Details On Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s Food & Wine Festival 2018

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is getting ready for their fourth annual Food & Wine Festival! The event will return in March 2018.

Details on Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival 2018

Get all of the information from this press release from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay below:

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s most delicious event returns this March with tastes for every palate at the fourth annual Food & Wine Festival. Guests can sample delectable cuisines paired with a selection of 65+ wines, 50+ craft brews and specialty cocktails, while enjoying some of the biggest names in entertainment.  The Food & Wine Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays, March 3 through April 29 and is included with any Annual Pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park.


The Festival features all-new twists on cuisine at 13 culinary cabins, along with favorites like mango shrimp ceviche and beef brisket on a spiced corn waffle. Experience bold new eats at the Savory Tavern with fried frog legs with bacon corn fritters, or indulge in flavorful treats at Artisan Eats with beloved dish duck fat truffle fries and then spice it up with tostones rellenos de pollo at Comfort Kitchen.  Opt for lobster tart with leeks and Swiss cheese or mushroom vol-au-vent at the Light Fare Canteen, or relish in the robust flavors at Chef’s Plantation with salmon cake with lemon aioli, Korean-style ribs and all-new short rib and brie grilled cheese.  Guests can elevate the Food and Wine Festival experience even more by sipping a carefully curated selection of fine bourbons and new tequila tastings.


Concert headliners include:

Saturday, March 3:

Edwin McCain & Sister Hazel

Sunday, March 4:

Grupo Niche

Saturday, March 10:

The Fray

Sunday, March 11:

Southern Uprising Tour: A Southern Rock Revival with Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws

Saturday, March 17:

Olga Tañón

Sunday, March 18:

Goo Goo Dolls

Saturday, March 24:

Better Than Ezra & Tonic

Sunday, March 25:

Michael Bolton

Saturday, March 31:

Boyz II Men

Sunday, April 1:

Natalie Grant

Saturday, April 7:

Hank Williams, Jr.

Sunday, April 8:


Saturday, April 14:

Bret Michaels

Sunday, April 15:

Coming Soon!

Saturday, April 21:

The All-American Rejects

Sunday, April 22:

Cole Swindell

Saturday, April 28:

Flo Rida

Sunday, April 29:

Kaleo & Bleachers


Guests can choose from two exclusive VIP concert upgrades at the Festival which include priority seating and a 5-item sampler lanyard for even more access to great times and great tastes. Additionally, guests can purchase of 5, 10 and 12item sampler lanyards to tailor the experience to any taste bud. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an additional fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consumer alcoholic beverages.



  • For a limited time, buy a Busch Gardens Fun Card and get an Adventure Island Fun Card FREE! Experience both parks through 2018 for the price of one.
  • 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.

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