What to Expect During the California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Mar 6, 2019
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California has a distinct and celebrated reputation for its food and wine. The full bounty of which is brought to one irresistible event at the famous Disney California Adventure Park from March 1st to April 23rd. The California Adventure Food & Wine Festival was inspired by the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival in Florida, but this event focuses on the unique flavors of California. There is something for everyone at this year’s festivities, even kids. Just be sure to come hungry and thirsty!

More Food, More Fun

With tempting offerings everywhere, this annual festival features culinary delights that will entice and amaze. Food and wine lovers will feel like they are truly in heaven with the sheer variety of dishes to sample and delicacies to devour. Aspiring chefs will love the many seminars and reservation-based events that enable them to learn and experience new things.

Festival Marketplaces

Spend a few hours browsing the festival marketplaces under the California sunshine. Featuring over a dozen kiosks in the fresh outdoors, each marketplace showcases fresh, California-grown ingredients like avocados, citrus, strawberries, peppers and artisanal cheese. Plus, you’ll discover wonderful wines and a great selection of craft beers brewed in the Golden State.

Sensational Seminars

Do you want to brush up on your culinary skills? Are you looking for some inspiration in the kitchen? Be sure to attend the many seminars with guest presenters who’ll share all kinds of practical tips and trade secrets to help you take things to the next level.

Junior Chef Classes

This festival is for everyone, and that means kids too! Children aged 3 to 11 can get cooking with fun food experiences that always end with a tasty surprise.

Reservation-Based Events

At the top of any festival goer’s list should be the exclusive events on the bill. You will need separate reservations for these activities.

  • On March 9, Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri will cook up a selection of his signature dishes followed by a reception where attendees get to sample his creations.
  • During Sweet Sundays, celebrity pastry chefs show guests how to create their own signature desserts.
  • Elite winemaker dinners allow you to sit down to a divine four-course meal paired with hand-selected wines from the region.
  • If learning is your top priority, then choose a reserved wine, beer, or spirits seminar. You might also want to check out culinary demonstrations at Celebrity Chef Live at the Hyperion, a stage presentation of world-renowned chefs who share their secrets, successes, and personal stories. They may even reveal a few of their favorite recipes as well.

A Festival for the True Foodie

There is nothing quite like the California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. It really sings the praises of California’s best offerings of food and drink.

Find convenient accommodations at The Camelot Inn & Suites in Anaheim, just a short walk away from all the excitement.

Our sister property, The Tropicana Inn & Suites, is located at the Pedestrian Walkway to the Disneyland® Resort and just a 5 minute walk away at 1540 S Harbor Blvd. The Mediterranean-themed hotel features an over-sized pool and jacuzzi that is perfect for viewing the Disney® fireworks. The family-friendly property is a designated Disneyland® Resort Good Neighbor Hotel complete with a cheerful staff to make your visit an enjoyable experience.
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