Disney has released the dates for the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival for 2013-
September 27, 2013- November 10, 2013!
This allows me to share one of my favorite Disney commercials-
This is truly a food and wine paradise. I'm not a wine drinker, but it's so much fun to sample wine from all over the world. The food....words can't describe how wonderful this event is!
There are different food carts, aka "Marketplaces," set up around Epcot, and you simply walk right up, view the menu, and try whatever dish you'd like. Portions aren't tiny, but they aren't large- this way, the prices are inexpensive and you are able to try many of items. You could certainly replace a meal.
That's one added perk of this time- you are able to use snacks from the Disney Dining Plan for the food. If you plan on going during this time, you have to get the dining plan, it's a very economical way to try food from all over the world, that you would otherwise maybe never experience.
I also added this piece from the Disney website-
Throughout the festival, delight in outstanding food, fun and entertainment. Festival highlights include:
Nearly 30 international food and beverage Marketplaces
Signature dining experiences with celebrated chefs
Culinary demonstrations and wine seminars
The Eat to the Beat concert series, with nightly performances from popular hit-makers.
The Eat to the Beat concert series has featured some well known acts- last year they had Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Boyz II Men, Hanson, Air Supply, Sister Hazel, and Blues Traveler, just to name a few. You're in Disney, get a concert for free with park admission, great food...
It's also a perfect time of the year to go. Crowds are so much smaller- you'll find the wait times for rides are a fraction compared to the busy season.
If you are interested in going, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org- you can at least find out the price, and I am giving anyone who books with me in January a free Disney gift card...maybe you could use it on a trip to Disney World!
Here's a video you can watch to check it out- the music is a tad annoying, but you can see the festival in action. Fast forward and skip through the video to see some of the different parts. A great event!