*To get your Zoo Member discount, enter the email address associated with your zoo membership in the “promotional code” area of ticket checkout! For new members, it may take a few days for the code to register! Email chris@uticazoo.org with any questions or issues!*

SEE BELOW FOR PHYSICAL TICKET LOCATIONS!

Brewfest is the Utica Zoo’s annual beer tasting event that takes place right here on zoo grounds.

There are more than 120 craft beers, ciders, seltzers, and malt beverages on tap for you to enjoy. Enjoy wine samples and wine slushies, too! The first 3,000 attendees will receive a commemorative 2022 Brewfest pint glass.

Tickets INCLUDE beer, cider, and wine samples, a pint glass, admission to the zoo, live music, and food samples. While here you can also participate in a silent auction where you can bid on and win electronics, gift certificates, lawn & garden equipment, jewelry, and more! Around the zoo, you will also find complimentary water and soda available for all attendees.

Brewfest is a 21 & over ONLY event and you must have a ticket and photo ID to enter (even for Designated Drivers). Brewfest is rain or shine. Several large tents and pavilions are available in the event of inclement weather.

ALL proceeds from Brewfest benefit the animals of the Utica Zoo!

Stay tuned for more updates, additions, and all things Brewfest!

BREWFEST 2022:

Where to buy tickets?

Digital Tickets are available online at Eventbrite.com! See below to purchase. 

Physical tickets are available at:

 Utica Zoo Gift Shop (ONLY location for physical member tickets)

Marcy Discount Beverage

Chanatry’s

Copper City

City Liquors

Beer Belly Bob’s

Advanced Ticket Sales:

  • General Admission $50
  • Utica Zoo Members $45
  • Designated Driver $25

Tickets at the Door:

  • General Admission $55
  • Utica Zoo Members $50
  • Designated Drivers $25

*To get your Zoo Member discount, enter the email address associated with your zoo membership in the “promotional code” area of ticket checkout! For new members, it may take a few days for the code to register! Email chris@uticazoo.org with any questions or issues!*

Parking

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. Rideshare, such as Uber, Lyft, local taxi companies, or private drop off are encouraged. All rideshare vehicles will be permitted to drop off and pick up attendees at the gate. Please travel safely.

2022 Featured Beverages and Breweries:

More Breweries to be Announced as the Event Gets Closer!

2022 Music By:

Soup Bone Charley

Vinyl Logic

2022 Food Samples:

2022 Sponsors:

Photos from Prior Brewfests:

Past Featured Breweries:

ON SATURDAY AUGUST 6, the utica zoo will be closing at 1pm to set up for our annual Brewfest fundraiser. we will reopen our gates at 6pm for the event!