Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Williamsburg continues – Only three weekends left!


Busch Gardens Williamsburg is taking guests’ taste buds on an adventure around the world this summer with savory flavors and crisp wines through the return of their annual Food & Wine Festival. This year’s Food & Wine Festival is bigger than ever with more choices to sample, more countries to sample from, and two additional weekends to keep the sampling going. The Food & Wine Celebration is already in full swing, but with a three weekends left of the event, there’s still plenty of time to make it out to the park and experience everything the event has to offer.


Get your taste buds ready because Busch Gardens is prepared to take them on the adventure of a lifetime!

New this year for Food & Wine:

  • Event is two weekends longer
  • The event has grown to outside of Europe to include the Caribbean and other countries
  • Two new booths this year – Southwest Kiosk and a Caribbean Kiosk
  • A variety of new menu items among the new and the existing booths
  • Austria Kiosk was removed, but popular menu items moved to the Germany Kiosk

Full Menu Line Up
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American Southwest


Chicken Mole Adobo: Southwestern Marinated Chicken with Chili Chocolate Sauce

Fish Taco: Chili-Spiced Tilapia with Red Cabbage Slaw & Sweet Pepper Salsa

Sonoran Spice Pork: Chili-Spiced, Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Jicama-Chayote Slaw, Sweet Pepper, Cilantro & Lime Salsa

Chocolate Lava Cake: Fudge Brownie Cake with Molten Ancho-Spiced Chocolate Filling


Beer: Harpoon UFO Big Squeeze Shandy, Shiner Bock, Sweet Josie Brown Ale

Wine: Bloom Riesling, Rockbridge Pinot Noir



Belgian Beer Pairing Sampler: Belgian-Style Chocolate with Orange Essence, Coriander Toasted Hazelnuts & Edam Cheese

Huis Van Lum Chocolate Wafel: House of Lum’s Rich Chocolate Walnut Brownie Waffle with Berry Compote

Wafel Met Waterzooi: Belgian Yeast Waffles, Topped with Chicken Stew


Beer Flight: Leffe Blonde, Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, Wittekerke



Cheddar & Lager Chowder: Sharp Cheddar & Canadian Lager Chowder with Smoked Paprika Oil

Macaroni & Cheese with Peameal Bacon: Creamy Mac & Cheese with Cornmeal-Crusted Canadian Bacon

Venison Sausage & Corn Porridge: Wood-Fired Venison Sausage & Creamy Polenta with Apple Cider & Caramelized Onions

Pumpkin Caramel Mousse: Crème Brûlée-Style Custard Flavored with Pumpkin & Caramel


Beer: Buckshot Amber Ale, Moosehead, Wyder’s Dry Pear Cider

Wine: Château Lagrange Red Bordeaux, Ice Wine, Louis Laurent Vouvray



Jamaican Jerk Chicken: Jerk-Marinated Chicken Drumsticks with Guava Barbecue & Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Gamba Fritters: Caribbean Fried Shrimp Dumpling with Pickapeppa Dip

Heart of Palm Salad: Palm Hearts with Black Beans, Shrimp & Citrus Cilantro Vinaigrette

Tres Leche con Mermelada de Piña: Sweet Cream Cake with Pineapple Marmalade


Beer: Red Stripe

Cocktails: Frozen Buschwacker, Frzen Caribbean Sunset

Coffee & Crêpes


Asperges et Fromage de Chèvre Crêpe: Asparagus & Goat Cheese Crêpe with Balsamic Glaze

Brie et Marmelade d’Orange Crêpe: Brie Cheese & Orange Marmalade Crêpe with Whipped Cream

Champignons et épinards Crêpe: Roasted Mushroom & Spinach Crêpe with Feta Cheese & Balsamic Glaze

Chocolat de Noisette et de Banane Crêpe: Crêpe Stuffed with Hazelnut-Chocolate Spread & Bananas

Poulet Cordon Bleu Crêpe: Braised Chicken & Ham Crêpe with Swiss Cheese & Dijonnaise Sauce


Beer: Kronenbourg 1664, Stella Artois

Wine: Casteggio Moscato, Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais-Villages, Louis Bernard Côtes de Rhône

Cocktails: Frangelico

Coffee: Starbucks Coffee



Coq Au Vin: Red Wine-Braised Chicken Sten with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Château Lagrange Red Bordeaux: Mussels Simmered in Tarragon Cream with a Toasted Baguette

Steak Au Poivre: Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Sirloin with Brandy Cream Sauce

Tomates Farcies à la Ratatouille: Tomato Stuffed with Roasted Vegetables & Topped with Parmesan Bread Crumbs with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Tartelette Au Citron: Lemon Tartlet


Beer: Kronenbourg

Wine: Georges DuBoeuf-Villages, Loius Bernard Côtes de Rhône

Cocktails: Sparking Raspberry

German Beer


Beer Flight 1: Beck’s, Birburger, Köstritzer, Spaten Optimator

Beer Flight 2: Finch’s Beer Company’s Secret Stache Stout, Heritage Brewing Company’s Kings Mountain, Devils Backbone Brewing Company’s Schwartz Bier, Wild Wolf Brewing Company’s Blonde Hunny



