Utica Zoo’s 23rd Annual Brewfest Saturday August 6th

Utica, NY ­– Brewfest, held on Utica Zoo Grounds, is the zoo’s largest annual fundraiser.  All proceeds benefit the animals of the Utica Zoo.  This year’s ticket will include more than 120 craft beers, ciders, seltzers, wine samples, wine slushies and malt beverages on tap.   Additionally, live music by Vinyl Logics and Soup Bone Charlie, admission to the zoo and all of its attractions, a silent auction, food samples by Domino’s, Celtic Harp, UNO Pizzeria & Grill, Tony’s Pizzeria & Sports Bar, the Grapevine and more along with complimentary soda/water will be on hand.  The first 3,000 attendees will receive a commemorative 2022 Brewfest pint glass.

Saturday, August 6th   6-9 PM  

TO PREPARE & SET UP, the zoo closes for visiting at 1 pm and will return to regular hours  on Sunday at 10 am

Ticket Price: 

Tickets at the Gate/General Admission $55/Advance Sale $50 *

Member Fee $50/Advance $45 **

Designated Driver (no commemorative glass/soft drinks & water included) $25

*ADVANCED SALE SITES:  General and Designated Driver tickets can be purchased at Marcy Discount Beverage, Chanatry’s, City Liquors, Beer Belly Bob’s and Copper City as well as the Utica Zoo gift shop and Eventbrite.com.

**DISCOUNTED MEMBER TICKETS: To purchase Zoo Member discounted tickets, visit www.uticazoo.org/brew and enter the email address associated with your zoo membership in the “promotional code” area of ticket checkout! For new members, this may take a few days for the code to register! Email chris@uticazoo.org with any ticket purchase questions or issues! The Utica Zoo gift shop is the only site for discounted member tickets.

Parking at the zoo is limited; ride shares are encouraged.  Overflow parking is available at the Parkway rec center and MVCC; free shuttles will run continuously from 5:30-9:30.

Major sponsors for this signature event include Perfex, Bank of Utica, Marcy Discount Beverages, Tri-Valley Beverage, McCraith Beverages, Beer Belly Bob’s, Thermo Heating and Cooling, Boulevard Trailers, EZ Bottle Return, Kozar’s Bar & Grill, Nimey’s New Generation, PJ Green, The Marketing Firm, Townsquare Media

For a list of breweries and additional information about Brewfest and all things zoo, visit www.uticazoo.org and follow the zoo’s social media sites.


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The Utica Zoo will be closed at 1:00pm on 6/1 for wine in the wilderness and will reopen with normal hours on 6/2!