Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2023 | A Complete Guide

Last Updated on: February 18th, 2024

The 28th annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2023 is here and we can’t be more excited. While Epcot has a festival running almost every day of the year now, this is the Park’s marquee event, featuring a ton of unique and creative food and drink selections as well as a few fun entertainment options. This year’s event will be sure to have a bit of extra magic as it will be running while Disney celebrates it’s 100th anniversary. Here is our handy rundown of everything you need to know about the amazing event…

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2023

When is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2023?

The event will run for a lengthy 114 days from July 27, 2023 through November 18, 2023 and will encompass most of the Epcot grounds (pretty much wherever there isn’t construction). Each of the global marketplaces are open from 11am to park close.

What Can Epcot Food and Wine Festival Visitors Expect this Year?

Emile’s Fromage Montage

Explore the globe and indulge in a diverse range of delectable cheeses, creatively presented. Discover Emile’s Fromage Montage menu options across various Global Marketplaces using your Festival Passport.

Choose any 5 of the featured dishes, collect a stamp with each purchase, and monitor your progress. Once you’ve obtained 5 stamps, present your stamped Festival Passport at the Shimmering Sips Marketplace, hosted by CORKCICLE®, to receive a distinctive specialty item exclusive to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

Immerse yourself in a world of cheese and culinary delights with this passport-driven culinary adventure.

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak

Embark on a delightful Ratatouille-inspired adventure that promises to be absolutely magnificent! This engaging scavenger hunt is perfect for kids of all ages. To participate, simply purchase a map and stickers from designated festival merchandise locations: Disney Traders, Port of Entry, Creations Shop, World Traveler at International Gateway, and Festival Merchandise Kiosks.

Get ready to explore the enchanting World Showcase as you search for hidden Remy statuettes. Each time you spot one, place the corresponding sticker on your map to mark the location. Keep searching until you’ve found them all!

Once you’ve successfully discovered all the statuettes, take your completed map to either Creations Shop, Disney Traders, or World Traveler at International Gateway. Chef Remy has prepared a special surprise for you as a token of his appreciation. Prepare to be delighted by the enchantment and joy of this whimsical scavenger hunt!

Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit

Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit is another fun scavenger hunt, but themed and timed specifically for Halloween. It runs only from September 29th to October 31st and challenges participants to find hidden pumpkins which are decorated as Disney characters and scattered around World Showcase. It uses maps and stickers just like Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak. Also like the Remy activity, kits can be purchased at Disney Traders, Creations Shop, Port of Entry, World Traveler at International Gateway and Festival Merchandise Kiosks and a keepsake prize can be collected at Disney Traders or World Traveler at International Gateway.

Eat to the Beat concerts

Dozens of musical acts will rev up the America Gardens Theatre stage three times (5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8pm) each night listed below. Here is the full Eat to the Beats concert series schedule:

  • July 27 – Funkafied
  • July 28-29 – Orianthi
  • July 30-31 – FOR KING + COUNTRY
  • Aug. 1-3 – Funkafied
  • Aug. 4-5 – Southern Avenue
  • Aug. 6-7 – Tiffany
  • Aug. 8-10 – The Champagne Orchestra
  • Aug. 11-12 – Ruben Studdard with Haley Reinhart
  • Aug. 13-14 – The Bacon Brothers
  • Aug. 15-17 – M-80’s
  • Aug. 18-21 – Joey Fatone & Friends
  • Aug. 22-24 – The Female Collective
  • Aug. 25-26 – Ayron Jones
  • Aug. 27-28 – Phillip Phillips
  • Aug. 29-31 – Element
  • Sept. 1-2 – Baha Men
  • Sept. 3-4 – MercyMe
  • Sept. 5-7 – Foreigners Journey
  • Sept. 8-9 – Ray Parker Jr.
  • Sept. 10-11 – TobyMac
  • Sept. 12-14 – Holligans
  • Sept. 15 – Monsieur Periné
  • Sept. 16-17 – Raul Acosta and Oro Solido
  • Sept. 18 – Latin Celebrity Talent – To Be Announced
  • Sept. 19-21 – Audio Exchange
  • Sept. 22-23 – Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Sept. 24-25 – 98 °
  • Sept. 27-28 – Latin Ambition
  • Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 – Boyz II Men
  • Oct. 3-5 – Wish Radio
  • Oct. 6-7 – Mark Wills
  • Oct. 8-9 – Sugar Ray
  • Oct. 10-12 – Icon Party Band
  • Oct. 13-14 – Hoobastank
  • Oct. 15-16 – Air Supply
  • Oct. 17-19 – Evolution Motown
  • Oct. 20-21 – Taylor Dayne
  • Oct. 22-23 – Billy Ocean
  • Oct. 24-26 – Sound Up
  • Oct. 27-30 – Hanson
  • Oct. 31- Nov. 2 – Rexine
  • Nov. 3-4 – We The Kings
  • Nov. 5-6 – Sheila E.
  • Nov. 7-9 – Epic Live
  • Nov. 10-11 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Nov. 12-13 – 38 Special

