Sip, savor, and stroll your way around Epcot’s World Showcase at this year’s 2021 event! This is the longest event yet, lasting from July 15 – November 20, 2021.
The most important thing to know is the festival is basically free to attend. There is not a separate ticket to attend beyond the theme park admission and park pass to Epcot. The most well-known parts of the event are the Global Marketkplaces that have lots food options to try. Some booths are based on a country or location and others are based on a theme or specific food item.
Expect to find over 20 signature global marketplaces like Mexico, Brazil, and Appleseed Orchard spaced out all around the World Showcase, as well as other sips and bites scattered around the World Showcase Plaza and even a couple on the paths to Future World.
Each location features a few small plates and drinks. You can buy one item or one of everything—whatever you’d like to have. Many locations offer a flight of the wine or beer so you can try a few options at once. Around each booth are tall tables you can use to enjoy your food and then head to the next spot.
Contactless payment such as Disney gift cards, credit/debit cards, and charge to the room on your Magic Bands are all preferred. Find out what food is being offered in the 2021 Foodie Guide.
The World Showcase is generally open from 11 a.m. to close and hours are the same during the Food and Wine Festival. This gives you some time to enjoy Future World before you head back.
The event is family-friendly overall, but during Friday and Saturday nights, it can be very popular so that makes it a little harder for families to navigate. The best time to attend with fewer crowds is from August through the first two weeks of September.
This year features amazing entertainment from an Epcot favorite, the JAMMin’ Chefs. This funky drumming crew breaks it down as they drum up fun with some unlikely instruments like pots, pans, and other unlikely instruments. These amazing cast members even did some performances online for guests to enjoy when we could not be in the parks.
Mariachi Cobre is also entertaining guests. These world-famous musicians warm your hearts and your spirit with their triumphant traditional fold music from Jalisco, Mexico. Here is something special from them.
Voices of Liberty are back, celebrating America’s spirit and beauty.
America Gardens Bandstand has local bands from across Central Florida with live music on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.
Fun for All Ages
Stop by the Port of Entry or Disney Traders in Showcase Plaza to purchase Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt map and stickers before entering World Showcase.
Help Remy as he ventures around the World Showcase to collect ingredients for his signature dish, Ratatouille! Once you collect all of the ingredients, return to Port of Entry or Disney Traders to collect your prize!
Plan Your Visit
With a plethora of food choices, amazing entertainment from the JAMMIN’ Chefs and other amazing performers, scavenger hunts, and special limited event merchandise, I promise this is a must-not-miss event for the fall! Pick up a Festival Passport when you arrive so you can browse the options and check off the ones you have tried.
Contact Magical Memory Planners so we can help you plan your visit and be sure you don’t miss anything.