We have struggled to keep up with our Orlando Live 2023 Blogs yet again. We have been so busy over the last few days, especially enjoying the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.
Every year, EPCOT’s World Showcase transforms into a food lover’s paradise for the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Guests can sample delicious dishes and drinks from various Global Marketplace Booths, enjoy live music and entertainment, participate in fun activities, and more. Over recent years, the festival has even started to expand to other areas of the park.
The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is a popular event that attracts many guests, especially on weekends when many locals pack the park. This year, EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival will take place from July 27, 2023, through November 18, 2023. This year’s festival is two weeks shorter than the 2022 festival but still lasts around a month longer than the festival did in 2019. Over the last few years, one of the EPCOT festivals has been held on most dates throughout the year.
Food choices vary from traditional to adventurous to very weird. Does anyone fancy a Pickle Milkshake? You can taste one at the Brew-Wing Lab at the Odyssey featuring Muppet Labs.
Food and wine are not all you can experience though in the festival:
- There are numerous specialty drinks served at the many marketplaces. Although the title might include wine, there are also different beers, ales, ciders, spirits, and non-alcoholic drinks to sample. Plus, if champagne is your preferred beverage, you can get a glass of Dom Pérignon at just $69!
- The Eat to the Beat Concert Series features live performances by famous artists and bands like Tiffany, Hanson, Boyz II Men, and more. The concerts are free with park admission and take place three times a day at the America Gardens Theatre. An Eat to the Beat Dining Package is available, which includes a meal at a participating restaurant and guaranteed seating for the concert of your choice.
- Partake in one of several scavenger hunts across the park. Emile’s Fromage Montage is a cheese-themed scavenger hunt that rewards you with a complimentary cheesecake after you purchase five cheese dishes from select booths.
There used to be various seminars and demonstrations during the festival, but these have not been scheduled since 2021.
We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, and it has been one of the highlights of our vacation.
Read more Orlando Live 2023 Blogs.
Keep checking back for our Orlando 2023 Live Blogs as we continue our November 2023 reports.