More information about these events and activities can be found here.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 20232023 Global Marketplaces:

  • Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE – Get the brunch party started! Sample sweet treats and sip on sparkling mimosas. 
  • Ireland -Enjoy favorites from the Emerald Isle, like Irish sausage and seafood pie—which pair wonderfully with Irish ale and mead honey wine. 
  • Canada -Discover delightful dishes and refreshing beverages from the Great White North. 
  • France -Fall in love with the classic cuisine of France—along with assorted wines or a slushy cocktail. 
  • Greece -Opa! Enjoy traditional Greek dishes like spanakopita or a gyro and a glass of wine.
  • Belgium -Satisfy your sweet tooth with a fluffy Belgian waffle—and pair it with a bold Belgian beer. 
  • Brazil -Dig into South American cuisine and culture with the Land of the Palms’ finest fare. 
  • Japan -Delight your appetite with delish dishes and lively libations from the Land of the Rising Sun. 
  • Flavors of America -Celebrate flavors from both coasts, with dishes from such regions as New England, the Southwest and more.
  • Italy -Relish the simple elegance of cucina italiana, with some of the world’s best-loved food and wine. 
  • Spain -Feast on flavorful Spanish foods—like paella and charcuterie—along with sangria. 
  • Germany -Venture to Germany for Bavarian bites sure to sate foodies of all ages—every dish is köstlich! 
  • The Alps -Indulge in comforting Alpine cuisine, like warm Raclette Swiss cheese served with a baguette. 
  • Kenya -Set off on a safari of flavor as you enjoy traditional Kenyan food and beer. 
  • India -Spice up your life with Indian cuisine, like samosas and chicken tikka masala. 
  • China -Please your palate with popular Chinese plates, bubble tea, draft beer and cocktails. 
  • Mexico -Take your taste buds south of the border for tacos, tostadas, Mexican craft beer and margaritas. 
  • Australia -Embark on a culinary journey Down Under as you sample popular Australian food and wine. 
  • HawaiiAvailable August 15, 2023 -Traverse the Pacific for tropical flavors and island favorites both savory and sweet. 
  • The Noodle ExchangeAvailable August 15, 2023 -Savor the flavors of the Far East served up in delicious noodle dishes.
  • Char & ChopAvailable September 22, 2023 -Visit this butcher shop-inspired marketplace for a selection of high-end meats and tasty beers and wine. 
  • Wine & WedgeAvailable September 22, 2023 -Indulge in different cheeses and cheesy dishes—artistically paired with wonderful wines—at this fromagerie.
  • Bubbles & BrineAvailable September 22, 2023 -Pop the bubbly and spoil yourself with decadent dishes like Caviar and Champagne.
  • Swirled ShowcaseSeptember 22, 2023 -Travel World Showcase with unique frozen treats from Swirled Showcase!
  • Brew-Wing Lab at the Odyssey -Take a flavorful adventure featuring the culinary creations—and madcap mishaps—of Muppet Labs.
  • Flavors from Fire -Enjoy heartwarming dishes inspired by campfire-cooked summertime favorites. 
  • The Fry Basket -Snack on crispy French fries or yucca fries, seasoned to perfection. 
  • Coastal Eats -Savor succulent seafood dishes that pair beautifully with sparkling wine or a classic cocktail. 

Full marketplace menus can be found here.

There you have it, a full rundown of this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. While the event is a bit scaled back from previous iterations with less interactive sessions and signature dining opportunities, the food looks amazing, the music is nostalgic and fun and the special hunts should keep families entertained for hours. I hope you enjoy the festival!

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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.