• Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About The Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa

Everything You Need to Know About The Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Tampa

The 4th Annual Food & Wine Festival returns to Busch Gardens on March 3, with exciting new cuisine and an endless selection of wines, craft beers, and cocktails every weekend through April 29! In addition to a variety of signature dishes and spirits, 18 of the most recognizable names in music will take the stage each night of the festival.

Food Cabins

There are 13 Food Cabins scattered throughout the park offering over 35 different dishes, a selection of more than 65 fine wines, and 50+ craft beers and cocktails. Each menu was curated to create perfect pairing of foods and beverages that accurately represent the cabins’ themes.

Gourmet Lodge Menu
  • Mango Shrimp Ceviche with Sweet & Spicy Marinade (gluten free)
  • Beef Brisket on a Spiced Corn Waffle with Amberbock BBQ Sauce
  • Griddle Cheese Cake Sandwich with Raspberry Drizzle (vegetarian)
  • Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec
  • New Belgium Fat Tire Belgium White Ale
Savory Tavern Menu
  • Guava Empanada (plant based, gluten free)
  • Shrimp Po Boy
  • Fried Frog Legs with Bacon Corn Fritters and Cajun Remoulade
  • Pacific Rim Riesling
  • Motorworks Brewing Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA
Chef’s Plantation Menu
  • Short Rib & Brie Grilled Cheese on House-Made Brioche
  • Salmon Cake with Lemon Aioli
  • Gochujang Ribs in Korean BBQ Sauce
  • Lobetia Rosé
  • Funky Buddha Brewery Pineapple Beach Blonde
Coast-to-Coast Cookery Menu
  • Cauliflower Cake with Sriracha Aioli (plant based, vegetarian)
  • Pan Seared Steak with Chimichurri and Roasted Poblano Hash (gluten free)
  • Flourless Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Sauce (vegetarian, gluten free)
  • SAVED Red Blend
  • Swamp Head Brewery Wild Night Honey Cream Ale
  • Frozen Blue Lemonade
  • Watermelon Frosé
Field House Eatery Menu
  • Char Sui Duck Steam Bun
  • Habanero Infused Baklava with Fresh Pomegranate (plant based, vegetarian)
  • Grilled Lamb Chops with Tabouleh and Tzatziki (gluten free)
  • Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Craftsman 14
  • Motorworks Brewing Intellectual Property Ale IPA
  • Frozen Mojito
  • Frozen Red Sangria
Southern Station Menu
  • Venison Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes, Fresh English Peas, and Blackberry Demi-Glace
  • Bison Slider on a Poppy Seed Roll with Bacon and Sriracha Ketchup
  • Bananas Foster Panna Cotta with Caramel Popcorn
  • Alexander Valley Merlot
  • Founders Brewing Co. Solid Gold Lager
  • Frozen Blue Lemonade
  • Watermelon Frosé
Comfort Kitchen Menu
  • Tostones Rellenos de Pollo: Fried Plantain Cups filled with Stewed Chicken
  • Cabernet Wine-Filled Chocolate Truffles (plant based, vegetarian, gluten free)
  • Bacon Mac & Cheese
  • Terrazas de los Andes Malbec
  • 3 Daughters Brewing Beach Blonde Ale
Light Fare Canteen Menu
  • Antipasti of Roasted Tomatoes, Artesian Meats, Cheeses & Olives (gluten free)
  • Mushroom Vol-Au-Vent: Medley of Mushrooms in a Flaky Pastry (vegetarian)
  • Lobster Tart with Leeks & Swiss Cheese
  • Rutherford Ranch Sauvignon Blanc
  • Rekorderling Strawberry Lime Cider
Tasty Taqueria Menu
  • Duck Taco with Sweet Chili Sauce, Slow Roasted, Asian Sweet Chili Sauce on a Corn Tortilla
  • Short Rib Taco: Tender Beef with a BBQ Demi Glaze & Onion Straws on a Corn Tortilla (gluten free)
  • Portobello Mushroom Taco: Balsamic Vinegar Roasted Portobello Mushrooms Paired with Corn on a Corn Tortilla (plant based, vegetarian, & gluten free)
  • J.Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Goose Island Beer Co. Goose Island IPA
  • Frozen Mojito
  • Frozen Red Sangria
Garden Gate Cafe Menu
  • Truffle Seafood Mac & Cheese: Shrimp, Scallops & Cod in a Creamy Swiss Cheese Cream Sauce Scented with White Truffle
  • Tuna Poke: Hawaiian Seasoned Tuna
  • Murphy Goode Sauvignon Blanc
  • Brew Bus Brewing You’re My Boy Blueberry Wheat
Artisan Eats Menu
  • Pupusas with Curdito & Grilled Shrimp
  • Smoked Trout with Watermelon Radish Charred Herbs Vinaigrette (gluten free)
  • Duck Fat Truffle Fries with Parmesan Truffle Aioli (gluten free)
  • Fleur De Mer Rose
  • Founders Brewing Co. All Day IPA
Cooking With Coke Pavilion Menu
  • Orange Fanta Whoopie Pie (vegetarian)
  • Pulled Pork Slider with Cherry Coke BBQ Sauce
  • Baked Brie with Strawberry Fanta Coulis
  • William hill Estate Winery Pinot Noir
  • Pair O’ Dice Brewing Co. Lucky Lucy Strawberry Blonde
Coke Fusion Menu
  • Boiled Peanut Hummus with Coke Drizzle (plant based)
  • Minute Maid Apple Glazed Pork Belly with Kimchee Slaw
  • Coke Infused Chocolate Cupcake Topped with Pop Rocks (vegetarian)
  • Michael David Winery Freakshow Red Blend
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Reef Donkey APA


