Disney now seems to have a run of some type about every other week. Do runners go down just for a day or two or extend their trips?
Also every party, every event seems have seem to have increase in numbers and length. Not too many years ago Food and Wine was Oct. Maybe a day or two over in Sept for a weekend start. Now it must be 8 or 9 weeks long.
I would not be surprised if Christmas in Epcot started mid Nov, two days after Food and Wine ends. The stands for food and wine could just be converted to selling Christmas goodies.