At 4:44 PM EDT this afternoon it will be officially fall in Orlando. We’ve been back from our summer trip for about two weeks and while it’s not getting any cooler in central Florida, things are definitely changing. We’re reminded as we walked through EPCOT today that it’s less than a week until the International Food and Wine Festival begins. And while the Food and Wine Festival may not be the most important event in the year for us, it certainly is an activity that’s worth visiting at Disney, at least a few times.
Last year we enjoyed sampling the meals from several countries, but it was no surprise that our favorites were the steaks from Canada and the pumpkin mousse from America. We understand that the pumpkin mousse will be not be featured this year, but there’s sure to be something else. there always is, right? In addition to some great wine and food, we’re looking forward to the “Eat to the Beat” concert series. Each day during the Festival, a band plays at the America Gardens Theater. They usually do a short, 30 minute show three times a day starting in the late afternoon. This year the theme will be sounds from the 70s, 80s, and 90s with over a dozen bands attending.
So if you’re interest is wine, great food, or both, and if you’re a local or will happen to be in Florida in the next few weeks, this is a great time to come to EPCOT. More images from around EPCOT are here. More on the Food and Wine Festival here.