Currywurst: Knockwurst with Curry-Spiced Tomato Ketchup & Roasted Potatoes

Schinken Nudel: Germany-Style Noodle Bake with Cured Him & Cheese

Schnitzelwich: Pork Schnitzel Slider with Sliced Lemon & Caper Sauce

Linzer Torte: Traditional Austrian Pasty of Spiced Cookie Crust with Ground Nuts, Lemon Zest & Raspberry Filling


Beer: König Pilsener, Paulaner

Wine: Affentaler Pinot Noir Spátburgunder Rosé, White Hall Gewürztraminer



Greek Dip Trio: Served with Pita Chips, Roasted Garlic Hummus, Pasta Elias – Kalamata Olive Puree, Tirokafteri – Feta Dip

Halloumi: Griddled Greek Cheese with Clover Honey & Crushed Pistachios

Souvlaki Tzatziki: Marinated Roasted Pork & Sweet Pepper Skewer with Cucumber, Dill & Yogurt Sauce

Salata: Traditional Greek Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette & Crispy Pita Chips

Baklava: Sweet Pastry with nuts & honey between thin crispy filo pastry layers


Wines: Elios Mediterranean Red, Elios Mediterranean White

Cocktails: Ouzo



Bangers with Colcannon: Irish Sausage with Potatoe Cabbage Casserole & Guinness Brown Sugar Gravy

Irish Cheese Sampling: Sage Derby, Blarney Castle Cheese & Dubliner Cheese with Apple-Raisin Chutney & Cream Crackers


Beer: Guinness, Magner’s, Smitchwick’s



Caprese Salad: Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes & Spring Mix tossed with Italian Vinaigrette

Italian Cheese Sampling: Asiago, Fontina, Gorganzola, Caprino Fresco

Italian Bites: Proscuitto-wrapped Asparagus, Tomato Basil Bruschetta, Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dried Plums

Tiramisu: Italian Parfait with Sweetened Mascarpone Cheese, Layered with espresso-soaked Lady Fingers

Cannoli: Crispy Pastry Shell filled with Sweetened Ricoatta Cheese & Chocolate Chips

Panna Cotta: Vanilla Cream Pudding served with Strawberries


Beer: Peroni Nastro Azzurro

Wine: Enza Prosecco, Octave Vinho Verde

Cocktails: Limoncello



Gravad Lax Rarakor: Cured Salmon on a Potato Pancake with Sweet Mustard & Dill Sauce

Kӧttbullar: Swedish Meatballs Braised in Cream Sauce with Lingonberry Jam

Smørrebrød: Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwich on Dark Rye Bread with Horseradish & Pickled Red Onions

Krumkake: Norwegian Waffle Cone Cookie Served with Hazelnut Cream & Tart Berry Pudding


Wine: Ingleside Cabernet Merlot, Ingleside Chardonnay

Cocktails: Frozen Dirty Shirley



Neeps & Tatties: Roasted Turnip & Potato Casserole Topped with Cheddar Cheese

Scottish Egg: Breaded Sausage-Wrap Hard-Boiled Egg with Sweet & Spicy Mustard Sauce

Shepherd’s Pie: Lamb Stewed with Port Wine & Rosemary Topped with a Mashed Potato Crust

Scottish Toffee: Fudge-Like Toffee with Almonds & Chocolate


Beer: Angry Scotsman, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer



Chorizo Empanada: Spicy Pork Sausage Pastry Pocket with Cilantro Line Cream

Gazpacho con Ceviche: Chilled Tomato Cucumber Soup with Citrus Marinated Shrimp, Scallop, Ham and Cucumber Salad

Tapas: Paprika-roasted Marcona Almonds, Marinated Olive Medley, Manchego Cheese with Membrillo – Quince Paste

Venera Con Jamón: Scallop wrapped in cured Ham with Saffron Rice & Romesco Sauce

Hazelnut Custard: Spanish Flan Custard with Ground Hazelnuts


Cocktails: Pancho Sangria[/expand]

Busch Gardens is also offering a reservation-based tasting adventure along the Rhine River Cruise. During the day, families can make reservations for Wine on the Rhine or in the evening, couples 21 years of age and older can make it a date night and make reservations for Night on the Rhine.  Wine on the Rhine and Night on the Rhine is not included with park admission.

Click here to make reservations for Wine on the Rhine or Night on the Rhine.

The Food & Wine Festival features 55 menu items across 14 kiosks. The event also features more than 71 varieties of Wine, Beer, and Specialty Cocktails. That’s enough to keep anyone busy for a few weeks!

More photos of Food & Wine Festival:

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And a big thank you to our friends over at BGW Memories for the photos!

Remember, there are only three weekends of the Food & Wine Festival left! The Food & Wine Festival will take place at Busch Gardens Williamsburg every single Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through June 29th.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Food & Wine Festival is included with park admission. The best way to see the event plus many other great events at the park is with a Fun Card. The Fun Card includes unlimited admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg now through September 1st. Guests can also add Water Country to their Fun Card for just $25 more.

For more information about Busch Gardens Williamsburg, click here to visit the official website.

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