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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announced the return of the Food & Wine Festival. Here’s a sampling of what you can taste this year.

The Food & Wine Festival begins Saturday, February 20 and runs through April 25. The event will have limited capacity, so visit to get your reservations in! Busch Gardens will offer a menu of festival favorites with some new fresh twists from around the country. There will also be over 80 wines, brews and cocktails. You’ll be able to enjoy safely with Busch Gardens’ enhanced health and safely measures.


You’ll be able to try from more than 110 selections, including:

  • Five-spice duck lettuce wraps with Asian pear cole slaw and plumb sauce drizzle
  • Impossible slider topped with caramelized balsamic onions and crispy jalapeños
  • Slowly smoked beef brisket pub chips
  • Bison sliders with bacon onion jam, vintage cheddar and Heinz Mayochup
  • Lobster white cheddar Kraft Mac N Cheese
  • Woodford Reserve bourbon bread pudding
  • Señorita sangria cupcakes
  • Maple bacon cinnamon rolls

Wash down your foods by choosing from over 50 wines or more than 20 cocktails.


Once you’ve gotten your food, you can also enjoy live music at the Festival Field. The concert list will be announced soon! The Festival Field will have plenty of open space to relax and eat.


There will also be live music from local acts at the Coke Canopy stage.

Sampler Lanyards are available with 5, 10, or 12-item sampler sizes. Pass Members can get up to a 15-item Sampler Lanyard.

Click here if you’d like to see the entire Food & Wine Festival menu.

Along with the health and safety measures, including increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks and face covering requirements, there are significant capacity limits. This will help offer more open space to ensure and maintain physical distancing.


Need some extra fun at Busch Gardens? Geno couldn’t stop when he discovered his new favorite thing at Busch Gardens… Geno: “I can’t believe it took me dozens of visits to Busch Gardens to finally notice the water cannons!”

(Credit Andrew with showing Geno his new favorite way to have fun at Busch Gardens!)