EVERYTHING Confirmed for the 2023 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

Get ready Disney food fans, because the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is just around the corner!

We love the Food & Wine Festival!

Disney has announced that the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will run from July 27th-November 18th. And, of course, that news already has us excited about some of our favorite things returning from previous festivals!

Ready to get pumped with us? Let’s check out everything that Disney has confirmed will RETURN to the Food & Wine Festival in 2023.

Food Booths

Of course, the star of the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is the lineup of Global Marketplaces (or, as you may know them, food booths) that are set up all throughout the park. This year’s festival will feature more than 25 food booths, including plenty of returning favorites.


Some popular options will be returning, including The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, Canada, India, Spain, and Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE.

But there will be some NEW booths available too! In fact, there will be 5 NEW additions to this year’s festival when it comes to booths — Char & Chop, Wine & Wedge, Bubbles & Brine, Swirled Showcase, and Flavors of America.

Shimmering Sips

In addition to new booths, there will be tons of NEW menu items hitting new and returning booths. Those include Pickle Fries with Dill Ranch, a Spiced Chocolate Tart, Orange-Cardamom Wings, Chilaquiles, and much more. See the full list of new eats and drinks here.


But not ALL of the booths will open at once. Four of the new booths as well as select other booths will open LATE. Some will open on August 15th while others are set to open “later this fall.” Click here for full details.

While many will be thrilled to hear about all of the returning and new booths, we do need to acknowledge that 5 booths will actually be MISSING from this year’s festival — click here to see if your favorite won’t be returning.

To See FULL MENUS for the Food & Wine Festival click here!

Eat to the Beat Concert Series + Dining Packages

Disney also announced that the Eat to the Beat Concert Series will be returning for the 2023 Food & Wine Festival.

Eat to the Beat

The Eat to the Beat Concert series features musical artists from a variety of genres, which perform at the America Gardens Theatre Stage in the American Adventure pavilion of the World Showcase.

Famous performers will go on Fridays through Mondays at 5:30PM, 6:45PM, and 8PM. Then, local bands will appear Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Eat to the Beat

The full schedule of performers has been released and it includes some returning and NEW acts. Check out that list below:

  • July 27th — Funkafied (local band)
  • July 28th-29th – Orianthi (NEW)
  • July 30th-31st – For King & Country (NEW)
  • August 1st-3rd — Funkafied (local band)
  • August 4th-5th – Southern Avenue
  • August 6th-7th – Tiffany
  • August 8th-10th — Champagne (local band)
  • August 11th-12th – Ruben Studdard with Haley Reinhart
  • August 13th-14th – The Bacon Brothers (NEW)
  • August 15th-17th — M-80’s (local band)
  • August 18th-21st – Joey Fatone & Friends
  • August 22nd-24th — The Female Collective (local band)
  • August 25th-26th – Ayron Jones (NEW)
  • August 27th-28th – Phillip Phillips (NEW)
  • August 29th-31st — Element (local band)
  • September 1st-2nd – Baha Men
  • September 3rd-4th – MercyMe
  • September 5th-7th — Foreigners Journey (local band)
  • September 8th-9th – Ray Parker Jr.
  • September 10th-11th – Tobymac
  • September 12th-14th — Hooligans (local band)
  • September 15th – Monsieur Periné
  • September 16th-17th – Raul Acosta & Oro Solido
  • September 18th – Latin Celebrity Talent – To Be Announced
  • September 19th-21st — Audio Exchange (local band)
  • September 22nd-24th – Los Amigos Invisibles
  • September 25th-26th – 98 °
  • September 27th-28th — Latin Ambition (local band)
  • September 29th – October 2nd – Boyz II Men
  • October 3rd-5th — Wish Radio (local band)
  • October 6th-7th – Mark Wills
  • October 8th-9th – Sugar Ray
  • October 10th-12th — Icon Party Band (local band)
  • October 13th-14th – Hoobastank
  • October 15th-16th – Air Supply
  • October 17th-19th — Evolution Motown (local band)
  • October 20th-21st – Taylor Dayne
  • October 22nd-23rd – Billy Ocean
  • October 24th-26th — Sound Up (local band)
  • October 27th-30th – Hanson
  • October 31st-November 2nd — Rexine (local band)
  • November 3rd-4th – We The Kings (NEW)
  • November 5th-6th – Sheila E.
  • November 7th-9th — Epic Live (local band)
  • November 10th-11th – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • November 12th-13th – 38 Special
Eat to the Beat Crowds

In addition to the concert series itself, the Eat to the Beat Dining Package WILL return this year as well. These dining packages allow you to buy a set that comes with a meal at an EPCOT restaurant (only select ones participate) along with guaranteed seating for one of the Eat to the Beat shows that night.

Booking one of these is a good way to guarantee your seat for the performer you simply MUST see. But remember that these dining packages are NOT necessary. You can watch the Eat to the Beat concerts for free (with your park ticket) but you’ll need to line up in the standby line to get a seat (and that line can be very long and start really early for popular performers).

