Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival: 2024 Guide

Hold onto your forks, food lovers. Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival is back this 2024, bringing new and exciting culinary experiences right to your dining table!

Show your love for delicious flavors and refreshing sips. The Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival in Williamsburg is back, boasting a feast of flavors from nearby and far-flung regions. 

Recognized as Virginia’s top-notch food fest in Spring, it’s a taste carnival featuring more than 150 delightful regional and global specialties. But that’s not all – there’s an array of craft beers, exotic cocktails, and select wines waiting for you, making this a gastronomic spectacle of mouth-watering flavor combinations. 

Adding to the zest of the festival, chart-topping performers and DJs are all set to turn up the excitement. Their tunes will become the irresistible backdrop of your culinary journey in Williamsburg! And here’s an electrifying tidbit not to be overlooked – a thrilling concert lineup guaranteed to rock your gastronomic voyage.

So, whether you’re a seasoned food explorer or just starting on your gastronomic journey, the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival is an experience of a lifetime.

Follow along as we take you through everything you need about the Food and Wine Festival 2024 Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Time to Feast: Food and Wine Festival Dates

Mark your calendar for the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival 2024 dates taking place from April 27, 2024, through June 11, 2024.

Trading its former Friday-Saturday schedule, the Food and Wine Festival will now run from Thursdays through Sundays, extending to include Memorial Day.

Kickoff for the festival is at 11:30, wrapping up 30 minutes ahead of the park’s official closing time.

Epicurean Haven: Food and Wine Festival Venue and Parking

Enjoy a festival of flavors at the ever-scenic location of 1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23187. They’ve lined up the easiest parking options for you right at the same address as well. No need to wander around looking for a spot to park your wheels!

Lock in your parking in advance, starting at a mere $30, or wing it and grab a spot when you swing by on the day of your culinary adventure.

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Indulge in the Multi-Day Parking option starting at just $55, which covers not just Busch Gardens but also Water Country USA. For those seeking a touch of royalty or prefer easy parking on Saturday or Sunday, VIP parking is available for purchase either in advance or at the park.

Prepare Your Tastebuds: Unveiling the Gastronomic Marvels of the Food & Wine Fest

Tempt your palate with a wide variety of food at Virginia’s largest Spring Food Wine Festival, Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Featuring 15 food and beverage 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.

Check out the Busch Gardens Wine Festival 2024 menu featuring:



  • New! Apple Crisp – Oatmeal Crumble & Bacon Glaze
  • Oyster on the Half Shell – Cocktail Sauce, Lemon, & Mignonette

Draft Beers

  • New! Local Favorite! Tangerine Creamsicle Ale Caiseal Beer & Spirits Co.
  • New! Local Favorite! Chesapeake Pale Ale – Alewerks®
  • New! Local Favorite! Blood Moon Bliss Orange IPA – Midnight Brewery
  • Local Favorite! Saving Daylight The Virginia Beer Co.®


  • New! Riesling – SEAGLASS
  • New! Local Favorite! Governor’s White – Williamsburg Winery®

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  • Oyster Shooter – Oyster Shrimp, Coleslaw, Sauce Cocktail & Moonshine Shot
  • Apple Pie Moonshine – Cinnamon & Apple

Specialty Beverages

  • Plant-Based Strawberry Lemonade – Strawberry Infused Hand-Crafted Lemonade



  • Lamb Chop – Mint Cilantro Sauce & Roasted Lamb Lollipop
  • Snag on the Barbie – Banger Sausage with Vegemite-glazed Onions
  • Vegetarian Lamington Cake – Chocolate-drizzled Sponge Cake with Raspberry Preserve and Sprinkled Coconut


  • New! ‘Pessimist’ Red Daou Vineyards
  • Woodcutter’s Shiraz Torbreck


  • Foster’s®


  • Aussie Mule ginger beer, Myers® dark rum & lime
  • Specialty Beverage (Non-Alcoholic)
  • New! Bondi Beach Punch cranberry, lemonade, hibiscus
  • Plant Based Ginger Beer spicy ginger soda



  • New! Kālua Pork Slider – Succulent Pulled Pork served on a Soft, Sweet Bun, complemented by Pineapple and Coconut Coleslaw
  • Hawaiian Mac & Cheese – Ham, Pineapple, and Macadamia Nut Crust
  • Spam Musubi – Glazed Seared Spam® with Sushi Rice
  • Pineapple Coconut Mousse – Sugary Pineapple & Roasted Coconut

Draft Beers

  • New! Big Swell – IPA Maui Brewing Co.
  • Big Wave® – Kona Brewing Co.®


  • New! Rosé – VillaViva®
  • New! Local Favorite! A Midsummer Night’s White – The Williamsburg Winery®


