20th Annual Brewfest at the Utica Zoo

Utica Zoo
One Utica Zoo Way
Utica, New York 13501

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 110 craft beers will be on tap for you to sample; enjoy samples of wine, hard seltzer, and hard cider, too. The first 3,000 attendees will receive a commemorative 2018 “20 Years of Beers” Brewfest pint glass featuring the adorable and endangered Cotton Top Tamarin. Tickets include pint glass, beer, cider, hard seltzer, and wine samples, admission to the zoo, live music by China Pig and Soup Bone Charlie, food samples from Applebee’s, Domino’s, Celtic Harp, Texas Roadhouse and UNO Pizzeria & Grill. 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. Ashley Lynn Winery will be selling their famous wine slushies. 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 and exhibit enhancements 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. Drive Safely! Ride sharing from Uber and Lyft are encouraged. Visit uticazoo.org/brew for the latest information on Brewfest.

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 – Cash or Check:16 Stone Brewing, Beer Belly Bob’s, Beer Here, Chanatry’s, Copper City Brewing, Fulton Chain Brewing, Gems Along the Mohawk, Marcy Discount Beverage, Saranac Brewery Shop, and Woodland Brewery. Credit or Debit: UticaZoo.org/brew, Eventbrite.com, and Utica Zoo Gift Shop.