One of the most popular events at Walt Disney World has been the International Food & Wine Festival held at Epcot each fall.  Disney has announced that the culinary tour of flavors from six continents will expand in 2016 with nine extra days of sipping and savoring at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 14-Nov. 14, 2016.  The event that has now grown from 53 to 62 delightful days will also add a new interactive culinary experience and debut new marketplace tastes from around the world.

Guests can sample wine, cheese and ethnic tastes from regions around the world during the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
Guests can sample wine, cheese and ethnic tastes from regions around the world during the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Multiple new Eat to the Beat concert acts debut and Celebrity chefs, wine experts and mixologists also join the fun.

Wang Chung (Everybody Have Fun Tonight!) will open the Eat to the Beat concert series Sept. 14-15. New to the syage will be Delta Rae and Toad The Wet Sprocket.  Fan favorites Wilson Phillips, Boyz II Men and Jeffrey Osbourne, will all be returning.  The fun doesn’t stop there.  Culinary celbrities like Cat Cora, Norman Van Aken, Masaharu Morimoto, Elizabeth Falkner, Buddy Valastro and Jamie Deen will also entertain foodies and inspire their palates at new and returning premium events that include reimagined Party for the Senses grand tastings with new concepts and themes.

 

Growing in scope each year since 1996 as one of America’s top food festivals, the Epcot event features inspired flavors at more than 30 global marketplaces.

For a second year, global marketplaces will extend into Future World to offer a wider range of taste sensations. Culinary icons like Cat Cora, Norman Van Aken, Masaharu Morimoto, Elizabeth Falkner, Buddy Valastro and Jamie Deen will entertain foodies and inspire their palates at new and returning premium events that include reimagined Party for the Senses grand tastings with new concepts and themes.

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Festival guests can pair wines, beers and ciders with savory and sweet dishes as they stroll the World Showcase Promenade using their complimentary festival passports as a guide.

Guests can call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378) and get details at epcotfoodfestival.com. Join the discussion on social media using #epcotfoodfestival. So start planning now to experience the delicious fun Sept. 14-Nov. 14, 2016.

 

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