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Busch Gardens. Food. Wine. Three of my favorite things! Be sure to visit the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival here in Tampa Bay this year for great eats, craft brews, incredible wines, amazing concerts, & more!
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival 2021
Concert Line Up and More
The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is one of my favorite events here in Tampa Bay. Where else can you get fantastic wines, culinary masterpieces, see some of your favorite bands, and ride all your favorite coasters?! A world of taste awaits you at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s annual Food & Wine Festival.
The popular Tampa Bay food and wine festival is included with any Annual Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park and runs Saturdays and Sundays, February 20 through April 25 with limited capacity.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s most delicious event, the Food & Wine Festival, returns this February with tastes for every palate, including 22 new dishes annual Food & Wine Festival. Guests can sample delectable cuisines paired with a selection of 80+ wines, 50+ craft brews and specialty cocktails, while enjoying some of the biggest names in entertainment.
The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival returns with an exciting new menu, featuring more than 35 dishes inspired by regional cuisine around the country. And you can enjoy all this PLUS amazing concerts! There are outstanding concerts scheduled during the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, and I will be adding all the details as soon as they are released.
Return to Live Music with Physically-Distant Concerts— On Festival Field
From nationally recognized bands to local favorites, safely eat to the beat with plenty of open space across the expansive Festival Field. All concerts are included with theme park admission and will take place on select dates in March and April. There are upgrade opportunities for premium seating.
Included free in park admission, guests may enjoy the following acts during Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival. For the first time in the festival’s history, two limited-capacity shows will be offered for each headlining act at 5:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M., creating more physically distant options for guests to enjoy their favorite artists.
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Concert Line-Up
- Saturday, March 6: Phillip Phillips
- Saturday, March 13: Parmalee
- Saturday, March 20: Dylan Scott
- Saturday, March 27: 38 Special
- Friday, April 2: Sugar Ray
- Saturday, April 3: Sister Hazel
- Saturday, April 10: LOCASH
- Sunday, April 11: Fleetwood Max – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
- Saturday, April 17: Tito Nieves
- Sunday, April 18: En Vogue
- Saturday, April 24: Starship Feat. Mickey Thomas
- Sunday, April 25: Kool & The Gang
For the first course of the Food & Wine Festival, guests can enjoy a taste of local acts at the Coke Canopy stage starting February 20 and running throughout the duration of the festival. Physically distant seating will be available in the open-air pavilion.
The best way for guests to savor and save on their favorite dishes and drinks at this year’s Food & Wine Festival is with a sampler lanyard. Guests can purchase a 5, 10 or 12-item sampler lanyard to use at each festival cabin to explore sample-sized dishes and drink offerings with ease, starting at just $34.99 for a 5-punch lanyard. Pass Members can purchase an exclusive 15-item sampler for the same price as a 12-item sampler to enjoy three FREE samples! Visit buschgardens.com/tampa/events/food-and-wine-festival/ to view the full festival menu.
Here are a few of the more than 110 tasty reasons to come back week after week:
Fresh finds with seasonal flavors: From the NEW five-spice duck lettuce wraps with Asian pear coleslaw and plum sauce drizzle to meatless options like the Impossible® slider topped with caramelized balsamic onions and crispy jalapeños, there’s something for everyone.
Savory bites of BBQ, Tex-Mex and more: Try sharable dishes like slowly smoked beef brisket pub chips and tasty handhelds. All American Eats by Kraft-Heinz offers a new take on American favorites featuring bison sliders with bacon onion jam, vintage cheddar, and Heinz® MAYOCHUP™, and lobster white cheddar KRAFT® Mac N Cheese.
Sinfully sweet eats: From NEW Woodford Reserve® bourbon bread pudding, señorita sangria cupcakes, maple bacon cinnamon rolls and more, there’s something to satisfy any sweet tooth.
More than 50 wines, beers and seltzers for all tastes: Take a tasting tour of vineyards and breweries from around the state, country and globe without leaving Tampa Bay. Enjoy a curated selection from Benziger Family Vineyards® and Proud Pour Vineyards®; signature brews on tap from Tampa Bay Brewing Company®, Yuengling®, Florida Avenue Brewing Co. ® and Coppertail Brewing Co. ®; hard seltzers from Funky Buddah® and Maine & Vine®.
More than 20 refreshing cocktails: It’s easy to find the perfect pairing to complement this year’s festival menu with new hand-crafted mixologist recipes like the Tito’s® Handmade Vodka Smoked Bloody Mary and Falcons Fury Lemon Drop with Milagro® tequila, and Flor De Caña® Rum Hurricanes. Chill out with NEW Cutwater® frozen margarita popsicles or frozen watermelon margaritas.
In addition to the park’s already strict health and safety measures, which include increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, and face covering requirements, capacity will also be significantly limited to create more open space for guests to maintain physical distancing in a safe environment and enjoy their experience.
BEST VALUES FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS:
- For a limited time, buy a Busch Gardens Fun Card and get an Adventure Island Fun Card FREE! Experience both parks through 2021 for the price of one.
- From now until May, you can score a FREE Busch Gardens Preschool Card. That means kids 5 & under get in FREE.
- For those wishing for more VIP offerings, the Annual Pass includes unlimited admission for 12 months, free parking, no blockout dates, in-park discounts and other benefits, valued at more than $350. With EZpay, Annual Passes start at just $14 per month for one park, and $16 per month for both Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island.
Have fun at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival this year, I know I will!