Virginia's Largest Craft Beer Festival

Toast to the end of summer at Busch Gardens® Bier Fest, Virginia’s largest craft beer festival. Choose from over 120 craft brews representing 78 breweries throughout the event, with 33 local Virginia breweries. Raise a pint with the ALL-NEW Bier Fest Kölsch, a limited-release collaboration with Virginia Beer Company offered exclusively during the event on draft and in commemorative cans. Sip and save on your favorite summer brews and specialty cocktails with the Bier Fest Sampler, paired with savory snacks like pretzel bites topped with bacon and beer cheese, or the iconic Bier Fest giant pretzel.

Enjoy new entertainment each weekend with a rotating lineup of local bands. Then, stop by Próst! Patio for ALL-NEW Tap Takeovers with different brewery representatives onsite each weekend to share samples, suggestions, and secrets of the craft. Thrills are on tap during Bier Fest with world-class rides including the ALL-NEW DarKoaster, shows and animal interactions, only at the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park. Combining classic Oktoberfest charm with Virginia’s favorite brews and bands, there’s nothing quite like Busch Gardens Bier Fest, on Fridays through Sundays plus Labor Day from August 18 through September 4. 


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.

Aug 18
Sep 04
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
+ Labor Day
View Park Hours Included with Park Admission
Event Type Beer festival
Dates August 18 to September 4
Event hours 12pm until 30 min prior to park close
Event Price Included with Park Admission
Bier Fest
Friends enjoying Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Enjoy your favorite local brews or thrilling rides in Oktoberfest village
Friends enjoying brews in front of Alpengeist during Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
A large group of friends enjoying Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Bier Fest
Friends enjoying Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Enjoy your favorite local brews or thrilling rides in Oktoberfest village
Friends enjoying brews in front of Alpengeist during Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
A large group of friends enjoying Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
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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.

120+ Craft Brews & Specialty Cocktails

Sip and sample brews from 78 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 something for every taste. If beer isn’t your vibe, signature cocktails are also available at select Bier Fest locations. 

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NEW!Bier Fest Kölsch

A limited-release collaboration with The Virginia Beer Company

Celebrate Bier Fest with the all-new Bier Fest Kölsch! This German-style Kölsch is a result of a special collaboration with The Virginia Beer Company, exclusively crafted for this year's event. Embrace its crisp, golden goodness as you enjoy the festivities at Busch Gardens. Beer lovers (21+) can savor this refreshing brew either on draft or in collectible commemorative cans all event long.

Pouring the perfect beer at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bier Fest.

NEW!Tap Takeovers

Join us every weekend for all-new Tap Takeovers with representatives from popular Virginia breweries onsite to share samples, suggestions and secrets of the craft. Stop by Próst! Patio to learn more about what it takes to perfect a delicious pour. See schedule below.

NEW Tap Takeovers where you can hear from local breweries only at Bier Fest in Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Tap Takeovers Participating Breweries:

Beer-Infused Bites

Pair your favorite brews with beer-infused snacks like loaded pretzel bites topped with beer cheese and bacon, the Guinness® pimento cheese pretzel, or the iconic Bier Fest giant pretzel with bacon salt. 

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Live Music Every Weekend

Relax, unwind and soak in the end of summer with live music every weekend throughout the event. From classic Oktoberfest Oompah bands to laidback country and rock, this one-of-a-kind lineup is only at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. 

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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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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 Howl-O-Scream Menu Beverages.

  • 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.