Virginia’s Largest Spring Food & Wine Festival Returns to Busch Gardens with over 150 Drinks and Dishes

Guests can save up to 30 percent on tickets, Fun Cards, and Memberships during a limited-time Spring Spectacular Sale

WILLIAMSBURG, VA. (April 25, 2024) – Flavors are in full bloom this spring at Busch Gardens as the Food & Wine Festival returns with over 85 NEW tastes and exclusive wine and liquor tastings. Available Thursdays through Sundays starting on April 25 and running through June 9, plus Memorial Day. Guests are invited to explore over 150 international flavors at 16 themed food and beverage locations throughout the park, including new menus inspired by Africa and Turkey. Fan-favorite items from Mexico, Virginia and more return to this year’s event, as well as record-breaking thrills, local entertainment and family-friendly fun.

Plus, now and for a limited time during the Spring Spectacular Sale, guests who want to join the fun and flavors can save up to 30 percent on Busch Gardens tickets, Fun Cards and Memberships. 

Guests are invited to enjoy all the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park has to offer, including new live entertainment, award-winning shows, and more world-class attractions on a journey through Virginia’s largest spring food and wine festival. Come explore what’s new, including:  

New Location! Africa: The all-new Africa location features rich, diverse flavors influenced by several regions across the continent. Both sweet and savory dishes represent the unique culinary traditions of Africa. Originating from Mozambique, the Peri Peri Chicken features a spicy Chili marinade and coconut rice, while Koshary offers a hearty, plant-based option from Egypt. Dessert lovers will enjoy Melktert, a South African staple containing a spiced milk custard.

New Location! Turkey:   From signature street food to savory snacks, transport your tastebuds at the all-new Turkey location. Incorporating Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and several other country’s cuisines, these dishes showcase Turkey’s delicious culinary heritage.  Doner kebab, a popular fast fare plate features Beef & Lamb Shawarma, pita, feta and moreTwo new beverages provide park guests the chance to quench their thirst; Turkish Delight, a gin based cocktail and Ayran, a frothy yogurt beverage for all ages to enjoy.

New Items! Mexico: Located in the Wild Reserve, the Mexico location is a fan-favorite year after year. In addition to the Prickly Pear Margarita, Horchata and the signature Crispy Shrimp Taco, park guests can indulge in three new items. A BBQ Pork Taco and Shredded Beef Taco will debut this year, each topped with hot queso fresco. Those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth can try the Sopapilla Cheesecake Bar, loaded with sweet cream cheese.

A complete menu of the Food & Wine Festival dishes and drinks can be found online at

Visitors can pair the world’s most beautiful theme park with world-class entertainment throughout Busch Gardens’ European villages. Fan-favorite shows like Celtic Fyre and the Oom-pah Band captivate guests of all ages. Plus, local musicians take over the France Plaza and Prost Patio each Saturday and Sunday of the Food & Wine Festival. From full brass bands to acoustic solo performances, this year’s lineup brings the top acts from across the Old Dominion. 

Best Way to Savor Flavors 

The best way to savor flavors is with a Food & Wine Festival sampler lanyard. Guests can discover infinite combinations of food and drink selections while embarking on their culinary journey with a 10-item sample lanyard starting at only $70 or take it up a notch and with the fan-favorite 15-item sample lanyard for the best savings at $85. 

Best Way to Play 

From special events throughout the year, to award-winning shows and live music, combined with record-breaking coasters and family-friendly attractions, there’s truly something for everyone at the world’s most beautiful theme park.

The best way to experience the Food & Wine Festival is with a Busch Gardens Membership. For  as low as $14.50 a month + tax with no down payment, guests can enjoy up to $2,355 worth of benefits including unlimited year-round admission for thrilling attractions, incredible seasonal events and family-friendly fun at the world’s most beautiful theme park. Members receive 12 months of visits with the best benefits ever, including FREE parking, up to six (6) FREE guest tickets, one-of-a-kind VIP Events, and special savings on merchandise, Quick Queue, and much more. Busch Gardens Members will have the special opportunity to be among the first to ride the reimagined Loch Ness Monster: The Legend Lives On when it opens in May.

About Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg is an action-packed European-themed adventure park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology, Boasting more than 100 acres of family fun. Home to top-rated roller coasters, more than 50 rides and attractions, award-winning entertainment, and signature events throughout the year. Busch Gardens is part of the United Parks & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:PRKS) portfolio of theme park brands. For more information, visit us at