The 20th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will be taking place Friday, Sep. 25 through Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Walt Disney World guests can enjoy 30 marketplace booths, culinary and beverage demonstrations, and special dining events, some hosted by celebrity chefs.
As of Thursday, July 30, 2015, guests have been able to book the culinary demonstrations, beverage and mixology seminars, and the special events that will be taking place during the festival. The culinary demonstrations, beverage seminars and mixology seminars will be taking place daily at the Festival Welcome Center. These can be booked online or by calling (407) WDW-FEST (939-3378) and cost just $15 per person, per demonstration. Guests who are Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders, Tables in Wonderland members, Disney Vacation Club members or Golden Oak residents can book these and receive a $2 discount on those taking place Monday through Thursday. To receive the discount they must be purchase by calling to book. The discount is not available when booking online.
Guests may also book the special events that will be taking place on select dates throughout the festival. This year the Walt Disney World Resort has added new and exciting events. The new events include What’s Cooking With…; Beverage Booth Camp Series (Exploring Wines from 1996 and I’ll Take Manhattans); French Family Meal Traditions; The Parisian Afternoon, Sandwiches, Macarons and Bubbles!; Japanese Craft Beer Tasting; Rockin’ Burger Block Party; and Epcot Food and Wine Festival Tasting Sampler. Prices for the special events range from $39 to $319 per person, plus tax.
Also taking place during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, as well as Food and Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Both resorts are located within the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort.