Route 66 News

Epcot Food Festival opens today

If you’re a roadie who happens to be in Florida, you may want to stop at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center and check out the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which starts today and runs through Nov. 11.

And why would Route 66ers be interested? Well, there’s this excerpt from a report by the Orlando Sentinal:

It’s Oklahoma, OK? That’s right, O-k-l-a-h-o-m-a. Why focus on a state more renowned for its land rush than its grape crush? Because this is the Sooner state’s centennial, that’s why. And what can we expect? Well, according to festival coordinator Stacia Wake, there will be a chuck wagon and Native American cooking demonstrations. There will also be a display featuring Route 66 [my emphasis], which is all most people from other parts of the country usually see of Oklahoma as they go from one end to the other, and three 16-foot-high exhibits called Walls of Wonder that showcase trailblazing Okies.

Little other information about the Route 66 display is in the article or the Food and Wine Festival guide (it’s a 40-page Acrobat document).

So … is anybody going to check it out?


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