The cool, crisp air, leaves turning colors, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at WDW… what? You don’t have that marked on your calendar? Well put it down! I’ll wait. It’s September 28th through November 12th. 2012 is the longest festival to date at 46 days of food fabulous-ness! (I feel like I’ve used that word a lot lately – shouldn’t that be a word “fabulous-ness”? I think so. I’ll see if I can e-mail someone. Anyway.) Grab those plane tickets and also mark August 14th on your calendar because that my friends is the first day you can call to purchase tickets for some of the special events at Food & Wine also called (literally) Party for the Senses. There are a few new festival marketplaces making their debut this year including: TERRA featuring vegan items, and Florida Local featuring a new spin on regional offerings. There are some creative new beverages geared towards family dining which will include “inventive sips” to pair with culinary delights for the under 21 set.
And here are what I like to call the “extras”: HGTV will have designers hosting home entertaining seminars every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, celebrity chefs will be doing demonstrations, the festival welcome center is offering complimentary Authentic Taste seminars with tastes and sips for a small fee and the reserved culinary events will showcase a lineup of winemakers, guest chefs and speakers participating in awe-inspiring dinners, luncheons, seminars and wine schools and finally, don’t forget to stop and smell the kabobs while you sit back and prop up those sore tootsies listening to one of the Eat to the Beat concerts.
Call 407-WDW-FEST beginning August 14th to make reservations or check out Food & Wine periodically for updates. Enjoy!
*information originally released by Walt Disney World News on 6/27/12