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Food & Wine Festival

Tampa Bay's Favorite Spring Festival

A world of taste awaits at the fifth annual Food & Wine Festival. Food & Wine will be back in 2019!

 

The festival features signature dishes along with exciting new cuisine, including all-new dishes plus a large selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails. Join us as some of the biggest acts in musical entertainment take the stage.

 

All concerts are included with any Annual Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

 

 

*Event dates & details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice

Is the Food & Wine Festival included with admission to Busch Gardens?

Yes. The Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival is included with any Fun Card, Pass or daily admission to the park. Individual tastings are available for purchase separately.

What time do food and beverage locations open and close?

Food and beverage locations open at noon and close at 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 p.m. on Sundays. 

Will menu items at the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival be offered on non-event days?

Menu items exclusive to the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival are only available during the event and cannot be purchased on non-event days. 

How large are the food samples?

Food samples at the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival are appetizer-sized.

Can the All Day Dining Deal be used?

The All Day Dining Deal cannot be used during the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival. However, Festival Samplers are the best way to savor your way through the Festival. 

Where can I buy a Sampler lanyard?

Sampler lanyards can be purchased at the Food & Wine Welcome Center, plus each Food & Wine Festival food or beverage location. Samplers purchased online can also be redeemed at the Welcome Center or any Food & Wine Festival 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 all VIP Seating Packages and 5 and 8-item Samplers. Pass Members can also purchase the exclusive 15-item Sampler for the price of a 12-item Sampler. Log in to the Pass Member Website for more information, including exclusive 2018 Instant Rewards. Fun Card members do not receive discounts.

Are concerts included in the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival?

Yes. All concerts are included in the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival.

What time do concerts start?

Headline concerts start at 7 p.m. on Saturdays and at 6 p.m. on Sundays. Please understand that is subject to change.

Where are the locations of all of the Festival activities?

The Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival will be concentrated in and around Gwazi Park and the Bird Gardens area, including food locations, tasting tents and horticulture masterpieces. 

Is a proof of identification mandatory in order to purchase alcohol at the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival?

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.

How long are the concerts?

Headlining concerts are approximately 60 minutes long.

How do you get the best seats?

Priority Seating can be purchased at Adventure Outpost, the Food & Wine Welcome Center or online. Prices start at $34.99 per person and vary depending on the performer. Priority Seating is packaged with a 5-item Sampler so you can raise your glass to good times and great music.

Are there seats or is there standing room only for the concert?

Bench seating on the field will be on a first-come, first-served basis. There is also sitting room at the back of the venue for all concerts.

Can I bring a folding chair to sit on?

No, personal chairs are not allowed. Blankets are permitted though.

Can I take pictures the concert?

Yes, personal photography is encouraged during the concert. Use #corksandcoasters if posting on social channels! 

Can I meet the band?

There will be no meet and greets for the event. Priority Seating can be purchased starting at $34.99 per person for an up-close experience.

How early can you get into the concert venue?

General seating at the concert venue opens when the event starts at 12 p.m. 

Can I bring food and beverage into the concert venue?

Food and beverages purchased at Busch Gardens are permitted in the concert area.

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Gold Annual Pass

    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Gold Annual Pass

    Visit Busch Gardens again and again for 12 months with no blockout dates. Enjoy free preferred parking, 2 free guest tickets, 15% off dining & shopping, one free Serengeti Safari®, free Annual PhotoKey, and 10% off Quick Queue®, select tours and in-park experiences.

    If you've selected EZpay, you will be billed this amount monthly for a minimum of 12 months.

    Gold Annual Pass Members enjoy the following benefits:
    • Unlimited admission for 12 months with no blockout dates.
    • FREE preferred parking (when available)
    • 2 FREE guests ticket to Busch Gardens
    • 50% off for up to 6 guest tickets
    • 15% off dining & shopping
    • 10% off Quick Queue®, select tours & in-park experiences
    • 1 FREE Annual PhotoKey
    • 1 FREE Serengeti Safari
    • Savings on Howl-O-Scream® tickets
    • Savings on Discovery Cove® admission
    • Access to Pass Member exclusive events


    Pass valid only at park of Membership. Does not include admission to select special events (including Howl-O-Scream® at Busch Gardens).Service fees and taxes not included. Pass is non-transferable, non-refundable, and may be revoked for misuse. All Pass benefits subject to availability, change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Must present Pass to redeem benefits. Limit (one) 1 free animal encounter per Pass Member per 12 month period. Includes Serengeti Safari at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Based on availability, online reservations not available. Select special events not included. Other restrictions apply. Preferred parking is based on availability. Annual Pass term starts on date of purchase. Limit two (2) free guest tickets per Pass Member per 12 month period. Parking not included. Free guest tickets not valid for visitation during the following 2018 blockout dates: Oct. 1-31, Nov. 19-25, Dec. 1-31 and 2019 blockout dates: March 1-April 30, June 1-July 31, Oct. 1-31, Nov. 25-Dec. 31. Savings on guest tickets based on full-paid adult single-day admission and valid per park(s) of membership.

    EZpay available to Florida Residents only. Proof of a Florida residential address (non-PO box) is required at time of ticket pick up (Valid Florida driver's license or valid Florida state-issued ID card with a Florida address). Credit card holder must be over the age of 18 and present to redeem EZpay vouchers. Once your initial 12-month EZpay commitment is satisfied, your Pass will continue and your credit card will be charged on a monthly basis, subject to your right to cancel at any time. See full EZpay terms and conditions.

    No blockouts. No down payment.
    EZpay
    What is EZpay?

    EZpay is a monthly payment program with no interest and no down payment. Once your initial 12-month EZpay commitment is satisfied, your Pass will continue and your credit card will be charged on a monthly basis, subject to your right to cancel at any time. EZpay is available to Florida Residents only. Credit card holder must be over the age of 18 and present to redeem EZpay vouchers. Learn More »

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