  • Aloha Beaches – Tequila from José Cuervo®, Coconut Rum from Malibu and Mojito
  • Frozen Blue Hawaiian – Tito’s® vodka, pineapple & coconut cream

Specialty Beverages

  • Plant Based Hibiscus – Fresh Hibiscus & Lemon Lemonade
  • Margaritas

Draft Beers

  • New! I Said What I Said Key Lime Margarita Sour – Evil Genius Beer Company
  • Negra™ Lager – Modelo®


  • New! Branco – Aveleda
  • New! Red Wine Blend – Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters


  • New! Prickly Pear Margarita – José Cuervo® tequila & prickly pear
  • Frozen Lime Margarita – Jose Cuervo® tequila & fresh lime



  • Crispy Shrimp Taco – Spicy sweet dipping sauce, fresh tomato salsa & tangy cilantro-lemon cabbage mix

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  • Carne Asada Taco – Beef marinated in citrus & soy, fresh cheese, coriander, avocado dip, and a corn tortilla
  • Vegetarian Chili Chocolate & Horchata Mousse – Cinnamon & Spicy Chocolate

Specialty Beverage (Non-Alcoholic)

  • Plant-Based Horchata – Aromatic Rice Milk infused with Cinnamon and Vanilla

La Belle Wine Bar

  • NEW! Use your Food & Wine Sampler at La Belle Wine Bar

French Quarter


  • Jambalaya – Creole-spiced, accompanied by shrimp, sausages and rice
  • Muffuletta – Diced mortadella, salami, ham, provolone cheese, mixed olives, and Creole coleslaw
  • Returning fan favorite! Vegetarian Bananas Foster Cheesecake – Rum-laced Caramel Banana Bites

Draft beers

  • New! Purple Haze – Abita Brewing Company
  • New! Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter – Evil Genius Brewing Co.


  • New! Earthquake Zinfandel – Michael David Winery
  • New! Moscato – La Perlina


  • Frozen Hurricane – Flor de Cana rum revamped with Myers dark rum, spiced up with passion fruit and orange juice.


  • New! Cocada de Forno – Roasted Brazilian Coconut
  • Churrasco – Charbroiled Steak with Chimichurri Dressing


  • New! Estate Malbec – Alta Vista
  • New! Prosecco – Caposaldo


  • New! Mango Caipirinha – Lime & Mango Cachaça
  • Specialty beverage (non-alcoholic)
  • Vegetarian Brazilian Lemonade – Sweetened Condensed Milk & Frozen Limeade.
Two people clinking beer mugs at Busch Gardens Bier Fest in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
photo credit: Busch Gardens Williamsburg via Facebook



  • Jamaican Patty – Savory crust, hot beef & tropical jerk sauce
  • Gamba Fritters – Dumplings with shrimp & pickapeppa™ sauce

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  • Returning favorite! Pineapple Upside-Down Cake – Glaze of Rum, Pineapple & Brown Sugar

Draft beers

  • New! Local favorite! Tropication IPA – Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
  • Local favorite! Tangerine Wheat – Ale Aleworks


  • New! Malbec The – Seeker
  • New! Heaven-on-Earth Sweet Muscat – Stellar Winery


  • Dark & Stormy – Dark Rum by Myers, infused with ginger & lime
  • Frozen Jamaican Punch – Malibu coconut rum, Sailor Jerry spiced rum combined with the flavors of lime, orange, and pineapple juice

Specialty beverage (non-alcoholic)

  • Plant based Ginger Limeade – Fresh Ginger, Brown Sugar, and Lime Juice.

Herbal Infusion


  • New! Strawberry Basil Mousse – Basil-infused Whipped Cream with Strawberry Mousse


  • Infused Moscato – Rosemary and Lemon


  • New! Green Goddess – Infusion of Tito’s vodka, green tea, mint, arugula, and lime
  • Mint Julep Kentucky – Sugar, Mint & Kentucky Bourbon
  • Specialty Beverage (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Plant Based Lavender Lemonade: – Tangy Lemonade with Lavender Blossoms.

Island Freeze

Frozen Cocktails

  • New! Frozen Tropicolada – Blake’s Brewing Co.
  • Piña Colada – Bacardi® Rum, Coconut Cream & Pineapple.

