The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, with foodies flocking to the theme park to sample cuisines from around the globe.
Now in its 21st year, the festival boasts more than 30 marketplace booths representing both countries, like Poland and New Zealand, and broader themes, like the Chocolate Studio and Farm Fresh booths. Cooking demonstrations, beverage seminars, events with celebrity chefs and a concert series round out the schedule and give festival goers a break from eating their way around the World Showcase promenade. Nearly half of the food and drink offerings are new this year, with Epcot chefs working nearly year-round to test recipes and build menus.
The festival is included in regular park admission (starting at $97 for a one-day ticket) and runs through Nov. 14. Be sure to pick up a Festival Passport when you arrive, which includes full food and drink menus to check off your progress.
Valerie Marino is a journalist based in
Durham, North Carolina.