Enjoy Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens theme in Williamsburg Virginia

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If you like food, wine and fun, the Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Virginia is the event for you!  It takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 25th to July 1st, and it is a wonderful combination of delicious food & wines from around the world, plus fun entertainment.

Here are 8 reasons why I think you will love this festival:

  1. Cuisine from around the world: You can enjoy delicious cuisines from around the world:
    • Ireland
      • Bangers with Colcannon
      • Irish Cheese Samplings
      • Guinness Mousse
    • Italy
      • Tiramisu
      • Panna Cotta
      • Mini Cannoli Trio
      • Pizzelle Cookies
      • Biscotti
    • Spain
      • Chorizo Empanada
      • Gazpacho con Ceviche
      • Tapas
      • Venera con Jamón
    • Mediterranean
      • Lamb Burger Slider
      • Falafel
      • Spanakopita
      • Dolmades
      • Baklava
    • Brauhaus
      • Schnitzelwich
    • Brazil
      • Churrasco
      • Abacaxi
      • Linguica
    • Cuba
      • Cuban Sandwich
      • Ropa Vieja
      • Tostones
      • Flan
    • Caribbean
      • Jamaican Jerk Chicken
      • Gamba Fritters
      • Mojo Shrimp
      • Pineapple Rum Upside-Down Cake
    • Virginia
      • She-Crab Soup
      • Bacon & Cheddar Hushpuppies
      • Pecan, Bacon & Chocolate Bars
      • Smithfield Ham Tasting
    • French Quarter
      • Shrimp Etouffée
      • Muffaletta
      • Bananas Foster Cheesecake
      • Beignets
    • American Southwest
      • Ghost Pepper Guacamole
      • Fish Taco
      • Sonoran Spice Pork Taco
      • Chocolate Lava Cake
    • Hawaii
      • Huli Huli Chicken
      • Haupia
      • Tuna Poke
      • Spam Slider
      • Hawaiian Mac & Cheese
    • Japan
      • Mushi-Gyoza
      • Soba Noodle Bowl
      • Lettuce Wrap
      • California Roll
      • Matcha Ice Cream
    • South Korea
      • Beef Bulgogi
      • Kimchi Sampler
      • Korean BBQ Pork Ribs
    • India
      • Tandoori Chicken
      • Samosas
      • Lamb Kofta
  1. Drinks from around the world:
    • Non-alcoholic specialty drinks
      • Horchata
      • Brazilian Lemonade
      • Ginger Limeade
      • Strawberry Lemonade
      • Hibiscus Lemonade
      • Batido de Trigo
      • Barley Tea
      • Masala Chai Iced Tea
      • Bubble Tea
      • Kombucha
      • Iced Café Au Lait
    • Cocktails
      • Frangelico
      • Bahama Mama
      • Strawberry Daiquiri
      • Bellini
      • Cuba Libre
      • Hurricane
      • Blue Hawaiian
      • Piña Colada
      • Shark Bite
      • Sambucca
      • Apple Pie Moonshine
      • Grapa
      • Ouzo
      • Korean Soju
      • Almaretto
      • Auqua Marine
      • Limoncello
      • Frozen Cider
      • Frozen Larry’s Lemonade
      • Frozen Cocktail in a Pineapple
      • Red or White Sangria
    • Beer Flights
      • Hop Heads (High IBU – IPA & Pale Ales)
      • Join the Dark Side (Porters, Stouts & Bocks)
      • Cloudy Daze (Unfiltered Wheat / Belgian Style)
  1. Tastings: You can enjoy delicious tastings:
    • Wine Tastings, at select shops in
      • Ireland
      • France
      • New France
      • Germany
      • Italy
    • Scotch tastings
    • Tequila tastings
  2. Crepes & Coffee: As if there weren’t enough delicious drinks & food at Busch Gardens during this festival, you can also find delicious crepes along with Starbucks coffee served in France, next to the Royal Palace Theatre and across from La Belle Maison:
    • Choco-noisette et Banane Crêpe
    • Chocolate Crêpe with Nutella & Strawberries
    • Strawberry Cheesecake Crêpe
  3. Chef Demos: You can see professional chefs in action at demonstrations, which you’ll find all over the park. Definitely a must if you’re like me and you love food and cooking!
  4. Brewery Talks: More interested in knowing how the beer is made than the beer? Or are you interested in both?  Either way, you’ll want to check out the brewery talks that take place at the Food & Wine Festival.  You’ll learn from local craft breweries about the brewing process in the Brauhaus Craft Bier Room and then you can stop by Grogan’s Pub the learn how honey is fermented to make mead from Silver Hand Meadery.
  5. Whine on the Rhine: Enjoy a glass of wine as well as fruit, cheese & a chocolate truffle while viewing the park’s Rhine River on the Whine on the Rhine cruise (please note that this does cost extra).
  6. Live Concerts: Enjoy great concerts this summer at the Royal Palace Theatre from award-winning musicans:
    • June 9th: Scotty McCreery
    • June 16th: Hunter Hayes
    • June 30th: Andy Grammer

Please note that you will need to buy admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg if you don’t already have it in order to get into this festival.  Of course, with admission, you’ll be able to enjoy the other shows, animal experiences and rides at Busch Gardens, including the all new virtual reality ride, Battle for Eire.  Please see here for more information on buying tickets.