Utica Zoo Brewfest 2018

June 2, 2018



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On Saturday, August 4th from 6 to 9pm, the Utica Zoo will host the 20th Annual Brewfest fundraising event, the zoo’s largest adult fundraiser of the year. The beer tasting event takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Utica Zoo under large tents and a pavilion, rain or shine. More than 100 craft beers will be on tap for you to sample, enjoy wine samples and hard cider too. The first 3,000 attendees will receive a commemorative 2018 Brewfest pint glass. Tickets include pint glass, beer, cider, and wine samples, admission to the zoo, live music by China Pig and Soup Bone Charlie, and food samples. Participate in a silent auction inside the zoo’s auditorium, where you can bid-on and win electronics, gift certificates, lawn & garden equipment, jewelry, and more. Complimentary water and soda will be available for all attendees. Brewfest is a 21 & over event, and you must have a ticket and photo ID to enter. All proceeds from Brewfest benefit the animals at the Utica Zoo! Free parking is available at the Utica Zoo on a first come first served basis, with overflow parking at MVCC Payne Hall Lot and the Parkway Rec Center. Free shuttle buses will take you to and from the zoo. Attendees may be dropped off and picked up at the zoo. Get home safe!

Ticket Prices:

  • General Admission: $40 in advance and $45 at the door
  • Utica Zoo Members: $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Member tickets are only available at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop and UTICAZOO.ORG/BREW. (Members, if you are ordering online, please enter your email as the promotional code FIRST to get the member discount.)
  • Designated Drivers: $25 in advance and at the door. Designated drivers will not be served alcohol at the event.

Ticket Locations – TBA

Breweries: TBA

Brewfest is sponsored by: TBA

Zoo Hours: Please note that the Utica Zoo is open from 10AM to 2PM on this day and will reopen at 6PM for Brewfest.