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2022 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Guide

Fall might still be a couple of months away, but the wait is almost over for the foodie fête of the year: the Disney Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. This year, Walt Disney World’s foodie theme park is playing host to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival from July 14 to November 19, 2022.

For anyone keeping track (and we definitely are), that’s 129 delicious days filled with flavorful dishes and drinks from across the globe, plus a cornucopia of wholesome (both literally and figuratively) entertainment both kids and adults will love. Just think of all the tasty possibilities! 

Are you ready to eat and drink your way around Epcot and World Showcase with worldly bites and sips, live concerts by big-name acts and local musicians, interactive activities and healthy helpings of culinary magic and pixie dust? Then bring your appetite and a thirst for adventure (and wine and beer!), as we dig into everything there is to know about the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2022. 

Epcot Food and Wine Festival 101 – What Is It?

Mexican Ruin at Epcot

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is an annual celebration of flavors from around the world, offering everything from country-themed global marketplaces and a cheesy food stroll to family-friendly entertainment like live music and a squeak-tastic scavenger hunt starring Remy, Pixar’s famous Little Chef. It truly is a foodie fever dream.   

Best of all, almost everything is included with your theme park admission. That means access to: 

  • Close to 30 global marketplaces (food and beverage costs not included)
  • Musical performances
  • Exclusive merchandise
  • And a menu of culinary-inspired experiences that are chockful of fun for food lovers and families alike!

In short, if drinking around the world (showcase) is at the top of your Walt Disney World bucket list, or if eating, drinking and traveling just happen to be some of your favorite things, then this is the Epcot festival for you.

For a complete guide to the buffet of fun, be sure to grab an Epcot Food and Wine Festival passport on your way into the savory shindig. This handy-dandy pamphlet is a must when planning out your day, whether exploring menus, checking out performance times and or keeping track of everything you’ve sampled. 

When is Epcot Food and Wine 2022? 

Norwegian buildings with waterfall

It’s no secret that Epcot’s food-focused festivals are a highlight for many Walt Disney World guests. Luckily, Disney is more than happy to oblige, with events like Epcot’s Festival of the Arts and Flower & Garden Festival seemingly getting longer each year. (And we definitely aren’t complaining!)

Thankfully, Epcot’s fall foodie festival is no exception. For this year, Epcot International Food and Wine 2022 dates are July 14 to November 19, with the festival running seven days a week.

Currently, Epcot is open from 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM, with Early Park Entry from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM and Global Marketplaces typically available from 11:00 AM to park close. However, hours opening hours will change to 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM starting the last day of July (8:30 AM to 9:00 AM for Early Entry). For the most up-to-date schedule, refer to the My Disney Experience app. 

How much is the 2022 Epcot Food and Wine Festival? 

For those of you wondering if you need a special ticket for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, we’re happy to say that the answer is no. Admission to this culinary extravaganza is free with your Epcot ticket (starting at $109 plus tax for guests ages 10 and up). Just keep in mind that rates for Disney tickets vary depending on when you decide to visit, with prices increasing during busy times like the weekends and over holidays.

As for everything else, the food and wine (or whatever else you’d like to drink), however, are not included in the price of your ticket. So, plan to spend around $5 to $9 for food items and between $4 and $10 for beverages. For an easy way to keep your budget under control, consider buying a wearable gift card at the festival loaded with what you can spend. 

Where to Stay for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Planning to stay on resort property while devouring all those yummy festival eats but not sure which of the Disney World resorts to choose? We suggest you stick with one of the Epcot-area resorts or a hotel near a Disney Skyliner station. That way, you won’t have as far to go once you’re too stuffed (or tipsy) to make another loop around World Showcase. 

The American Adventure sign and liberty building

Depending on which resort you decide on, you’re just a walk or short ride – either by Skyliner, bus or car – away from your bed. Best of all, not only does staying at one of the Disney hotels in the Epcot Resort Area give you even more time to accomplish everything on your festival to-do list, but you can even go back for a much-needed, mid-afternoon nap to rest up and create some more stomach space. 

Walking Distance Resorts in the Epcot Area

Resorts With Disney Skyliner Access to Epcot

Global Marketplaces: Epcot Food and Wine 2022 Food Booths

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This may or may not be a bit of a hot take, but where and what you eat at Disney is as essential to your vacation as which rides you go on and what characters you meet. Yes, we’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again (and seriously all the time because food is awesome).

