From family-friendly animal encounters and crafts to festival games and live entertainment, the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival is filled with exciting experiences around the park that pair perfectly with your culinary adventures.



Marvel at larger-than-life topiaries that capture the excitement of spring throughout Busch Gardens®. Each horticulture masterpiece is a living work of art, including:

  • NEW! Darwin the Orangutan in Bird Gardens, near Kangaloom plaza
  • Spirit of Spring in Bird Gardens, near Xcursions
  • Mugambi the Lion at the park entrance, near the main tram stop
  • Topiarazzi in front of gate plaza
  • Kanburi Pit Viper in Gwazi Plaza
  • Octopus' Garden in the lagoon outside Garden Gate Cafe
  • Commerson’s Dolphin outside Garden Gate Cafe
  • Sea Turtles outside Garden Gate Cafe
  • Elmo, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on the Bird Gardens walkway
  • Wooloomooloo and Coogee Kangaroo and Joey in Gwazi Plaza
  • Butterfly Giants in Bird Gardens, near Sesame Street® Safari of Fun


Enjoy your favorite festival games with a rustic wine-inspired twist, including a wine bottle ring toss, wine glass cork toss and more.