Every year the Epcot Food & Wine Festival gets just a little bit bigger and runs a little bit longer and 2017 is no exception. This year there will be 35 market places (kiosks), an increase of 5 from the previous year. Also, the festival will take place for a record 75 days beginning August 31st and ending November 13th. That’s 13 days longer than 2016 and 22 more days than the 2015 Food & Wine Festival.
The 2017 Epcot Food & Wine Festival will include culinary and beverage demonstrations, workshops, celebrity TV chefs, premium events, the very popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series, and so much more.
Returning for 2017 are the India and Spain market places. The 35 market places showcased for the 2017 Food & Wine Festival signify Epcot’s 35th Anniversary. The full list of market places and menus will be announced this coming summer. Also, returning this year is a Rataouille scavenger hunt adventure, the Party for the Senses, the Back to Basics Festival Center weekend series, and Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It!
So far, the following artists are scheduled to perform at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series:
August 31st – September 1st: Delta Rae
September 28th – September 29th: 38 Special
October 4th – October 5th: Christopher Cross
October 12th – October 13: Taylor Dayne
October 14th – October 15th: Jeffrey Osborne
October 25th – October 26th: Billy Ocean
October 27th – October 29th: Starship starring Mickey Thomas
Entry to the 2017 Food & Wine Festival is included with regular theme park admission to Epcot. The premium event dates for Food & Wine will require reservations. The dates for the premium events are expected to be announced this summer. Reservations will be accepted once Disney officially announces the dates. The phone number to book your reservations is 407-WDW-FEST (407-939-3378).
Look for updates and additional information at epcotfoodfestival.com.