Bier Fest returns to Busch Gardens Williamsburg with over 100 beers on tap Aug. 16

Bier Fest is back to bring summer to a close this year at Busch Gardens Williamsburg with new beer selections, music, and food offerings.

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The annual festival will return with more than 100 beers, including new taps throughout the event, talks from popular craft breweries, live local bands and traditional German food.

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The event runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Aug. 16 – Sept. 2. Beer bars located throughout the park will offer unique draft and bottled beers from around the world, including a large selection from Virginia-based craft breweries. The event is free with park admission, and beer is available for guests age 21 and older for an additional fee.

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This year’s German menu features returning favorites like turkey legs and beer-battered bratwurst, as well as new offerings like a bratwurst burger slider and pretzel bites with beer cheese and bacon. Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Burgermeister will host a firkin keg tapping ceremony on Fridays during the event.

Check out the lineup of local bands and their performance dates below:

  • Daily Performances: The Happy Dutchman
  • Aug. 17: Good Shot Judy
  • Aug. 24: Martin & Kelly
  • Aug. 30-31: Broke Royals
  • Aug. 31: Vinyl Headlights
  • Sept. 1: Bennett Wales & the Relief
  • Sept. 1-2: Kevin MaC
  • Sept. 7: Jesse Chong
  • Sept. 8: Buckshot Band

To learn more about this year’s Bier Fest, visit


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