Virginia’s two largest theme parks, Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens Williamsburg, are hosting food festivals that welcome visitors to try the most incredible flavors from Virginia and around the world. Snag your tickets to these upcoming events to get your fill of exceptional culinary creations.
Taste of Virginia at Kings Dominion—Doswell
When: Friday through Sunday, May 18 – May 20, 2018
The culinary team of Kings Dominion cooks up recipes inspired by the regions of Virginia, from the coastal seafood flavors to the fresh produce from the Shenandoah Valley, during the Taste of Virginia festival. The festival also features Virginia spirits, craft beers, and wines, as well as live local entertainment and music. If you’re feeling brave, be sure to ride Kings Dominion’s newest coaster, Twisted Timbers, during your visit to the park. Taste of Virginia is included with the price of park admission, while the food and drinks are an additional cost. Purchase a Wine or Food Tasting Card for $25 to get six wine or food samples from any Taste of Virginia location within the park.
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival—Williamsburg
When: Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, May 25 – July 1, 2018
The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival features over 60 specialty food dishes, 30 wines, 25 craft beers, and 20 cocktails for guests to sample. The dishes represent regions all around the world, including India, Germany, Japan, France, and of course, Virginia, showcasing local flavors with dishes using Smithfield Ham, Apple Pie Moonshine, and more. Special entertainment such as chef demonstrations and beverage tastings occur throughout the festival and Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, and other big name headliners take the stage on Saturday evenings for live concerts. Individual sampling portions and wine tastings are available for purchase, or you can save up to 45% by purchasing the $62 Food & Beverage Sampler, which allows you to pick 15 items from over 60 entrees and desserts along with more than 30 alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, or choose 10 items for just $49.