The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival continues through November 11, and it’s a perfect time to head over for some indulgent food and drink. If you’re wondering why, check out the list accompanying this article to see the fall advantages.
The festival offers a vast array of foods from around the world, plus wine and other adult beverages, desserts, special events, cooking demonstrations, and more. It’s always a very popular event at Walt Disney World, where locals flock and vacationers plan their trips around the festival dates each year. Admission is included with your park ticket, but you’ll want to budget for plenty of food and drink.
Hopefully these five reasons will encourage you to head out to the festival for a fall blast. It’s almost over, and you won’t want to miss all the wonderful new offerings (Korean hot dogs…mmmmm!) this year.
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The temperatures are cooling down nicely in Central Florida as November approaches. It’s so much more pleasant to stroll around World Showcase without the oppressive heat and humidity wearing you down as you explore the food and wine booths.
Less Chance of Rain
Along with mild temperatures comes an ever-decreasing chance of rain. Thunderstorms are almost a daily occurrence in the summer, but winter ushers in the dry season so you don’t have to worry nearly as much about being rained out as it approaches.
Yes, you’ll have a lot of locals flocking to the festival on the weekends, and yes, there are still plenty of vacationers any day of the week. Still, the good thing about early November is that many people wait until the holidays to travel, so the crowd won’t be nearly as large as the festival winds down.
Eat to the Beat concerts run all the way through the end of the festival, and they’re a great way to relax after a long afternoon of snacking around the world. The cool weather makes them even more enjoyable, since the theater is outdoors.
The festival ends on November 11, which means you have two chances to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party if you’re at Disney World. There are parties on November 8 and 11. The Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights also runs nightly starting on November 8, so you can combine some holiday fun with your dining trip.