• Friday, October 15, 2021

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Returns Feb. 20

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival returns to the park on February 20! This year’s event includes live performances from local talent and delicious food and drinks all throughout the park. You can enjoy the open-air festival every weekend at Busch Gardens Tampa through April 25!

Food & Wine Cabins

During the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival, you can indulge in sweet and savory treats at culinary cabins all throughout the park. This year’s menus feature over 110 festival items including more than 20 brand new offerings! Cabins are open from 12:00 PM to park close on event days.

1 – Sunshine Station
  • Puffin Punch: Reyka Vodka, Watermelon Juice, Lavender Syrup, and Lime
  • Monkey Around: Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, Amaretto, Coconut Cream, Pineapple Juice, and Orange Juice
  • 7venth Sun Brewery Graffiti Orange
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Reef Donkey
  • Riondo Prosecco Rose
  • Cavaliere d’Oro Gabbiano Pinot Grigio
2 – Coaster Cocktails
  • Iron Gwazi Gimlet: Made with Hendrick’s Gin
  • Kumba Cool Aid: Made with Flor De Cana Rum
  • Falcon’s Fury Lemon Drop: Made with Milagro Tequila
  • Tigris Tea: Made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka
3 – Napa Nook
  • Cavaliere d’Oro Gabbiano Chianti Classico
  • Tribute Pinot Noir
  • Tribute Chardonnay
  • Cupcake Moscato
  • Cupcake Rose
  • Matua Sauvignon Blanc
4 – Seasonally Inspired
  • Five-Spice Duck Wraps (NEW!): Served with Asian Pear Slaw and Plum Sauce Drizzle
  • Impossible Slider: Topped with Caramelized Balsamic Onions, Fried Crispy Jalapenos, and Fresh Herbs
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts: Sprouts, Spiced Peanuts, and Tahini Dressing
  • Flor De Cana Punch: Flor De Cana Rum, Fruit Juices, Orange, and Cherry
  • Milagro Tequila Margarita: Milagro Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice, and Mint
5 – Southern Kitchen
  • Lollipop Chicken Drum (NEW!): Covered in Sticky Honey Whiskey Glaze
  • Shrimp ‘N’ Grits: Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, and Stone Ground Grits
  • Fried Chicken & Biscuit Slider: Crispy Fried Chicken with Bourbon Blackberry Jam
  • Spiked Southern Tea: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Gin, Milagro Tequila, Flor De Cana Rum, Fresh Lemon, and Mint
6 – Gwazi Field Spirits
  • Puffin Punch: Reyka Vodka, Watermelon Juice, Lavender Syrup, and Lime
  • Monkey Around: Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, Amaretto, Coconut Cream, Pineapple Juice, and Orange Juice
  • Honey Bee Hurricane: Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Passion Fruit Puree, Monin Hibiscus Syrup, and Lemon
  • Montu Margarita: Milagro Tequila, Monin Blueberry Syrup, Pineapple Juice, and Citrus Sour
7 – Vino, Vidi, Vici
  • Matua Rose
  • Matua Pinot Noir
  • Benziger Sauvignon Blanc
  • Benziger Merlot
  • Main & Vine Cucumber Watermelon Spritzer
  • Main & Vine Cucumber Blood Orange Mango Spritzer
8 – All American Eats by Kraft-Heinz
  • Lobster White Cheddar Kraft Mac ‘N’ Cheese (NEW!): Kraft-Heinz’s White Cheddar Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Lobster Bisque, and Fresh Lobster Chunks
  • Seasoned Brisket Pub Chips (NEW!): Slowly Smoked Brisket, Crispy Pub Chips, and Kraft-Heinz MAYOCHUP on a Brioche Bun
  • Bison Slider: Served on a Brioche Bun with Bacon Onion Jam, Vintage Cheddar, and Kraft-Heinz MAYOCHUP
  • Benziger Pinot Noir
  • Mathilde Rose
9 & 10 – #CorksAndCoasters Draft House and VIP Bar
  • Mango Cart Draft Beer (Golden Road)
  • You’re My Boy, Blue! Draft Beer (Brew Bus)
  • Postcard Pilsner Draft Beer (Green Bench Brewing Company)
  • Pinellas Peach Cider Draft (Green Bench Mead & Cider)
  • Assorted Cans of Seltzer
  • Frozen Jack & Coke
11 – Sweet Sips
  • Hummingbird Donuts (NEW!): Apple Cider Red Velvet, Sweet Bourbon Caramel, and Pecan
  • Food & Wine Cupcakes (NEW!): Margarita Madness, Bailey’s Bliss, Bacon Bourbon Buttercream, and Senorita Sangria
  • High Noon Seltzer
  • Funky Buddha Seltzer
  • Bon & Viv Seltzer
  • Tamari Malbec
  • Proud Pour “Save the Bees” Pinot Noir