Eat to the Beat

Here are all the restaurants and pricing for each dining package that’s available in 2023:

  • Akershus Royal Banquet — Breakfast is $64 for adults and $41 for children (ages 3-9)Lunch and Dinner are $74 for adults and $48 for children.
  • Biergarten — $60 for adults and $34 for children (in 2022, prices were $57 per adult and $32 for children)
  • Coral Reef Restaurant — $69 for adults and $27 for children (this was $22 per child last year)
  • Garden Grill Restaurant — Breakfast is $53 for adults and $34 for children. Lunch and Dinner are $66 for adults and $43 for children
  • Le Cellier — $95 per person and $36 for children (this was $78 for adults in 2022 and $28 for children)
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse — $35 for adults (same-day dining packages only)
  • Rose and Crown Dining Room — $59 for adults and $25 for children
  • Spice Road Table — $47 for adults and $20 for children (was $44 for adults and $16 for children in 2022)

Dining packages are on sale now.

Learn More About Festival Entertainment Here!

NEW! Muppet Labs!

Disney has announced that one of the experiences you’ll find at this year’s EPCOT Food & Wine Festival will be Muppet Labs. YES, as in Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker.

The two Muppets have been creating some snacks for the festival’s Brew-Wing Lab booth, including the Unnecessarily Spicy, Yet Extremely Tasty Scotch Bonnet Pepper-Curry Wings and the Pickle Milkshake.

Check out our full post about this Muppet addition here

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt

Another EPOCT festival staple is a scavenger hunt that allows guests to purchase a map that they can complete and redeem for a prize. The 2023 Food & Wine Festival will bring back the Ratatouille-themed hunt, in which you’ll search for Remy, who’s hiding around the festival.

2022 Scavenger Hunt Map

Maps will be available at the following spots:

  • Disney Traders
  • Port of Entry
  • Creations Shop
  • World Traveler at International Gateway
  • Festival Merchandise Kiosks
Don’t forget to look up high!

Once you’ve finished the scavenger hunt, take your completed map to one of the redemption locations listed below to claim your prize! Redemption spots:

  • Creations Shop
  • Disney Traders
  • World Traveler at International Gateway

Check Out the Prizes from Last Year’s Scavenger Hunt Here!

Emile’s Fromage Montage

Hey cheese lovers, this one’s for you! Emile’s Fromage Montage, the festival cheese crawl, is also returning this year.

Emile’s Fromage Montage

To take part in the cheese crawl, be sure to pick up a Festival Passport for the details on participating locations. Guests can purchase any combination of 5 select cheese dishes to complete the crawl, just make sure to get a passport stamp when you buy an eligible item. Once you’ve got all 5 stamps, you can redeem them for a free completer item!

Canadian Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Soup

This has been a popular (and delicious) activity in the past.

Below is a full list of the items that will qualify for the cheese crawl this year.

India Marketplace

  • Curry-Spiced Crispy Cheese with Mango-Curry Ketchup

Germany Marketplace

  • Schinkennudeln: Pasta Gratin with Ham, Onions and Cheese

Greece Marketplace

  • Griddled Cheese with Pistachios and Honey

Brazil Marketplace

  • Pão de Queijo: Brazilian Cheese Bread
Pão de Queijo

Canada Marketplace

  • Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll

Flavors from Fire Marketplace

  • Smoked Corned Beef with House-made Potato Chips, Cheese Curds, Pickled Onions and Beer-Cheese Fondue

Hawaii Marketplace

  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake with Toasted Macadamia Nuts

The Alps Marketplace

  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Shaved Ham, Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette
  • Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette

Spain Marketplace

  • Charcuterie in Cup with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, Olives and an Herbed Vinaigrette

Wine & Wedge – NEW!

  • Assorted Artisanal Cheeses and Accoutrements
  • Boursin Fig and Balsamic Soufflé with Fig Tapenade
  • Southern Pimento Cheese with Bread and Butter Pickled Vegetables and Grilled Bread

Here’s What We Ate During Last Year’s Fromage Montage!

Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit

If you’re heading to the festival during the Halloween season, you’ll want to check out Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit! This scavenger hunt runs from September 29th-October 31st and features decorative pumpkins hidden around the park.

Minnie Mouse pumpkin

It works very similarly to the Ratatouille scavenger hunt, except you’ll want to be on the lookout for quite a few more of the pumpkins in the front half of the park.

You can pick up a game board at the following spots:

  • Disney Traders
  • Creations Shop
  • Port of Entry
  • World Traveler at International Gateway
  • Festival Merchandise Kiosks
Hey, It’s a Pumpkin!

You can then return your board (completed or not) to Disney Traders or World Traveler to get your spooky prize!

Click Here to See What the Scavenger Hunt Was Like Last Year!


And last but not least, it wouldn’t be an EPCOT festival without new merchandise to celebrate the occasion!

There will be a variety of collections to pick from this year that’ll feature “apparel, home décor, trading pins, and more.” Here’s a sneak peek at the spirit jersey!


Disney has since shared a look at what appears to be a new spirit jersey/zip-up jacket combo.


The collections this year will include a Festival Event Logo Collection with a Loungefly bag and more.


There will also be a Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse Picnic Collection with drinkware, Dooney & Bourke Bags, and more.


Encanto fans will be thrilled to find a collection themed to that movie!


And the Festival will feature a Figment Annual Passholder Collection too, so get ready for some EXCLUSIVE items.


We’ll be sharing photos of all the items once the collections arrive!

Click here for a preview of the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival merchandise!

So, are you excited about the 2023 EPCOT Food & Wine Festival yet? We’ll continue to keep an eye out for more festival announcements as the start date gets closer, so be sure to check back for all the latest news!

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