A tasty adventure awaits culinary explorers during Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival May 25 – July 1. Individual tasting portions from around the world make exploring all that the Food & Wine Festival has to offer an easy task. The hardest decision for visitors will be deciding what to eat first.
I previously attended the 2017 Food and Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and was blown away. There was almost everything you could hope for in food, kid-friendly drinks and adult drinks alike. My family had a great time taste tripping around the park and even more fun picking which ones we had to revisit before we left. I’m so excited to be attending this year’s Food and Wine Festival. Especially since they are now offering new tastes from around the world!
The 2018 Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival offers park guests the opportunity to sample a variety of food and beverages not normally served in the park. Visitors can enjoy authentic tastes from around the world at 16 themed kiosks while strolling through the world’s most beautiful theme park. Throughout the event, festivalgoers also will have the opportunity to get up close and personal as chefs lead interactive and informative cooking demonstrations.
“This annual festival is quickly establishing Busch Gardens Williamsburg as a leading culinary destination in the region,” said culinary operations Vice President Franz Kitenko. “We can’t wait to share the delicious creations our team has cooked up.”
In 2018, the festival grows its international offerings by debuting all-new flavors from around the world. Special foods, wines, beers and tequila tastings take the Food & Wine Festival to a whole new level.
- Cuba – roasted pork Cuban sandwich, fried plantains, flan and a Cuba Libre cocktail.
- Japan – lettuce wraps, chicken dumplings, sushi and green tea ice cream.
- Brazil – grilled beef, pineapple, Brazilian sausage and a rum cocktail.
- South Korea – grilled marinated beef, spicy barbecue ribs and kimchi
- Enthusiasts can sample beer flights and pork schnitzel sliders in the Brauhaus
The park will add an exciting musical twist to the Food & Wine Festival this year. Exciting musical performances are on tap at the Royal Palace Theatre starting with country artist Scotty McCreery on June 9. The 2011 American Idol winner recently earned his first top-charting song, “Five More Minutes.”
Hunter Hayes is scheduled to perform on June 16. The Grammy-nominated country singer has hit No. 1 on the charts with “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “Wanted.”
Closing out the festival’s concert series is pop artist Andy Grammer on June 30. His infectious smash hit, “Honey, I’m Good,” was one of the best-selling songs of 2015.
It all begins May 25 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through July 1, including Memorial Day Monday. Spend part of your Memorial Day weekend watching fireworks Saturday evening, May 26 at Busch Gardens. The Food & Wine Festival is included with park admission.