Epcot hosts two annual festivals, the International Food and Wine Festival and the Flower and Garden Festival. Both have many attractions to enjoy including gourmet foods, fantastic topiaries and you can even drink your way around the world!
Hooray for Spaceship Earth!
The Flower and Garden Festival takes over Epcot starting in March and going all the way to mid-May. This year, this particular festival ends on May 17th, so you only have a couple more days left to enjoy! This festival is all about, can you guess it? Flower power! They have 100 topiary displays all throughout the park featuring seasonal designs and some of your favorite Disney characters! My two favorite topiary displays are the Bambi, Thumper and Flower display over in Canada and the Lady and the Tramp display in Italy. These two topiaries showcase two of my very favorite Disney movies and I absolutely love seeing them whenever I go to the Flower and Garden Festival.
Can you find the Hidden Mickey in this photo?
Another great attraction is the butterfly garden that is placed near the back entrance of Club Cool. This is an enclosed, walk-through garden that is covered with flowers and features a variety of beautiful butterflies flitting around on their brand new wings. There are two chrysalis stations in the garden where it shows caterpillars in different stages of the Butterfly Cycle. It is one of the most interesting and educational parts of the attraction and it is neat to see fresh new butterflies trying to fly.
Red-Admiral butterflies in the Butterfly Garden
The Flower and Garden Festival has a Garden Rocks concert series consisting of classic bands from The Village People to Gin Blossoms. The final weekend features Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and you can see them play three shows in the evenings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Food and drinks are a must in both annual events and it is highlighted in the Flower and Garden Festival, but the International Food and Wine Festival takes the cake!
Topiaries outside of Spaceship Earth
Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival is held September 25th-November 16th which means two months filled with food and wine galore! You can eat and drink your way around the world by stopping at nearly 30 different marketplaces that have different cuisines coinciding with what country you are visiting. One of my favorite places to visit whenever this festival comes around is Morocco. They have amazing gourmet cuisines that are not too spicy, but definitely flavorful! Like the other festival, the International Food and Wine Festival also has an Eat to the Beat concert series, that has an array of popular artists that come out to play!
As this years Flower and Garden Festival comes to a close, I can’t wait for the next festival to begin. Epcot is such a great Walt Disney World park and having these fantastic events just makes it even better!
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