Dig into Orlando’s top fall events for culinary connoisseurs, including Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining®, the EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World® Resort (pictured; © Disney), downtown’s FusionFest, and more.
Updated September 13, 2021
Offering three-course, prix-fixe dinners for just $37 at many of Orlando’s best restaurants, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining® has been extended through Oct. 17, 2021 … but it’s far from the only fall foodie event in the Theme Park Capital of the World, recently named as one of “The 15 Best Places to Visit in October (and the Most Wallet-Friendly)” by PureWow in a widely syndicated article. Satisfy your cravings for unique culinary choices by taking a bite out of these legendary theme park food festivals and other mouthwatering options when you visit Orlando this autumn!
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Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, food and beverages are not included with event admission. Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite event organizers and venues for their current status.
Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining® (Extended Through Oct. 17, 2021)
No fall foodie getaway to Orlando is complete without making reservations for Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining, now extended through Oct. 17, 2021*! Now in its 16th year, the popular program offers three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus for just $37 per person at many of our top restaurants. Many participating restaurants also have al fresco and takeout options, giving you additional ways to enjoy your favorite meals.
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What’s more, $1 from each meal will benefit Pathlight HOME and IDignity, two organizations that help to combat homelessness in Central Florida. Visit OrlandoMagicalDining.com for a complete list of participating eateries and menus, and to make OpenTable reservations to secure your preferred dates and times.
* – Restaurant listings on OrlandoMagicalDining.com will designate restaurants participating in the extended time period. While the majority of restaurants have elected to extend, the extra two weeks are optional, and listings will continue to be updated. All other aspects of Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining — $37 for a prix-fixe, three-course meal, with $1 per meal benefiting local charity organizations — remain the same.
Fall Foodie Events at Orlando Theme Parks
EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World® Resort (Through Nov. 20, 2021)
Like a passport specially for your palate, the EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World® Resort is a magical taste tour — one that whisks you off on a fun and flavorful journey across six continents. It’s a delicious celebration filled with global marketplaces, live entertainment and more. So come sip and savor your way through EPCOT as you delight in some of your favorite flavors and try plenty of new ones along the way.
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There’s even an entire menu of family fun including Remy’s Ratatouille-inspired scavenger hunt and Emile’s Fromage Montage, where you can sample a variety of unique cheeses and even indulge in an opportunity to earn a very special festival treat.
Throughout the day, you’ll find that taste isn’t the only thing on tour. Catch performances throughout the festival, including amazing acts like Voices of Liberty, Mariachi Cobre and the Jammin’ Chefs.
The magic spans 128 days and is included with valid park admission — and coincides with The World’s Most Magical Celebration, celebrating the gala 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort with special surprises at all four theme parks and beyond! Come join this culinary wonderland brimming with fresh flavors and succulent sounds. It’s all waiting for you at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!
Please note: Entertainment and offerings subject to change without notice.
Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld® Orlando (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Plus Labor Day, Aug. 13 – Oct. 31, 2021)
SeaWorld® Orlando is serving up an incredible party for craft beer lovers! SeaWorld’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. And to top it all off, festive entertainment will keep the party going all day long.
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 through Sept. 12. Also taking place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus Labor Day (Sept. 6, 2021), the latter invites you to voyage into an exotic underwater world filled with dazzling lights, electrifying dance music, and Ignite, 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!
Fall Foodie Events Throughout Orlando
Fall Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic (Oct. 29-30, 2021)
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, encompassing everything from pasta to pastries. Set outside among the resort’s scenic ambiance, the weekend event features live music, over 20 food stations, 100 beverage selections and immersive themed areas, such as the Beer Garden and Bubble Lounge.
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Admission options include event-only tickets, which provide unlimited samples of all food and beverages as well as entry to the Beer Garden. You can also opt for a gourmet getaway with overnight packages.
FusionFest (Nov. 27-28, 2021)
Taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, FusionFest is one of our most unique cultural celebrations in that it presents 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 interactive experiences and contests celebrating fashion, music, dance, short films and more, 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 scores of different heritages, 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.
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Fall in for Fun in Orlando
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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Map of Fall Foodie Festivals in Orlando
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