Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World this fall. This annual event runs from August 31, 2017 though November 13, 2017 in the Epcot World Showcase at the Walt Disney World, Epcot Theme Park in Orlando, FL. Besides featuring food and wine from around the world, as well as a showcase of different beers, there’s also nightly entertainment from a variety of musical groups.

Meet you favorite Chefs

Celebrity Chef Cooking Demo

Calling all foodies and mealtime connoisseurs, this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival culinary lineup is one for the books. Epcot International Food & Wine Festival seminars and cooking demonstrations featuring celebrity chefs from television, entertainment and restaurants around the world are scheduled daily during this annual event. Returning to the Epcot International Food and Wine festival this year at the Festival Center is the Chef’s Showcase. This special event includes a Celebrity Chef cooking demo, question-and-answer session and sparkling toast with some of your favorites personalities. This special event is $129 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included and seating for the event must be reserved in advance.

Dates and Chefs in 2017

  • September 3 – Shaun O’Neale
  • September 10 – Alex Guarnaschelli
  • September 15 – Stuart O’Keeffe
  • September 17 – Jet Tila
  • September 24 – Art Smith
  • September 29 – Graham Elliot
  • October 6 – Jamie Deen
  • October 8 – Geoffrey Zakarian
  • October 15 – Bryan Voltaggio
  • October 20 – Robert Irvine
  • October 22 – Robert Irvine
  • October 27 – Cat Cora
  • October 29 – Cat Cora
  • November 3 – Carla Hall
  • November 10 – Sarah Fioroni
  • November 12 – Buddy Valastro

Please note: each event has one seating option. Epcot admission is not included with the event ticket. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 years of age and older. All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Take a Culinary Adventure around the World

Epcot Food and Wine 2017

Stop by the Festival Information Center for a park map, a Times Guide and, of course, your Festival Passport! The Festival Passport is your guide to over 35 Global Marketplaces—located throughout Epcot’s World Showcase during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This food lover’s paradise is packed with delicious dishes, fine wine, craft beer, spirits and other beverages from 35 different countries around the world. Each marketplace offers unique cuisine and a variety of divine options. And at every marketplace, you can receive a marketplace sticker in your Festival Passport. Let the adventures begin!

Eat to the Beat

Eat to the Beat 2017

Returning during the Epcot Internal Food & Wine Festival this year is the hugely popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series in the American Gardens Theater near the rear of the park. While it’s a bit of a walk to get to the theater, the performances are top notch and well worth the trip, and you can eat your fill along the way. Disney has kicked this concert series up a notch this year by introducing great new artists to the series lineup and inviting back fan favorites from previous years. Even though the shows are included in admission to the park, seating is limited and first come. We suggest arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the show’s start time so you can grab a great seat. Don’t sweat it if you don’t get a seat to the first show, The Eat to the Beat Concert series features three performances each night at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m.

Don’t want to stand in line for the show? Dining packages are available and will guarantee you reserved seating for the concerts. Choose from lunch or dinner at one of 13 different Epcot restaurants. Lunch reservations will have reserved seating at the 5:30 p.m. show and dinner reservations will have reserved seating for the 6:45 or 8:00 p.m. show.

Here’s a look at this year’s full concert lineup:

  • Aug. 31- Sept. 1 – Delta Rae “Bottom of the River”
  • Sept. 2 – 3 – The Hooters NEW! “And We Danced”
  • Sept. 4 – 5 – Baha Men NEW! “Who Let the Dogs Out”
  • Sept. 6 – 7 – Fuel “Shimmer”
  • Sept. 8 – 10 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
  • Sept. 11 – 12 – Lauren Alaina NEW! “Road Less Traveled”
  • Sept. 13 – 15 – Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah”
  • Sept. 16 – 17 – Sister Hazel “All for You”
  • Sept. 18 – 20 – Air Supply “All Out of Love”
  • Sept. 21 – 22 – David Cook “Light On”
  • Sept. 23 – 24 – Everclear “Santa Monica”
  • Sept. 25 – 27 – Sugar Ray “Every Morning”
  • Sept. 28 – 29 – 38 Special “Hold on Loosely”
  • Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 – Mark Wills NEW! “19 Somethin’”
  • Oct. 2 – 3 – American Authors NEW! “Best Day of My Life”
  • Oct. 4 – 5 – Christopher Cross “Sailing”
  • Oct. 6 – 8 – The Devon Allman Band NEW! “Ragged & Dirty”
  • Oct. 9 – 11 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX “Come Sail Away”
  • Oct. 12 – 13 – Taylor Dayne – “Tell It to My Heart”
  • Oct. 14 – 15 – Jeffrey Osborne “On the Wings of Love”
  • Oct. 16 – 17 – Postmodern Jukebox NEW!
  • Oct. 18 – 20 – 10,000 Maniacs NEW! “Because the Night”
  • Oct. 21 – 22 – Toad the Wet Sprocket “Walk on the Ocean”
  • Oct. 23 – 24 – Kenny G NEW! “Songbird”
  • Oct. 25 – 26 – Billy Ocean “Get Outta My Dreams”
  • Oct. 27 – 29 – Tiffany “I Think We’re Along Now”
  • Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 – Hanson “MMMBop”
  • Nov. 2 – 3 – Blue October NEW! “Into the Ocean”
  • Nov. 4 – 5 – Living Color “Cult of Personality”
  • Nov. 6 – 8 – Boyz II Men “End of the Road”
  • Nov. 9 – 11 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”
  • Nov. 12 – 13 – Squeeze NEW! “Black Coffee in Bed”

Lineup is subject to change; songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.

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