EPCOT 2021 Food & Wine Festival Kicks Off July 15

by | Jun 7, 2021 | EPCOT, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Food, Walt Disney World News

The 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival returns on July 15. Read on for all the latest info!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Summer is upon us, the cicadas are singing, and the Food & Wine Festival is back.

Disney kicked off our weeks with a bang Monday morning, announcing the July 15 kickoff of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by Corkcicle. This year’s festival runs through Nov. 20, so you’ll have 129 days to dig in and get your fill.

And, of course, the 2021 Food & Wine Festival will offer up a whole ton of different options for eats and drinks. This year, the Global Marketplaces will host 32 booths, including several that are all-new for 2021.

Just to ensure that you have all the incentives you need to visit more than once, several booths won’t open until October. That includes the popular Belgium and Brazil booths as well as the new Macs & Eats and Lobster Landing booths.

It doesn’t get better than the Food & Wine Festival, and this year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.

A New Sponsor for Food & Wine 2021

Right up front, you might notice that the name of this year’s festival is a little different. That’s because Corkcicle has replaced Advent Health as the presenting sponsor of Food & Wine.

Corkcicle makes fashionable drinkware that keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. Smell that? Smells like exclusive merch– like a keepsake premium beverage container.

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When you visit the Shimmering Sips Global Marketplace and four other locales during Food & Wine, you can grab a commemorative Corkcicle filled with a sparkling beverage.

And, of course, there will be tons of other merchandise including collectible pins, kitchen essentials, and apparel.

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Live Entertainment Returns to Food & Wine

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One of the burning questions surrounding the 2021 Food & Wine Festival is the status of live entertainment. We’re happy to report that there will be music, dancing, and all the revelry you’ve come to expect.

On July 15, the festival kicks off with America Gardens Bandstand presented by Florida Blue Medicare. Local bands will take the stage at the America Gardens Theatre Friday through Monday evenings. Bring your dancing shoes.

The America Gardens Theatre will also host Voices of Liberty and Mariachi Cobre, both of which you can experience now at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

And if you pop over to the Canada Mill Stage, you can bop your head and move your feet to the fun, funky stylings of JAMMin’ Chefs.

Fun for the Whole Family at the 2021 Food & Wine Festival

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Food & Wine will also serve up plenty for the kiddos with Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak. Grab your map at the Port of Entry, Mouse Gear, or World Traveler and help Chef Remy find the ingredients he needs for a perfect dish.

Once you’ve found all the ingredient stickers, bring your finished map to Disney Traders for a well-earned reward, compliments of the chef.

Cheese lovers won’t want to swiss miss Emile’s Fromage Montage. Check your Festival Passport for the list of Global Marketplaces, then brie-ze through and purchase five cheese dishes of your choice.

Once you’ve collected five stamps, bring your passport to Shimmering Sips and pick up a special prize. EZ PZ cheddar cheesy.

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Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.
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Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.
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