Tasting booths are set up throughout the World Showcase, while culinary demonstrations, wine/beverage seminars, book/bottle signings, Ghiradelli’s Chocolate Experience, festival logo shop and dining experiences take place in the Festival Center (located in Future World East, between Mission: SPACE and Universe of Energy). Entry to the festival as well as many of the special events and demonstrations are included with your park admission. However, all dining experiences as well as most seminars do have additional fees. Call (407) WDW-FEST (939-3378) to purchase tickets.
While the food and wine options during the fest are unbelievable, one of the highlights for me has always been the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. I may not always want to wait to get a seat in the America Gardens Theatre (people line up early for these shows). But, unless it is one of my “must see” performers, I am just as happy enjoying the music from a nearby bench with a beverage or snack from one of the many food booths. But, if you want a guaranteed seat for one of the performances, you’re in luck. New in 2014, EPCOT has added Eat to the Beat dining packages for select shows.