We’ll see the return of the The Smokehouse Booth this year!
In past years, this marketplace featured hearty dishes featuring Americana favorites that pair especially well with beer. We are glad to see DFB favorite Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños back again this year!
Lighter beverages were perfect for sipping and strolling during last year’s event. This year, the non-alcoholic version of the Twinings® Green Tea Berry Mint Julep is one of our favorites!
We’re always interested to see what the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen in the France Pavilion shares. We are so happy to welcome back their Tarte à l’Onion Alsacienne! It pairs especially well with a Kir Royale.
The free Marketplace Discovery Passport will also return this year. In 2017, the Flower and Garden Festival follows the lead of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival by offering stickers to mark pages, rather than stamps.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Special Events
Guests can also take advantage of Garden Rocks Dining Packages. Similar to Candlelight Processional Dining Packages, guests who book these events will have guaranteed seating to Garden Rocks Concerts, which will take place Friday through Monday evenings during the festival.
New in 2017, guests can take two different Tea Garden Tours in the UK Pavilion.
New this year, the Royal Tea Garden Tour will offer tea connoisseurs and opportunity to learn more about the plants and blooms that go into making their favorite cuppa.
The tour, which takes place daily at 9:30AM, includes a tea and scone sampling. The price is . Call 407-WDW-TOUR to book.
Guests can also still enjoy the complimentary English Tea Garden Tour as well. Tours take place Monday — Thursday at 3:30PM and 5:00PM. Sign up for the tour inside The Tea Caddy. Space is limited.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Welcome Center
The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Center will once again be located in the old Odyssey Pavilion. This is your first stop during the festival’s busy weekends. And for the first time, the event’s Festival Center will extend operating hours from Wednesday, March 1 through Sunday, March 5.
Throughout the rest of the festival, the center will be open each Friday through Sunday only, and will offer FREE gardening seminars and workshops.
Garden Rocks Concert Series
Check out our link above for the full 2017 Garden Rocks Concert Lineup!
Free with Epcot Admission
The festival, including all gardening programs and exhibits, is included in regular Epcot admission.
A full range of Festival merchandise will be available to commemorate your visit to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Look for items include apparel, glassware, kitchenware, magnets, all bearing logos of the Festival and its attractions.
In addition, look for gardening gear and upscale collections as well, like designer handbags.
The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, 2017-18 Edition, is available for pre-order!