The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will begin on July 27 and Global Marketplace booths are already beginning to arrive in World Showcase.
The Belgium booth is located between the Morocco and France Pavilions.
Belgium was introduced to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival back in 2010. Read our review of the Belgium Marketplace from last year.
This booth with a thatched roof at the U.K. Pavilion is the Ireland Marketplace.
Ireland has been a featured location of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival since 2001, with a year off in 2020.
The India Marketplace is located next to the China Pavilion, just before the bridge.
Read our review of India’s menu last year.
This booth was used for the Africa Marketplace, which had been a presence at the festival since 1997, and then the Kenya Marketplace, which has been at the festival for the past two years.
We don’t yet know which marketplace will be making a return. Read last year’s Kenya review.
It looks like The Alps will be back for its fifth year at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.
This booth is right next to the stage of the Germany Pavilion.
Read last year’s review of The Alps.
The terra cotta Spain booth is between the Italy and Germany Pavilions.
It has faux ivy on its stone walls.
What Global Marketplace are you hoping to see at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival this year? Let us know in the comments.
EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is one of EPCOT’s rotating festivals, and perhaps their most popular – hence why it lasts for almost half the year. It began in 1995.
Guests can enjoy special limited-time food and beverage options from various booths (Global Marketplaces) around EPCOT, each one inspired by a different country or culture’s cuisine, or centered on a specific type of food (like The Fry Basket).
The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival runs from July 27 through November 18. There are a number of marketplaces, activities, and merchandise available during the festival. The Eat to the Beat Concert Series schedule was released last month. Eat to the Beat dining packages will go on sale on July 6.
These activities are returning:
- Emile’s Fromage Montage, a fun way to try tasty cheese dishes from around the world. Grab your Festival Passport and purchase any five cheese dishes listed in the back of the Festival Passport to collect a stamp. Once you’ve collected five stamps, head to Shimmering Sips hosted by CORKCICLE to redeem a sweet treat unique to the festival.
- Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak – a “Ratatouille”-inspired adventure where guests of all ages can search for Remy throughout World Showcase and the Global Marketplaces.
- Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit: a special pumpkin scavenger hunt from September 29 through October 31.
Check out our EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2022 guide for a look at last year’s festival. Many foods and experiences return each year.