Epcot Food and Wine Festival: No cost special festival experiences

From the Bean to the Bar *NEW

Hosted by Ghirardelli, experience the sights, smells and tastes of chocolate. Disney pastry chefs will have chocolate sculptures on display and find out about this delicious food.  For an additional fee sample some of the chocolates.

When: 9 am – park closing
Where: Festival Welcome Center

The Watermelon Patch *NEW

Hosted by the National Watermelon Promotion Board, you can see a watermelon patch and discover fun facts. 

Wine Sampling *NEW

Sample wines provided by participating wineries daily!

When: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm.
Where: Festival Center Wine Shop

Book Signings and Meet & Greets

This is your chance to get up-close and personal with celebrated authors and personalities.  They’ll autograph your purchased book or merchandise. For more information, check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk.

Bottle Signings

Meet the winemaker and have your purchased bottle of wine autographed. This makes for a great souvenir or gift for a wine connoisseur. For more information, check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk.

Authentic Taste Seminars

Hosted by Driscoll’s, learn about the origins and history of pure ingredients in a 30-minute presentations by experts.

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:15 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm.

Seasons of the Vine

A 7 minute continuous film how wine is grown.

“Discover the Cranberry”

Returning for a second year, Ocean Spray Craisins will host their Cranberry Bog. You can learn about the harvesting process, health benefits and sample the cranberry. Located on the way to the World Showcase.

HGTV Home Entertaining Seminars

HGTV and DIY celebrity designers will host 30-minute seminars on tips and tricks for your home.

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 12 pm, with meet-&-greets at 1 pm and 3 pm.
Where: Festival Welcome Center

Sep. 28 – 30: Danielle Colding, HGTV Design Star Winner, Season 7, Shop This Room, “Entertainment Passport: Your Ticket to Creating a Travel-Inspired Dining Experience”
Oct.  5 – 7: Casey Noble, Design on a Dime, “Gifts that Keep Giving: Holiday Favors that Double as Décor”
Oct.  12 – 14: Alison Victoria, DIY Network’s Kitchen Crashers, “Crash Course for Holiday Décor”
Oct.  19 – 21: Brian Patrick Flynn, HGTV.com, Design Happens contributor, “Express Lane Elegance: Stylish Table Settings from Supermarket Finds”
Oct. 26 – 28: Meg Caswell, Meg’s Great Rooms, “Entertaining in Style: Make It and Make It Fun”
Nov. 2 – 4: Marianne Canada, HGTV.com Special Projects Editor, “Handmade Goodies They Won’t Regift”
Nov. 9 – 12: Emily Henderson, Secrets from a Stylist, “Create Holiday Memories: Style, Share and Preserve Those Family Photos & Cards”

Shopping

Intermissions Café

Hosted by Kobrand, stop by for featured wine, cheese, sandwiches and salad. Open daily from 9 am until park closing at the Festival Welcome Center.

The Festival Center Wine Shop

Offering hundreds of wines, spirits and beer that are showcased throughout the Festival. Open daily from 9 am until park closing at the Festival Welcome Center.

The Stockpot Shop

Commemorative festival items, such as event posters, Festival cookbook and a varied selection of cooking and entertaining products can be picked up here. You can purchase cookbooks to be signed by the authors!

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