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Epcot's 2012 International Food & Wine Festival
September 28 - November 12, 2012
Festival Experiences Included With Admission
These events, seminars and demonstrations can be found at the Festival Welcome Center unless otherwise indicated. Please note that alcoholic beverages are only served to Guests 21 years of age and older.
Frankel, star of Bravo TV's "Bethenny Ever
After" and the recently debuted talk show "Bethenny," is
a last-minute addition to this year's Epcot
Food and Wine Festival lineup. Frankel, who
is also the creator of Skinnygirl Cocktails and a former
personal chef, will host "A Discussion with Bethenny
Frankel - Skinnygirl, Hosted by Beam, Inc.," on
November 3 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. During this
"talk show"-style seminar, she will discuss
how she developed her unique, low-calorie adult beverage
products, and her years spent creating healthy dishes
in the kitchen. This event is included in park admission.
From the Bean to the Bar Hosted by Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company – Immerse yourself in the seductive sights, scents and flavors of chocolate at this new experience! Marvel at sweet sculptures created by Disney pastry chefs and learn about the food's fascinating origins. Sample a few sweet treats and shop for gourmet chocolate gifts. Be sure to try Drinking Chocolate (it's like a liquid candy bar!) or a glass of wine. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. through park close.
The Watermelon Patch
Hosted by The National Watermelon Promotion Board – Visit a real watermelon patch! See watermelons growing and discover fun facts and tips from Mr. Food.
Sampling at the Festival Center Wine Shop
Visit the Festival Center Wine Shop for daily wine samples provided by our participating beverages companies. Open daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Book Signings and Meet & Greets
Meet celebrated authors and personalities, and have them autograph your purchased book or merchandise. Check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk for details.
Meet the winemaker and have your purchased bottle of wine autographed—great for a souvenir or special occasion! Check the daily schedules or visit the Festival Information Desk for details.
Authentic Taste Seminars
Hosted by Driscoll's® Only The Finest Berries™
Learn about the origins, properties and history of pure ingredients in lively, 30-minute presentations by subject experts. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:15 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Seasons of the Vine
View a "behind-the-scenes introduction" to wine growing. This 7-minute film runs continuously each day.
"Discover the Cranberry"
Hosted by Ocean Spray® Craisins® Brand Dried Cranberries
Before entering World Showcase, visit the Cranberry Bog Display. Learn about the history, harvesting process and health benefits as you sample this unique fruit.
Home Entertaining Seminars Hosted by HGTV
Each weekend of the Festival, a top designer from HGTV or DYI will present helpful tips on subjects ranging from gardening to kitchen decor and entertaining. See the complete HGTV Home Entertaining Seminars schedule here.
Dining at the Festival Center
Hosted by Kobrand™ - A special way to start your day or "wine" down in the evening, featuring wine, cheese, sandwiches and salad. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. through park close.