Experiences and Exhibits

2005 International
Food & Wine Festival

Festival Welcome Center - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Innoventions West

Experience complimentary wine seminars, book signings by renowned wine authors, and find Festival information at the Information Station. Shop for commemorative Festival merchandise, Festival poster and recipe booklet. Discover more than 300 varieties of wines from the cellars of the prestigious wineries showcased at the Festival's seminars and dinners. Meet representatives from over 100 wineries and purchase their wines by the glass at the Meet the Winemaker location.

Authentic Tastes Lecture Series

Enjoy these complimentary 45–minute seminars on the origins, tastes and traditions of such diverse ingredients as chocolate, olive oil, coffee and salts of the world.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Refer to Festival Schedule for times and topics.

Culinary Demonstrations

Take the opportunity to learn, taste and discover food through the expertise of individual chefs and authors at these complimentary sessions. Refer to Festival Schedule for times and topics.

Festival Store (World Showcase, between Showcase Tower West and Canada)

Find exclusive Festival pins, Disney kitchen and cooking products and commemorative Festival souvenirs.

Race for the Taste – Sunday, October 9, 7:00 a.m.

A 10K course starting at Disney's Wide World of Sports continuing though the Disney-MGM Studios, Disney's Boardwalk and concluding at Epcot. All events and times are subject to change without notice.

Special Exhibits

NEW! Botswana, Africa (World Showcase Plaza West, Canada side)

NEW! Castilla y Leon, Spain (World Showcase between France and Morocco)

NEW! Turkey (World Showcase between France and Morocco)

Australia: Discover Down Under - hosted by Penfolds, Rosemount Estate and Lindeman’s Wines - World Showcase between Germany and African Outpost. Catch a culinary demonstration, a complimentary wine seminar and enjoy Aboriginal entertainment! Passport for the Aussie Walkabout can also be purchased for a tasting tour of five wine regions. Please check the schedule posted at the exhibit for daily activities.

The History of Beer in America - hosted by the Boston Beer Company, Inc., brewers of Samuel Adams Beer®.- American Adventure Courtyard.
Learn about the history of beer including the art and science of brewing.
Complimentary Seminars - Daily: 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m.

Wild Florida Shrimp - hosted by the Florida Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture (World Showcase)

Tortilla Cocina - hosted by Mission Foods (World Showcase between Mexico and Norway). Discovery an interactive zone with activities for all ages, step on the Mission Foods Tortilla scale and find out what you weigh in tortillas! See how many tortillas it would take to equal the weight of an average auto or the Empre State Building!

The Art of Preparing Tea - hosted by Twinings® - (World Showcase, United Kingdom, behind Twinings® Tea Caddy in courtyard). Discover how tea became a British tradition and learn from a Master Brewer where the best tea leaves are grown and how they are transformed to make the perfect cup!
Complimentary seminar, please see the daily entertainment schedule for times.

German Keg Tapping Ceremony - (World Showcase, Germany) - Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Join in a traditional keg tapping ceremony and don’t miss this opportunity to taste the seasonal Oktoberfest brew – shipped direct from Munich for the Festival!

Great Beers of the World - hosted by Interbrew® - (World Showcase, United Kingdom, Rose & Crown Pub Garden). Discover the distinctive flavors of premium ales and lagers such as Stella Artois, Bass Ale and Becks.
Complimentary seminars, please see the daily entertainment schedule for times.

Celebrate the Harvest - (Test Track Walkway - Future World East)

The Buzz about Honey - hosted by the National Honey Board
9 a.m. - dusk, only on weekends. Meet a beekeeper and peer into see-through observation hives to watch thousands of honeybees at work.

Nuts About Peanuts - hosted by the Peanut Advisory Board - Daily 9a.m. - dusk - Attend Peanut University and test your knowledge of this delicious and nutritious treat! Meet a peanut farmer, pick up your own peanut starter kit and grab a bag of peanuts.

Fun at the Land! (Future World West, The Land Pavilion)

Living with the Land - Bountiful Harvest! - The Land Greenhouses celebrate the fall harvest with a colorful pumpkins and melons and our USA-exclusive tomato "trees" laden with hundreds of fruits. Search the pumpkin patches for 200+ pound giants, then feast your eyes on the hanging melon and gourd gardens. Look closely for Hidden Mickeys growing throughout the greenhouses!

Behind the Seeds Greenhouse Tour - Please call 407.WDW.TOUR for reservations. Take the entire family on an interactive backstage tour of The Land greenhouses and fish farm. Get up-close and personal with gigantic fruits, good bugs, fish and alligators! Do the herb-and-spice challenge, taste-test a greenhouse-grown vegetable, and sprout a seed in your pocket. Bring your camera and take home ideas for growing your own food at home!