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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.
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.
• 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.
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Yes. The Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival is included with admission to the park.
Food and beverage locations open at noon and close at 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Menu items exclusive to the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival are only available during the event and cannot be purchased on non-event days.
Food samples at the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival are appetizer-sized.
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.
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:
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.
Yes. All concerts are included in the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival.
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.
The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival will be concentrated in and around the Festival Pathway, Festival Field and the Bird Gardens area.
Children are allowed in the Festival area.
Headlining concerts are approximately 60 minutes long.
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.
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.
No, personal chairs are not allowed. Blankets are permitted though.
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.
Pass Members and guests with VIP Seating: 4:00 p.m.
All park guests: 4:30 p.m.
Food and beverages purchased at Busch Gardens are permitted in the concert area.
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