Inaugural Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival Starts May 2013

Busch Gardens Williamsburg opened in March for their 2013 season.  While 2012 saw the addition of Verbolten, the indoor/outdoor, multi-launch roller coaster to their attraction lineup, the “World’s Most Beautiful Park” is not resting on its laurels.  In two weeks, Busch Gardens Williamsburg will introduce its first ever food festival each weekend from May 31 – June 23, 2013.  Guests can stroll through the European themed amusement park to sample food and beverages paired with family-friendly entertainment.  Admission to the festival is included with your park ticket, but food and beverages will cost an additional fee (~$3-$7 each).  These foodie events have been popular additions to other theme parks such as the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and SeaWorld’s Bands, Brews, and BBQ.  So it will be interesting to hear the reviews for this inaugural Busch Gardens Williamsburg event.  Continue reading for more details from Busch Gardens’ press release.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

From Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s press release

Take a delicious tour of the world’s most beautiful theme park at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival.  This all-new event will feature sample-sized portions of superb foods, wines and other refreshments not usually found at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  Stroll through France to enjoy coq au vin with rosemary roasted fingerling potatoes, linger in Spain for venera con jamón with saffron rice and romesco sauce, and then stop in Germany for pork schnitzel and fine-crafted brews.  It’s Busch Gardens Williamburg’s most delicious event.  Bon appétit!

Dates:  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 31 – June 23
Time:  11 a.m. until one hour before park closing

Admission to the festival is included with park admission, and individual tastings range in price from $3-$7.

The park will celebrate what Busch Gardens does best, offering guests a taste of Europe through amazing culinary offerings.  Busch Gardens is bringing the great sights, sounds and aromas of world-class cuisine out of the kitchen and into the park so guests can sample authentic tastes of Europe at the world’s most beautiful theme park.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food Festival

Busch Gardens Food Festival map © 2013 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.


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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.