Think about it – food is an essential part of traveling. On the negative side, a tasteless or poorly cooked meal can leave a bad taste in your mouth both literally and figuratively. At its best, it’s a rich and flavorful glimpse into a culture and its people – and Disney’s International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot is among the best.

Unlike the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival in the spring, this delicious celebration has always put tasty things to eat and drink at its heart. Now, not to start a food fight with other amazing Epcot festivals, but the Epcot Food and Wine Festival has got them all beat when it comes to what’s on the menu.

For this culinary adventure, you’ll embark on a tantalizing voyage across six continents as you snack and sip on dishes and drinks inspired by vibrant cultures, flavors and cooking styles from across the globe. 

This year, there are 32 different “global marketplaces” on offer for guests, with festival-exclusive items spread across World Showcase and and the rest of Epcot, including a brand-new food booth, The Fry Basket.  

2022 Epcot Food and Wine Food Booths

Getting hungry already? Us too! Set off on your whirlwind tour through the world’s cuisines with these global marketplaces, or food booths, at Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2022. Please note that while the festival officially starts on July 14, some booths won’t open until around a month later on August 15, 2022

The Alps | Near the Germany Pavilion

Aside from warming up in front of a fire wearing a snuggly sweater at a ski chalet, nothing says Alpine coziness quite like a steamy plate of ooey-gooey Raclette Swiss cheese, enjoyed with tasty vessels like bread and veggies. 

Chinese buildings and gardens

Australia | Near Port of Entry

Take a trip to the land of Oz (that’s what the Aussies call Australia) at this Down Under-inspired booth featuring some yummy Australian favorites. 

Appleseed Orchard | Near the Canada Pavilion

It isn’t just Epcot Food & Wine Festival season – it’s apple season too! Get in sweater-weather mode with apple-forward eats, then wash it all down with an equally apple-y cider or a perfectly paired beer. 

Belgium | Between the France and Morocco Pavilions 

Delicately crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and with plenty of nooks and crannies to gather whatever deliciousness you put on top, Belgian waffles are a must in their namesake country, and at this European global marketplace too. Or, snack on some beer-braised beef with cheesy mashed potatoes.

Brazil | Between the France and Morocco Pavilions

It may not be Carnival in Rio, but there certainly is a party of flavors at this Brazil-inspired food booth, with dishes every bit as vibrant as the country’s annual festival, such as the quintessential feijoada and the popular Brazilian cheese-bread balls.   

Brew-Wing | In the Odyssey Building

Beer and wings. Like macaroni and cheese or peanut butter and jelly (or, how about PB&J sticky wings?), these pub favorites are a culinary match made in heaven. Hoping for some veggies with your chicken? Crispy brussels sprouts with a kick are also available.

Canada | Near the Canada Pavilion 

It gets cold in the Great White North. Take the chill off (we know this is Florida and it’s hot outside, but channel Figment and use your imagination) with cozy yet refined dishes that are every bit as warm and hearty as our neighbors to the north. 

China | Near the China Pavilion

With over 5,000 years of recorded history, an area spanning over 3.7-million square miles, and almost 1.4 billion people, China’s culinary culture is as vast, varied, and different as its impressive stats. Try a few of the country’s most popular dishes, such as dumplings and bao, at this Middle Kingdom-inspired booth. Wash it all down with a bubble milk tea, beer or cocktail

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Coastal Eats | Near Mission: SPACE – Opening August 15 

Orlando might be an hourlong drive (or more) from the beach, but with this global marketplace, you don’t need to hop in the car to get some craveable seafood. Wash it all down with a glass of craft beer, wine or a Cape Codder cocktail.

Earth Eats hosted by Impossible™ | Near Port of Entry

Thanks to meatless alternatives, plant-based foods can be just as filling, satisfying, and flavorful as their original, protein-filled counterparts. Snack on some of Mother Nature’s bounty as you sip on a refreshing tea-infused Strawberry Freeze (with or without booze) or a glass of wine. 

Flavors from Fire | Near Test Track

As anyone who has ever gone camping before can attest, one of the best parts of sleeping under the stars is the flame-kissed eats. But, don’t expect ordinary campfire food like hot dogs and burgers. Instead, indulge in global-inspired bites like Bahn Mi Bao and the s’mores-like Rocky Road Chocolate Cake. 

France | Near the France Pavilion

One of the simple joys of any trip to Paris is indulging in crusty bread and savory dishes oozing with butter alongside a glass of wine. Here, you can have it all without even needing to unearth your passport. 

