Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival: 2023 Guide

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June 16, 2023 - June 19, 2023

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Show your love for scrumptious flavors and refreshing sips. Food and Wine Festival Busch Gardens Williamsburg returns with culinary delights and drinks inspired by local and international cuisines! 

Come and experience the mouthwatering eats and hottest entertainment at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia's largest spring food event. With more than 20 local and global dining options to pair with craft beer, cocktails, and vino, this festival boasts endless combinations to explore.

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Chart-topping performers and DJs will add more fun and excitement to the event. Also, don’t miss the concert lineup!

Follow along as we take you through everything you need to know about Food and Wine Festival Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Food and Wine Festival Tickets

Food and Wine Festival is included with your Busch Gardens® Williamsburg ticket.

Package Your Busch Gardens Food Wine Festival Tickets

Wanting to spend a few nights admiring the exceptional attractions of Williamsburg? Do you have a taste for thrills and adventures?

Then, bundle your Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets with other fun area attractions and hotels:

Food and Wine Festival Busch Gardens Williamsburg Highlights

Food Tasting Locations

Tempt your palate with a wide variety of food at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Featuring seven tasting locations, this gastronomic fair presents flavors worldwide, including Hawaii’s famous Tuna Poke, South Korea’s Beef Bulgogi, and Italy’s Risotto. There’s something for every taste.

The following tasting locations include:

  • Hawaii
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Island Freeze
  • Australia
  • Italy

To enjoy these Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Williamsburg tasting locations, be sure to grab your sampler:

  • 10 Item Sampler: $65
  • 15 Item Sampler: $85

Note: These samples can only be used during the festival and theme park hours.

Click here to purchase.

Specialty Wine and Liquor Tastings

Cheers to alcoholic beverages from seasonal brews to cocktails! There will be expert-led tasting happenings during the festival event, such as Wine at La Belle and Scotch Whisky & Bourbon at Acadia Traders.

Free Beer

Members & annual pass holders over the age of 21, rejoice! Now through August 14, you can get one complimentary 7 oz. beer for every day at Grogan’s Grill. How cool is that?

Live Entertainment

Groove to lively beats played by talented musicians from Fridays through Sundays during the Food and Wine Busch Gardens festival.

Get ready to catch the following artists on the stage:

Hunter Pease

Playing at the Virginia Stage
Show Date: June 19

Pease, a guitar player, songwriter, piano player, or in short, a musical genius, will serenade the crowd with his acoustic songs. As the lead singer and guitarist of the Shack Band for 12 years, Pease definitely knows how to give everyone a good time.

Gary "Ju Ju" Garlic

Playing at the Jamaica Stage
Show Date: TBD

Let Ju Ju impress you with his drumming skills. The in-house drummer of Busch Gardens Williamsburg is an expert in playing bass, Latin percussion, vibraphone, steel drum, and more!

Forest Hill Duo

Playing at the French Quarter Stage
Show Date: June 10

There’s no better duo to play at the awaited epicurean fair than Forest Hill Duo. Listen and enjoy their soothing voices while sampling your food and drink of choice.

Tyler Meacham

Playing at the Virginia Stage
Show Dates: June 18-19

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Listen and be mesmerized when the singer-songwriter performs her original songs, including Intro/Way Back Home, Moving On, and You Mean Self.

Parker Barrow

Playing at the Virginia Stage
Show Dates: June 11-12

With the band’s background in Rock, Soul, Blues, and Funk, it’s not surprising that they make an eclectic kind of music that’s unmistakably their own.

Les Zazous

Playing at the French Quarter Stage
Show Date: May 20-22

You’ll certainly be a fan of Les Zazous once you hear them play bistro jazz, Latin ballads, and swing music. Catch them at Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival.

Audacity Brass Band

Playing at the French Quarter Stage
Upcoming Show Dates: June 4-5

Embrace the energy that Audacity Brass Band, a ten-piece band, brings to every performance.

Food and Wine Festival Date and Time

Unlike last year's event which fell on Thursdays through Sundays from April 28 to June 12, plus a Memorial Day celebration, the fair has a different schedule for this year.

The Food and Wine Festival runs from June 16 to June 19, 2023, and follows Busch Gardens hours.

Food and Wine Festival Venue

The event is located at 1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23187.

Experience Food and Wine Festival Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Satisfy your cravings and unleash your inner foodie at the Busch Gardens VA Food and Wine Festival, the largest spring food festival in the city! Indulge in local and international treats, featuring new flavors and classic meals.

Sample wine cocktails and brews that complement every dish. Jive to the live music with your family and other fellow foodies. With the energetic performances and entertainment from some top musicians and DJs, there’s something for every taste at this exciting celebration.

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After the gastronomic fair, try the park's kid friendly attractions or record-breaking rides, including the Pantheon, the world's fastest multi-coaster.

Get your Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets today. Plus, make a vacation out of it to marvel at Williamsburg's historical sights with a Williamsburg vacation package!


June 16, 2023
June 19, 2023
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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Show your love for scrumptious flavors and refreshing sips. Food and Wine Festival Busch Gardens Williamsburg returns with culinary delights!