by Nick LoCicero

The 2011 Food and Wine Festival is coming to EPCOT on September 30th, and as much as I love stuffing my face around the world, I also enjoy picking up some cool merchandise. Here is a peak at some things you will find around the showcase this fall.

2011 Food & Wine Festival Poster

The artist for this year’s festival poster is Maryann Schmidt. She will be available to sign her work from 11am-9pm at the Festival Gift Shop located near the Canadian Pavilion boat dock on September 30, October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30. November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13.

What Food & Wine Festival would be complete without a cookbook? Have you ever made that Canadian Cheddar Cheese soup? We did last Christmas and it was amazing!!!

I’m not too crazy about the design on this Vinylmation, but it is the very first Food and Wine event Vinylmation… so it will be in my collection.

How about some pins…

This LE pin set really works well in the box with the table drawn in. There are 4 individual pins and it looks like they are seated behind the table. It will be limited to 400 sets and retails for $44.95.

Oh, Pluto is eyeing those skewers like a Disney pin trader looking at a Florida Project trading board. This Mickey and Pluto event pin is LE 2500 but only Annual Passholders can purchase it. It is priced at $10.95.

When you put Donald on a pin, hilarity ensues. This LE 1000 pin is a DVC exclusive and retails for $10.95. Any DVCs out there want to hook a Donald fan up?

At least I, and anyone at EPCOT, can pick up this LE 4000 pin with both Donald and Goofy on it. This pin is open to anyone and will set you back $10.95. I really like the look on Donald’s face after Goofy dropped an uncooked pie on his head.

The final pin is Minnie all dressed up and visiting China for some take out. Anyone can purchase this LE 4000 pin for $10.95.