The Utica Zoo is already working to ready the Zoo for over 3000 visitors during the 20th Annual Brewfest fundraising event. This is the Zoo's largest adult fundraiser of the year.

The beer tasting takes place on the grounds of the Utica Zoo under large tents and 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.

There's a silent auction inside the Zoo's auditorium, where you can bid on and win electronics, lawn & garden equipment, jewelry, and more. Complimentary water and soda will be available for all attendees.

The Brewfest is 21 and over and you must have a ticket and photo ID to enter. Parking at the zoo is free on a first come first served with overflow parking at MVCC Payne Hall Lot and the Parkway Rec Center, Free bus shuttle buses will take you to and from the Zoo.

General Admission: $40 in advance and $45 at the door
Utica Zoo Members: $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Member tickets only available at the Utica Zoo Gift Shop or at UTICAZOO.ORG/BREW

Remember, all the proceeds from the Brewfest benefit the animals at the Utica Zoo!