August 3, 2024 | 6-9 PM | Utica Zoo

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 2,000 attendees will receive a commemorative 2024 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!


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

Physical Ticket Selling Locations:

Online Tickets:

*To get your Zoo Member discount for digital tickets, 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! If that still doesn’t work, you may not have entered an email when you made your membership. Reach out to to verify your membership and enter an email.*

Online ticket sales will close on August 3 at 5 pm.


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.

Food Sponsored By:

2024 Sponsors:

Mauro's Glass

Photos from Prior Brewfests:

The Utica Zoo will be closed at 1:00pm on 8/3 for BREWFEST and will reopen with normal hours on 8/4!