Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Food, drink and music: Here are new Williamsburg Live details

New details have emerged about the upcoming Williamsburg Live festival this summer.

The festival, which will replace the Virginia Arts Festival’s Funhouse Fest, will have a variety of different performing acts, local craft beers and food trucks from all over Hampton Roads.

Related story: Funhouse Fest may be gone, but a new festival has come to take its place

On June 21-22, two local craft beer companies will be making an appearance at the festival.

Alewerks Brewing Company and Billsburg Brewery will both be making exclusive brews for the event, according to a news release from the Virginia Arts Festival.

In addition to specialty drinks, guests will have an array of food available from the following food trucks:

  • Prost, makes handmade sausages, schnitzel and other German favorites
  • Food-A-Tude, has fresh takes on county fair classics like Lobster Tail Corndogs
  • Matchsticks BBQ, makes low, slow and wood-smoked BBQ foodie favorites
  • Colonial Williamsburg Huzzah’s, makes the Juicy Lucy burger, jumbo pretzels, and more
  • VA Blue Crab Co., makes fresh-caught crabs in inspired dishes
  • Chesapeake Concessions serves refreshing iced teas, lemonade and more
  • Joysicles, makes one-of-a-kind flavors like Sweet Corn Coconut or Peach Jalapeño
  • Cast Iron Catering Co., serves slow-roasted BBQ and sumptuous sides
  • Capt’n Crabby, provides Zagat Award-winning crabtastic fare
  • State Fair Kettle Corn, popped from locally grown corn
  • Little Piggy’s Wurst Nightmare, makes North Carolina BBQ on fries, nachos, and more

Gates will open at the festive site — the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg — at 6 p.m. on Friday.

The festival will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday (June 21) with Parker Millsap, followed by Grammy winner Norah Jones at 9 p.m.

On Saturday (June 22), gates will open at the festival site at 5:30 p.m. Opener Mandolin Orange will play at 7:30 p.m. followed by Emmylou Harris at 9 p.m.

Tickets for Friday and Saturday individually range between $45 to $125, or guests can purchase a two-day pass which ranges from $85 to $237. To learn more about the festival and purchase tickets, visit the Virginia Arts Festival online.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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