Sip, Savor and Soar at Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

Flavors are in full bloom this spring as Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival returns on Thursdays through Sundays from April 25 – June 9, plus Memorial Day. Explore over 150 international flavors at eighteen themed food and beverage locations throughout the park, including NEW menus inspired by Africa and Turkey. With over 85 NEW specialty menu options, and exclusive wine and liquor tastings, every visit offers a new adventure for culinary explorers. Embrace your taste for thrills on the reimagined Loch Ness Monster®: The Legend Lives On when it opens this May. Then enjoy NEW live entertainment, award-winning shows, and world-class attractions as you journey through Virginia’s largest spring food and wine festival, only at the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park.

Thursdays - Sundays + Memorial Day

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Included with Park Admission

    Food festival
  2. DATES
    April 25 to June 09
    11:30 until 30 min prior to park close
    Free with park admission

Unleash Your Inner Foodie

2023 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food & Wine Festival food and drinks.
Frozen drinks outside the Brazil kiosk
2023 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food & Wine Festival food and drinks.
2023 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food & Wine Festival food and drinks.

Treat Yourself to a Membership

Indulge in unlimited visits and unbeatable benefits with a Busch Gardens Membership. Plus, enjoy exclusive benefits like one free Food & Wine Festival item per visit, free guest tickets, free parking, monthly rewards and more.

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Samplers & Upgrades

Enjoy delectable Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival cuisine as you mix & match your choice of 10 or 15 items on any Food & Wine Festival day.
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Special Events Calendar

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Cinco de Mayo

MAY 4 - 5

  • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT – Let the beautiful meadolies from a live acoustic guitarist serenade and set the tone for a weekend full of festive flair.
  • ANIMAL AMBASSADOR PRESENTATION – Meet with our Zoological department accompanied by a few of our amazing Animal Ambassadors in their care during special Animal Ambassador Presentations specifically curated for this weekend. 
  • DELICIOUS CUISINE – Savor new and classic tastes as part of our Food & Wine Festival including the new Shredded Beef and BBQ Pork Tacos. Then, sip on the new Prickly Pear Margarita.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival

Food & Wine Festival Menu

Embark on a culinary adventure from cork to fork with over 150 international flavors as you indulge at Food & Wine Festival locations. From Virginia to Africa, the festival will take guests on a savory, sweet and scrumptious trip across the globe.
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Busch Gardens Employee serving a small glass of liquor for a specialty tasting.

Specialty Scotch & Wine Tastings

Enjoy sampling various specialty spirits during expert-led tasting experiences throughout the park, including Scotch, Bourbon, and American Whisky at the all-new Highland Sips & Wine at La Belle Wine Bar, Emerald Isle Gifts, Bella Casa, La Belle Maison, and German Gifts.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Audacity Brass Band

Live Local Music & Entertainment

From acoustic solo performances to a six-piece band, special musical guests will be taking the France Plaza and Prost! Patio stage each weekend during the Food & Wine Festival.
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Loch Ness Monster

Thrills & Attractions

Soar through the sky on one of our 10 iconic roller coasters or spin & fly on fan-favorite thrill rides. Plus, embrace your taste for thrills on the newly reimagined Loch Ness Monster®: The Legend Lives On when it re-opens this May with all-new experiential and thematic elements!
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Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Williamsburg FAQ

Food and beverages are available for an additional fee. Menus, locations, dates and times are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Must be 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Proof of age with valid ID required. Event is included with park admission.