Florida Tampa Bay Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival draws hundreds of visitors each spring to enjoy a collection of dynamic, exclusive flavors. This year, it seems like the festival is gearing up to provide the same quality, unforgettable experience fans love.

In-between the park’s exhilarating roller coasters and entertainment events, you’ll find an entirely new world filled with tastes you’ve only ever dreamed of. It’s a reason why Busch Garden tickets are one of our most popular offerings come spring! 

So, when is the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival this year, and what can you expect to discover at the attraction? Keep reading to find out!

What is the Busch Gardens Wine Festival?

Though its over thirty sample-sized mouth-watering dishes are reason enough to visit this event, it’s obvious what the main draw of the festival is for most: the beverages!

Upon arrival, guests will be treated to upwards of 100 unique cocktails, brews, and — of course — wines that guarantee a tasting experience like no other.

Located within the Bird Gardens section, these flavors can be found throughout multiple food and beverage “cabins” that include options for any taste. Whether you want something savory, sweet, or in-between, you’re bound to find something you love.

How Much Does It Cost? 

Unfortunately, enjoying everything the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival provides doesn’t come for free. However, there are a few ways to get the most bang for your buck, particularly by purchasing a Sampler Lanyard.

This is the best route if you’re planning to try lots of different items. Pricing goes as follows:

  • Five-item Lanyard: $34.99
  • Eight-item Lanyard: $49.99
  • Twelve-item Lanyard: $64.99
  • Fifteen-item Lanyard: $64.99 (exclusive to annual pass members)

With this on-hand, you can redeem your “punches” for a food or beverage at almost any cabin you come across.

Keep in mind, however, that using the lanyard means you’ll receive slightly smaller portions compared to when you pay out-of-pocket. As such, it’s better for those who want to try as much as they can. If you’re only interested in two or three things, you could probably do without one.

When is the Busch Gardens Wine Festival?

You’ll have plenty of time to experience the Busch Gardens wine festival, as the event is held every weekend from March 11 to May 22. So, don’t hesitate: Purchase your Busch Garden tickets today to ensure you don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience!

What Else is There to Do?

Once you’re done trying all the beverages and foods your stomach can satisfy, head on over to the live entertainment and free concerts held every weekend at Busch Gardens’ festival area! At 7:00pm on Saturdays and 6:00pm on Sundays, these shows will provide all the musical thrill you’ve come to know and love from the amusement park.

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Want to learn more about the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival? Contact us today to book your tickets and prepare for the getaway of a lifetime!