Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival returns Saturday

The annual festival that is all about delicious food and quality wine returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Starting February 29, the theme park promises 25 new menu items for the 6th annual Food and Wine Festival. That includes arroz con pollo, pork belly taco with kimchi slaw and pork tenderloin with champagne watercress sauce. 

Besides wine, they are also offering craft beer and cocktails. There are over 80 drinks to choose from, including “Iron Gwazi Gimlet,” “Falcon’s Fury Lemon Drop,” and “Tigris Tea.”

The festival runs every weekend through April 26 and is included in park admission.

Plus, they have a lengthy musical line-up this year. The band Collective Soul will kick things off Saturday followed by the The Commodores on Sunday. 

(Busch Gardens Tampa Bay)

The concert schedule can be found below -

Feb. 28: Pass Member Exclusive Preview with “Eaglemania: The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band!” This event is available only for pass holders to preview the all-new menu of sips and samples at the 6th Annual Food & Wine Festival. Pass members should visit buschgardenstampa.com to learn more.Feb 29: Collective Soul 
March 1: The Commodores 

March 7: Chase Bryant & Danielle Bradbery
March 8: Rachel Platten 

March 14: Ezra Ray Hart 

March 21: LOCASH  
March 22: Fitz & The Tantrums 

March 28: Home Free 
March 29: Taking Back Sunday 

April 4: Third Eye Blind
April 5: KC & The Sunshine Band

April 11: 38 Special  
April 12: Micah Tyler & Austin French  

April 18: Lee Brice 
April 19: Clint Black 

April 25: El Gran Combo
April 26: Toad the Wet Sprocket & The Verve Pipe 

LINK: For more information, head over to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s website