Beer Fest Busch Gardens Williamsburg: 2023 Celebration Guide

Celebrate your favorite bubbly beverage at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bier Fest from August 18, 2023, through September 4, 2023. This festival will be a hit with over 100 brews for you to sip, chug, and even bathe in!

Bier Fest is a can’t-miss for beer connoisseurs and music lovers inspired by the most-famous Oktoberfest. Indulge in unlimited beer options from around the world and enjoy tasty delights and bites like the fair’s ever-famous giant pretzel, or engage the brewers in conversations about your preferred concoctions. There will be 78 breweries joining the highly awaited event. 

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And, of course, bask in the joy of dancing, singing along, or quietly enjoying live music, all while holding a cold beer.

Follow along to stay in the loop about all the excitement brewing at Bier Fest.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bier Fest Tickets

Bier Fest festival is included with your Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets. Our anticipation is mounting as we anticipate the announcement that Annual Pass holders will be presented with a free and discounted beer, while all attendees can explore the choice to buy two-ounce selections for 50 cents, so check back later for more details. 

Food and drinks at an additional cost. Click here to view Busch Gardens Williamsburg beer prices.

Package Your Busch Gardens Williamsburg Tickets

Excited to uncover all the well-loved attractions that make Williamsburg a favorite? Then bundle your Busch Gardens Williamsburg Beer Fest tickets with other area attractions and hotels:

Busch Garden Williamsburg Event Details

Brews & Bites

Grab a Bratwurst Burger or the iconic Pretzel while choosing from over 120 craft brews at Beer Fest Busch Gardens Williamsburg. From stouts and IPAS to lagers and ciders, the beer selection here is so wide you’ll surely taste your favorite and taste new ones that you’ll love. You might even get free beer at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, so time your visit to the park!


  • Grogan’s Pub
  • Pretzel World
  • Beer & Bites

Local Virginia Breweries

  • 2 Silos Brewing Company
  • Apocalypse Ale Works
  • Alewerks Brewing Company
  • Back Bay Brew House: Farmhouse
  • Billsburg Brewery
  • Blue Mountain Brewery
  • Bold Rock® Hard Cider
  • Buskey Cider
  • Caiseal Beer & Spirits Co
  • Cape Charles Brewing Company
  • Center of the Universe Brewing Company
  • Commonwealth Brewing Company
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Company
  • Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
  • James River Brewery
  • Legend® Brewing Company
  • Midnight Brewery
  • Nost Brewing Project
  • O’Connor Brewing Company
  • Old Bust Head Brewing Company
  • Oozlefinch Beers & Blending
  • Port City® Brewing
  • Sly Clyde Ciderworks
  • Smartmouth Brewing Company
  • St. George Brewing Company
  • Starr Hill Brewery
  • That Damn Mary Brewing Company
  • The Original Larry’s Hard Lemonade Brewing Co.®
  • The Virginia Beer Company
  • Three Notch’d Brewing Company
  • Tradition Brewing Company
  • Wasserhund Brewing Company

Domestic Breweries

  • Abita Brewing Company
  • ACE® Cider
  • Allagash Brewing Company
  • Angry Orchard® Brewing Company
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Bell’s ® Brewery
  • Blake’s Hard Cider
  • Blue Moon® Brewing Company
  • Breckenridge Brewery
  • Cigar City Brewing®
  • Cisco Brewers
  • Coors® Brewing Company
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Elysian Brewing Company
  • Evil Genius Beer Company
  • Flying Dog Brewery
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Goose Island Beer Company
  • Heavy Seas Beer
  • Hoop Tea
  • Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
  • Kona Brewing Company
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • McKenzie’s Hard Cider
  • New Belgium Brewing®
  • New Holland Brewing
  • New Realm Brewing Company®
  • Pabst® Brewing Company
  • Shock Top Brewing
  • Sierra Nevada® Brewing Company
  • Spoetzl Brewery
  • SweetWater Brewing Company
  • Truly Hard Seltzer
  • Twisted Tea Brewing Company
  • Victory Brewing Company
  • Wicked Weed Brewing
  • Wyder’s Cider

International Breweries

  • CervecerĂ­a CuauhtĂ©moc Moctezuma
  • Erdinger Weissbräu
  • Guinness®
  • Spaten-Franziskaner-Löwenbräu-Gruppe
  • Warsteiner

Live Music

Can anything beat the joy of moving to live music, indulging in delightful snacks, and enjoying a cold beer?

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The event showcases a lineup of world-class performers, ranging from energetic Oompah bands to electrifying rock and roll stars. Revel in the pulsating rhythms and vibrant ambiance across multiple stages.

Tyler Meacham

August 19 to 20, 2023 at Prost! Patio Stage

Catch the performance of this Indie-pop singer-songwriter gifted with exceptional vocal talent, set to ignite the festival with a vibrant blend of indie rock, folk, and pop tunes.

Ken Wenzel

August 27 to 28, 2023 at Prost! Patio Stage

Delight in the sounds of Ken Wenzel, as he skillfully merges roots-rock, jazz, and more at Bier Fest.

Broke Royals

September 2 to 4, 2023 at Prost! Patio Stage

Brace yourself as this high-octane rock & roll band, based in the DC/Virginia area, hits the stage to belt out their crowd-pleasing hits.

Happy Dutchman

August 19 to September 4, 2023, at Willkommenhaus Stage

Breathing life into Milwaukee’s German heritage, Happy Dutchman rejuvenates the ambiance with beloved traditional Polka favorites, ensuring a lively and invigorating party.


Indulge in a delectable German feast while being entranced by German culture, highlighted through captivating song and dance performances.

New! Bier Fest Kolsch

Introducing a collector’s treasure: The outcome of an exclusive partnership with The Virginia Beer Company. Engage your taste buds with the premiere of Bier Fest Kolsch that’s created exclusively for this year’s Bier Fest experience.

New! Tap Takeovers

Rarely do you can engage in conversations, request samples, seek recommendations, and uncover behind-the-scenes insights from representatives of prominent breweries. Delve deeper into the world of exquisite pours and expand your knowledge while here.

Burgermeister’s Hideaway

Uncover a hidden sanctuary that pays homage to the genuine spirits of its nation. Try the brand-new seasonal menu showcasing innovative signature cocktails, mocktails, wines, and beer. This bar is brimming with the newest drinks, festive atmosphere, and lively interactions that will leave people in high spirits.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bier Fest Dates

Bier Fest brews which took place last August 23 will now brew from August 18 through September 04, 2023.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bier Fest Venue

Located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg 1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg, VA 23187.

Experience Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

You couldn’t ask for more at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Beer Fest with international and domestic beer choices, celebrated local bands, and assorted savories. So sit back, relax, and enjoy as you sip beer and take in the experience. Beyond the 78 breweries with each having a designated area of the park, an exclusive experience also awaits you at the park’s Brauhaus Craft Bier Room. 

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Get ready to taste the newest brews and dig into delicious food while jamming out to great music. This Busch Gardens Williamsburg free best fest for guests 21 and older is good for the belly and soul! Plus, keep your eyes peeled for exciting announcements, allowing you to celebrate summer with free beer and other complimentary drafts and special drinks.

Buy your Busch Gardens Williamsburg theme park tickets today to enjoy the awaited Bier Fest celebration. Plus, you can make a vacation out of it to explore Williamsburg’s sights, outdoor activities and events like Summer Nights concert series with Williamsburg vacation packages.


Start Date:

August 18, 2023

End Date:

September 14, 2022



Busch Gardens Williamsburg

1 Busch Gardens Blvd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States


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