International Food and Wine Festival begins in 3 Months

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Are you guys hungry? Are you guys ready? The 24th Annual International Food and Wine Festival returns to Epcot on August 29th. And this year is bigger than ever with 87 days of food, drinks and concerts.

Celebrity chefs really bring it this year, and you won’t want to miss them! Making their festival debuts this year are restauranteur Fabio Viviani (Sept. 15), Food Network star and cookbook author Aarti Sequeira (Nov. 17), and David Burtka (Oct. 13), celebrity chef, author of “Life is a Party” and husband of actor Neil Patrick Harris.

Returning to the festival is the Sunday Brunch with the Chef experience. Among the chefs appearing this year are Jamie Deen (Sept. 1), Carla Hall (Sept. 8), Richard Blais (Sept. 22), Robert Irvine (Sept. 29) and Graham Elliot (Nov. 10). Advance reservations are highly recommended for this popular experience. For more information or to make a reservation, visit TasteEpcot.com or call 407-939-3378.

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series also returns this year from Aug. 29 – Nov. 19 with 249 concerts in all. Along with previously announced artists, newcomer India (“Mi Mayor Venganza”) will make her Epcot concert series debut Oct. 5 and 6. Taylor Dayne (“Tell it to My Heart”) returns Oct. 3 and 4, and Kenny G (“Songbird”) is back Oct. 14 and 15. Enjoy guaranteed concert seating by booking an Eat to the Beat Dining Package, available at participating Epcot restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner reservations.

And for the tantalizing scoop on chocolate, you won’t want to miss The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar hosted by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. Located for the first time at the entrance of the Harvest Theater in The Land pavilion, Ghirardelli will whip up chocolate sundae treats that will be available for purchase at Sunshine Seasons.

So make sure to get those tastes buds ready, plan your attack on the food booths and make sure to follow us on StreamingTheMagic to check out our schedule and you can tune in for our live streams through out the entire Festival.

Julie

I'm a mom of 2 kids and a furry kid. I love Star Wars, Disney, Marvel and Harry Potter in that order. I visit Walt Disney World 3 times a week and enjoy bringing and sharing the magic with everyone

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