October 4, 2013 from 6pm to 10pm
**Online Ticketing is closed. Tickets can be purchased at the gate starting at 6pm.**
Tickets are limited:
**All ticket orders received after September 29 will be available at will-call (Tiki hut).**
$40/person pre-register ($45 at the gate)
$15 Brew School (SOLD OUT)
Break out your lederhosen! Join Binder Park Zoo for our 4th annual beer tasting event, Bonteboktoberfest, on October 4 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 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!
NEW THIS YEAR the Zoo is offering a shuttle service provided by Lakeview Ford for guests staying at the Holiday Inn in Battle Creek on Beckley Road. Special room rates are available. Overnight reservation can be made online or by calling 269-979-0500 or 1-800-465-4329. Be sure to mention group code BOT to receive your discounted rate.
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.