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Dates Announced for 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Dates have been announced for the 23rd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort.  The festival will return for 75 days this year from  August 30 to November 12, 2018.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival features entertainment, events, and dozens of booths with wonderful food and tasty beverages.   Popular returning events include fine dining experiences, appearances by favorite Disney culinarians and top celebrity chefs, and the fan favorite “Eat to the Beat” concerts.

For more information on the Festival, check out TasteEpcot.com and stay tuned for more details!

VIDEO: Chris Colfer Eats to the Beat with ‘The Chew’

‘The Chew’ Episodes Filmed at Walt Disney World Resort Airing this Week

For the third year in a row, ABC’s “The Chew” returned to Walt Disney World to  tape five episodes during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  Those episodes will air this week  on ABC Television Network, October 9-13, at 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. PDT.

The Emmy-award-winning show’s co-hosts,  Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, and Clinton Kelly, shared food tips at the  Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, told their experiences from Flights of Passage in Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and welcomed special guests Isla Fisher, Chris Colfer, Vanna White, and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Be sure to check out the behind the scenes video below!

Changes Coming to World Showcase Musical Acts During the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

We are just a couple days away from the 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival which will feature 35 marketplace booths this year.  In addition to the amazing food and beverage options you can find throughout the park, guests can also enjoy fabulous entertainment including the Eat to the Beat Concerts presented at the America Gardens Theatre and other musical acts performing around World Showcase.  Today Disney announced an exciting lineup of the live entertainment scheduled during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Suroît – New to Epcot, this renowned band hails from Canada’s Magdalen Islands in eastern Quebec. For four decades, their infectious sound has embraced influences from Cajun, Celtic, bluegrass and rock music. Join Suroît on the Mill Stage at the Canada pavilion, August 31 – October 1.

Margret Almer & The Bavarian Band – World-famous yodeler Margret Almer makes an encore appearance at Epcot this fall. She’ll be performing with The Bavarian Band at the Germany pavilion, beginning August 31 and continuing through the holiday season.

Musique Aramenco – Another returning favorite takes the stage at the Morocco pavilion September 1 – December 30. Musique Aramenco presents a fusion of traditional and modern Moroccan music.

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Bodh’aktan – Back by popular demand, Bodh’aktan mixes Quebecois, folk and polka to make fantastic rock and dance music. After rocking stages across Quebec, the United States and Europe, this incredibly popular, kilted band is returning for an Epcot encore at the Canada pavilion October 2 – 22.

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Raffy – This musical quartet makes their Epcot debut October 23 – November 26 on the Mill Stage. Raffy’s infectious energy has been embraced across Canada through a live tour, appearances on television and radio airplay of their first hit single.

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs August 31 – November 13, 2017.  For more information on the event, please visit EpcotFoodFestival.com.

Fall Events Kick Off Tonight at Walt Disney World Resort

It might still be summer across the land, but fall has arrived at Walt Disney World Resort with a host of seasonal events which kicks off tonight at Magic Kingdom park with Mickey’s Not-So Scary Halloween Party.

Check out all the wonder-fall experiences you can enjoy at Walt Disney WorldResort in the coming months:

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Offers Early Start

Not-so-spooky ghosts and goblins return earlier than ever with Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that delights fun-seekers of all ages in the Magic Kingdom. For 32 select nights beginning on August 25, the Magic Kingdom will host this guest-favorite event from 7 p.m.–midnight (not included with regular park admission).  Highlights include Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade; Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular; Happy HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular; Disney characters donning favorite Halloween costumes; and treat trails throughout the Magic Kingdom. Plus, partygoers can enjoy dozens of iconic attractions.

The 2017 Party dates: August 25, 29; September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29; October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31; and November 1, 2017. Advance tickets are $74 for adults and $69 for ages 3-9. Visit Disneyworld.com/Halloween for party dates and prices, or call 407/WDISNEY (934-7639).

