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C028 What is the Best Epcot Festival?

Epcot Festivals have grown in popularity through the years and have been become traditions for DVC Members. We now have four different festivals to choose from – each offering its own unique theme and special offerings. Join tonight's panel as they discuss all of the information regarding these festive events and what they love about each one.

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Currently, Epcot offers four different festivals based on the season and time of year. Here are the various themes you can encounter on your next vacation and when their typical start times are:

  • Festival of the Arts: Early January
  • Flower & Garden Festival: Springtime
  • International Food & Wine Festival: Typically, late August; however, 2020's event began in July.
  • Festival of the Holidays: Mid-Late November

What’s your favorite festival theme and decor?

With each festival comes a different theme attached to it. Here are the themes for each seasonal event:

  • Festival of the Arts: a celebration of pop culture, visual arts, and theater. The featured character of this event is Figment.
  • Flower & Garden Festival: Flowers bloom during this festival as it has a garden theme to it where you can find various topiaries designed after Disney characters. Spike the Bee is the star of the show here as he is the featured character for this festival.
  • International Food & Wine Festival: This is arguably the one that attracts the most crowds and celebrates tastes worldwide. Remy takes center stage at this festival, and you can find various Ratatouille touches throughout the park.
  • Festival of the Holidays: It's all about Christmastime at this event as Epcot decks the halls for the most wonderful time of the year. Chip & Dale host this oh-so-jolly festival where you can find holiday eats and treats just about everywhere in the park.

What’s your favorite festival food item?

Every Epcot festival has booths around World Showcase with different cuisines from around the world. Generally, each booth will have savory items, beverages, and some dessert offerings. Depending on the festival, you can find items specific to the theme; these are unique and fun food items that you can only find during these times of the year.

What’s your favorite entertainment option?

During normal times, each festival showcases a feature entertainment show accessible by either stand-by or with a dining package ticket. Here are some of the experiences you can encounter during each event (Note: these are based on offerings before March of 2020):

  • Festival of the Arts: Disney on Broadway Concert Series
  • Flower & Garden Festival: Garden Rocks Concert Series
  • International Food and Wine Festival: Eat to the Beat Concert Series
  • Festival of the Holidays: Candlelight Processional

For additional details regarding these seasonal festivals, be sure to visit the Walt Disney World website for the most updated information.

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