The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is quickly approaching, with its August 29 debut! 2019 will be the 24th year for the festival and this year, the event will run through November 23. (That’s a grand total of 87 days and the longest ever.) There are a ton of new things to experience this year. Let’s find out what you can expect.
First, there will be a few new food booths for Guests to experience.
The Appleseed Orchard Marketplace will offer apple-inspired beers, ciders and cocktails like the Apple Blossom Sky, as well as Charcuterie and Cheese. Brews, ciders and wines will be sold both individually or as a flight. For those looking for a non-alcoholic option, there will be the Frozen Apple Pie. This new marketplace will be found next to Le Cellier in World Showcase.
Also new will be The Alps Marketplace. Here you will be able to enjoy Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette, or try the Venison Stew with Crushed Potatoes. For a great beverage enjoy the Frozen Rosé.
Guests can also take part in Emile’s Fromage Montage. Here you will be able to enjoy a variety of cheese. Collect a stamp from any five different cheese dishes purchased made at the Marketplaces listed in the Festival Passport. Once you’ve collected all five stamps, you can bring the stamped Festival Passport to Shimmering Sips for a complimentary specialty cheesecake.
Also new for this year during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival will be the Tailgate Tasting hosted by ESPN’s Monday Night Football. During the vent, on select Sundays starting September 8 through November 17, Guests will be able to participate in a 45-minute program that will pair dishes with a beverage inspired by the cities of the pro teams that are playing each Monday evening. Guests will even learn how to prepare the dishes served during the event.
Young ones and teens won’t want to miss the Disney du Jour Dance Party. For 2019, the dance party will be expanded to take place during the week, with weekend Radio Disney artist appearances. Sundays through Thursdays, a DJ will lead the interactive fun, then on Fridays and Saturdays there will be performances by Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country artists, as well as appearances from a few of your favorite Disney characters. Radio Disney artists will include: August 30-31 – Meg Donnelly (“With U,” Disney Channel’s Zombies), September 13-14 – Jenna Raine (“A Letter to Me”), October 11-12 – Sky Katz (“Like This,” Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home), and October 18-19 – JAGMAC (“Like a Band”).
For those who love the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, new artists have been announced They include the returning fan favorite, 98° on October 7-9, as well as newcomers BBMak (“Back Here”) on November 15-16 and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (“Un Gran Dia en El Barrio”) on November 17-18.
This year’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival will be here before you know it!