France | Near the France Pavilion

One of the simple joys of any trip to Paris is indulging in crusty bread and savory dishes oozing with butter alongside a glass of wine. Here, you can have it all without even needing to unearth your passport. 

The Fry Basket | Near Test Track – NEW!

Ah, fries. Addictively salty (or, if you’re feeling a little sassy, a little sweet) and easy to snack on, they’re a favorite for a reason. At this new global marketplace, choose from a classic French fry flight or opt for more worldly yucca fries. 

Germany | Near the Germany Pavilion

Germany may be known for its beer (and that’s definitely here too), but it wouldn’t be complete without some filling Bavarian favorites to soak it all up with, such as bratwurst and strudel. Prost

Greece | Near the Morocco Pavilion 

The Mediterranean diet may be touted as one of the healthiest ways to eat, but that doesn’t mean Greek food isn’t full of flavor. With ingredients such as lamb, feta cheese, and olive oil, traditional dishes like gyros and flaky spanakopita keep both your tastebuds and heart happy. And whatever you do, don’t miss the griddled cheese for dessert. 

Hawaiʻi | Near Port of Entry – Opening August 15 

Disney’s Dole Whip may get all the glory when it comes to aloha-inspired eats, but don’t miss out on the Hawaiʻi global marketplace for other sweet and savory favorites straight from the islands. 

China gate and building at Epcot

Hops & Barley | Near the American Adventure Pavilion

Although Benjamin Franklin never actually said “God made beer because he loves us and wants us to be happy”, America’s love for that potent brew of hops and barley endures. Toast the forefathers with a patriotic pint of craft beer or a glass of wine, along with all-American dishes like cajun-spiced crab sliders and sweet carrot cake. 

India | Near the China Pavilion

From the riot of colors to the ear-popping sounds of the city, India can feel like a delightful sensory overload. The same can be said for its cuisine. Come for the spice-filled curries and crispy samosas, stay for the palate-pleasing balance of flavors. 

Ireland | Near the United Kingdom Pavilion

It’s the luck o’ the Irish at this global marketplace where guests can nosh on all manner of dishes beloved on the Emerald Isle. Irish favorites including seafood pie and Irish sausage are on offer. And of course, this verdant land isn’t a beer lover’s mecca for nothing. So, don’t miss out on a taste of Irish ale and mead, a wine-like drink made of honey. 

Italy | Near the Italy Pavilion

Italian cuisine may be simple, like savory sauces clinging to pasta or pillowy gnocchi, but it’s that elegant simplicity that makes it so popular. Take your tastebuds on a tour around the boot as you sip on a glass of Italian wine. 

Japan | Near the Japan Pavilion

In the Land of the Rising Sun, food can be as much an art form as it is something to fuel you through your day. At this food booth, tuck into eastern favorites like takoyaki and a steamed bun stuffed with teriyaki chicken, or try one of their boozy concoctions.

Kenya | Near Refreshment Outpost

It’s a jungle out there – of flavors! Set out in search of East African-inspired tastes and Kenyan culture as you dine on traditional favorites made with flavorful ingredients like Kenyan coffee and piri piri spices. 

France Building at Epcot

Mac & Eats | Near Mission: Space – Opening August 15

No matter what age you are, macaroni and cheese is a comfort food standby. What you’ll find on the menu at the Mac & Eats food booth, however, is a whole lot more adventurous than what you’ll find in that iconic blue box. 

Mexico | Near the Mexico Pavilion

Say olé and satisfy your appetite for south-of-the-border tastes with Mexican craft beer, tacos and tostadas. And while La Cava del Tequila may be on the list of our favorite Disney bars, you can get your margarita fix here too. 

The Noodle Exchange | Near Disney Traders – Opening August 15

Noodles are beloved throughout the world, but aside from Italy, nowhere are they as integral to a culture as the Far East. Get out your travel chopsticks (yes, that is a thing) as you slurp down a selection of slippery delicacies popular in countries like China, Vietnam and Thailand. 

Miniature Yellow Home in garden

 

Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE® | Near Port of Entry

The perfect brunch spot! Kick off your morning (or any time of day) with fruity, effervescent mimosas and a sampling of sweets. 

