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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have never been to Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida, now is the time to make that trip. Starting March 3rd and running through until April 24th, Busch Gardens is rolling out the red carpet to some of the most top rated musical entertainers this planet has ever heard! To add greatness to this entertainment, Busch Gardens is pairing up the music with elegant wines and delicious food! Reports are that they are going to have at least 11 food cabins, 65 plus wines to chose from and at least 50 plus craft beer companies serving up some deliciousness!
Throw all of this together in one of the country’s most beautiful theme parks and you have absolute awesomeness! If you are staying in Orlando, SeaWorld Parks offers free daily bus service to Busch Gardens. They have multiple pickup locations around the attractions area and one of them is sure to be somewhere close to where you’re staying. If a all nighters is in order for this day visit, I would recommend a hotel close to the park, somewhere on Fowler Ave. Uber is my default transportation cab company when I am wineing, dining and listening to sweet music at Busch Gardens. Let them do the driving at the end of that night!
I would take a close look at the day that you are going and plan accordingly. Look at the music acts for that day and get your old concert tees out for good show. During the day, there are many, “Experiences” waiting for you and the family. Take a in depth look at some of Busch Gardens beautiful “Horticultural Masterpieces” or catch a food demonstration from some of the best chefs in the industry at the Conservation Cabin. There will be plenty of activities throughout the park so grab a map and see what peaks your interest during your visit.
Tickets for this event start at $83 and can be purchased through discount theme park ticket agents like The Official Ticket Center. You can visit their website at www.officialticketcenter.com to purchase your Busch Gardens tickets in advance. If you are planning on trying something new and exciting, Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival might be something just for you. Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an extra fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.
ORLANDO (Feb. 12, 2016) – SeaWorld Orlando’s Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival takes place over four sizzling weekends– starting this Saturday with Smash Mouth and Gladys Knight on Sunday.
On Saturday, February 20 hot country music star, Scotty McCreery will take the stage. ACM and CMT Award winner McCreery has sold more than 2.5 million albums and received both Platinum and Gold album certifications. Then on Sunday, February 21, legendary and founding member of the rock group Styx, Dennis DeYoung will perform.
Scheduled performances now include:
- Saturday, February 13: Smash Mouth
- Sunday, February 14: Gladys Knight
- Saturday, February 20: Scotty McCreery
- Sunday, February 21: Dennis DeYoung
- Saturday, February 27: To be announced
- Sunday, February 28: To be announced
- Saturday, March 5: To be announced
- Sunday, March 6: To be announced
The event honors America’s Heroes and featuring live concerts from top classic rock and country bands and artists, tasty BBQ and thirst-quenching beer, and is included with regular park admission. Event festivities begin at 12 p.m. each weekend, with concerts at 4 p.m.*
In addition to the signature acts and festivities, the event also will feature a secondary stage to showcase local bands, and a DJ spinning music for guests to show off their line dancing and boot scootin’ skills.
Beyond the stage, guests can enjoy a Harley-Davidson Orlando display of motorcycles specifically for Bands, Brew and BBQ along with a collection of classic cars.
Returning this year, the patriotic-themed USO Family Garden will offer animal encounters, Explore Zones and a kid-friendly interactive host making this the perfect place to play for families with young guests. Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly area while they learn to line dance, meet animals and have fun all afternoon.
Busch Gardens is one of Orlando’s best-kept secrets! The park has some of the most exciting rides and amazing exhibits of all the theme parks yet doesn’t have the crowds that the bigger parks do. When you visit at the right time and take advantage of Busch Gardens discount tickets, you can really get the most out of this thrilling park that is set in the heart of Tampa, Florida. Take in the view of the African Serengeti, explore exotic animals and ride some of the fastest roller coasters around all in one park when you add a stop at Busch Gardens to your next trip to Florida.
Since opening in 1959, Busch Gardens has offered the perfect destination for those seeking an adventure that’s different from the Disney or Universal parks. The entire park is designed around a fun and exotic African theme, complete with a full-scale jungle, huge roller coasters and exciting entertainment. While many visitors visit Busch Gardens for the rides, many others come for the animals! The park contains a number of exotic animals, including alligators, giraffes, lions, orangutans, rhinos and even a lion habitat. The park features a safari-like adventure that allows you to see the animals up close, complete with a Jeep ride through the African terrains, and other opportunities, including feeding the giraffes and up-close tours of other animals.
Perhaps the biggest secret about Busch Gardens is that you can save big when you find great deals on tickets to the park. Check out the latest deals from a trusted, authorized park ticket seller and see for yourself just how much you can save on this exciting Tampa adventure. If you want to try something new and are looking for a change from the typical Disney adventure, Busch Gardens has something for everyone. Bring the whole family! There are plenty of opportunities for adventure for the young and old – check out the great deals today and see for yourself how affordable is to have fun at Busch Gardens.
Florida scares up spooktacular — and early — Halloween festivities
Whether you like your Halloween festivities to be super-spooky or perhaps not so scary, chances are very good that Florida has you covered with all manner of both ghostly — and ghastly — fun. And what is more: in Florida many of the Halloween happenings start weeks ahead of Oct. 31. Here are some events, arranged chronologically by beginning date, to get your Halloween revelry off to a good start this year. Some Halloween happenings are family-friendly; some may not be suitable for young children: some the organizers themselves say are not recommended for youngsters. Continue reading
Yes, Halloween time is right around the corner and that means a road trip out to Tampa for Busch Gardens annual Halloween event, Howl O Scream held inside the Busch Gardens theme park. Last year was a party to remember as Busch Gardens hosted My X which was a female rock singer gone mental. This year gets back to the roots of Halloween horror by bring you the Dark Side of the Gardens. This creepy haunted theme park has nightmares around every corner and has enough haunted houses to make you scream for your mommy.
Check out a few New Haunted Houses:
Beating hearts, swinging pendulums and a raven’s cries haunt the manor of Lenore, creating a demented and twisted nightmare. Step inside to experience the gothic terror that maddens the lord of the house and feel delusion overcome reality. Find your way out of this horror story before paranoia authors your final chapter.
No one remembers how the epidemic started, but now, zombies live here. The undead that infest this small town funeral home feed on the fresh flesh and brains of mortuary mourners to satisfy their insatiable hunger. Avoid the walking dead or you may find yourself deeper than six feet under.
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Fanged fiends entice you to test your luck in this sultry hangout straight from Sin City. The seductive games and high-stake thrills at Reviver Casino are sure to get your blood pumping, but will you escape before your luck gets drained? Just stay away from the killer All-They-Can-Eat-buffet.
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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.