October 5, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm
Online Registration is now closed. Tickets will still be available at the gate for $45 per person for regular admission or $25 per person for designated drivers. Please call (269) 979-1351 for more information.
Tickets are limited:
**All ticket orders received after September 30 will be available at will-call (Tiki hut).**
$40/person pre-register ($45 at the gate)
$15 VIP Brew School (starts at 5:30pm)
**Please Read - Temporary Detour from 5pm to 6pm**
If you are a vendor, a Brew School Participant or if you plan on arriving at the zoo early (before 6pm), please download our temporary detour map to avoid the Harper Creek High School Parade. Please plan for the detour to add approximately 7 minutes of additional travel time. If you are arriving after 6pm, please take your regular route to the zoo. Please call 269-979-1351 with any questions.
Dark Horse Brewing
Jolly Pumpkin/North Peak
Bad Bear Brewing
Wine provided by Atlas
New Holland Brewing
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co.
Olde Peninsula Brewpub
Founders Brewing Co.
Round Barn Brewery
Lizard Lounge (games of chance)
- Sponsored by Bell's Brewery
Beulah's Restaurant Grill
Break out your lederhosen! Join Binder Park Zoo for our 3rd annual beer tasting event, Bonteboktoberfest, on October 5 from 6pm to 10pm. Tip a few back with the animals while enjoying the Zoo after hours with live music, food and of course some of the best microbrews that Michigan has to offer. Attendees will sample beer from several Michigan based breweries, receive a special Bonteboktoberfest commemorative tasting glass, listen to live music, and have the first opportunity to taste "Goldilocks and the Three Beers" - a special Binder Park Zoo brew from Arcadia Ales Brewing Company. Keep an eye out for this one of a kind brew on shelves around Battle Creek following the event.
Stop by the Binda Conservation Carousel and sign up to compete against fellow event goers in our Conservation Carousel Derby! Choose your favorite animal on the carousel and jockey your way to victory!
Proceeds from Bonteboktoberfest will go to support the many conservation efforts that the Zoo is involved in including 17 different American Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plans, piping plover conservation, Karner blue butterfly conservation, and partnerships with the International Snow Leopard Trust and the Cheetah Conservation Fund. What better way to help support conservation than by tipping back a few with friends and enjoying a truly unique atmosphere.
Bonteboks are a species of antelope from the grasslands of South Africa. They are rich chestnut brown to almost black with a bright white patch on their forehead, nose, and rump. They form herds of 40 to 70 animals for protection from predators and have a very keen sense of sight and smell. You can see some of these gorgeous animals on Savannah in Wild Africa!
Event will take place rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Must be 21 or older to attend.
Carousel Derby Sponsored by: