Philadelphia Zoo Oktobearfest Breweries

Beer Vendors   Food Vendors   Entertainment

 100+ Beers • A Night at the Zoo • 10 Food Trucks • Live Music • Yard Games, Trivia and Relay Races

Saturday, September 15, 2018 • 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets:

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General Admission          $55

Includes:

  • Evening admission to the Zoo
  • Souvenir tasting cup
  • Unlimited beer sampling
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from corner of JFK Street & 30th Street Station  (across from Amtrak 30th Street Station)
  • Free parking
  • Entertainment including a live band, dj’s , yard games, animal and keeper meet ‘n’ greets and so much more!

Early Access          $65

Includes:

  • Everything included in General Admission, PLUS:
  • Entrance into the Festival one hour early

Non Drinker          $35

Includes:

  • Evening admission to the Zoo
  • Complimentary bottle of water at event entrance
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from corner of JFK Street & 30th Street Station (across from Amtrak 30th Street Station)
  • Free parking
  • Entertainment including a live band, dj’s , yard games, animal and keeper meet ‘n’ greets and so much more!
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FAQ

What is OktoBEARfest?

OktoBEARfest is a craft beer festival highlighting local breweries. There are 70+ beer stations with two styles of beer at each and food trucks vending throughout the Zoo. Many of the Zoo’s first-class animal exhibits are open that evening for guests to enjoy. The event also features live music, games and activities.

When is OktoBEARfest?

OktoBEARfest will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Early Access ticketholders may enter beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Where is OktoBEARfest?

OktoBEARfest is held at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Who can attend OktoBEARfest?

Anyone 21 years or older may purchase a ticket to attend. Valid photo I.D. must be presented upon entry. Children will not be permitted to enter the Zoo during OktoBEARfest.

I have a Non Drinker ticket. Can I enter at 4:00 p.m. with my friends who have VIP tickets?

Yes, Non Drinkers can enter early if accompanied by a VIP ticketholder.

Are you serving any other types of alcohol?

OktoBEARfest vendors will primarily serve beer and there will be a limited number of ciders available.

I am having ticketing issues (purchasing, printing, processing, etc.). Who should I speak with?

Please call 215-243-5254.

What happens if it rains?

OktoBEARfest is a rain or shine event and will still take place in the event of rain. For this reason, all tickets are non-refundable; guests should plan accordingly for inclement weather.

Additional Things to Know:

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Printed or mobile tickets will be accepted. This event is limited to those 21 years of age or older and children will not be permitted. Valid ID required.

You must print your tickets prior to arrival. If you need your tickets resent to you, please contact ticketing.zoomembership@phillyzoo.org

Don’t forget your ID. Valid photo ID must be presented with your ticket in order to enter the event. ID. Anyone under the age of 21 will not be permitted into the event. This applies to Non Drinker ticketholders as well.

All Festival guests should enter through the Zoo’s Main Entrance. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. for VIP’s and accompanying Non Drinkers and 5:00 p.m. for General Admission.

Bags may be subject to inspection upon entry. To ensure a speedy entrance, bags should be no larger than 16" x 16" x 8".

At check in, Non Drinkers will be briefly separated from their parties and asked to enter through the gate adjacent to the entrance for drinking guests.

Parking is located in the Zoo Garage at 35th & Girard Avenue. For directions, click here.

Food from Philadelphia’s top mobile food vendors will be available for purchase. Vendors accept cash or credit card and multiple ATMs are available throughout the Zoo.

The fun doesn’t stop with thirst-quenching brews and Philly’s best bites, look out for the live music, DJ dance parties, yard games and funky photo ops!

Be sure to tag the Zoo in all of your social media posts #oktobearfest #phillyzoo

And let’s not forget the best part of the night – the animals. Zoo exhibits will be open for the Festival, with some closing earlier than other for critters with early bedtimes. Keeper demonstrations and animal meet ‘n’ greets will take place throughout the night as well. Ticketholders will receive an electronic copy of the event map later this week. Be sure to download it to your phone for easy viewing on the night of the event.

There will be no re-entry to this event. Please plan accordingly.

I have additional questions. Who can I speak with?

Please contact the Events Department at 215-243-5375.

The provision of free alcohol at OktoBEARfest is not contingent on a ticket purchase or charitable donation to the Zoo.

Proceeds from the OktoBEARfest will benefit the Zoo’s overall mission of inspiring action for animals and habitats around the world.

The event is limited to those 21 years of age or older. Children will not be permitted. Valid I.D. required. The provision of free alcohol at Oktobearfest is not contingent on a ticket purchase or charitable donation to the Zoo.