Busch Gardens Food & Wine Fest Returns with Exciting New Cuisine and Concerts

Busch Gardens Tampa Florida is celebrating its annual Food & Wine Festival – starting March 3, 2018 through April 29, 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays. The favourite spring – time Fest brings to you the best of culinary and concert experiences, featuring new dishes, wines, and world-class musical acts from some of the biggest names in music today.

The 2018 Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival presents a total of 13 culinary cabins packed with new and favourite dishes, including a large selection of wines, brews and cocktails. From brie grilled cheese to fried frog legs with bacon corn fritters, Korean-style ribs to lobster tart with leeks and Swiss cheese, and over 65 wines and 50 beers and specialty cocktails, it’s a whole world of tastes to be explored.

TLC Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival-2018 Concerts

TLC Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival-2018 Concerts

Along with cuisine, concerts are the life and soul of the Event too. A total of 18 top artists will take over the stage on Gwazi Field. Be prepared to re-live the dream of the ‘90s once again at Busch Gardens. The 2018 Fest comes with an incredible concert line-up, featuring big names such as Boyz II Men, Michael Bolton, TLC, and more.
The schedule for all upcoming concerts is as follows – Sister Hazel and Edwin McCain – March 3, and Grupo Niche – March 4. The Fray – March 10, and Southern Uprising Tour with Travis Tritt, Marshall Tucker Band and the Outlaws – March 11. Olga Tanon – March 17, and Goo Goo Dolls – March 18. Better Than Ezra and Tonic – March 24, and Michael Bolton – March 25. Boyz II Men – March 31, and Natalie Grant – April 1. Hank Williams Jr. – April 7, and TLC – April 8. Bret Michaels – April 14, and TBA – April 15. All Americal Rejects – April 21, and Cole Swindell – April 22. Flo Rida – April 28, and Kaleo and Bleachers – April 29. All concerts starts at 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Entry to the Event is included with the regular busch gardens tickets and passes. However, while the concerts are free, food and beverages are not. You have to pay extra fee for that. The Event also offers a special VIP upgrade for those willing to take the experience even further. The VIP package includes priority concert seating and sample foods.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2017

Scream Is Inescapable at Howl-O-Scream 2017

It’s true that Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights Fest is the nation’s premier Halloween event, but there are few others with similar experience as well. Such as, at Busch Gardens Tampa, Florida the Howl-O-Scream event brings to you enough reasons to scream. The uniquely terrifying Halloween event, features as many haunted houses, scare zones and shows that will leave you screaming for days. True horror fans need not have to worry as everything about the event is scary. If you are visiting the Busch Gardens on selects nights from September 22, through October 29, 2017, you will definitely end up with the best Halloween experience ever.

The annual Howl-O-Scream event comes with many terrifying encounters, including new and returning favorite, and menus with plenty of special dishes and drinks. This year too, the Event promises the best of scares, featuring 2 brand new haunted houses, taking the total to 7 haunted houses, also included are 5 scare zones and 2 lively shows. If that is not enough, you can also opt for one of those favorite thrill rides. But be careful, the scare is everywhere. You have nowhere to hide, not even in the rides.

Among the extremely strong line-up of houses, the newest two, include Demented Dimensions and Undead Arena: Live. The brand new house Demented Dimensions comes in the form of an amazing replacement for the old Zombie Mortuary. While Undead Arena: Live replaces the old Circus of Superstition. Though the first one seems to have a better concept and detailing, I think both are exciting. With their unique stories and scares they both add some freshness to the overall experience at the Event.

Among the older houses, include the greatly improved Motel Hell, debuted in the 2016 Event. It presents an excellent theme, with some new twist and surprises, including changes to the house layout. The Black Spot is another 2016 debutante that returns to scare you with an amazing theme and story. The Unearthed, debuted in 2015 is also a great house to look for at this year’s Event. From among the oldest favorites include Death Water Bayou, debuted in 2013. It’s one of the must visit houses with amazing detail and plenty of great scares. The Zombie Containment Unit 15 is the next returning old favorite.

Again the scare zones play an important role in keeping the experience in flow. In sort they will never let you take that much needed break. They will ensure that the scare never stops. The favorite five scare zones at 2017 Event include – Meat Market, Wasteland, Class Deceased, Carnie Camp and Playground. Also we have two special Shows at the Event namely, Joshua Seth: Inside Your Mind, which is the newest, debuting in 2017. The second Show is Fiends – a returning annual favorite for many Howl-O-Scream fans.