The fun doesn’t stop at the food, guests can also enjoy concerts from some of the biggest names in pop, rock, Latin, country, and contemporary music every weekend on the Gwazi Field Stage. Performances begin at 7:00 PM on Saturdays and at 6:00 PM on Sundays.

  • Saturday, March 3: Sister Hazel & Edwin McCain
  • Sunday, March 4: Grupo Niche
  • Saturday, March 10: The Fray (starts at 7:00 PM)
  • Sunday, March 11: Southern Uprising Tour: A Southern Rock Revival with Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Bands, and The Outlaws (starts at 3:00 PM)
  • Saturday, March 17: Olga Tanon (starts at 7:00 PM)
  • Sunday, March 18: Goo Goo Dolls (starts at 6:00 PM)
  • Saturday, March 24: Better Than Ezra & Tonic (starts at 5:30 PM)
  • Sunday, March 25: Michael Bolton (starts at 6:00 PM)
  • Saturday, March 31: Boyz II Men (starts at 7:00 PM)
  • Sunday, April 1: Natalie Grant (starts at 6:00 PM) 
  • Saturday, April 7: Hank Williams Jr. (starts at 7:00 PM)
  • Sunday, April 8: TLC (starts at 6:00 PM)
  • Saturday, April 14: Bret Michaels (starts at 7:00 PM)
  • Sunday, April 15: Kool & The Gang + The Commodores (starts at 5:30 PM)
  • Saturday, April 21: The All American Rejects (starts at 7:00 PM)
  • Sunday, April 22: Cole Swindell (starts at 6:00 PM)
  • Saturday, April 28: Flo Rida (starts at 7:00 PM)
  • Sunday, April 29: Kaleo & Bleachers (starts at 5:30 PM)


Sampler Lanyards allow guests to try a combination of food samples, craft beers, wines and cocktails from the culinary cabins around the park. You can purchase 5, 8, or 12 item sampler landyards, ranging from $29.99 to $54.99. There is also a 15 item sampler available to annual passholders.

Want to guarantee a good seat for your favorite performer’s show? Purchase a Food & Wine Festival VIP Seating Package to get reserved concert seating as well as a 5 item sampler lanyard. Section 1 packages ensure premium seating for $44.99 per person, and Section 2 packages guarantee a seat in the second tier of the field for $34.99 per person.

Entrance to the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival is included with park admission. You can purchase discount Busch Gardens tickets on tickets2you.com!

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