6 Great Things to do at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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The 2021 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival has begun! This year, it is running for 129 days! Yes, 129 delicious days to experience all of the food, music, and more that comes with this amazing festival!

This festival is not just for eating and drinking though. There are fun things to do for the whole family, with more coming this fall. Check out our list of 6 great things to do at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. These are just a few options, as there is so much to see and do for the whole family at Epcot!

Eat and Drink Around the World

2021 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

What is more fun than eating and drinking around the World (Showcase)? Well, it’s eating and drinking around the World Showcase during one of Epcot’s festivals! You have a wide variety of options to choose from at the many food booths that have opened so far.

On October 1, there are even more coming to the festival! You won’t go hungry at Epcot!

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak

Ratatouille Hide & Squeak

This scavenger hunt is a great option for a fun family activity during your visit to Epcot. You can purchase the map at Port of Entry, Pin Traders, or the World Traveler. Then, it’s time to look for the Remy statuettes throughout the park. Every time you find one, put the corresponding sticker on your map.

Once you complete the scavenger hunt, bring your map back to World Traveler, Gateway Gifts, or Disney Traders to get your prize.


Epcot Food & Wine - Merchandise

The merchandise for the 2021 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival has been released and it does not disappoint. There is still more coming this fall too. If you are looking to take a break from the Florida heat, there are several stores in Epcot featuring the new merchandise so it’s a great opportunity to take a break and shop!

Live Entertainment

American Gardens Bandstand - Epcot

During the day, there are several opportunities to see live entertainment in the park. The character cavalcade comes through the World Showcase regularly.

In addition, you will find the Voices of Liberty and Mariachi Cobre performing several times during the day at the American Gardens Theatre. The JAMMin’ Chefs can be found at the Canada Mill Stage.

In the evenings, on select nights, head back over to the American Gardens Theatre to enjoy the America Gardens Bandstand. This concert series takes place throughout the 2021 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival on Friday through Monday evenings. You can see local bands performing current and classic hits.

The vibe during these concerts is so fun and it’s clear that everyone is excited to hear live music in the World Showcase again! The schedule will be updated as more information becomes available.


Photo: Courtesy Disney

The much-anticipated new nighttime spectacular – “Harmonious” – debuts on October 1, 2021. If you have visited Epcot recently, you may have noticed that they continue to prepare for this epic new show. In the meantime, you can enjoy “Epcot Forever”, which celebrates the past, present, and future of this great theme park.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure Disneyland Paris

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is opening in Epcot on October 1, 2021! This attraction takes you right into Gusteau’s Kitchen for an adventure with Remy himself! Since there is no height requirement, it’s a great option for the whole family.

Along with this all-new attraction, there will be a new restaurant opening in the France pavilion – La Crêperie de Paris.

This professor is a big fan of all that Epcot has to offer, currently and in the future as the reimagining is taking place throughout the park. There are so many great things to do throughout the year and the Food and Wine Festival is no exception! What are some of your favorites at this festival or what are you most looking forward to?


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