If you love the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, then this news is for you! The festival, which usually happens in the fall, this year will be moved up and will be taking place for the longest festival ever. The EPCOT Food and Wine Festival kicks off when the park reopens, on July 15!
It won’t be exactly like normal though. This year, it will be “A Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival.” There will be 20 global marketplaces for Guests to experience, such as Hawaii, Hops & Barley, and Islands of the Caribbean, but the booths will be spread throughout the park, so as to keep them properly distanced!
The EPCOT Food and Wine Festival will once again feature Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt and Guests will even be able to see the topiary that was created for the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, the one of Remy, in the France Pavilion. And according to Disney, for those who missed it, there may be some Flower and Garden merchandise that’s available for purchase. (We’re just melding all the festivals at this point!)
Unfortunately, thanks to COVID-19, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series will not be taking place this year. However, Guests will be able to enjoy musical performances in the America Gardens Theater with EPCOT musicians like Mariachi Cobre, the JAMMitors and more. These fan favorites will have performances throughout the day, giving audiences more options to enjoy them.
No end date for the festival has been announced; all Disney is saying right now is that the festival will continue into the fall.
So, while it will be a very different EPCOT Food and Wine Festival this year, it appears that the show will go on and Guests will still get to enjoy many of their favorite aspects of this popular festival for this unusual year.