New! OktoberTaps

Draft Beers

  • All New! Toast to a rotating selection of craft brews like: – Enjoy the all-new Perfect Pour Experience featuring selections such as Buskey Dry Cider, O’Connor’s El Guapo, and Lagunitas Island Beats.
  • New! Aussie Punch – Strawberry-flavored Tito’s® Vodka
  • New! Green Tea Shooter – Peach Schnapps and Jameson® Irish Whiskey
  • New! Bayou Mule – Spiced Rum with Sailor Jerry®
  • New! Hibiscus Paloma – Hibiscus & José Cuervo® Tequila

Sangria Garden

New! Sangria Cupcake – Merlot-infused Berry Cupcake with Wine Reduction Buttercream Frosting
New! Sweet Tea Sangria – Peach, Raspberry, Moscato & Sweet Tea
Red Sangria – Sumptuous Red Wine complemented with Tangy Orange, Zesty Lemon, Lively Lime, and Sweet Cherry


  • New! Giant Meatball – Shredded Asiago Cheese over Marinara
  • New! Lemon Ricotta Cake – Almond-topped Lemon & Ricotta
  • Fettuccini Alfredo – Handcrafted Pasta adorned with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Vibrant Spinach, and Tangy Kalamata Olives
  • Caprese – Basil Pesto with Balsamic Glazed Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella
  • Chardonnay Tormaresca
  • Limoncello


  • Plant Based Impossi-Bao – Steamed Bun with Impossible® plant-based meat and Asian Slaw
  • Spicy Tuna Sushi Cup – Spicy Mayonnaise, Nori Flakes & Sushi Rice
  • Mushi-Gyoza – Citrus Ponzu-Drizzled Steamed Chicken Dumplings

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  • Vegetarian Matcha Ice Cream – Iced Green Tea, Sesame Biscuit & Sweet Soy Drizzle
  • New! Pineapple Jalapeño – Sangria Sake: Sake Wine blended with Pineapple Juice, infused with Jalapeño & Mint
  • Vegetarian Bubble Tea – Infused Tea with Fruit Boba

To enjoy these Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival 2024 tasting locations, be sure to grab your tickets upgrades.

When it comes to the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival prices, remember that wine tastings come at an additional cost:

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Feast and Fun: Exploring the Best of Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival

Raise Your Spirits: Indulge in Specialty Scotch & Wine Tastings

Prepare your palate for an exhilarating journey across the globe! Indulge in expert-curated tasting experiences scattered throughout the theme park.

Whether it’s sampling the smoky notes of Scotch Whisky at our quaint Tweedside Gifts or unravelling the complexities of fine Wine at Bella Casa, La Belle Maison, and German Gifts, there’s no shortage of spirited adventures waiting for you.

Wine, Dine, and Rock On! Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Concert

Live concerts impart a unique charm to the experience at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, just as they do in Busch Gardens Tampa.

Experience the rhythm of local live music every Friday to Sunday at France Plaza, as part of the Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival Williamsburg, running Thursdays through Sundays from April 29 to June 11, 2024.


When: April 29 and 30, 2024

Jessica Lynn

When: May 6 and 7, 2024

Forest Hill Duo

When: May 12, 2024

Starting Early

May 13 and 14, 2024

Darcy Dawn

May 19 and 21, 2024

Melissa Quinn Fox

May 20, 2024

The People Collection

May 26, 27 and 28, 2024

Tyler Meacham

June 2, 3 and 4, 2024

Morgan Lynsey Band

June 10 and 11, 2024

Thrills & Attractions Will Take You on a Wild Ride

Fly high on one of the ten iconic roller coasters or enjoy a hair-raising experience on your favorite thrill rides.

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Also, don’t forget to check out the ALL-NEW DarKoaster™, pioneering as North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster, ready to launch this spring.

Four people sitting at a table eating under a rollercoaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, USA
photo credit: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay via Facebook

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

Longing for some time to explore the diverse wonders and thrilling excursions Williamsburg has to offer?

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

Experience Food and Wine Festival Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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

Indulge and take a sip of the charming array of wine cocktails, brews, and other alcoholic beverages curated to perfectly complement every culinary masterpiece at the festival.

Get lost in the exquisite harmonies and the rhythmic beats of the live music, which is sure to ignite your soul and rhythm. Why enjoy this extravaganza alone when you can bring your family and make cherishing memories, enjoying delectable cuisines and a vibrant atmosphere?

Then, connect with fellow foodies and bask in the shared joy of gastronomical delight. Overflowing with zestful performances, thrilling entertainment, and more surprises await at every corner of this high-spirited celebration.

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If your taste buds are satisfied, shift gears and explore the park’s thrilling and child-friendly rides, the highlight being the all-new, first-ever indoor roller coaster.

So mark your calendars with the selected dates and 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!


Start Date:

April 27, 2024

End Date:

June 11, 2024



Busch Gardens Williamsburg

1 Busch Gardens Blvd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States


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