The 2013 International Food and Wine Festival took place from September 27 through November 11th, 2013. As in previous years the event features a variety of food and drink kiosks through World Showcase as well as the Eat to the Beat Concert Series and a variety of premium events.
Eat to the Beat Concert Series
The nightly concerts feature several different artists throughout the Festival. Shows are nightly at the American Gardens Theatre at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM and 8:00 PM. The schedule for 2013 was as follows:
- Sept. 27-29 – Starship starring Mickey Thomas
- Sept. 30-Oct. 1 – Go-Go’s
- Oct. 2-4 – Air Supply
- Oct. 5-6 – Sister Hazel
- Oct. 7-9 – Sugar Ray
- Oct. 10-11 – Edwin McCain
- Oct. 12-13 – Manhattan Transfer
- Oct. 14-15 – Wilson Phillips
- Oct. 16-17 – The Pointer Sisters
- Oct. 18-20 – Night Ranger
- Oct. 21-23 – Boyz II Men
- Oct. 24-25 – Survivor
- Oct. 26-27 – 38 Special
- Oct. 28-30 – Smash Mouth
- Oct. 31-Nov. 1 – Spin Doctors
- Nov. 2-3 – Christopher Cross
- Nov. 4-5 – Hanson
- Nov. 6-8 – Dennis DeYoung
- Nov. 9-11 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Food and Wine Festival Kiosks
Kiosks extend throughout World Showcase and include the following:
- American Adventure Coffee Cart
- Brewer's Collection
- Craft Beers
- Desserts & Champagne
- Florida Local
- Hops & Barley
- Intermissions Cafe
- New Zealand
- Refreshment Port
- South Korea
The Festival Center resides in the former Wonders of Life Pavilion. Inside, guests can find cooking and wine demonstrations, shopping, exhibits and a quick service location.
Shops include The Festival Wine Shop, performance areas include the Festival Stage, and the quick service location is called the Intermissions Cafe.
Other exhibits include the Ghiradelli sponsored, "The Chocolate Experience: From Bean to the Bar", The Art of Food and Wine and Seasons of the Vine.
Premium Events included food demonstrations from world renown chefs.
Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog
The Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog was an educational exhibit that includes cast members standing in a man made cranberry bog informing guests how the bog actually works. Interested guests learned that flooding a cranberry blog is an effective and efficient way of harvesting the crop.