Is the Food & Wine Festival included with admission to Busch Gardens?
What time do food and beverage locations open and close?
Yes. The Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival is included with admission to the park.
Will menu items at the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival be offered on non-event days?
Food and beverage locations open at noon and close at 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 p.m. on Sundays.
How large are the food samples?
Menu items exclusive to the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival are only available during the event and cannot be purchased on non-event days.
Can the All-Day Dining Deal be used?
Food samples at the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival are appetizer-sized.
Where can I buy a Food & Wine Festival Sampler Lanyard?
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.
Are there any discounts available for Pass Members or Fun Card holders?
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 concerts included in the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival?
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.
What time do concerts start?
Yes. All concerts are included in the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival.
Where are the locations of all of the Festival activities?
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.
Are children allowed in the Festival area?
The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival will be concentrated in and around the Festival Pathway, Festival Field and the Bird Gardens area.
How long are the concerts?
Children are allowed in the Festival area.
How do you get the best seats?
Headlining concerts are approximately 60 minutes long.
Are there seats or is there standing room only for the concert?
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.
Can I bring a folding chair to sit on?
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.
How early can you get into the concert venue?
No, personal chairs are not allowed. Blankets are permitted though.
Can I bring food and beverage 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.
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.