Virginia is for Lovers! Whether you love food, wine, beer, or coasters… Kings Dominion's brand new event, Taste of Virginia, is sure to delight!
North, south, east and west… we are taking you on a culinary journey through the commonwealth. Our team is whipping up recipes inspired by the various regions of Virginia.
Enjoy all of this home-grown deliciousness while grooving to the sounds of the BEST local live bands.
Come experience all that Taste of Virginia has to offer. Your taste buds will thank you!
Taste of Virginia Combo
Admission + Taste Tokens
We invite you to taste the best culinary treasures our region has to offer. The Taste of Virginia combo includes Admission PLUS 9 tokens. Food tastings are 2 - 4 tokens each. Wine and beer are 4 tokens each.
Valid Saturdays and Sundays between May 6 - 21, 2017. Must be 21+ to redeem tokens for craft beer or wine tastes.
Taste of Virginia Tokens
Add Taste Tokens to your park visit to sample the best food, beer and wine the region has to offer! A "taste" is Kings Dominion's equivalent to a sample size. Food tastings are 2 - 4 tokens each. Wine and beer are 4 tokens each.
Park admission not included. Valid Saturdays and Sundays between May 6 - 21, 2017. Must be 21+ to redeem tokens for craft beer or wine tastes.
Take a Culinary Journey Across the Commonwealth!
Our culinary team is whipping up delicious recipes inspired by the various regions: Seafood from the Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater regions, Brunswick Stew and Fried Chicken from the Mountains, Apple pies and meatloaf from the Piedmont region as well as recipes inspired by Colonial Virginia including Virginia Peanuts and Smithfield Ham.
Local distilleries will be present each weekend with their best whiskey, moonshine and bourbon. Purchase a sampling for 9 tokens and receive (4) 4oz. sample cocktails from the featured distillery that day.
Filibuster Distillery- May 6-7
Belmont Distillery- May 13
Belle Isle Craft Spirits- May 14
Copper Fox Distillery- May 20-21
Fine wines come from the many different regions in the commonwealth. Sample some of the best from local vineyards and wineries.
White Hall Vineyards
Craft Beer has been brewing up as one of the area’s favorite beverages. Quench your thirst with of the best local craft brews from all over Virginia.
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Center of the Universe Brewing Company
Devil's Backbone Brewing Company
Legend Brewing Company
Special Guests and Entertainment
Chef Damaris Phillips
Cooking Demonstration | May 13 at 1pm & 4pm
Impressing judges with her fresh take on Southern cuisine, and winning over the audience with her impeccable charm, Southern spitfire Damaris Phillips outlasted 11 rival competitors to win season 9 of FOOD NETWORK STAR. Damaris then went on to celebrate the relationship between food and love on her show SOUTHERN AT HEART, which aired five seasons on Food Network. She can now be seen as the co-host of Kids BBQ Championship and as a judge and special competitor on Guy's Grocery Games, Cooks vs. Cons, Bakers vs. Fakers, Celebrity Food Fight, and others.
Tim Smith "Moonshiners"
Meet and Greet | May 13 from 1pm - 5pm
A moonshiner from Climax, VA, Tim Smith doesn’t like being told what he can or can’t do. So when people said he’d never go legit, he did it anyways. Despite his general disregard for authority, Tim’s become quite an authority himself. He knows what good, pure and strong should taste like. He may be legit, but make no mistake – Tim Smith and his Climax Moonshine are the real deal.
12pm - 2 pm & 4 pm - 6 pm Daily
Groove to the sounds of some of Virginia’s finest local bands including the Pat Russell Trio, Red Light Rodeo, Moonshine Society and more. We’re featuring a different band each day of the event!
5/6: Red Light Rodeo
5/13: Dalton Dash Trio
5/14: Moonshine Society
5/20: Pat Russell