Spain | Between the Italy and Germany Pavilions

Disney Springs’ Jaleo by Jose Andres or Capa at the Four Seasons might be the places to go if you’re in the mood for Spanish food at Disney. But, if you can’t snag a reservation, this global marketplace is a pretty great substitute. Dine on vibrant Spanish fare like paella, charcuterie and seafood salad, along with wine and beer.

The Swanky Saucy Swine | Near Disney Traders

The name says it all! Treat yourself to succulent, smoky, saucy pork dishes accompanied by refreshing alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, and cocktails.

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina | Near the Morocco Pavilion

Air redolent with spices, meandering marketplaces, sizzling meats – a visit to a Moroccan medina is a feast for the senses. Tuck into such tempting, traditional favorites as pita stuffed with falafel and smoky kebabs. 

Other Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eats

Funnel Cake | Between the American Adventure and Japan Pavilions

These fluffy fried treats are a theme-park mainstay. Just for the festival, try a miniature version with plenty of island vibes featuring flavors like toasted coconut and rum.

Joffrey’s Coffe & Tea Company | Throughout the park

Power through the Epcot Food and Wine Festival with the help of icy coffee drinks and other refreshing beverages. For all the Disney adults out there, you can also make it boozy.

Refreshment Outpost | Between the China and Germany Pavilions

Craving more African-style cuisine? Stop by Refreshment Outpost for some Githeri, a Kenyan dish traditionally made with beans and corn.

Refreshment Port hosted by Boursin® Cheese | Near the Canada Pavilion

Your one-stop shop for festival favorites like poutine, ice cream, and, of course, something boozy to wash it all down. The Refreshment Port isn’t a paragon of global cuisine by any means, but it is a convenient stop if you’re just looking for an icy treat.

Have a Bit of Everything with Emile’s Fromage Montage 

Waterfalls of Canada at Epcot

With so many delicious dishes on offer, how can you possibly pick just a few to try? If you’re anything like us (i.e. the kind of person who spends entirely too much time waffling over which entrée you’d like at a restaurant – they just all sound so good!), let Disney narrow it down for you with Emile’s Fromage Montage

‘Fromage’ is French for cheese, and that’s what this food stroll is all about. As you wander around the park, you’ll snack on 5 different dishes starring cheese, from squeaky cheese curds and gooey gratin to the good stuff griddled and drizzled with honey or piled into a cheesecake.

And remember to collect the stamps for each in your Festival Passport as you go along, as you’ll need those to claim your free prize from the Shimmering Sips booth once you’re finished. Global marketplace stops on Emile’s Fromage Montage include:

  • The Alps
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Flavors from Fire
  • Greece
  • Hawai’i
  • India
  • Mac & Eats
  • The Swanky Saucy Swine

Canada Palace over water

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2022 Entertainment

All that tasty food and drink may be the main event at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, but there’s so much more to this foodie party than what the name implies. 

Read on for all the entertainment on the schedule at the 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival.  

Eat to the Beat Concert Series 2022

I think we can all agree that the only thing better than dinner (and breakfast and lunch) is dinner and a show. Fortunately, the festival (and really Epcot any time of year) has a lot of live entertainment to choose from, including the glorious return of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series.

Although the popular offering was unavailable in the past couple of years due to the pandemic, we’re happy to say that Hanson, Boyz II Men, and other hot acts are back for 2022. Concerts are held each night at American Gardens Theatre from July 14 to November 14, with showtimes at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM. 

Be aware that big-name artists only perform in the evenings from Friday to Monday, while local performers take the stage the rest of the week. Here’s who is on the schedule:

Friday to Monday Nights – World-Renowned Acts

  • Baha Men
    July 14 and 15
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    July 16 to 18
  • Tonic – NEW!
    July 22 and 23
  • Jeremy Camp – NEW!
    July 24 and 25
  • Taylor Dayne
    July 29 and 30
  • Tiffany
    July 31 and August 1
  • Joey Fatone & Friends
    August 5 to 8
  • The Devon Allman Project
    August 12 and 13
  • Christopher Cross
    August 14 and 15
  • Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
    August 19 and 20
  • Air Supply
    August 21 and 22
  • Blanco Brown – NEW!
    August 26 and 27
  • 98°
    August 28 and 29
  • Southern Avenue
    September 2 and 3
  • Kris Allen & David Cook
    September 4 and 5
  • Hoobastank – NEW!
    September 9 and 10
  • Jimmie Allen
    September 11 and 12
  • Los Amigos Invisibles – NEW!
    September 16 and 17
  • American Authors
    September 18 and 19
  • BBMAK
    September 23 and 24
  • Postmodern Jukebox
    September 25 and 26
  • Stokley – NEW!
    September 30 and October 1

