EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
The 2020 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival began July 15. No end date for the 2020 Festival has been announced. The Festival has been modified, with 23 global marketplaces and no special events. Read on for more information.
Changes to the 2020 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
The Festival began July 15 and continues into the fall (no specified end date has been announced).
The Eat to the Beat Concert Series has NOT returned to this year’s EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Instead, EPCOT’s beloved acts like Mariachi Cobre and the JAMMitors perform on the America Gardens Theatre throughout the day, allowing guests to practice physical distancing.
In previous years, food booths numbered in the 30s. For 2020, EPCOT global marketplaces number just over 20.
Food and Wine Festival features a Remy topiary crafted for the Flower & Garden Festival. Several Flower & Garden foods and drinks have also returned. Flower & Garden, a springtime festival, was cut short by Park closures.
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Dates and Times
July 15, 2020 through fall 2020 (no specific date released)
The Festival food booths open with World Showcase — 11AM daily, seven days a week. (Note: All of EPCOT opens at 11AM through the first months of reopening, at least.)
Booths close when the Park closes. If the Park has evening Extra Magic Hours, booths do not typically stay open. (Note: During the first phase of reopening, Parks will not have Extra Magic Hours.)
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Admission
Admission to the Festival is included with the price of Park admission.
Food and beverage offerings at the Global Marketplace food booths is a separate cost and varies by item.
When the Festival offers seminars, demonstrations, and other food and beverage experiences, cost varies. Some special events are free; others cost money. We will list costs for special events below when those events are available. (Note: For 2020, no special events have been announced.)
EPCOT International Food and Wine Global Marketplaces
Click here to view all of the 2020 Food and Wine Festival menus — with food and booth pics!
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Special Events
No special events have yet been announced for the 2020 Festival. Watch this space for details as they emerge.
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Series
The 2020 Eat to the Beat concert series has been cancelled. Click here for more details on the cancellation.
During the 2020 Festival, EPCOT favorites like Mariachi Cobre and the JAMMitors will perform on the America Gardens Stage in the American Adventure pavilion throughout the day. This entertainment will allow crowds to disperse throughout the day rather than congregating for the Eat to the Beat concerts.
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Extras
This year’s Festival includes some added elements.
- My Disney Experience, the World’s app, has been enhanced with a map and a digital passport to track items you’ve tried or want to try.
- Four food booths are located in World Showplace, offering air conditioning and protection from the elements. Booths include Appleseed Orchard, Wine and Dine Festival Favorites, Desserts & Champagne, and Mac and Cheese.
- World Showplace may use a virtual waitlist for entry if crowds require it.
- Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt — a perennial favorite of kids and kids at heart — is available for $7.99.