Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival 2022 Guide. Enjoy drinks & delicious cuisines from around the world at the popular theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia

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Great news!  The Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival is starting this weekend at Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia!  This is one of my favorite events at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  I love all the delicious foods and wine you can sample.  They have such a good variety of flavors from all over the world!  In fact, there are over 100 different dishes here!

In preparation of the event beginning, I want to give you a guide to what’s there for the 2022 Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival.  Then I want to tell you how to save money on tickets to Busch Gardens!


So a big reason to attend this event is the delicious food and great drinks.  I want to tell you about each tasting location.



  • Oyster on the Half Shell with Mignonette, Cocktail Sauce & Lemon
  • She-Crab Soup with Crab bisque, Old Bay Crostini & Chesapeake Blue Crab Salad
  • Bacon & Cheddar Hushpuppies with Cornmeal fritters & honey butter


  • Blue Mountain Brewery Full Nelson IPA
  • The Virginia Beer Co. Saving Daylight
  • Caiseal Beer & Spirits Co. Blueberry Keylime Creamsicle
  • 2 Silos Brewing Co. Virginia Cream Ale
  • Williamsburg Winery Stainless Steel Chardonnay
  • Williamsburg Winery Petit Manseng
  • Oyster Shooter with Oyster, cocktail sauce & shot of moonshine
  • Apple Pie Moonshine with Apple & Cinnamon



  • Choriatiki Salata with feta, cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes & olives
  • Gigantes plaki with butter beans & tomato sauce
  • Tirokroketes with crispy feta, gouda, sharp cheddar & tzatziki sauce
  • Dolmades with rice, grape leaves & tzatziki sauce
  • Lamb Burger Slider with pita, feta, cucumber, tomato & olives
  • Spanakopita with spinach, feta & spicy lemon sauce
  • Loukoumades with honey & cinnamon


  • Ouzo Lemonade with fresh lemonade & ouzo
  • Iced Café Au Lait with coffee & sweet cream
  • DAOU Family Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
  • DAOU Family Estates Chardonnay
  • Ouzo Shot



  • Hawaiian Mac & Cheese with ham, pineapple & macadamia nut crust
  • Spam Musubi with seared Spam, sushi rice & sweet soy glaze
  • Tuna Poke with sushi tuna, wonton flower, wasabi aioli & wakame seaweed salad
  • Pineapple Coconut Mousse with sweet pineapple & toasted coconut


  • Frozen Blue Hawaiian with Tito’s vodka, coconut cream & pineapple
  • Hibiscus Lemonade with resh lemonade & hibiscus flower
  • Stella Rosa L’Originale Pineapple Moscato
  • Erath Resplendent Pinot Noir
  • Kona Brewing Co. Big Wave
  • New Realm Brewing Company Tropic Dream
  • Terrapin Beer Co. Luau Krunkles



  • Crispy Shrimp Taco with sweet chili sauce, pico de gallo & cilantro lime slaw
  • Carne Asada Taco with marinated citrus & soy beef, queso fresca, cilantro, guacamole & corn tortilla
  • Chili Chocolate & Horchata Mousse with spicy chocolate & cinnamon


  • Horchata with Sweet rice milk, cinnamon & vanilla (non-alcoholic)

French Quarter


  • Jambalaya with creole seasoning, shrimp, sausage & rice
  • Bananas Foster Cheesecake with rum caramel sauce & sliced bananas
  • Muffuletta with sliced mortadella, salami, ham, provolone, olive spread & cajun slaw
  • Beignets with Puff Pastry, Powdered Sugar & Caramel


  • New Belgium Brewing Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA
  • The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery Milk Stout
  • Maison Saint AIX Provence Rosé
  • Cherries & Rainbows Organic Sans Soufre Red Blend
  • Frozen Hurricane with Flor de Cana rum, Myers dark rum, passion fruit & orange juice



  • Impossi-Bao with Impossible plant-based meat, Asian slaw & steamed bun
  • Spicy Tuna Sushi Cup with sushi rice, nori flakes & spicy mayo
  • Mushi-Gyoza with steamed chicken dumpling & citrus ponzu sauce
  • Matcha Ice Cream with green tea ice cream, sweet soy glaze & sesame cookie


  • Eiko Fuji Brewing Co. “10,000 Ways”
  • Bubble Tea with sweetened tea & fruit boba (non-alcoholic)

South Korea


  • Beef Bulgogi with grilled Korean-style beef & rice
  • Chicken Bulgogi with grilled Korean-style chicken & rice
  • Korean BBQ Pork Ribs with spicy chili BBQ ribs & gochujang slaw


  • Korean Soju
  • Banana Milk (Vanilla or Chocolate, non-alcoholic)



  • Churrasco with grilled beef & chimichurri sauce
  • Linguiça with grilled sausage, portabella mushrooms & peppers
  • Abacaxi with grilled pineapple & coconut caramel sauce


  • Bodega Norton Malbec Reserve
  • Montes Sauvignon Blanc
  • Caipirinha with cachaça, brown sugar & lime
  • Brazilian Lemonade with frozen limeade & sweetened condensed milk (non-alcoholic)



