**Online Registration is now closed. Tickets can be purchased at the gate starting at 6pm.**
October 11, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm
Tickets are limited:
$50/person at the gate
$20 VIP Tent
Break out your lederhosen! Join Binder Park Zoo for our 5th annual beer tasting event, Bonteboktoberfest, on October 11 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 26 Michigan breweries, as well as several wine stations and a specialty brewed root beer by Stevens Point Brewery. Attendees will also receive a special Bonteboktoberfest commemorative tasting glass, listen to live music by Old Shoe, and enjoy great food stations throughout the event provided by Taste of the Wild Catering by SSA.
VIP Brew Tent - Those wanting a little something extra can purchase an exclusive pass into the VIP Brew Tent. Enjoy special foods and brews including Arcadia’s specially bottled
“Bonteboktoberfest” ale, created exclusively for Bonteboktoberfest.
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!
Hotel Accommodations - Once again the Battle Creek Holiday Inn is providing a special room rate for Bonteboktoberfest visitors. Stay at the Holiday Inn and grab a Zoo shuttle to and from the event. Click here to reserve your room!
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. Wild Africa will not be open for this event.