The Walt Disney World Food and Wine Festival returns on July 15th, 2021, and runs until November 20, 2021. This EPCOT festival features outdoor kitchens, shows, and performances, new merchandise, games, and more! Check out everything to know about Disney’s Food and Wine Festival this year.
When is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2021 at Disney World?
Returning this year with a whole new name and experiences, The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival runs July 15 – November 20, 2021.
A Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Details
- 32 signature global marketplace kitchens.
- Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt is Back!
- American Gardens Theater entertainment: Mariachi Cobre, the JAMMitors, and more throughout the day.
NEW Food Booths at the Food and Wine Festival 2021
Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience- *NEW*
This new booth will feature flatbreads, chicken wings, beers, and hard ciders. Perfect for browsing the Expcot Experience in the Odyssey Building.
Kenya – *NEW* Opening October 1st
Opening October 1st, this Food and Wine booth will be serving traditional Kenyan Food and Beer!
Lobster Landing-*NEW* Opening October 1st
Think all things New England with seafood and coastal eats and beverages of the colder Northeast!
Mac and Eats-*NEW* Opening October 1st
Macaroni and Cheese prepared a ton of different ways! From combos to flavors, to new ways to dress up your favorite cheesy pasta.
The Noodle Exchange-*NEW* Opening October 1st
Grab a bowl of noodles and settle into new exotic flavors. “Savor the flavors of the Far East served up in delicious noodle dishes.”
Rotunda Bistro- *NEW*
Grab fresh produce and seafood at this booth in the American Adventure Pavilion.
The Swanky Saucy Swine- *NEW*
All the pork dishes you can dream of served alongside wines, beers or a cocktail.
Tangerine Cafe -Flavors of the Medina-*NEW*
New in the Morocco Pavilion, this booth will have classic Moroccan cuisines like grilled kebabs, and falafel.
NEW Entertainment at the Food and Wine Festival
In addition to the JAMMin’ Chefs, Mariachi Cobre, and Voices of Liberty we saw last year, an all-new local concert series is happening at Walt Disney World this fall!
America Gardens Bandstand-*NEW*
The 2021 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival opens with America Gardens Bandstand presented by Florida Blue Medicare, a live music concert series presented Friday through Monday evenings. Local bands from across Central Florida take to the America Gardens Theatre stage, playing popular songs of yesterday and today.
NEW Merchandise at Food and Wine Festival for 2021
One of our favorite things about the Food and Wine Festival is all the merchandise! And this year there are 5 NEW collections with new designs to appreciate and collect!
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Logo Collection
Belle Be Our Guest Collection
Remy Shake Things Up Collection
Apple Orchard Collection
Figment Passholder Collection
Disney Food and Wine Festival Tips
How many Food and Wine Festival Kitchen Marketplaces at Disney are there?
This year we’ll see 32 outdoor kitchens at the Food and Wine Festival. Every year it varies a little. But one thing that never changes is variety. From healthy kitchens to BBQ kitchens, to a cultural kitchen for each world showcase country. All the kitchens come with their own theme and foods to match. Need something soothing? Try the cheese soup in Canada. Check out the Menus for the Food and Wine Festival to get a glimpse of the kinds of foods you can look forward to.
EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2021 Guide
If you’ve never been to the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, Walt Disney World, you are in for a treat! This annual festival at EPCOT showcases foods from around the world in single-portion sizes. Check out our Ultimate Guide to the Food and Wine Festival 2021.
When is the Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World?
The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival runs July 15 – November 20, 2021. So many weeks of food of fun! We absolutely LOVE this Festival as it’s one of our favorite things about visiting Walt Disney World in the fall months.
Do You Need a Separate Ticket for Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
NO. Isn’t that exciting. The prices of ALL Epcot Festivals are included with your ticket to the park. This is seriously one of our favorite parts of visiting EPCOT. Because no matter when you go, there’s always some kind of awesome foodie party going on! Make the most of your Epcot visit to Walt Disney World by planning it during one of the many festivals! Here’s a list of all the festivals at Epcot every year.
What Time do the Food and Wine Festival Booths Open?
Just like World Showcase, all outdoor kitchens open at 11 am. While you may find some opening a little earlier in Future World, we always recommend using those early morning hours at EPCOT to get in important rides, like Soarin’ and Test Track.
How Much Food do you Get at the Food and Wine Festival?
As much as you want! We love using the festivals as a way to not only manage our Disney Budget by not paying full price for lunch but also as a way to get more variety for our money. Know that there are options to help you manage this too. You can load limited edition Food and Wine Festival gift cards with your food budget for the day, or by the allotment card at the gift shop. The allotment card allows you a certain number of purchases, regardless of price. We find it to be most money-saving if you’re using it to buy drinks. Because drinks can be close to 15 bucks in some places. And an allotment card breaks down to about 8 dollars per token.
How Much Do the Foods at the Festival Cost?
The foods at the Food and Wine Festival generally cost between 4 and 11 dollars. Most of the foods are usually around that 6 dollar mark. For the most part, these are single-serve dishes. So at 5 dollars, you may think this is pricey. While we don’t disagree, we are also big on sharing. So often we’ll grab several dishes and then share them all. It’s a great way to experience more for less money. For Disney adults, you can plan to pay about 3-6 dollars for beers and wines can run 5-7 dollars. Other alcoholic drinks can go up to 20 depending on what you get. If you’re buying the Cliquot Champagne, just plan on paying the highest price. But a cute cocktail is usually around 8 or 9.
Can you use Dining Plan Snack Credits for the Food?
Note: The Disney Dining Plan is currently unavailable in 2021.
But, YES! Seriously one of our favorite things is being able to use snack credits for a full day worth of food. Disney Pro Tip: If you’re traveling during a festival at EPCOT and have a dining plan, we recommend stockpiling your snack credits. How do you do this? You plan for your Epcot festival day closer to the end of your trip, say when you have about 4 days under your belt. At that point, you would have at least 1 snack credit per day, per person accumulated. So that when you visit the festival on day 5, you have 4 dishes per person ( 4 snack credits each) you can get that day. It’s a great way to save money and experience more Disney foodie options.
Where Can I Get the Food and Wine Festival Menus for 2021?
Walt Disney World releases the menus to Food and Wine Festival usually 2-4 weeks before the festival. You can grab the Disney Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus here. We’ll update these as they’re released! The Marketplace Kitchens at EPCOT cover the entire park from Future World throughout World showcase, so be sure to check them all out! From drink kitchens to healthy kitchens, to cultural cuisine. You can find them all.
Does the Disney Food and Wine Festival have Gluten Free Options?
Yes! Absolutely. Introduced over the last few years, we’re seeing both Gluten-Free and Plant-Based Dining Options show up at the marketplace kitchens. The food is just as delicious, and an absolute must-try Disney food. Check out our review of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Gluten Free Foods from last year! Absolutely delicious stuff.
Is it OK to Bring Kids to the Disney Food and Wine Festival?
Yes! We actually recommend it! There are so many things to do at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival with Kids why not bring them? We love that this festival not only has fun games like Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak Scavenger Hunt but also that you get the chance to share tons of cultural cuisine! An excellent way to introduce little taste buds to new flavors!
What is the Best Day to Visit the Food and Wine Festival?
You can learn this and more tips in our Epcot Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Guide. But, in general, the best days are Monday through Thursday. And even then, since Monday is historically a “vacation start day” for many families and Thursday is an “early weekend day” for many Disney annual pass holders, we usually aim for a Tuesday and Wednesday visit to Epcot. Daytime hours are best if you have kids or want to avoid crowds.