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Festival Center Happenings at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival

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Get the latest on all the food, flavors and events at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival—open 9:00 AM to park closing.

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Taste Your Way Around the World

Stop by the Festival Information booth for a park map, a Times Guide and, of course, your Festival Passport!

The Festival Passport is a fun way to experience our Global Marketplaces—located throughout Epcot during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Each marketplace offers unique cuisine and a variety of divine delicacies… and at every stop, you can receive a marketplace sticker in your Festival Passport. Let the appetizing adventures begin!

Please note: Festival Passports are also available at select Epcot locations.

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Back to Basics

Discover delish tips and tricks that’ll have a profound effect on your next meal—from the industry’s top culinary pros! With insights on techniques, products and easy-to-follow fixes, your epicurean expertise is sure to soar!

Back To Basics sessions are held at the Festival Center Spotlight Stage on Fridays through Sundays at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Presenters in 2017 include:

  • Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company® – September 1, 2 and 3
  • The Olive Pantry – September 8, 9 and 10
  • Pam Smith, P.S. Flavor!™ – September 15, 16 and 17
  • Melissa’s Produce – September 22, 23 and 24
  • National Watermelon Promotion Board – September 29 and 20; October 1
  • AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate – October 6, 7 and 8
  • Minus 8 Vinegar – October 13, 14 and 15
  • Kumquat Growers, Inc. – October 20, 21 and 22
  • Blue Diamond Almond Breeze – October 27, 28 and 29; November 3, 4 and 5
  • Twinings™ of London– November 10, 11 and 12

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Book Signings and Meet & Greets

Meet celebrated authors and other food-and-wine-industry personalities at one of their special Festival appearances. Bring purchased books or other merchandise along for a personalized inscription or autograph—it’s the perfect gift for your favorite foodies!

For featured authors and personalities, check the daily schedule in the park Times Guide or visit the Festival Center Information Desk.

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Bottle Signings

Rub elbows with some of the world’s top beverage experts! Prominent vintners as well as industry professionals will be on hand to autograph purchased bottles for a fabulous souvenir.

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Seasons of the Vine

Enter the wonderful world of winemaking!

Get a behind-the-vines look at the process that transforms delicate grapes into the “nectar of the gods”—step by nectarous step. This fascinating, 7-minute film runs continuously throughout each day of the Festival and is a must-see for wine aficionados!

The Festival Center features a banner reading Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase as well as a display of merchandise including printed tee shirts, hand towels, carved wooden housewares, pot holders, oven mitts and aprons

Stockpot Shop

Want to whip up some of your Festival faves? Commemorate your visit and bring the culinary magic home with official Festival merchandise—including the official Festival Cookbook, apparel, artwork, home décor, trading pins and more!

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Festival Center Wine Shop

Consider yourself a connoisseur of the finest wines? Choose from incredible selection of wines and spirits from prestigious makers featured throughout the Festival. Be sure to ask our Sommelier for recommendations on select days during the week!

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Intermissions Café

For a delectable time out, treat yourself to something tasty from Intermissions Café! Recharge and relax with mouthwatering menu options perfect for day or night noshing. From wine and cheese to salads, sandwiches and more, there’s something to satisfy every appetite!

Daphne Oz, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Mario Batali and Michael Zymon from the ABC TV show ‘The Chew’

Festival Stage hosted by ABC-TV’s The CHEW

Celebrate all things food and wine with the Emmy Award®-winning cast of one of ABC’s most popular shows!

Ready for a crash course in the culinary arts? Go on the road again with the cast of The CHEW, one of ABC’s most delicious chat fests. As the show’s experts divulge their secrets to success, you’ll glean entertaining ideas sure to make your next event party-perfect.

Live Episodes from Epcot
Be part of the audience when The Chew broadcasts live episodes right from Epcot—taking place from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, October 4 to 6, 2017 (Wednesday through Friday).

To attend a live broadcast, you must first obtain a valid audience ticket from The Chew. In addition, valid Epcot admission is also required.

Display panels are covered with imagery and text including on the upper left a photograph of a hand opening cocoa beans and the words Bean Selection, the number 1 and some smaller text beside it, below that is a photograph of a roasting machine, some smaller text, the word Roasting and the number 2 and occupying the entire panel to the right are the words The Chocolate Experience From Bean to the Bar hosted by with a logo reading Ghiradelli chocolate beneath

The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar – Hosted by Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company

Immerse yourself in the sights, smells and flavors of chocolate—the world’s most famous flavor! Marvel at chocolate sculptures created by our own Walt Disney World Resort pastry chefs and explore the journey chocolate must take to get from the bean to the bar.

Don’t miss your chance to sample chocolates, purchase gourmet drinking chocolate, select a wine and chocolate pairing, and shop for a bag of your favorite Ghirardelli Gourmet Chocolates.

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ID Requirements to Purchase Alcoholic Beverages

Learn which type of identification you should bring to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages at any establishment in the state of Florida—including Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Alcohol will not be served to anyone who does not present valid identification upon request. The following forms of ID will be accepted as proof of age:

  • U.S. state driver’s license (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. state ID (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. military ID
  • Original passport
  • Copy of passport (either on paper or captured on a mobile device), along with a government-issued photo ID** that verifies the person and birth date shown on the copy
  • NEXUS card issued by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (Canadian Guests only)

Please note: Visitors from outside the United States are required to present both a valid passport and another form of government-issued photo identification from their country of origin.

For all questions concerning our identification requirements, please call (407) 939-6244. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

*U.S. territories include Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

**Foreign driver’s licenses or ID cards are not acceptable by themselves.


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