Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Details

Disney has started to release some details on the ever-popular Epcot Food & Wine Festival including a few of the food booths to expect and the line-up for the Eat to the Beat Concert series.

This year the festival will take place from September 27-November 11, 2013.

New this year is a Scotland booth! Enjoy classic Scottish dishes and the "Rusty Nail", a popular Scottish whiskey martini that is simply Scotch and Drambuie.

Also back this year are the Brazil and Hawaii (with the mouth-watering pork slider) booths, the Terra booth with vegan bites, and the Florida booth featuring the Sunshine State's wonderful produce.

And while it's not a booth - it is food!  The Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog will be back!

Music - Eat to the Beat
While food and drink are the highlight of the festival, the music helps set the atmosphere!  Three times each night, at 5:30, 6:45 and 8 PM, the American Garden Theater in Epcot features live music.  The concerts are free with park admission.  Here is the line-up for 2013 (subject to change):

September 27-29: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
Eat to the Beat Logo
September 30-October 1: Go-Go's -- new this year!
October 2-4: Air Supply
October 5-6: Sister Hazel
October 7-9: Sugar Ray
October 10-11: Edwin McCain -- new this year!
October 12-13: The Manhattan Transfer -- new this year!
October 14-15: Wilson Phillips
October 16-17: Pointer Sisters
October 18-20: Night Ranger
October 21-23: Boyz II Men
October 24-25: Survivor
October 26-27: 38 Special
October 28-30: Smash Mouth
October 31-November 1: Spin Doctors -- new this year!
November 2-3: Christopher Cross -- new this year!
November 4-5: Hanson
November 6-8: Dennis DeYoung
November 9-11: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Celebrity Chefs
In addition to the food and music, some of your favorite chefs are doing demonstrations and sharing their favorite tips.  Some of the chefs you'll be able to see this year are: Warren Brown, Paula DaSilva, Gale Gand, Jamie Deen, Robert Irvine, Dean Max, Rock Harper, Jeff Anderson, Art Smith, Buddy Valastro, Allen Susser, "Cake Boy" Eric Lanlard, Duskie Estes and John Stewart, Donald Link, Bryan Voltaggio and Emily Ellyn.

Special Events
There are are a variety of special events happening throughout the festival.  The Party for the Senses returns this year and are currently scheduled for October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2.  The 3D Disney's Dessert Discovery will be happening on select Fridays, Cheese Seminars on Saturdays and Sweet Sundays on Sundays.  These events do require park admission and carry an additional charge, booking for these events will open in August.

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