Update: Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2013

We are finally get some details on the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival will be taking place Sep. 27 – Nov. 11, 2013. New information includes Eat to the Beat Concert Series, new and returning booths, and special events.

New  and Returning Booths

Scotland will be joining the more than 25 marketplaces. It will offer traditional Scottish flavors paired with beer, meads and Scotch. This comes right after Merida is crowned an official Disney Princess.

Returning will be the Brazil booth, which wasn’t around last year. We’re interested to see what, if any, or the previous menu items will return.

Tuna Poke and Kalua Pork Slider

Tuna Poke and Kalua Pork Slider from the Hawai’i booth at Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2012

Also returning is a fan favorite, Hawai’i. We love this booth. There hasn’t been a single item over the past two years that we haven’t loved.

Terra - Chili Colorado

Terra booth’s Chili Colorado at Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2012

Debuting last year, the Terra booth, features vegan dishes and will be back again this year to please the non-meat eaters. We tried the Chili Colorado and found it to be pretty good. No word on if it will be returning but the Trick’n Chicken Curry will be.

Florida Fresh - Florida Shrimp Ceviche

Florida Shrimp Ceviche with fire-roasted vegetables, fried plantains and cilantro at Florida Fresh

Florida Fresh, like Terra, debuted last year and will be returning again. This booth features fresh, local ingredients like in the Florida Shrimp Ceviche.

Eat to the Beat Concert Series

New bands will be debuting this year at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival! New this year will be The Go-Go’s (“Our Lips Are Sealed”, “Vacation” and “We’ve Got The Beat”), Edwin McCain (“I’ll Be”), The Manhattan Transfer (“Route 66”), Christopher Cross (“Sailing”) and Spin Doctors (“Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”).

Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray - Eat to the Beat Concert Series 2011

Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray – Eat to the Beat Concert Series 2011

Eat to the Beat Concert Series Lineup

Sep. 27 – 29: Starship starring Mickey Thomas
Sep. 30 – Oct. 1: The Go-Go’s *NEW
Oct. 2 – 4: Air Supply
Oct. 10 – 11: Edwin McCain *NEW
Oct. 12 – 13: The Manhattan Transfer *NEW
Oct. 15 – 17: Pointer Sisters
Oct. 26 – 27: 38 Special
Oct. 28 – 30: Smash Mouth
Oct. 31 – Nov. 1: Spin Doctors *NEW
Nov. 2 – 3: Christopher Cross *NEW

Celebrity Chefs

Chefs that will be at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this year include Warren Brown, Paula DaSilva, Gale Gand, Jamie Deen, Robert Irvine, Dean Max, Rock Harper,Jeff Henderson, Art Smith, Buddy Valastro, Allen Susser, “Cake Boy” Eric Lanlard, Duskie Estes and John Stewart, Donald Link, Bryan Voltaggio and Emily Ellyn.

The Hearty Boys, Dan and Steve

The Hearty Boys, Dan and Steve at Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Culinary demonstrations, wine seminars, mixology seminars are for a nominal fee.

Booking for special events takes place at the beginning of August! Guests can call (407) WDW-FEST. No word yet on the exact dates. Follow on us Twitter, Like us on Facebook and check back, we’ll keep you posted.

2 Thoughts on “Update: Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2013

  1. Bonnie Mancusi on 31 August, 2013 at 9:14 pm said:

    We are bringing 65 people in for a Sales Meeting on Oct 10- 13 and giving them passes to Epcot and having at special dinner at Epcot on the 10th. what else can we do to make their trip SPECIAL . Like to meet a Celebrate CHEF ?

    • I don’t know about meeting celebrity chefs but it doesn’t hurt to contact Disney about doing so. One option is to set up a dessert view party for IllumiNations. It’s a fantastic way to end a great day at the park.

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