Dates Announced for the 2024 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Big news for all you foodies out there, Disney has just announced that the 2024 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE will begin on August 29 and run through November 23! If you’ve been to the Festival in recent years, you’ll note that it starting much later this year than it has in the past few years, when the festivities would get underway in mid-June. This should bring some welcome relief to everyone who loves visiting EPCOT away from the massive crowds that the Festivals historically bring. With all of the new excitement coming to EPCOT, including the opening of CommuniCore Hall that’s just around the corner, this will give EPCOT a chance to “breathe” so to speak. That will give us plenty of time to marvel at the new neighborhoods that Disney has been revealing over the last few months, and give everyone a chance to enjoy them in a relaxed manner before the craziness of the holidays sets in!

But make no mistake, this year’s Festival is one you won’t want to miss! There’s always something to celebrate in the neighborhoods of EPCOT, from nature and discovery to culture and cuisine. And while the park has so much to offer every day, here are a few things you won’t want to miss at this year’s festival.

Global Marketplaces

What would the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival be without the FOOD! Foodie fans can look forward to so many mouthwatering returning favorites.

Once again you can indulge in Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream or Warm Chocolate Ganache at the Belgium Global Marketplace.



In Germany, say “guten tag” to Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce, while just over the mountain, The Alps will feature Dark Chocolate Fondue with Berries, Pound Cake, and Meringues.


Looking for tropical flavors that will whisk you away to paradise? Passionfruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts will breeze back in the Hawai’i Marketplace!

Say Roquefort! (Or Gruyere or Gouda if you prefer.) That’s right – Emile’s Fromage Montage also returns in 2024. This fun food stroll encourages you to sample a variety of delicious cheeses served in inventive ways. Purchase any five cheese dishes from the official Global Marketplaces list in your Festival Passport and make sure to collect a stamp for each dish purchased. Once you’ve collected all five stamps, bring the passport to the specified location for a specialty unique item to enjoy!

That’s just an amuse bouche to excite you for all the delectable flavors that are to come. Stay tuned more details as they become available!

Crave-able Merch

Here’s a sneak peek at some of what you can look forward to during this year’s festival!


Take home a taste of the fun with magnificent merchandise that keeps the magic alive between visits, featuring beloved friends, like Remy from “Ratatouille” and Mickey Mouse.



And here’s a fun reveal: Everyone’s favorite purple dragon, Figment, will also be cooking up some fun this fall just in time for the festival. Want to see more? Here are a few more things Disney has up their chef coat sleeves this year, including fun drinkware from CORKCICLE.



CommuniCore Hall

That’s not the only bit of excitement coming to EPCOT! CommuniCore Hall will open on June 10 in the heart of World Celebration. (You can read more about all the excitement coming to EPCOT in the Summer Issue of Celebrations Disney Magazine! Click here to subscribe so you don’t miss any of the excitement!)

And, once the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival begins, the new space will add exciting fresh elements to the festival. Stay tuned for more!

Eat to the Beat Concert Series, Scavenger Hunts and More

Last but not least, as evening falls, chart-topping musical acts and Orlando’s top talent will take to the stage as part of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue. Performances will take place nightly in the America Gardens Theatre. Eat to the Beat Dining Packages will also return, ensuring you get a seat for your favorite acts. More details will be coming soon!

It’s going to a great Summer, Fall, and Winter at EPCOT, are you ready????

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