Taste of Adventure

Pairing tastes with thrills at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival in Williamsburg, VA

The Busch Gardens ® Food & Wine Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia offers a taste of adventure like no other. Unlike a typical food and wine festival, pairing options are endless at Busch Gardens. Sometimes the perfect complement to your Muffaletta is not a beverage, but instead an exhilarating, wind-through-your-hair roller coaster ride. Such an idea is possible at our festival, and we have provided some of our own favorite combinations to enhance your journey through the park. Start in Scotland and loop your way around the world’s most beautiful theme park, stopping for culinary delights along the way. We promise this will be a taste trip around the world worth savoring. Be sure to pick up a Food & Wine Festival Guide to check off all of the delicious things you try throughout the day and discover what other menu items you won’t want to miss.

Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: She Crab Soup and Loch Ness Monster

SHE CRAB SOUP + LOCH NESS MONSTER ®
You may never find the Loch Ness Monster lurking in the Chesapeake Bay, but stop by the Virginia kiosk for a local favorite, She Crab Soup, after double looping on our most historic roller coaster.





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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Bangers with Calcannon and Celtic Fyre


BANGERS WITH COLCANNON + CELTIC FYRE ®
Step into Ireland for a truly authentic experience. Enjoy the hearty Irish delicacy, bangers & mash, and stomp to the beat of one of Busch Gardens’ most popular shows, Celtic Fyre.





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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Ghost Pepper Guacamole and the Train


GHOST PEPPER GUACAMOLE + TRAIN
All aboard! Anyone remember the haunted train ride during Howl-O-Scream ®? Well, that might not be coming back, but the Ghost Pepper Guacamole is scary good nevertheless. Pop over to the American Southwest kiosk and turn the heat up on a train ride around the park.





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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Tuna Poke and Lorikeet Glen


TUNA POKE + LORIKEET GLEN
Aloha! Welcome to the most serene location in the park. Visit Lorikeet Glen, where our tropical birds reside, after a trip to paradise tasting our deliciously refreshing entrée, Tuna Poke, available only at the Hawaii kiosk.





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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Poulet Cordon Bleu Crepe and Griffon

POULET CORDON BLEU CRÊPE + GRIFFON ®
Oh crêpe! Have you ever experienced the 205-foot, 90-degree drop on Griffon? Enjoy a heart-pounding cliffhanger aboard our famous blue coaster, then indulge in the savory chicken, ham & bleu cheese crêpe in France.





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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Beignets and the Skyride


BEIGNETS + SKYRIDE
Ride among the clouds on the skyride after trying one of New Orleans’ well-known sweets, the beignet, at our French Quarter kiosk. You’ll be on a sugar high as you travel through the sky.




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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Pumpkin Caramel Mousse and Acadia Traders


PUMPKIN CARAMEL MOUSSE + ACADIA TRADERS 
Sweeten your day with the Pumpkin Caramel Mousse from the Canada kiosk. You’ll love the maple syrup topping so much you might want to take some home. Stop by Acadia Traders to pick out your favorite style of Canadian maple syrup.




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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Alpengeist


JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN + ALPENGEIST ®
Experience two polar opposite destinations. Pair the island flavors of the Jamaican Jerk Chicken from the Caribbean kiosk with a chilling journey to escape Alpengeist, the Ghost of the Alps and one of the most insane coasters in the world.




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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Currywurst and Das Festhaus

CURRYWURST + DAS FESTHAUS ®
Curry up, music and fun await you at Das Festhaus. Sample the Currywurst from the Germany kiosk and head into the iconic festival hall to try three other types of sausage; including bratwurst, knockwurst and smoked sausage.




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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Mango Burfi and Curse of DarKastle


MANGO BURFI + CURSE OF DARKASTLE
Cool down with the mango & coconut snowballs from the India kiosk, then take a sleigh ride through the haunted chambers of King Ludwig’s castle. A curse awaits those who don’t try this delicacy.




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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Verbolten and Rum Runner


VERBOLTEN ® + RUM RUNNER
An unexpected detour launches riders into the forbidden Black Forest. Dash through the dark and foreboding woods with a terrifying 88-foot plunge toward the Rhine River that will leave everyone RUNNING to the calming Island Freeze kiosk.




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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: the Mini Cannoli Trio and the Italy Gardens

MINI CANNOLI TRIO + ITALY GARDENS
The best things in life come in threes. The same can be said for our Mini Cannoli Trio at the Italy kiosk and three favorite rides in Italy Gardens. Take a spin on the Flying Machine,
Da Vinci’s Cradle, and the Battering Ram, then relax in the gardens with a special dessert for one or three (if you’re sharing).




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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Tapas and Mix it Up

TAPAS + MIX IT UP!
Mix it up and try something new with the small bites sampling, Tapas, at the Spain kiosk. It is the perfect complement to the blending of instrumental sounds in the summer show,
Mix It Up! at il Teatro di San Marco starting June 2.




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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: the Lettuce Wrap and Tempesto

LETTUCE WRAP + TEMPESTO™
Wrap up a ride on the daring coaster, Tempesto, with a tofu Lettuce Wrap from the Asia kiosk. You’ll want something light after launching forward, backward and forward again, traveling at 63 mph and defying gravity.





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Try this pairing at Busch Gardens' Food & Wine Festival: Baklava and Escape from Pompeii

BAKLAVA + ESCAPE FROM POMPEII
Hold on tight as a leisurely boat ride through the ruins of Pompeii suddenly turns explosive. One rumble from the mighty Mt. Vesuvius could cause a blanket of lava and the need to Escape from Pompeii. Continue the rush at the Mediterranean kiosk and try the sweet pastry, BakLAVA.



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Food, beverages and merchandise are an additional fee and not included with park admission.
Tasting food prior/after riding is at your own risk.