only is the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but it’s also the start of the 24th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! We have some new information to share with you today!
Starting with Appleseed Orchard Marketplace which will offer a unique variety of craft brews, ciders, wines and lite bites. This new marketplace will be located next to Le Cellier Steakhouse in World Showcase.
At the Appleseed Orchard Marketplace, you will be able to pair apple-inspired beers, ciders and cocktails like the Apple Blossom Sky while nibbling on Charcuterie and Cheese. Brews, ciders and wines will be offered individually or as flights. The kid-friendly Frozen Apple Pie drink will inspire a chill stroll to your next stop.
Even more sweet and savory treats will debut at the brand-new The AlpsMarketplace, where you can get a snow-capped setting while dipping into your dish of Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette, or Venison Stew with Crushed Potatoes paired with a refreshing Frozen Rosé.
Also new this year, families can enjoy Emile’s Fromage Montage where they can sample a variety of delicious cheeses served in inventive ways. Purchase any five cheese dishes from the official Global Marketplaces listed in the Festival Passport and make sure to collect a stamp for each cheese dish purchased. Once you’ve collected all five stamps, bring the stamped Festival Passport to Shimmering Sips for a complimentary specialty cheesecake unique to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
Sundays through Thursdays, a DJ will lead the interactive fun. Fridays and Saturdays will feature performances by Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country artists and appearances from a few of your favorite Disney characters. Plan now to catch headliners Meg Donnelly (“With U,” Disney Channel’s Zombies) Aug. 30-31, Jenna Raine (“A Letter to Me”) Sept. 13-14, Sky Katz (“Like This,” Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home) Oct. 11-12 and JAGMAC (“Like a Band”) Oct. 18-19 – you’ll want to dance the night away with family and friends!
NEW acts are joining the roster for the festival’s longest-ever Eat to the Beat Concert Series, returning this year from Aug. 29 – Nov. 19. Check out the full lineup here, and be sure to save the dates for returning guest favorite, 98° (“Give Me Just One Night”) Oct. 7-9, and newcomers BBMak (“Back Here”) on Nov. 15-16 and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (“Un Gran Dia en El Barrio”) Nov. 17-18.