Busch Gardens Bier Fest
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Don’t Miss Busch Gardens’ German Beer Festival
Toast to the final weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages at Busch Gardens Bier Fest. This festival spans three weekends and features more than 100 beers on tap throughout the event, live local bands and traditional German food. This year’s festival begins Friday, Aug. 16 and runs through Monday, Sept. 2.
Food and Beer Available during Bier Fest
Feast on Landjaeger or a Risenbrezel pretzel during Bier Fest. The park will feature a menu of German snacks, specifically for the event. Try pretzel sticks with Welsh rarebit cheese sauce, Irish nachos, corned beef, Irish pastries, smoked sausage, a beer-battered bratwurst and much more.
There will be plenty of local and regional beers on tap to pair with your food. Bier Fest will showcase 16 craft breweries from the Coastal Virginia area, along with 16 more from all over Virginia. Sample even more beer from around the country and even straight from Germany.
Things to Do during Bier Fest
In addition to sampling German food and craft beer, Bier Fest also offers visitors more to do, along with riding all the park’s rides and experiencing the award-winning entertainment.
Each weekend of Bier Fest will feature live music from a different band or artist. Dance the polka or enjoy more familiar country or classic rock music from these performers.
Take a cruise along Busch Gardens’ Rhine River while enjoying a beer. The Brews Cruise can be purchased for an additional fee that allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy a beer sampling.
Stick around until close for the nightly fireworks show.
More Information about Bier Fest
Bier Fest is free to attend with park admission. Beer is for guests age 21 and over, with valid ID, for an additional fee.
For more information about Bier Fest, visit BuschGardens.com