A World of Taste Awaits

Each weekend from March 3 - April 29, the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival features signature dishes along with exciting new cuisine, including 16 all-new dishes plus a large selection of wines, craft brews and cocktails. Eighteen of the biggest acts in musical entertainment will take the stage every weekend on Gwazi Field.
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.