2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival: Your Complete Guide

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Today, Disney has announced more details about the 2021 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival. This festival starts on July 15, 2021, and runs through November 20. There are over 20 festival-exclusive marketplaces opening when the festival begins. Plus, there are more coming in the fall! There are even seven ALL-NEW marketplaces, in addition to all of your favorites!

That’s not all that this festival has to offer though. With amazing food, fun merchandise, great music, and activities for the kids, this is one you won’t want to miss! Check out this complete guide for all of the details.

Global Marketplaces

This is one of the best parts of the festival of course! This year, there are several new marketplaces being added for you to dine around the world in addition to many favorites.

Here is a list of the NEW additions:

  • The Noodles Exchange
  • Tangierine Cafe: Flavors of the Medina
  • The Rotunda Bistro
  • The Swanky Saucy Swine
  • Brew-Wing at the EPCOT Experience
  • Lobster Landing (Opening October 1)
  • Mac & Eats (Opening October 1)

Plus, you will find some of your favorites throughout the park. Several have added new menu items too.

  • Earth Eats hosted by Impossible
  • Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE
  • Australia
  • Refreshment Port hosted by Boursin® 
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • Appleseed Orchard
  • Brazil (Opening October 1)
  • Belgium (Opening October 1)
  • Greece
  • Hops & Barley
  • Spain (Opening October 1)
  • Germany
  • The Alps (Opening October 1)
  • Kenya (Opening October 1)
  • India (Opening October 1)
  • Hawaii
  • The Donut Box
  • Mexico
  • France
  • Italy
  • China
  • Japan
  • Funnel Cake
  • Joffrey’s

You can also find the menus for each one here. This year, many of these will be opening when the festival begins. Then, additional options will be opening later in the fall, just in time for the 50th-anniversary celebration.

Live Entertainment

Epcot Entertainment

There is always something entertaining happening at Epcot. At the American Gardens Theatre, you will find Mariachi Cobre and the Voices of Liberty performing throughout the day. The JAMMin’ Chefs use the most unlikely instruments to get you rocking to the beat and can be found on the Canada Mill Stage.

In addition, starting on July 16, you will find the American Gardens Bandstand at the American Gardens Theatre on Friday through Monday evenings. This concert series features local bands from across Central Florida playing popular songs. Check out the schedule so far:

  • July 16 to 19: Epic! Live
  • July 23 to 26: Champagne Orchestra
  • July 30 to August 2: Element
  • August 6 to 9: Sound Society
  • August 13 to 16: The Hooligans
  • August 20 to 23: The Vybe
  • August 27 to 30: The M-80s
  • September 3 to 6: Latin Ambition
  • September 10 to 13: Audio Exchange
  • September 17 to 20: The Hooligans
  • September 24 to 27: Epic! Live

More updates will be added to this list as they become available.

Fun for the Whole Family

Epcot Food & Wine - Hide & Squeak

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt is the perfect activity for the whole family to explore the 2021 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. This scavenger hunt has you searching for Remy throughout the World Showcase and Global Marketplaces. You can purchase  your map and stickers from select Festival merchandise locations including:

  • Port of Entry
  • Pin Traders
  • World Traveler

Then, search for the statuettes of Remy and match the ingredient stickers to your map. When you have found them, make sure you stop at Disney Traders, World Traveler, or Gateway Gifts with your completed map. There is a surprise waiting for you from Chef Remy himself! This is a fun way to explore the park and get the whole family involved!

Emile’s Fromage Montage is a chance for the whole family to sample some great dishes at the Festival. When you purchase any 5 cheese dishes from select Global Marketplaces, you will receive a prize unique to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Make sure you collect the stamps in your Festival Passport and bring the completed passport to Shimmering Sips for your prize!

Exclusive Merchandise

Epcot Food & Wine Merch

With any festival at Epcot, you will find official event merchandise to bring the magic home! This year does not disappoint. You will find several collections that are unique to the festival including the Epcot International Food & Wine Logo Collection, Belle Be Our Guest Collection, Remy Shake Things Up Collection, Apple Orchard Collection, and the Figment Passholder Collection.

Each collection includes a variety of merchandise to choose from ranging from water bottles and wine glasses to apparel and more.

With this complete guide, you can explore all that this great festival has to offer. With 129 days to celebrate, this is bound to be the best one yet!

Photos: Courtesy Disney

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