Aug 12
Sep 05
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
+ Labor Day
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Virginia's Largest Craft Beer Festival

Toast to the end of summer at Busch Gardens® Bier Fest, Virginia’s largest craft beer festival, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from August 12 - September 5.

Choose from 125 craft brews representing 69 breweries throughout the event, including 33 Virginia breweries. Sip on NEW signature cocktails while savoring beer-infused recipes like spicy lager wings and the fan-favorite giant pretzel. Then, enjoy fun entertainment from live local bands, and learn the secrets of the craft from local brewers during Brewery Talks. Tap into thrills on the ALL-NEW Pantheon, the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster. With world-class rides, shows and animal interactions, Busch Gardens offers the perfect setting to celebrate the end of summer.


Event details are subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice. Must be 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Proof of age with valid ID required.

Become a Member
Indulge in unlimited visits and unbeatable benefits with a Busch Gardens Membership. Plus, enjoy exclusive benefits like free guest tickets, free parking, monthly rewards and more. Starting at only $13.25 per month.
Bier Fest Samplers
Save over 10% on Busch Gardens Bier Fest beverages as you mix & match your choice of TEN samples from 6 oz. draft brew or 7 oz. cocktail samples.

Event Details

125 Craft Brews

Sample brews from 69 different breweries throughout the event, including 33 Virginia Breweries. Whether you like IPAs, stouts, porters, lagers, sours or ciders, the beer selection at Bier Fest features a brew for every taste.

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Beers in front of Mach Tower

Beer-Infused Bites

Pair your favorite brews with new beer-infused snacks & pub-inspired favorites, such as Beer Bang Shrimp tossed in sweet and spicy chili IPA-infused garlic sauce or a Giant Pretzel with bacon salt. Plus, sip on NEW signature cocktails available at select locations.

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Pretzels, beer, and other snacks on a table

Brewery Talks

Meet experts from popular craft breweries and learn about brewing processes in Grogan’s Pub & the Brauhaus Craft Bier Room.

Brauhaus Craft Bier Room
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Friday: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

Grogan’s Pub:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm

Brewery Talks

Live Local Bands

Make a toast while tapping your toes to the sounds of live local bands performing throughout the event! If oompah band music isn't your thing, we promise to have something for you; from country to classic rock at Busch Gardens Bier Fest.

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Man playing an acoustic guitar

Coasters & Thrill Rides

Whether you’re a coaster enthusiast or want rides that are fun for the whole family, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is home to some of Virginia’s best roller coasters & thrill rides. Take on exhilarating high-speed drops, inversions and air-time from day into night with our epic coasters and more.

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Guests riding Pantheon

Bürgermeister's Hideaway

Behind a sweet façade lies a secret hideaway bar that houses true spirits of its country.

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Bürgermeister’s Hideaway at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Enjoy craft beers, thrill rides and more during Bier Fest
Fill your steins and toast to the end of summer at Bier Fest
Enjoy your favorite local brews or thrilling rides in Oktoberfest village
Sample different craft beers including from local Virginia breweries
Hang out in Das Festhaus, catch a show or listen to live music

Photos

Enjoy craft beers, thrill rides and more during Bier Fest
Fill your steins and toast to the end of summer at Bier Fest
Enjoy your favorite local brews or thrilling rides in Oktoberfest village
Sample different craft beers including from local Virginia breweries
Hang out in Das Festhaus, catch a show or listen to live music

  • Must be 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Proof of age with valid ID required. Draft beers rotate throughout festival and are subject to availability. Beer selections, entertainment, dates and times are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Event is included with park admission.