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EDITORIAL: Having fun and helping animals — It’s the Utica Zoo Brewfest

Posted 7/21/22

The Utica Zoo has a big day coming up, and if you’re among the thousands of people who love animals, consider the annual Utica Zoo Brewfest. It’s a day of food, drinks and live entertainment, …

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EDITORIAL: Having fun and helping animals — It’s the Utica Zoo Brewfest

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The Utica Zoo has a big day coming up, and if you’re among the thousands of people who love animals, consider the annual Utica Zoo Brewfest. It’s a day of food, drinks and live entertainment, along with being the zoo’s largest annual fundraiser.

All proceeds go directly toward animal care.

This year’s Brewfest will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug 6, at the Utica Zoo, 1 Utica Zoo Way. This event is restricted to ages 21 and over, including designated drivers. Tickets, as well as a photo ID, will be required for entry. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Utica Zoo, Beer Belly Bob’s Discount Beverage Center, Chanatry’s Hometown Market, City Liquors, Copper City Brewing Company and Marcy Discount Beverage Center. Advance ticket sales are $50 for general admission, $45 for Utica Zoo members and $25 for designated drivers. Tickets at the door are $55 for general admission, $50 for Utica Zoo members and $25 for designated drivers.

The Brewfest will feature over 120 samples of craft beers, ciders, seltzers and wines, as well as food samples from participating vendors, a silent auction to bid on various prizes and live music from local bands Soup Bone Charley and Vinyl Logic, all while allowing people access to the zoo.

Andria Heath, executive director of the Utica Zoo, noted: “The budget to take care of the animals is extensive and running Brewfest is one of our ways to meet those needs. It’s a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Utica Zoo in an adult atmosphere.”

For more information about this fun and entertaining event, visit: uticazoo.org/brew.

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