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6th Annual Busch Gardens®Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival!

February 29 - April 26

Come back for seconds or as many times as you like – buy a Busch Gardens Fun Card and get an Adventure Island Fun Card for FREE, and get unlimited admission to both parks for the entire 2020 season

Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2020)The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival kicks off earlier than ever, starting February 29! Featuring dozens of ALL NEW menu items, including delicious food, wine, craft brews, specialty cocktails such as the Iron Gwazi Gimlet, and a fantastic line-up of world class musical acts – the 6th Annual Food & Wine festival runs every weekend February 29-April 26 and is included with park admission.

World-Class Entertainment to Satisfy All Tastes!
The Food & Wine Festival line-up reflects musical genres of all tastes – from nostalgic bands to modern favorites. Concert headliners include:

Feb. 28:     Pass Member Exclusive Preview with “Eaglemania: The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band!”
This exclusive event is available ONLY for Pass Members to preview the all-new menu of sips and samples at the 6th Annual Food & Wine Festival. Visit buschgardenstampa.com to learn more or purchase your Annual Pass to gain access to this VIP opportunity!

Feb 29:   Collective Soul
March 1:   The Commodores

March 7:   Chase Bryant & Danielle Bradbery
March 8:   Rachel Platten

March 14:   Ezra Ray Hart

March 21:   LOCASH
March 22:   Fitz & The Tantrums

March 28:   Home Free
March 29:   Taking Back Sunday

April 4:   Third Eye Blind
April 5:   KC & The Sunshine Band

April 11:   38 Special
April 12:   Micah Tyler & Austin French

April 18:   Lee Brice
April 19:   Clint Black

April 25:   El Gran Combo
April 26:   Toad the Wet Sprocket & The Verve Pipe

Fans can book the ultimate festival experience with one of two exclusive VIP packages available for each act, including reserved concert seating and a 5-item Food & Wine Festival Sampler Lanyard. NEW for 2020, upgrade to the ultimate concert-goer experience with Unlimited Food & Wine Festival VIP Seating which includes VIP seating for EVERY concert of our 2020 Festival!

All-New Menu, All-New Flavors!
Busch Gardens’ new award-winning Executive Chef, Ernie Reyes brings a fresh approach to this popular event. With 25 NEW food items in addition to fan-favorite dishes and over 80 wines, beers and cocktails to choose from, the Food & Wine Festival offers an endless variety of flavors to sip and savor! Guests can tempt their taste buds with the following NEW items:

  • The ALL-NEW Chef’s Corner cabin: featuring three signature dishes carefully crafted by the park’s head chefs – arroz con pollo, pork belly taco with kimchi slaw, and pork tenderloin with champagne watercress sauce.
  • NEW Iconic Coaster Cocktails: including Iron Gwazi Gimlet, Falcon’s Fury Lemon Drop, and Tigris Tea
  • NEW Pick-A-Barrel tasting: create your own flight of liquors and wines from around the world

Click here to view the entire menu and pick your perfect upgrade or purchase your Food & Wine Festival Sampler Lanyard – the best way to savor and save on everything the event has to offer! Guests can purchase a 5, 8 or 12-item sampler lanyard to use at each festival cabin to explore samplesized dishes and drink offerings with ease, starting at just $32. Pass Members can purchase an exclusive 15-item sampler for the same price as a 12-item sampler and SAVE 20%!

Reminder: New 2020 Thrills!
Busch Gardens has something for everyone with two NEW thrills launching in spring 2020. Thrill seekers can take on Iron Gwazi, North America’s TALLEST hybrid coaster and the FASTEST and STEEPEST hybrid coaster in the world. At Adventure Island this season, guests can spin and splash on Solar Vortex, America’s FIRST DUAL TAILSPIN waterslide.

Best Way to Play:
The best value to visit Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival and year-round events is with an Annual Pass that includes 12 months of unlimited visits, FREE parking, FREE Serengeti Safari, merchandise and dining discounts¹, and special limited-time perks throughout the year. Or for a limited time, buy a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2020 Fun Card and an Adventure Island 2020 Fun Card FREE – Florida families
can take advantage of this limited time buy-one-get-one FREE offer and get unlimited year-round park admission to TWO until December 31, 2020².

Fans can learn more about new events, special deals and future announcements by following Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country’s premier zoos with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species, and live shows and events, providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit BuschGardensTampa.com. Busch Gardens and Adventure Island are part of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.

¹All events and attractions listed are included with park admission. Upgrades, specialty food and beverage items are sold separately.

²Some restrictions apply; Blackout dates may apply


February 29
April 26
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
10165 N McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612
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