Park guests can toast delicious brews and soar on epic thrill rides at Busch Gardens’ beer-inspired food festival.

A slice of Bavaria returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as the park celebrates its fan-favorite Bier Fest event, Friday – Sunday from July 21 through Sept. 4, including Labor Day. This popular event, now in its sixth consecutive year, allows guests to sip, sample and savor classic German flavors while enjoying tunes from rising local artists.

Bier Fest is included with park admission. Food & Beverage available at an additional cost.

*Event details are subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Must be 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Proof of age with valid ID required.
Jul 21
Sep 04
Fridays - Sundays & Labor Day Included with Park Admission
Event Type Beer festival
Dates July 21 to Sept 4
Event hours 12pm to park close
Event Price Included with Park Admission

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Event Details

Oktoberfest Menu

Guests can raise a stein to 15 newly created menu items inspired by classic German flavors and 60 brews from regions near and far. Pair pub-inspired bites with a new local craft brew or enjoy a fan favorite from international and domestic breweries. Whether you like IPAs, stouts, porters, lagers, sours or ciders, the beer selection at Bier Fest has something for every taste.

 • NEW ‐ Braised Pork Shank

 • NEW ‐ Bratwurst on a Pretzel Roll with Spicy Mustard

 • NEW ‐ German Potato Salad with Spicy Mustard

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Live Local Bands

Make a toast while tapping your toes to the sounds of live local bands performing throughout the event! Enjoy live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Coke Canopy.

Man playing an acoustic guitar

Coasters & Thrill Rides

Whether you’re a coaster enthusiast or want rides that are fun for the whole family, Busch Gardens Tampa is home to some of Florida's best roller coasters & thrill rides. Take on exhilarating high-speed drops, inversions and air-time from day into night with our epic coasters and more.

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Pass Member Exclusive

Sip and savor more samples for less. Get 15 punches for the price of 12 with this pass member exclusive.

The first round is on us! Enjoy a festival favorite on the house. 

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