Food & Wine Festival at California Adventure: Everything to Know for a Fun Experience

The Food & Wine Festival that takes place every Spring at Disneyland is a fun experience for locals and visitors! This is one of the many options for adults to enjoy themselves- Disneyland isn’t just for the kiddos! Adults can have the happiest experience of their lives here too. The festival will feature a bounty of vibrant cuisine, celebrity chefs, entertainment and more! This year’s festival runs from March 1 to April 23, 2019.

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Food and Wine Festival Marketplaces

Drinks are handed out to a happy group of young adult Guests

The Food & Wine Festival features a variety of marketplace booths in the style that California Adventure typically uses for their food festivals with marketplace booths lined throughout the park.

Each marketplace location will have a special menu all inspired by California grown ingredients. There are a variety of craft beers, wines, and food from across the region of California.

We will update this page with the 2019 marketplace booths as soon as the information is released!

Each year the festival features a Sip and Savor Pass which allows guests to save money by purchasing treats from the booths in advance. The pass costs $45 and is good for eight of your choice marketplace items excluding alcohol or souvenirs. The pass is a good deal if you plan on enjoying many of the food items offered or you can split a pass between a group too!

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Annual Passholders get a special lanyard with their pass along with collectible AP buttons at each marketplace they redeem their coupons at. There is also a special AP Corner dedicated just to Annual Passholders. Annual Passholders also get a discount on the Sip and Savor Pass along with their usual discounts on food and merchandise offerings along with special activities and a photo opportunity.

Entertainment

Chef doing a demo at the food and wine festival

There is more than just Food & Wine to enjoy at this festival. There are plenty of entertainment offerings each year that include a variety of:

  • Family-Friendly Seminars- there’s plenty of learn on a variety of foodie topics during sessions with guests presenters Disney brings in to run these family friendly seminars.
  • Jr. Chef- this is something just for the kids! Aimed for age 3-11, kids can take a try at creating their own tasty recipes and hands-on cooking experiences.
  • Live Musical Performances- each year the Food & Wine Festival at California Adventure hosts a lineup of talented musicians at venues surrounding the festival.
  • Culinary Demonstrations- there are plenty of outdoor cooking demonstrations featuring a variety of local, visiting, and Disney chefs.

These events featured at the Food & Wine Festival offer advanced reservations. We recommend reserving your spot in advance so you don’t miss out!

  • In the Kitchen With- you can have the chance to attend a buffet brunch with a celebrity chef that will demonstrate their talents, answer questions, and meet guests.
  • Sweet Sundays- this buffet brunch is a place for guests to learn how to create signature desserts with a celebrity pastry chefs along with the chance to meet the chef and ask questions.
  • Wine, Beer and Spirits Education & Tasting Seminars- this is the place to go to learn about making wine, spirits, and beer as experts share their tips during 30-45 minute long sessions.

Food & Wine Festival Merchandise

Each year the Food & Wine Festival offers a variety of themed merchandise aimed at catching the heart of cooking and wine enthusiasts. You will find a variety of items for the kitchen, home, along with traditional dated t-shirts and other items.

Annual Passholders will also find items for purchase with unique Food & Wine Festival themes just for annual passholders.

Ready to Enjoy the Food & Wine Festival at Disneyland?

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