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Busch Gardens Tampa Announces 5th Annual Food & Wine Festival on Weekends March 16th – April 28th, 2019

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Busch Gardens will offer up its 5th annual Food & Wine Festival on weekends from March 16th through April 28th, 2019. This is a really fun event, and as annual passholders, the sampler offer is a must. In addition to food and wine, guests can enjoy musical acts that kick off with Daughtry on Saturday, March 16, 2019! Of course, there are the regular Busch Gardens attractions to enjoy as this event is included with regular admission to the park. Read below for more information.


Tampa, Fl. (February 6, 2019) – Tampa’s premier spring festival returns on Saturday, March 16 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival. With more than 35 delicious dishes to pair with over 100 wines, craft brews and cocktails, park guests can explore a variety of flavors while enjoying a diverse concert line-up, including acts for all tastes. The Food & Wine Festival runs weekends from March 16 to April 28 and is included with admission to the park.

Indulge in NEW Culinary Creations

In addition to returning fan-favorites, this year’s menu boasts many daring new flavors inspired by cuisines around the country.

Guests can begin their culinary road trip with grilled lamb chops featuring a 15-year balsamic drizzle from northern California. Foodies can’t miss mouthwatering Tex-Mex classics like chorizo queso fundido with sweet onions and shishito peppers or grilled elote – the park’s spin on Mexican street corn featuring cotija cheese and lime crema. Island delights feature flavors of paradise with Hawaiian-inspired delicacies including a dreamy pineapple upside down cake or Kona-crusted filet mignon with Maui onion butter. Nostalgic guests can even take a trip down memory lane with a visit to the 60th Anniversary cabin, featuring recipes inspired by historical Busch Gardens’ treats and snacks from decades gone by.

In addition to an exciting food and wine offering, this year’s festival features five unique tastings, including returning favorites and all new options. Throughout the event, guests can explore exotic spirits at signature vodka, bourbon, ice wine, tequila and sparkling wine tastings.

The best way to savor and save on everything the festival has to offer is with a Food & Wine Festival Sampler. Guests can purchase a 5, 8 or 12-item sampler lanyard to use at each festival cabin to explore sample-sized dishes and drink offerings with ease. Pass Members can purchase an exclusive 15-item sampler for the same price as a 12-item sampler.

Enjoy All-Star Performances at Live Concerts 

From country and rock to R&B, the Food & Wine Festival line-up reflects musical genres of all tastes. Fans can book the ultimate festival experience with one of two exclusive VIP packages available for each act, including reserved concert seating and a Sampler Lanyard. Concert headliners include:

Saturday, March 16, 2019             Daughtry

Sunday, March 17, 2019                The Band Perry

Saturday, March 23, 2019             3 Doors Down

Sunday, March 24, 2019                Blue Rodeo, Kathleen Edwards and Fred Eaglesmith featuring Tif Ginn

Saturday, March 30, 2019             Justin Moore

Sunday, March 31, 2019                El Gran Combo

Saturday, April 06, 2019                 To Be Announced

Sunday, April 07, 2019                    Josh Turner       

Saturday, April 13, 2019                 Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Sunday, April 14, 2019                    Boyz II Men

Friday, April 19, 2019                       Edwin McCain and Vertical Horizon

Saturday, April 20, 2019                 Hunter Hayes and Levi Hummon

Sunday, April 21, 2019                    Mat Kearney

Saturday, April 27, 2019                 Walk Off the Earth

Sunday, April 28, 2019                    Foreigner


Best Value for Florida Residents:

          For a limited time, shoppers who purchase a Busch Gardens Fun Card receive an Adventure Island Fun Card for FREE to experience both parks through the end of 2019. Block out dates apply.

          Guests seeking to amplify their Busch Gardens experience can choose a new Annual Pass. From monthly perks and discounts to complimentary experiences, guests can explore the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Passes for the benefits and value they want most.

For more information about the 5th Annual Food & Wine Festival and to learn about all of the exciting events, new shows, rides, and memory-making experiences visit BuschGardensTampa.com

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