Aug. 25 - Sept. 16, explore more than 100 beers from around the world at the all-new Bier Fest
Toast to the end of summer with Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay every weekend from Aug. 25 through Sept. 16, plus the extended Labor Day Weekend. This all-new festival blends the local Tampa Bay craft scene with time-honored traditions to create a unique food and beer celebration. More than 100 beers from 65 different breweries around the world will rotate through the four-weekend festival featuring live entertainment and contemporary fare that pays homage to a traditional Oktoberfest with a modern spin.
*Included with park admission. Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice
Is Bier Fest included with admission to Busch Gardens?
Yes. Access to the Bier Fest area of the park is included with any Fun Card, Annual Pass, or daily admission to the park. Food, drinks and specialty tastings are available for purchase separately during event hours.
What time do food and beverage locations open and close?
Food and beverage locations open on event days at noon and close at park close. Menu items are exclusive to Busch Gardens® Bier Fest and are only available during the event.
What kind of beer is available each visit?
The event features over 100 beers which will rotate throughout the event. Not all beers listed will be available during a single visit.
How large are the food tastings?
Food samples at the Busch Gardens® Bier Fest are appetizer-sized.
How large are the beer samples?
A beer sample at the Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is 7 ounces.
Can the All-Day Dining Deal be used?
The All-Day Dining Deal cannot be used during the Busch Gardens® Bier Fest. However, Festival Samplers are the best way to savor your way through the event.
Where can I buy a Sampler Lanyard?
Sampler lanyards can be purchased at the Bier Fest Welcome Center, plus each Bier Fest food or beverage location. Samplers purchased online can also be redeemed at the Welcome Center or any Bier Fest food or beverage location.
Are there any discounts available for Pass Members or Fun Card Holders?
Pass Members receive a 10% discount at all locations offering sample-sized food, wine and beer tastings. The 10% discount also applies to the 5-item Sampler. Pass Members can also purchase the exclusive 12-item Sampler for the price of a 10-item Sampler, although discount not valid on the 10-item sampler. Log in to the Pass Member Website for more information, including exclusive 2018 Instant Rewards. Fun Card members do not receive discounts.
Is a proof of identification mandatory in order to purchase alcohol at the Busch Gardens® Bier Fest?
Valid proof of identification is required and is implemented at each food and beverage location.
Are children allowed in the Festival area?
Children are allowed in the Festival area.
Become a Member
Busch Garden Tampa Bay's all-new Brew Club features memberships that include a stein stored in a personal chamber and discounted beer refills all year-long.
Make the best of Bier Fest and experience the festival like a VIP. Save time and money by purchasing a Sampler Lanyard to try the various brew and culinary offerings. Or take part in one of our expert-led bourbon and wine tasting sessions.