Culinary connoisseurs, prepare for an awesome autumn. Orlando’s top fall food events are back for 2022, including FusionFest, EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort (pictured, ©Disney), and more.
Updated Oct. 10, 2022
Satisfy your cravings for exceptional culinary creations at a one-of-a-kind cultural celebration, legendary theme park food festivals and other mouthwatering options when you visit Orlando this fall.
Taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, FusionFest is one of our most unique cultural celebrations, presenting a microcosm of the whole world in the heart of downtown Orlando. In addition to a cornucopia of dishes from around the globe, it features experiences and contests celebrating music, dance, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities, all designed to honor each person’s heritage while exploring how we influence each other and create our own unique identity.
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Representing more than 110 different global cultures, FusionFest is free to attend, with food, beverages and merchandise available for purchase. It’s held at the open-air Seneff Arts Plaza at downtown’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival (Through Nov. 19, 2022)
The favorite time of year for foodies and wine enthusiasts has arrived — as has the EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE. Available exclusively at Walt Disney World® Resort, this iconic event serves up flavors from across six continents and unlocks unlimited fun through your taste buds. It’s included with park admission to EPCOT®, with food and beverages available for purchase.
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With more than 25 Global Marketplaces, you can indulge in cuisines from across the globe featuring the culinary mastery of chefs and mixologists who never disappoint. This year, there’s a brand-new Marketplace, The Fry Basket, featuring a true classic — French fries — as well as fresh items like the Chesapeake Crab Slider at Hops & Barley. And of course, you can look forward to plenty of returning favorites.
There is much more for you to enjoy with family and friends, from jamming out to classic tunes at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare, to Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak, a fun, all-ages scavenger hunt throughout the park. Or, add an extra spin to snacking with Emile’s Fromage Montage, a flavorful food stroll featuring tasty cheese dishes that can’t be missed. Collect stamps by purchasing five of these items to redeem a special prize from Shimmering Sips.
Be sure to pick up a Festival Passport to keep track of your stamps and everything else you can experience at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.
Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld® Orlando (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day, Aug. 5 – Sept. 5, 2022)
SeaWorld® Orlando is serving up an incredible festival for craft beer lovers. The park’s Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 craft brews, wines, seltzers and cocktails, including an unbeatable mix of domestic and local Florida favorites.
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You can also savor more than 20 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brews. Then, top it all off with nightly fireworks during Ignite 360. This is the one celebration that foodies and beer fanatics won’t want to miss — especially given that it runs concurrently with SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean event.
Also taking place on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day through Sept. 5, Electric Ocean invites you to voyage into an exotic underwater world filled with dazzling lights, electrifying dance music and Ignite 360, a fireworks and fountains spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above. Best of all, SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival and Electric Ocean are both included with park admission, with food and beverages available for purchase.
Fall Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic (Nov. 11 – 12, 2022)
Hosted by Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, and open to the general public, the Fall Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic pairs wines from around the world with culinary artistry from the resort’s top chefs. Set outside among scenic ambiance, this event features unlimited food tastings from the resort’s culinary team and wine, beer and other sips from around the world.
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In addition to more than 20 food stations and over 100 beverage selections, you can look forward to live music and immersive themed areas like the Beer Garden and Bubble Lounge. Admission options include event-only tickets, which provide unlimited samples of all food and beverages plus entry to the Beer Garden. You can also opt for a gourmet getaway with overnight packages at the main resort and the brand-new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve.
Use this interactive map to track down all of the fall food festivals featured in this blog. (Click here if you found us via Google and don’t see a map or images.)
Food festivals aren’t the only reason you’ll want to visit Orlando this fall. You can also look forward to world-famous Halloween haunts, cultural celebrations and much more. Check out our Events Calendar to see everything that’s happening during your next visit.
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