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.

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.


Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays + Labor Day

View Park Hours

Included with Park Admission