Dates Announced for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival and Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

The 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival will run from August 29 through November 23. At 87 days it will be the longest festival in Epcot’s history. It is probably not a coincidence that opening day for the festival is the same day as the opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios. Now guests coming for the opening of Galaxy’s Edge will get to experience the Food and Wine Festival as well.

Each of the Festivals at Epcot has a different aspect our family enjoys. The Food and Wive Festival, as you might expect, has a lot more food than the other festivals. We enjoy creating memories together trying the food from the different countries. It was at this festival we tried octopus for the first time and didn’t barf like we thought we would. We actually were pleasantly surprised and finished the whole dish. There are a lot more food related activities than just the outdoor kitchens. For instance, there are cooking demonstrations and tastings.

The jaguar is made of chocolate.

In addition to the food there is the festival’s Eat to the Beat Concert Series, which will run August 29-November 19 and will feature a lineup of pop, rock, R&B, country, Christian, swing and Latin artists.

The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays also returns November 29-December 30. The Candlelight Processional is a favorite of many guests during this festival. It features a nightly retelling of the traditional Christmas story read by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a massed choir and live orchestra. My family has not been able to experience this yet, but we plan to make a point of it this year. I do remember the park getting really busy last year when John Stamos was participating in this event.



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I grew up in Southeastern Kentucky where everyone loves basketball. I am married to Marty and we have three daughters, two sons-in-law, one grandson, and a Japanese Bobtail cat named Luna. I didn’t get to go to my first theme park until my second daughter was four months old. We came to Magic Kingdom that year and I was hooked. We moved to Central Florida in 2017 and became annual pass holders at Disney World. Now we are in the parks almost every week. In my time here I have learned a lot about Disney, but I feel as though I have only scratched the surface. That is why I am excited about sharing the experiences and things I learn along the way. I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you want to learn about a trip to Disney. I may write a blog about it.