12 – Floats ‘N’ Shakes Creamery
  • Strawberry Thrill Shake (NEW!): Gingerbread Shake in a Souvenir Cup topped with a Spiced Mini Donut, Strawberry Cupcake, Caramel Drizzle, and a Fresh Berry
  • Fresh Baked Sugar Cookie with Food & Wine Sprinkles
  • Strawberry Waffle Cone Sundae (NEW!): Kahlua Ice Cream Swirl, Strawberry Cupcake Crumble, Chocolate Drizzle, and Whipped Topping
  • Ice Cream Floats
  • Strawberry Cupcake Delight (NEW!)
13 – West Coast Catch
  • Drunken Shrimp Tostada (NEW!): Beer Battered Slaw, Mexican Crema, and Cotija Cheese
  • Pork Tamales (NEW!): Soft Masa, Seasoned Pork, Cabbage, Avocado Crema, and Cotija Cheese
  • Elote Street Corn: Street Corn loaded with Tajin Spice, Queso Fresco, Mexican Crema, and Crispy Corn Chips
  • Modelo Especial
  • Corona Hard Seltzer: Tropical Lime and Mango
14 – Pepin Garden
  • The Smokey Dog (NEW!): All-Beef Hot Dog with Seasoned Brisket Chop, Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce, Cotija Cheese, and Pickle Chips
  • The Smokey Dog (NEW!): All-Beef Hot Dog with Pulled Pork, Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Manchego Cheese, and Pickle Chips
  • Drunken Bread Pudding (NEW!): Made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Caramel, Drunken Cherries, and Fresh Berry
  • Draft Beers: Budlight, Budweiser, Modelo Especial, Shocktop, Corona, Passion of the Heights (Florida Avenue Brewing), and Beach Blonde Ale (3 Daughters Brewing)
  • Frozen Cocktails: Pina Colada, Strawberry Daquiri, Tampa Vice, Frozen Watermelon Margarita, and Frozen Stingray
15 – Xcursions
  • Food & Wine Cupcakes: Margarita Madness, Bacon Bourbon Buttercream, Baileys Bliss, and Senorita Sangria
  • Food & Wine Festival Merchandise, Souvenirs, and Crafts
16 – Bourbon & Tequila Tastings
  • Bourbon: Clyde May Straight Bourbon, Devils River Coffee Bourbon, St. Augustine Florida Straight Bourbon, and I.W. Harper Bourbon
  • Tequila: Corazon Reposado, Salt Citrus, Don Julio Anejo, and Volcan De Tierra
17 – Tampa Crafts on Tap
  • Fancy Papers (Cigar City Brewing)
  • Cream & Sugar Please (Cycle Brewing Company)
  • Wavemaker Amber Ale (Big Storm Brewing Co.)
  • Reef Donkey (Tampa Bay Brewing Co.)
18 – Nola Sweets
  • Beignets: Traditional Beignet with Powdered Sugar of Woodford Bourbon Caramel
  • Waffle Cone White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake (NEW!)
  • Espresso Martini Cocktail: Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Kahlua, and Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee
  • Proud Pour “Save the Bees” Pinot Noir
  • Proud Pour “Save the Ocean” Sauvignon Blanc
19 – Hurricanes
  • Rum Hurricane (Frozen or Iced): Flor De Cana Rum, Myers Dark Rum, and Fruit Juices
  • Punch Hurricane (Frozen or Iced): Flor De Cana Rum and Fruit Juices
  • Signature Syringe Jell-O Shots: Made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka
20 – Nola Eats
  • Shrimp Po’boy Slider (NEW!): Crispy Shrimp, Tabasco Pepper Remoulade, Cabbage, and Pickle Chips
  • Spicy Chicken Po’boy Slider (NEW!): Habanero Glazed Chicken, Celery Remoulade, Cabbage, and Pickle Chips
  • Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale (Lazy Magnolia Brewery)
21 – Nola Suds
  • Purple Haze (ABITA Brewing Co.)
  • Strawberry Lager (ABITA Brewing Co.)
  • Big Easy IPA (ABITA Brewing Co.)
  • Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale (Lazy Magnolia Brewery)
22 – Yuengling Butchery
  • Hummus & Parmesan Garlic Fries (NEW!): Hummus, Chili Oil, Duck Fat-Fried Garlic Fries
  • Palermo Fontina Cheese Meatballs: Homemade Meatballs with Fontina Cheese and Fresh Herbs in Pomodoro Sauce
  • Hand Carved Espresso-Rubbed Tenderloin: Served over White Truffle Mash
  • Yuengling Flying Eagle
  • Yuengling Flight
23 – Cutwater Spirits
  • Tequila Pops: Lime, Strawberry, Mango, and Pineapple
  • Cutwater Spirits Canned Cocktails: Tequila Margarita, Vodka Mule, Mint Mojito, and Rum Mai Tai
  • Frozen Rum Mai Tai
24 – Hog Heaven
  • Korean BBQ Pork Ribs (NEW!): Slow Roasted Ribs with BBQ Sauce and Daikon Slaw
  • Boujee Bacon: Applewood Smoked Bacon with Spicy Maple Glaze Seasoning
  • Maple Bacon Cinnamon Roll: Fresh Baked Cinnamon Roll, Icing, and Crumbled Boujee Bacon