Moroccan Buildings and tree

  • Shelia E.
    October 2 and 3
  • Mark Wills
    October 7 and 8
  • 38 Special
    October 9 and 10
  • Robert Randolph Band 
    October 14 and 15
  • Newsboys – NEW!
    October 16 and 17
  • Ray Parker Jr. – NEW!
    October 21 and 22
  • Billy Ocean
    October 23 and 24
  • Hanson
    October 28 to 31
  • Boyz II Men
    November 4 to 7
  • Kenny G
    November 11 and 12
  • Sugar Ray
    November 13 and 14

Tuesday to Thursday Nights – Local Musicians

  • C’Nergy
    July 19 to 21
  • Country Airwaves
    July 26 to 28
  • Element
    August 2 to 4
  • Latin Ambition
    August 9 to 11
  • Epic
    August 16 to 18
  • Evolution: Motown
    August 23 to 25
  • M-80s
    August 30 to September 1
  • The Vybe
    September 6 to 8
  • Foreigners Journey
    September 13 to 15
  • SMB “The Female Collective”
    September 20 to 22
  • Epic
    September 27 to 29
  • Latin Ambition
    October 4 to 6
  • The Vybe
    October 11 to 13
  • 506 Crew (Reggae)
    October 18 to 20
  • M-80s
    October 25 to 27
  • Country Airwaves
    November 1 to 3
  • Foreigners Journey
    November 8 to 10

Other Food-Inspired Fun at the 2021 Food and Wine Festival 

Although one of the highlights of going to an Epcot festival is swaying along to the music as you nom on whatever dishes tickle your tastebuds, there are plenty of other offerings to feed your mind as well as your stomach. 

With a beloved albeit unofficial tradition built around alcohol and theming that appeals more to adults than youngsters, Epcot doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being the most kid-friendly Disney World park. Interactive activities like Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, however, are fun for both kids and adults and help you to appreciate design details that you may not have caught without the scavenger hunt. Epcot also has education at its heart, so you can best believe that you won’t leave the festival without learning something new. 

Italy Tower and gate at Epcot

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak

As fans of the movie Ratatouille know, Remy loves forgoing typical rat life in favor of one filled with adventure and delicious food. Luckily, the Food & Wine Festival has both. Track down Remy as he tries all the yummy things around World Showcase.

Pick up your map and stickers from either Port of Entry, Pin Traders – Camera Center, or the World Traveler store at International Gateway. While pricing hasn’t yet been announced for 2022, last year this seasonal scavenger hunt was available for only $7.99 plus tax. However, if pricing for Spike’s Pollen-Nation Exploration at the Flower & Garden Festival is any indicator, don’t be surprised if the cost jumps up to $9.99. 

Once you’ve finished your gastronomic treasure hunt, take your completed map to a cast member at one of the stores above for a fun surprise. Then, head over to the France Pavilion for a spin on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

2021 Food & Wine Festival Disney Culinary Demos, Seminars & More

Food is, of course, the centerpiece of any food festival. This Epcot festival takes it a step further by showing you the ins and outs of how the food gets made and introducing you to the masterminds behind the dishes. Unfortunately (we know, what a setup for such a disappointment), as they haven’t been confirmed yet for the 2021 Epcot Food & Wine Festival, we highly doubt that the hands-on culinary demos, seminars, workshops, book signings, chef meet-and-greets, and more will be returning this year. Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned for any possible changes.  

Food & Wine Festival Merchandise

Spaceship Earth with water fountain

Long-lasting souvenirs may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a food festival (we’d rather eat it, after all), but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t fun festival gear to be had. This year, you’ll find an array of themed merchandise on offer from trays perfect for carrying your delectable haul around the park to measuring cups and so much more. So, be sure to take some time to do a little shopping before you leave the festival. 

Well fellow foodies, that concludes our guide to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. While things may look a bit different from what you’re used to, this culinary celebration is sure to still pack a punch when it comes to flavor and fun.    

To make some time for all the Epcot rides during your trip to the festival, don’t miss out on our 1-Day Epcot Plan. Or, to save some extra cash for even more tasty festival treats, check out our discounted Walt Disney World tickets.  

Are you a Food & Wine Festival fan? What’s your favorite dish or global marketplace? What are you missing this year? Let us know in the comments!