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2024 Bourbon & BBQ Festival Menu at Busch Gardens, Tampa

Posted on July 8th, 2024
  |  Mealtrip
2024 Bourbon & BBQ Festival Menu at Busch Gardens, Tampa The Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Busch Gardens, Tampa is brand new this year — and the food booth menus sound great! The festival will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between July 19th, 2024 and September 2nd, 2024 (plus Labor Day Monday) — food and beverage booths open at 12pm on all festival days.

Most of the booths offer up a couple of food items along with a bourbon-based cocktail and some beer options as well. There's also an extra-cost special event taking place over at the Serengeti Overlook called the "Treetop Bourbon Tasting"… scroll down below the menu on this page, to read more about that.

A festival map hasn't been published (yet) this year, but my best guess is that the food booths and concert stage will be located near the "Festival Walkway" area, somewhere around the Springs Taproom. There also hasn't been any mention of a "Sampler Lanyard" for this festival — so the prices might end up being what's published on the menu board (although I'm sure annual passholder discounts still apply).

The 2024 Bourbon & BBQ Festival Menu

Smart Water and Coca-Cola® products are available at most booths as a non-alcoholic beverage option.

Single Barrel
  • Glazed Pulled Turkey
    Slow-smoked turkey served with sweet potatoes roasted in a brown sugar-butter glaze and BBQ sauce infused with Cherry Coke® and black cherry hot sauce.
  • Smoked Pork Ribs
    Fall-off-the-bone smoked pork ribs smothered in a sweet & tangy Coca-Cola® BBQ sauce with a side of lima beans and corn-roasted red pepper succotash.
  • Three Daughters Bleach Blonde
  • Keel Farm Watermelon Cider
  • Hidden Springs Orange Crush
  • Magnanimous Juice Lord

Wood Barrel
  • Lamb Ribs
    Bourbon-brined lamb ribs slow-smoked with a side of sweet cream cornbread and mustard BBQ sauce.
  • Smoked Heirloom Tomato Salad
    Local heirloom tomatoes that are cold smoked and placed on a bed of mixed greens then finished with an aged balsamic glaze.
  • Whiskey Sour
  • Watermelon Smash
  • Yuengling
  • Michelob Ultra

Whiskey Rye
  • Apple Smoked Pork
    Apple Brined Pulled Pork topped with a sweet & spicy bourbon BBQ sauce and served with brown sugar baked beans.
  • Slow Smoked Beef Chuck
    Dry Rubbed Beef Chuck that’s slow cooked and tossed in a Florida-style BBQ sauce and served with a peach-infused cole slaw.
  • Pecan Pie
    Good old fashioned pecan pie like Grandma used to make.
  • Watermelon Smash
  • The Tea
  • Blackberry Whiskey Mule

Cask & Barrel
  • Beef Brisket
    Chopped Brisket tossed in a key lime ketchup BBQ sauce with a hint of habanero and laid on top of creamy mac and cheese.
  • Smoked Chicken
    Dry Rubbed Chicken Thighs glazed in a mustard BBQ sauce and served with a creamy house-made potato salad.
  • Whiskey Smash
  • Blue Moon
  • Keel Farms Creamsicle
  • Southern Belle

Full Proof
  • Lamb Shank
    Tender lamb shank that has been slow-cooked with maple wood and placed on top of buttery red mashed potatoes then finished with a rich dark molasses BBQ sauce.
  • Smoked Salmon
    House-smoked salmon over a bed of jasmine rice topped with Bulgogi BBQ sauce and sriracha honey drizzle.
  • Gold Rush
  • Whiskey Sour
  • Coppertail Free Dive
  • Golden Road Mango Cart

The Bourbon Barn
  • 4 handcrafted cocktails presented by Buffalo Trace Distillery
  • Blackberry Smash
    Tasty blackberry puree combined with Buffalo Trace Bourbon - 7oz / 12 oz
  • Traveller Lemonade
    Delicious, sweetened lemonade with Traveller Whiskey - 7oz / 12 oz
  • Corazon Margarita
    Corazon Tequila aged specifically for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in only single Blanton's Bourbon Barrels - 7oz / 12 oz
  • Hibiscus Vodka Mule
    Fresh Hibiscus with Wheatley Vodka - 7oz / 12 oz
  • Yuengling
  • Heineken
  • Michelob Ultra

Springs Taproom
  • Smoked Chicken Sandwich
    Pulled Smoked Chicken topped with peach habanero BBQ sauce on a potato roll with Ms. Vicky's Jalapeno Potato Chips.
  • Red Sangria
    Add-on $3 for a bourbon floater

Treetop Bourbon Tasting
A curated (guided) bourbon tasting experience will be available on Saturdays and Sundays during the festival over near the Serengeti Overlook called the "Treetop Bourbon Tasting". The $80 (plus tax and service fees) is set to take place at 2:30pm and features Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbons on Saturday — and Jack Daniel's Distillery Bourbons on Sunday.

That's pretty much all the info I have on those — but I like the fact they moved this indoors. It seems like the experience will be a little more focused, and it will be easier to hear and talk to the representative about their bourbons. Click Here for a direct link to the Busch Gardens official ticket page for the Treetop Bourbon Tasting event.

More Bourbon & BBQ Festival Info
If you'd like to see a list of the Bourbon & BBQ Festival concerts taking place on the Coke Canopy Stage during the festival, click here.

If you want to read and see more about the Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Busch Gardens, Tampaclick here and check out our Busch Gardens, Tampa Bourbon & BBQ Festival page!