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Feast On New Flavors and Enjoy World-Class Entertainment at the 5th Annual Food & Wine Festival

Concert headliners include Daughtry, Justin Moore, El Gran Combo, Boyz II Men, Foreigner and more!

Tampa, Fl. (February 6, 2019) – Tampa’s premier spring festival returns on Saturday, March 16 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine Festival. With more than 35 delicious dishes to pair with over 100 wines, craft brews and cocktails, park guests can explore a variety of flavors while enjoying a diverse concert line-up, including acts for all tastes. The Food & Wine Festival runs weekends from March 16 to April 28 and is included with admission to the park.

Indulge in NEW Culinary Creations

In addition to returning fan-favorites, this year’s menu boasts many daring new flavors inspired by cuisines around the country.

Guests can begin their culinary road trip with grilled lamb chops featuring a 15-year balsamic drizzle from northern California. Foodies can’t miss mouthwatering Tex-Mex classics like chorizo queso fundido with sweet onions and shishito peppers or grilled elote – the park’s spin on Mexican street corn featuring cotija cheese and lime crema. Island delights feature flavors of paradise with Hawaiian-inspired delicacies including a dreamy pineapple upside down cake or Kona-crusted filet mignon with Maui onion butter. Nostalgic guests can even take a trip down memory lane with a visit to the 60th Anniversary cabin, featuring recipes inspired by historical Busch Gardens’ treats and snacks from decades gone by.

In addition to an exciting food and wine offering, this year’s festival features five unique tastings, including returning favorites and all new options. Throughout the event, guests can explore exotic spirits at signature vodka, bourbon, ice wine, tequila and sparkling wine tastings.

The best way to savor and save on everything the festival has to offer is with a Food & Wine Festival Sampler. Guests can purchase a 5, 8 or 12-item sampler lanyard to use at each festival cabin to explore sample-sized dishes and drink offerings with ease. Pass Members can purchase an exclusive 15-item sampler for the same price as a 12-item sampler.

Enjoy All-Star Performances at Live Concerts

From country and rock to R&B, the Food & Wine Festival line-up reflects musical genres of all tastes. Fans can book the ultimate festival experience with one of two exclusive VIP packages available for each act, including reserved concert seating and a Sampler Lanyard. Concert headliners include:

  • Daughtry
    Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • The Band Perry
    Sunday, March 17, 2019
    The Band Perry
  • 3 Doors Down
    Saturday, March 23, 2019
    3 Doors Down
  • Blue Rodeo Kathleen Edwards Fred Eaglesmith Tif Ginn
    Sunday, March 24, 2019
    Blue Rodeo, Kathleen Edwards and Fred Eaglesmith featuring Tif Ginn
  • Justin Moore
    Saturday, March 30, 2019
    Justin Moore
  • El Gran Combo
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
    El Gran Combo
  • TBA
    Saturday, April 06, 2019
    To Be Announced
  • Josh Turner
    Sunday, April 07, 2019
    Josh Turner
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Saturday, April 13, 2019
    Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • Boyz II Men
    Sunday, April 14, 2019
    Boyz II Men
  • Edwin Mccain Vertical Horizon
    Friday, April 19, 2019
    Edwin McCain and Vertical Horizon
  • Hunter Hayes Levi Hummon
    Saturday, April 20, 2019
    Hunter Hayes and Levi Hummon
  • Mat Kearney
    Sunday, April 21, 2019
    Mat Kearney
  • Walk Off the Earth
    Saturday, April 27, 2019
    Walk Off the Earth
  • Foreigner
    Sunday, April 28, 2019

For more information about the 5th Annual Food & Wine Festival and to learn about all of the exciting events, new shows, rides, and memory-making experiences visit

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About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, and live shows and events, providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.

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