Howl-O-Scream is a hard ticketed event and runs on select nights. For special event tickets one can visit the Official Busch Gardens website. Also there are many online ticket deals and discounts on Busch Gardens tickets and Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream tickets.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Combines the Best of Music and Culinary Experiences

The special annual events hosted by the world famous theme parks and resorts in Orlando are source to unique fun and festivities. Visiting the parks during such special occasion is a different experience altogether. This is the time when the fun and entertainment doubles up leaving you and your family with even more special and memorable moments to share and celebrate. At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay too it’s the return of the annual Food and Wine Festival that brings to life the festive spirit that many don’t want to miss. In deed the popular Busch Gardens Event is a unique mix of music and culinary delights.

The popular Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival is running for its third consecutive year, featuring an amazing line-up of musical acts by chart-topping artists and culinary masterpieces, starting March 4, 2017 through April 30, 2017. No extra fee is required. The Event and the Concerts included with the Park’s regular admissions, and with any annual pass or fun card.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival Concert line-up

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival Concert line-up

Music lovers will have the best in country, contemporary, classic, Latin, pop and rock genre to choose from. Among the big names in entertainment that take over the stage for the headlining concert at 7 p.m. on Gwazi Field on every Saturdays and Sundays throughout the Event include Daughtry – March 4, Andy Grammer – March 5, Goo Goo Dolls – March 11, Kool & The Gang – March 12, Young the Giant – March 18, Jason Isbell & John Hiatt Trio – March 19, NBC’s The Voice finalists Craig Wayne Boyd & Adam Wakefield – March 25, El Gran Combo – March 26, DNCE – April 1, Walk Off The Earth – April 2, Daya and Matt Nathanson – April 9, Newsboys – April 16, Gilberto Santa Rosa – April 22, Lynyrd Skynyrd – April 23, and more.

When it comes to food and wine, the Festival is loaded with exciting new cuisine, dishes and alcoholic beverages that can change your selection of taste and flavours forever. Among the main food offerings include lobster ravioli, banana foster panna cotta, duck tacos, gator bites, bacon mac & cheese, brown sugar rubbed pork belly, cabernet-filled chocolates and many others. Wine lovers can choose from a wide selection of wines, cocktails and brews as well. It’s to be noted that unlike the Concerts, the food and beverage is chargeable and is available for an extra fee. For alcoholic beverages one must be 21 years or older.

Seven Ways to Snag Busch Gardens Tickets At a Discount

When you’re on the hunt for some cheap Busch Gardens tickets, the old saw “where there’s a will, there’s a way” completely applies. All you have to do to get to the Busch Gardens without paying full price is to want to, and put these seven ideas to good use.

Second Visit Free – Not technically a discount on your ticket price, but many vacationers don’t realize that a single park Busch Gardens ticket will almost always have the option to allow the visitor to return any time within 7 days for another day of excitement without having to pay for another ticket. This rule applies even if you’re already getting a discount from another source.

Annual Pass – Similarly, if you’re going to be in the Tampa Bay area for an extended period of time, or multiple times across the year, an annual pass for Busch Gardens will quickly reach a lower cost-per-visit than a series of normal tickets or even discount tickets.

Employer Discounts – If you work for Busch Gardens or one of their affiliated companies, you can probably get deeply discounted tickets just by asking your HR department.

Free Military Tickets – An active member of any branch of the United States Military may bring themselves and up to three family members to Busch Gardens for free any time before December 31st, 2011. Look up HeroSalute for specifics on how.

Vacation Packages – Vacation packages are generally comprehensive, offering hotel, parking, park admission, and sometimes food benefits in a single package. You can often stack other special offers on top of a vacation package

Florida Resident’s Fun Card – If you are a Florida resident or you’re friends with a Florida resident, you can look up where to get a Florida Fun Card, which gives you greatly reduced prices on tickets to all manner of theme parks, from Busch Gardens tickets to Universal Studios tickets.

The Internet – Generally the easiest and the most effective tool for getting reduced costs on Busch Gardens tickets, all it takes is a little elbow (finger?) grease, a computer, and some persistence to find some excellent discounted Busch Gardens tickets online.

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