If you're looking for strictly free stuff (outside your Epcot admission) here it is: The Eat to the Beat Concerts Sometimes there are small "demonstrations" at various places around the showcase. some of these may show you how to use spices, etc. They are usually done by representatives of companies trying to sell their products. No actual food will be served. There will be free seminars Friday-Sunday 12:15, 2, 4, and 6PM at the Festival center. These are usually done by representatives of companies or marketing boards pushing an ingredient product like coffee, vanilla, honey, etc. You might get small tastes of these products but no actual food items. The seminars are called "Authentic Tastes." Book and bottle signings at the Festival center are included with Epcot admission. However, if you want to buy a book or bottle to have signed - that's extra. Ghirardelli sponsors a chocolate exhibit at the Festival Center. Yes, they give a few free samples, but they've also had some items for sale.