Spirits Soar With Night of Joy

A stellar line-up of Christian music will light up the stages at ESPN Wilde World of Sports Complex September 8-9 during the annual Night of Joy Concert series. Along with hip-hop, pop, rock, praise and adult contemporary music, there’s a family activity zone, food trucks and more.

On Friday, September 8 artists TobyMac, MercyMe, Zach Williams, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey will perform on the Champion Stadium stage, while Matt Maher, Colton Dixon and Rend Collective will play inside the HP Field House, all starting at 5 p.m.

The party continues on Saturday night with headliners Amy Grant and Steven Curtis Chapman, along with Kirk Franklin and Jordan Feliz performing at Champion Stadium, with Crowder, Jeremy Camp and Tye Tribbett taking the stage at the HP Field House.

Single-night tickets purchased in advance are $45 plus tax, and $69 plus tax for both nights.  Doors open at 5 p.m. To learn more about additional ticket offerings, check out NightofJoy.com or call 407-W-DISNEY (934-7639).

Disney Springs Welcomes Terralina Crafted Italian

The foodie scene continues to grow at the ever-evolving Disney Springs with the fall opening of Terralina Crafted Italian, a new dining experience curated by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano. Operated by Levy Restaurants, this new dining location will feature dishes inspired by Mantuano’s adventures in Italy’s Lake District. This entirely new restaurant is being built in the location formerly occupied by Portobello Country Italian Trattoria

Terralina’s menu will present authentic Italian cuisine cooked in Chef Tony’s signature olive oil imported directly from Italy. The restaurant’s wood-burning oven will fire up a selection of artisanal, hand-tossed pizzas and fresh vegetable dishes. Fan favorites from Portobello Country Italian Trattoria such as the antipasti platter and signature pasta dishes will remain on the menu alongside new additions such as mussels and pork chops. For more information or to make reservations call, 407-WDW-DINE (934-7639).

22nd Annual Epcot international Food & Wine Festival Expands

A record 75-day festival overflows with culinary events, celebrity chefs, seminars, musical acts and workshops, during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Aug. 31-Nov. 13, 2017.

Celebrated for its creative tapas-sized dishes and inspired sips, high-energy entertainment and premium signature dinners and tastings, the festival will sizzle with a more than 35 specialized marketplace – celebrating 35 years of Epcot. Guests can pair wines, beers and ciders with delicious tastings as they stroll World Showcase Promenade and Future World.

Celebrity and Disney chefs will present culinary demonstrations, and beverage experts will host daily wine tastings and seminars (additional charges apply), ABC’s “The Chew” returns to Epcot to tape a week’s worth of shows Oct. 4-6.

This year’s festival will also spotlight inspired dishes geared towards kids and offer scavenger hunts and culinary demos designed for the whole family.

Some 32 musical acts are set to perform during the popular Eat to the Beat concerts with returning fan favorites Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Air Supply and 38 Special, plus newcomers The Hooters, 10,000 Maniacs and Kenny G. Guests can call 407/WDW-FEST (939-3378) or visit epcotfoodfestival.com for information and updates about booking premium culinary programs, dinners and tasting events such as the popular Party for the Senses.

Sporting events expand far beyond football this fall at Walt Disney World Resort with:

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Returns

The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend takes place Nov. 2-5. Presented by MISFIT, the event coincides with the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The food- and fitness-inspired weekend includes runDisney Kids Races, a 5K and a 10K. The weekend concludes with the Sunday half marathon that takes participants through multiple Disney theme parks and culminates at Epcot. Later that night, runners enjoy a festive and exclusive after-hours party in the park.

Teams Compete at Pop Warner Super Bowl

Sixty-four of the top youth football teams in the nation compete in this week-long Super Bowl that takes place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Teams battle for national crowns in four divisions based on size and age, including Jr. Pee Wee (ages 8-11 yrs.), Pee Wee (9-12 yrs.), Jr. Varsity (10-13 yrs.) and Varsity (11-15 yrs.). This event coincides with the Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships, bringing together thousands of cheerleaders from across the country to Walt Disney World Resort.

For more information on any of these events, please visit WaltDisneyWorld.com.