18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival










Walt Disney World guests can sip new wines, beers and cocktails, taste flavors from around the globe and eat to the beat of live entertainment at the 18th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase from Sept. 27-Nov. 11, 2013.

 

The 46-day festival at Disney’s Epcot theme park serves up authentic cuisine from six continents; wine, beer and inventive new cocktails; nightly Eat to the Beat! concerts with entertainment ranging from rock and soul to funk and blues; cultural exhibits of more than 25 international regions; and regularly scheduled performances by acrobats,musicians, dancers and comedy troupes. 

Exotic marketplaces from Scotland to Brazil offer exciting taste treats.
The festival is believed to be the largest food and wine event of its kind in the world, beginning at the Festival Welcome Center in Future World and fanning around the promenade encircling World Showcase Lagoon.

 

Here are some facts about the 18th annual event:
  • More than 300 national and international wines
  • A record 46 days long, the festival began in 1996 with a first run of 30 days
  • More than 220 food-and-beverage menu items, each tapas-sized portion or drink priced $3-$8
  • 100-plus celebrity chefs and 160 Walt Disney World chefs
  • More than 300 wine and beer seminars take place during the 46-day festival
  • More than 1,200 fireworks exploding each night over World Showcase Lagoon in “IllumiNations: Reflections ofEarth”
  • 138 Eat to the Beat! concerts performed; 6 bands appearing for the first time at this year’s festival
  • The festival’s Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog is refilled three times during the course of the 46-day event,  using a total of 910,000 cranberries or more than 3,000 pounds of the sweet-tart fruit
  • 1.5 million sumptuous samplings throughout the festival
  • 300,000 wine servings — if laid end-to-end the number of wine glasses used would reach from Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista to the Disney Cruise Line terminal at Port Canaveral, Fla.
  • 360,000 beer servings, enough to fill the aquariums 5 times over at Rainforest Café at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • 100,000 dessert servings including the dessert trio of Cherry Pistachio Mousse, Orange Cupcake and Hazelnut Cheesecake. More than 500 pounds of watermelon is expected to be tasted at the “3D” Disney’s Dessert Discovery parties
  • More than 80,000 servings dished up of the most popular savory item at the 2012 international marketplaces: the “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce from Canada

 

Youthful fans cheering on a concert performance taking place at night

Eat to the Beat Concert Series:  A Diverse Menu of Music

Sample the famous flavors of over a dozen popular hit-makers from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

During the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, you can pair a favorite food and wine experience with a menu of famous names from the world of music—including a slew of new artists hitting the Eat to the Beat stage for the very first time.

So come for the food and then stick around for a few of the music industry’s finest as you savor some tasty tunes during one of these can’t-miss concerts!

Daily show times for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series take place at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM. All songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in a performance play list. All entertainment and artist appearances are subject to change without notice.

Band members from Starship standing together while wearing suits

STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas

September 27 to September 29, 2013
Known for the song “We Built This City”

Band members from the all-female group The Go-Go’s performing on their own individual instruments

Go-Go’s*

September 30 to October 1, 2013
Known for the song “We Got The Beat”

Band members from Air Supply standing together in a stadium hallway filled with tour equipment

Air Supply

October 2 to October 4, 2013
Known for the song “All Out of Love”

Band members from Sister Hazel standing together while a boot pans across the foreground

Sister Hazel

October 5 to October 6, 2013
Known for the song “All for You”

Mark McGrath and band members from Sugar Ray standing together against a wooden wall

Sugar Ray

October 7 to October 9, 2013
Known for the song “Fly”

Singer Edwin McCain pensively staring out the window while sitting in a booth at a diner

Edwin McCain*

October 10 to October 11, 2013
Known for the song “I’ll Be”

Members of the group The Manhattan Transfer singing into an old-style microphone while dressed for a night on the town

The Manhattan Transfer*

October 12 to October 13, 2013
Known for the song “Boy From New York City”

Carny Wilson and group members of the musical trio Wilson Phillips smiling together

Wilson Phillips*

October 14 to October 15, 2013
Known for the song “Hold On”

Members of the all-female group The Pointer Sisters smiling together while wearing bright dresses

The Pointer Sisters

October 16 to October 17, 2013
Known for the song “I’m So Excited”

Band members from Night Ranger standing together while wearing dark clothing

Night Ranger

October 18 to October 20, 2013
Known for the song “Sister Christian”

Members of Boyz II Men casually standing together in front of green and black-patterned wallpaper

Boyz II Men

October 21 to October 23, 2013
Known for the song “End of the Road”

Band members from Survivor standing together in the cinder block hallway of an arena

Survivor

October 24 to October 25, 2013
Known for the song “Eye of the Tiger”

Band members from 38 Special standing together while adorned in country-style wear and cowboy hats

38 Special

October 26 to October 27, 2013
Known for the song “Caught Up in You”

Band members from Smash Mouth standing in a sparkling room filled with over-sized playing cards

Smash Mouth

October 28 to October 30, 2013
Known for the song “Walkin’ on the Sun”

Band members from The Spin Doctors goofing around together in a brick hallway

Spin Doctors*

October 31 to November 1, 2013
Known for the song “Two Princes”

Musician Christopher Cross standing straight-faced with his hands in the pockets of a pin-striped suit

Christopher Cross*

November 2 to November 3, 2013
Known for the song “Sailing”

Band members from Hanson standing together while wearing hip clothing

Hanson

November 4 to November 5, 2013
Known for the song “Get the Girl Back”

Musician Dennis DeYoung of the rock band Styx singing excitedly into a microphone

Dennis DeYoung (original member of STYX)

November 6 to November 8, 2013
Known for the song “Come Sail Away”

Band members from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy excitedly performing together on a nightclub stage

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

November 9 to November 11, 2013
Known for the song “Go Daddy-O”


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