Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announces menu and musical guests for this year’s Food & Wine Festival

It takes place every weekend from Feb. 29 to Apr. 26.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay kicks off its annual Food & Wine Festival on Feb. 29 this year—earlier than it's ever been. Whether you come for the creative food offerings, craft beer and cocktails, or the national music acts that close out each night— locals have to check out Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival at least once.

This year’s Food & Wine Festival offers 25 brand new additions to its menu alongside long-time fan favorite dishes, courtesy of Busch Gardens’ new award-winning Executive Chef, Ernie Reyes. 

New dishes include arroz con pollo, pork belly taco with kimchi slaw, and pork tenderloin with champagne watercress sauce, while this year’s choice cocktails are the Falcon’s Fury Lemon Drop, Tigris Tea and the Iron Gwazi Gimlet—an ode to the park’s newest ride and the fastest hybrid roller coaster in the world. 

The musical acts headlining this year’s festival range from 90s alternative bands, to modern pop rock acts, to throwback disco groups—with bands like Fitz & The Tantrums, Home Free, Taking Back Sunday, Third Eye Blind, KC & The Sunshine Band and Three Dog Night closing out the festival each night. 

Check out the full menu for the 6th annual Food & Wine Festival here: buschgardens.com. The festival runs every weekend from Feb. 29 to Apr. 26, and is included in the price of park admission.

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Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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