  • Lamb Chop with roasted lamb lollipop & cilantro mint sauce
  • Snag on the Barbie with banger sausage & vegemite caramelized onions
  • Lamington Cake with sponge cake, raspberry jam, chocolate & coconut


  • Angove Family Winemakers Nine Vines Moscato
  • Torbreck Woodcutter’s Shiraz
  • Foster’s
  • Aussie Mule with ginger beer, Myers dark rum & lime
  • Ginger Beer with spicy ginger soda (non-alcoholic)



  • Fettuccini Alfredo with house-made pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, & Kalamata olives
  • Caprese with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, balsamic glaze & basil pesto
  • Creamy Mushroom Risotto with truffle oil & basil pesto
  • Cannoli with chocolate & cannoli cream


  • Luna Nuda Vigneti delle Dolomiti Pinot Grigio
  • Roscato Trevenezie Rosso Dolce Gold Sweet Red
  • Amaretto
  • Limoncello



  • Jamaican Patty with pastry crust, spicy beef & coconut jerk dip
  • Gamba Fritters with shrimp dumplings & pickapeppa sauce
  • Jerk Chicken Slider with mango salsa & cilantro lime slaw
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with pineapple, rum & brown sugar glaze


  • Alewerks Tangerine Wheat Ale
  • The Virginia Beer Co. Liquid Escape
  • Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Tropical Colada
  • Stella Rosa Tropical Mango
  • Three Finger Jack Rum Barrel Aged Red Blend
  • Dark & Stormy with Myers dark rum, ginger & lime
  • Frozen Jamaican Punch with Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Malibu coconut rum, lime, orange & pineapple juice
  • Ginger Limeade with fresh ginger, brown sugar & lime juice (non-alcoholic)


  • Frozen Lime Margarita with Jose Cuervo tequila & fresh lime
  • Frozen Watermelon Margarita with Jose Cuervo tequila, lime, & watermelon
  • Commonwealth Brewing Co. Mano Del Puma
  • O’Connor Brewing Co. El Guapo Agave IPA
  • Flying Dog Brewery Número Uno
  • Terras Gauda Rias Baixas
  • Torres Altos Ibéricos Rioja Crianza

Sangria Garden


  • Red Sangria with red wine, orange, lemon, lime & cherry
  • White Sangria with white wine, lemon, lime & orange
  • Rosé Sangria with rosé wine, lime & strawberries
  • Frozen Sangria with red wine, orange, lemon, lime & strawberry

Herbal Infusion


  • Infused Moscato with lemon & rosemary
  • Watermelon Mojito with puréed watermelon, lime, mint & rum
  • Mint Julep with Kentucky bourbon, mint & sugar
  • Lavender Lemonade with fresh lemonade & lavender flowers

Island Freeze


  • Piña Colada with Bacardi Rum, Coconut Cream & Pineapple
  • Bahama Mama with Bacardi Rum, Pineapple, Orange & Grenadine
  • Strawberry Daiquiri with Bacardi Rum, Strawberry & Lime
  • Shark Bite with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Blue Curacao, Lime & Grenadine
  • Bellini with Prosecco, Peach Schnapps & Peach Purée
  • Frosé with Rosé Sangria
  • Jupiter’s Lemonade with gin & lemonade
  • Minerva’s Margarita with tequila, pineapple & blueberry
  • Pantheon Hurricane with spiced rum, passion fruit, & lemon
  • Larry’s Lemonade
  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider

Specialty Wine & Liquor Tastings

In addition to the drinks sold at the different stations, you can also enjoy sampling various specialty spirits during expert-led tasting experiences.  You can have find these throughout the park:

  • Bourbon at Acadia Traders
  • Scotch Whisky at Tweedside Gifts
  • Wine at La Belle, German Gifts & Bella Casa


Food and drinks aren’t the only special thing at this event!  There will be live local entertainment throughout the festival.

  • Hunter Pease at the Virginia Stage
    • May 13th & June 19th
  • Cissa Paz at the Brazil Stage
    • April 30th & May 1st
  • Gary “Ju Ju” Garlic at the Jamacia Stage
    • April 30th, May 6th-8th, 14th-15th, 21st, 27th-29th & June 3rd-4th
  • Mike Richards Duo at the Virginia Stage
    • May 7th
  • Forest Hill Duo at the Virginia Stage
    • May 8th, 22nd & June 4th-5th
  • Tyler Meacham at the Virginia Stage
    • May 27th-29th & June 18th-19th
  • Parker Barrow at the Virginia Stage
    • May 14th-15th & June 11th-12th
  • Les Zazous at the French Quarter Stage
    • May 20th-22nd
  • Audacity Brass Band at the French Quarter Stage
    • June 4th-5th & 10th-12th
  • Christian Perez at the Brazilian Stage
    • May 8th, June 3rd-4th & 10th
  • Hula Dancers at the Hawaii Stage
    • June 5th

Busch Gardens Ticket Discounts

So about those discounted tickets!  We go over how to save money on tickets, as well as give you a full guide to the theme park, here.

Also, a great way to save money on the food and wine you have at the festival is with a Food & Beverage Sampler.  You can buy either a regular one, which gets you ten different menu items, or a Deluxe Food & Beverage Sampler, which gets you fifteen different menu items.  Click here to buy one of these samplers.