Everything You Need to Know about the Busch Gardens Bier Fest
Busch Gardens’ Bier Fest is just around the corner! Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from August 16 – September 2, park-goers can enjoy a list of over 100 unique draft and bottled beers from around the world, including a vast selection from Virginia craft breweries. The event is FREE with park admission. Beer is available throughout the park for the 21-and-older crowd for an additional fee.
Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:
BEER & FOOD
Besides sipping a favorite ice-cold brew (check out the beer menu here) under nightly fireworks, beer lovers can enjoy scenic cruises along the park’s Rhine River, seize opportunities to learn more about how their favorite beers are made, test beer knowledge in the form of fun games, and more. See the full list of events here.
And what’s a beer festival without authentic German food? This year’s menu does not disappoint, and features returning favorites like turkey legs and beer-battered bratwurst, plus new selections that include a bratwurst burger slider and pretzel bites with beer cheese and bacon. Mmm.
Enjoy sounds from top local bands! Here’s your music schedule:
Band: Good Shot Judy
Genre: Fine jazz
When: Performing 8/17 outside in Oktoberfest at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, and 6:30 p.m.
Band: Martin & Kelly
Genre: Traditional and new country music
When: Performing 8/24 outside in Oktoberfest at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, and 6:30 p.m.
Band: Bennett Wales & The Relief
Genre: 5-piece rock n’ roll band
When: Performing 9/1 outside in Oktoberfest at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, and 6:30 p.m.
Band: Broke Royals
Genre: New American rock
When: Performing 8/30 and 8/31 inside at Das Festhaus at 12:30, 2:30, 5:00, and 7:00 p.m.
Band: Vinyl Headlights
Genre: Popular rock, pop and dance
When: Performing 8/31 outside in Oktoberfest at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, and 6:30 p.m.
Band: Kevin MaC
Genre: “Southern Swag” country
When: Performing 9/1 inside Das Festhaus at 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, and 7:00 p.m.
Band: The Happy Dutchman
Genre: German polka
When: Performing daily outside Das Festhaus, 11:30 a.m. and at 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, and 6:00 p.m.
Single-Day Ticket Discounts: Right now there is a Groupon for single-day Busch Gardens ticket for $46.99 (an $86.99 value)!
Busch Gardens Unlimted Membership at $12.99 a month* and includes parking and member perks – like periodic bring a friend for free tickets offers!
Purchase your passes online!