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The Annual Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival


Wine & food festivals are becoming more popular each year. We’re starting to see more and more here in Tampa Bay and when it comes to event venues take your pick, beach, waterfront park, rollercoasters, and rhinos?

We recently visited Busch Gardens Tampa Bay‘s most delicious event with its annual return of their fourth annual Food & Wine Festival delivering guests a taste experience sure to please even the most discriminating palate.

Wine and Foodies

Wine and foodies were offered samples of delectable cuisine paired with a selection of 65+ wines, 50+ craft brews, and specialty cocktails while enjoying some of the biggest names in entertainment like the Goo Goo Dolls, Flo Rida, Boyz 2 Men, Cool & The Gang and The All American Rejects among others.

Festival Featured Twists on Cuisine & Wine


The Festival featured all-new twists on cuisine at 13 culinary cabins, with favorites like mango shrimp ceviche and beef brisket on a spiced corn waffle. Guests were invited to experience bold new eats at the Savory Tavern with unique culinary offerings like fried frog legs with bacon corn fritters, or indulge in flavorful treats at Artisan Eats with beloved dish duck fat truffle fries and then spice it up with tostones Rellenos de Pollo at Comfort Kitchen. Opt for a lobster tart with leeks and Swiss cheese or mushroom vol-au-vent at the Light Fare Canteen, or relish in the robust flavors at Chef ’s Plantation with a salmon cake with lemon aioli, Korean-style ribs and all-new short rib and brie grilled cheese. Guests can elevate the Food and Wine Festival experience even more by sipping a carefully curated selection of fine bourbons and new tequila tastings.

If you missed it this year make sure you set that reminder on your smartphone to definitely check it out next spring, we’re sure you’ll be glad you went to the Bush Garden Food & Wine Festival.

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