Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival returning with new additions

Event runs through May 22

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Returns on March 11 (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay)

TAMPA, Fla. – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is preparing for the return of the annual Food and Wine Festival.

The premiere springtime event will feature more than 90 delicious dishes, wines, craft brews and cocktails and live concerts.

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The event, which is included with park admission, begins Friday, March 11, and runs through May 22.

Some of the new food offerings on the menu this year include Hawaiian BBQ pork with coconut jasmine rice, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos elote street corn, frozen watermelon margaritas and a selection of more than 40 wines and beers.

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival

Busch Gardens has also whipped up a limited number of specialty cocktails inspired by the new coaster, Iron Gwazi, which opens to the public on March 11.

Some of the free concerts include performances from Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down, Kansas, Air Supply, Gente De Zona and so many more. For the best seats in the house, the theme park said reserved seating is strongly recommended and can be purchased online.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.