Sampler Lanyards

By purchasing a sampler lanyard, you can make your way through the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival with ease in addition to saving money. When you buy a lanyard, you’ll be able to sample items from any Food & Wine Cabin without having to dig out your wallet to pay. You can choose from three options:

  • 5-Item Sampler: $34.99 per lanyard
  • 8-Item Sampler: $49.99 per lanyard
  • 12-Item Sampler: $64.99 per lanyard

Sampler lanyards can be used on any event day from February 20 – April 25, so you don’t have to use up all of your samples if you plan to make multiple visits to the festival!

Live Entertainment

In addition to all the incredible festival menus, the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is serving up awesome live performances on the Festival Field Stage on select dates during the event.

  • Saturday, March 6: Phillip Phillips (5:00 PM & 7:00 PM)
  • Saturday, March 13: Parmalee (5:00 PM & 7:00 PM)
  • Saturday, March 20: Dylan Scott (5:00 PM & 7:00 PM)
  • Saturday, March 27: 38 Special (5:00 PM & 7:00 PM)
  • Friday, April 2: Sugar Ray (5:00 PM & 7:00 PM)
  • Saturday, April 3: Sister Hazel (5:00 PM & 7:00 PM)
  • Saturday, April 10: Locash (5:00 PM & 7:00 PM)
  • Saturday, April 17: Tito Nieves (5:00 PM & 7:00 PM)
  • Saturday, April 24: Starship feat. Mickey Thomas (5:00 PM & 7:00 PM)

Prepare for your visit to the Food & Wine Festival by making your Busch Gardens Tampa reservations now. Busch Gardens isn’t the only theme park with an epic foodie celebration happening this spring, you can also indulge in international flavors at SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival! To purchase tickets to these parks and many other local attractions, stop by one of Tickets2You’s Orlando locations.

UPDATED 2/25/21

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