The 21stEpcot® International Food & Wine Festival returns to Walt Disney World® Resort in just a few weeks. And, while many festival events are included with Epcot admission, this year’s “premium events” include some don’t-miss options. There’s still plenty of time to book these delicious experiences. Here’s just a peek at what’s available:

Rockin’ Burger Block Party (Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Nov. 11)

Amidst this rock-till-you-drop setting, you can bust a groove to the ultimate playlist while chowing down on a mouthwatering menu, featuring a selection of specialty sliders and potables – from a new celebrity chef each week. General admission starts at $99 per person, plus tax (gratuity included).

Beverage Boot Camp (Sept. 18 and Oct. 30)

You can join a master sommelier or distiller for a crash course on the country’s best-loved libations. These 2-hour seminars discover the delicate nuances to evaluating fine wines and bourbons from top industry experts. Information ranges from appearance, aromas and complexity to production processes, trends and more. The price is $129 per person, plus tax (gratuity included).

What’s Cooking With … (Select Fridays and Sundays throughout the Festival)

Celebrity chefs and industry experts share their favorite dish, as well as tips, tricks and insights into what makes it so extraordinary. Dates are still available, including Sept. 16 (Elizabeth Falkner), Oct. 14 (Emily Ellyn), Oct. 23 (Rock Harper), Nov. 6 (David Guas), Nov. 11 (Sarah Fioroni) and Nov. 13 (Jehangir Mehta). The price is $129 per person, plus tax (gratuity included).

The Secrets of Flavor (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 3)

You can discover how the science of sensory memory affects the way we perceive our favorite foods. Through a 60-minute tasting session, you’ll engage your palate and build upon your wine knowledge. This epicurean adventure concludes with a signature 3-course luncheon that will reinforce a newly discovered connection between the 5 senses and food. The price is $129 per person, plus tax (gratuity included).

Party for the Senses Yelloween Masquerade (Oct. 28 & 29)

In celebration of Halloween, this elegant masquerade soiree features unique entertainment, décor and more. You can feast on themed menu items perfectly paired with champagne, wine, craft beer and specialty cocktails. With a yellow-and-black chic dress code, it’s a charming party sure to make spirits soar! General admission starts at $169 per person, plus tax (gratuity included).

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