Tampa Bay's favorite spring festival

A world of taste awaits at the annual Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival with a delicious menu and drinks as dynamic and unique as the park's thrilling roller coaster collection. Guests can sip & savor their way through flavorful eats and mouthwatering treats before finding their new favorite brew or cocktail. Park guests can explore a variety of flavors while enjoying a diverse concert lineup, including acts for all tastes.

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.

Mar 10
May 21
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays Included with Park Admission
Event Type Food festival
Dates March 10 to May 21
Event hours 12pm to park close
Event Type Free with park admission
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Enjoy admission to all of the 2023 concerts with an Annual Pass

Get admission for 12 months with one of our Annual Passes and choose from a variety of benefits such as free parking, discounts on dining & merchandise. Don’t forget thrilling new attractions, events with a variety of flavorful foods & new entertainment, world-class concerts and so much more. Annual Passes start as low as $15 per month.
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2023 Concert Lineup

The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival brings together the best in pop, rock, Latin, country, contemporary and classic music on select dates during the event. Concerts are free with park admission.

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Food & Wine Menu

Treat your taste buds with delicious dishes to pair with wines, craft brews and cocktails. Discover countless combinations of food and drink selections with returning fan-favorites and all-new culinary delights.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes. The Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival is included with admission to the park.

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 GardensĀ® 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 Food & Wine Festival Sampler Lanyard?

Food & Wine Sampler Lanyards can be purchased online, in the mobile app, Guest Relations, or at select culinary locations during the event. Visit the the locations below to purchase Sampler Lanyards, or redeem purchases made through the website and mobile app: 

  • Guest Relations
  • Wines of the Americas
  • Greek Isles
  • Asian Inspired
  • Old World Wines, Flights & Snacks
  • Land & Sea

Are there any discounts available for Pass Members or Fun Card holders?

Pass Members receive a discount up to 20% at all locations offering sample-sized food, wine and beer tastings, depending on Pass tier. Pass Members can also purchase the exclusive 15-item Sampler for the price of a 12-item Sampler (no additional discount applies).
 

Log in to the Pass Member Website for more information.



Fun Card holders do not receive discounts.

Are concerts included in the Busch GardensĀ® 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. Dates with two performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. Please check concerts page for details. All times are 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 the Festival Pathway, Festival Field and the Bird Gardens area.

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?

VIP Seating can be purchased online, in the mobile app, or at Guest Services. Prices start at $49.99 per person and vary depending on the performer. VIP Seating is packaged with one complimentary beverage and access to a private VIP bar 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.

How early can you get into the concert venue?

Seating at the concert venue opens two hours prior to the concert time:

Friday & Saturday Concerts

Pass Members and guests with VIP Seating: 5:00 p.m.

All park guests: 5:30 p.m.

Sunday Concerts

Pass Members and guests with VIP Seating: 4:00 p.m.

All park guests: 4:30 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.

  • Food and Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Food & Wine Vacation Package

    PACKAGE DETAILS:

    • Enjoy any 10 samples of food, wine, brew or cocktail offerings with one 10-punch sampler lanyard.
    • Sampler lanyards are only valid on weekends Friday, March 10 thru Sunday, May 21 during the Food & Wine Festival.
    • Your choice of accommodations from hand-selected hotel partners 
    • Unlimited visits to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for 14 consecutive days
    • Free Parking
     

    *Sampler lanyards are only valid at Food & Wine Festival, Cinco de Mayo and Viva La Musica culinary cabins. Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival runs on weekends , Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from March 10 – May 21. Please book your stay accordingly. Packages include only one 10-punch sampler lanyard. Additional lanyards are available for purchase.

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    Food & Wine Vacation Package

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