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Sipping, Tasting, Celebrating: Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2023-2024

We all eagerly wait for the 2023 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. This highly anticipated event will commence on July 27th and continue its festivities until November 18th. As the excitement builds, Disney has been diligently revealing details about the upcoming festival. In their latest announcement, they unveiled the complete line-up for the Eat to the Beat 2023 concert series, adding another layer of anticipation to this extraordinary event.

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Published: Jun 21, 2023 min read

Sipping, Tasting, Celebrating: Epcot Food and Wine Festival 2023-2024

The EPCOT Food and Wine Festival has been a highly anticipated annual event held at Disney World's EPCOT theme parks since 1995. It showcases an impressive selection of global marketplaces scattered throughout EPCOT. These marketplaces offer a wide range of delectable dishes, beverages, and treats, allowing guests to embark on a gastronomic journey without leaving the park. (The best option for parents who hardly find activities with their teenage kids. In addition to the mouthwatering food and drink offerings, the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival features a variety of captivating events and experiences. Guests can attend culinary demonstrations and beverage seminars led by renowned chefs and experts to learn about the art of cooking and pairing flavors. The festival also hosts special dining events, such as the famous Party for the Senses, The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, and the debut of several new Global Marketplaces.

How Much Does the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2023 Entrance Ticket Cost?

The cost of the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival can vary depending on each guest's individual choices and preferences. However, let's check the approximate price. To attend the festival, you must purchase a ticket to enter EPCOT. The festival is included in the regular admission to the park, so there are no additional fees to attend. However, the price of park tickets can vary depending on the time of year you visit, with busier periods typically being more expensive. If you're looking for the most budget-friendly options, the cheapest days to see the festival are generally in August and September. For a single day, single park admission, ticket prices during the festival range from $109 to $189 per ticket. 

It’s worth noting that the main pro of the festival is the opportunity to sample a wide variety of culinary offerings from around the world. The cost of food and beverages will depend on the number of items you choose to try and their individual prices. Moreover, the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2023 also offers various special events, seminars, tastings, and dining experiences, and these events often require separate tickets or reservations, and their prices can vary. For specific information and pricing details, check the official Walt Disney World website.

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EAT TO THE BEAT 2023

One of the highlights of the festival is the Eat to the Beat Concert Series, which showcases performances by acclaimed musicians and bands from various genres. From classic hits to contemporary tunes, the concerts add a lively and entertaining atmosphere to the festival.

The lively performances of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series take place at the America Gardens Theatre, conveniently located across from the American Adventure in the World Showcase area of EPCOT. These concerts are included with your admission to EPCOT, allowing you to enjoy the music without any additional cost. The concerts are scheduled three times each evening: at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.

As the weekend approaches, the Eat to the Beat Concert Series brings in popular artists from various eras, showcasing their musical prowess and entertaining the crowds with their iconic hits. From beloved performers of the past to contemporary stars, you can expect an exciting lineup of talented musicians taking the stage on Fridays through Mondays. 

EAT TO THE BEAT 2023 Concert Series Schedule + Lineup: 

  • July 28-29 – Orianthi
  • July 30-31 – FOR KING + COUNTRY
  • Aug. 4-5 – Southern Avenue
  • Aug. 6-7 – Tiffany
  • Aug. 11-12 – Ruben Studdard with Haley Reinhart
  • Aug. 13-14 – The Bacon Brothers
  • Aug. 18-21 – Joey Fatone & Friends
  • Aug. 25-26 – Ayron Jones
  • Aug. 27-28 – Phillip Phillips
  • Sept. 1-2 – Baha Men
  • Sept. 3-4 – MercyMe
  • Sept. 8-9 – Ray Parker Jr.
  • Sept. 10-11 – TobyMac
  • Sept. 15 – Celebrity Latin Talent
  • Sept. 16 – Celebrity Latin Talent
  • Sept. 17-18 – Raul Acosta and Oro Solido (NEW)
  • Sept. 22-23 – Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Sept. 24-25 – 98 °
  • Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 – Boyz II Men
  • Oct. 6-7 – Mark Wills
  • Oct. 8-9 – Sugar Ray
  • Oct. 13-14 – Hoobastank
  • Oct. 15-16 – Air Supply
  • Oct. 20-21 – Taylor Dayne
  • Oct. 22-23 – Billy Ocean
  • Oct. 27-30 – Hanson
  • Nov. 3-4 – We The Kings
  • Nov. 5-6 – Sheila E.
  • Nov. 10-11 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Nov. 12-13 – 38 Special
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To secure your spot at the Eat to the Beat concert, you can reserve an Eat to the Beat Dining Package, which will be available for purchase next month - June 6, 2023. While the pricing and specific details for the 2023 packages have not been released yet, they are expected to be similar to last year's offerings. Maybe $1-$2 more expensive. 

When guests purchase the Eat to the Beat Dining Package, they will receive concert badges at the restaurant after their meal. The badges will indicate the reserved date and show time. Guests with the Dining Package will have a separate entrance queue at the America Gardens Theatre and will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. It's worth mentioning that each package includes: a 3-meal menu or one full buffet along with non-alcoholic drinks, and rest assured, one guaranteed seat per person to the concert performance on the same day.

Whether you're a foodie looking to tantalize your taste buds or simply seeking a unique and immersive experience, the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2023 offers something for everyone. It is a celebration of flavors, cultures, and the joy of culinary exploration, making it an unforgettable event in the Disney World calendar.

Jun 21, 2023

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