Epcot's 2012 International Food & Wine Festival
September 28 - November 12, 2012

Festival Experiences Included With Admission

These events, seminars and demonstrations can be found at the Festival Welcome Center unless otherwise indicated. Please note that alcoholic beverages are only served to Guests 21 years of age and older.


NewBethenny Frankel, star of Bravo TV's "Bethenny Ever After" and the recently debuted talk show "Bethenny," is a last-minute addition to this year's Epcot Food and Wine Festival lineup. Frankel, who is also the creator of Skinnygirl Cocktails and a former personal chef, will host "A Discussion with Bethenny Frankel - Skinnygirl, Hosted by Beam, Inc.," on November 3 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. During this 30-minute "talk show"-style seminar, she will discuss how she developed her unique, low-calorie adult beverage products, and her years spent creating healthy dishes in the kitchen. This event is included in park admission.

newChocolate Experience

From the Bean to the Bar Hosted by Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company – Immerse yourself in the seductive sights, scents and flavors of chocolate at this new experience! Marvel at sweet sculptures created by Disney pastry chefs and learn about the food's fascinating origins. Sample a few sweet treats and shop for gourmet chocolate gifts. Be sure to try Drinking Chocolate (it's like a liquid candy bar!) or a glass of wine. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. through park close.

newThe Watermelon Patch

Hosted by The National Watermelon Promotion Board – Visit a real watermelon patch! See watermelons growing and discover fun facts and tips from Mr. Food.

newSampling at the Festival Center Wine Shop

Visit the Festival Center Wine Shop for daily wine samples provided by our participating beverages companies. Open daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Book Signings and Meet & Greets

Meet celebrated authors and personalities, and have them autograph your purchased book or merchandise. Check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk for details.

Bottle Signings

Meet the winemaker and have your purchased bottle of wine autographed—great for a souvenir or special occasion! Check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk for details.

Authentic Taste Seminars

Hosted by Driscoll's® Only The Finest Berries™
Learn about the origins, properties and history of pure ingredients in lively, 30-minute presentations by subject experts. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:15 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Seasons of the Vine

View a "behind-the-scenes introduction" to wine growing. This 7-minute film runs continuously each day.

"Discover the Cranberry"

Hosted by Ocean Spray® Craisins® Brand Dried Cranberries
Before entering World Showcase, visit the Cranberry Bog Display. Learn about the history, harvesting process and health benefits as you sample this unique fruit.

Home Entertaining Seminars Hosted by HGTV

Each weekend of the Festival, a top designer from HGTV or DYI will present helpful tips on subjects ranging from gardening to kitchen decor and entertaining. See the complete HGTV Home Entertaining Seminars schedule here.

Dining at the Festival Center

Intermissions Café

Hosted by Kobrand™ - A special way to start your day or "wine" down in the evening, featuring wine, cheese, sandwiches and salad. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. through park close.