From September 30 to November 13, 2011, Epcot will be transformed into a food and wine lover’s paradise during the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This popular special event offers something for everyone – from tasty tapas and refreshing beverages to celebrity chef demonstrations and rock star performances.
Here’s an overview of what’s in store during the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival…
More than 25 international marketplace kiosks will give guests the opportunity to sample tapas-sized portions of regional specialties with recommended wine and beer pairings. In addition to festival favorites like the Mexico, Greece, France and Hops & Barley kiosks, this year foodies can celebrate the culinary adventures of the Caribbean, Hawaii and Portugal. View the complete guide to the International Marketplaces here.
Eat to the Beat! Concert Series
What is the perfect complement to good food and good wine? Good music! Each night in the America Gardens Theatre, guests can sit back, relax and enjoy live concerts by internationally acclaimed recording artists.
2011 Eat to the Beat! Concert Series Lineup:
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2: Taylor Dayne
Oct. 3 – 5: .38 Special
Oct. 6 – 7: Jon Secada
Oct. 8 – 9: Roger Hodgson
Oct. 10 – 12: Billy Ocean
Oct. 13 – 16: Starship starring Mickey Thomas
Oct. 17 – 19: Sugar Ray
Oct. 20 – 21: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
Oct. 22 – 23: Howard Jones
Oct. 24 – 26: Boyz II Men
Oct. 27 – 28: Gin Blossoms
Oct. 29 – 30: Sister Hazel
Oct. 31 – Nov. 1: Hanson
Nov. 2 – 3: The Pointer Sisters
Nov. 4 – 6: Night Ranger
Nov. 7 – 8: Air Supply
Nov. 9 – 10: Richard Marx
Nov. 11 – 13: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
*Show times are daily at 5:15, 6:30 & 7:45 p.m. Schedule is subject to change.
Special Festival Experiences
Stop by the Festival Welcome Center where you can participate in a variety of educational experiences. HGTV stars like Vern Yip, Lisa LaPorta and Monica Pedersen will present home entertaining seminars each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Other offerings included with festival admission are Authors Without Borders when renowned authors from the food and beverage industry will discuss their craft, Authentic Taste Seminars where you can learn about the origins and properties of pure ingredients, Book Signings, Bottle Signings, Celebrity Meet & Greets and more. Click here for more information about special festival experiences.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is included with regular theme park admission.