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OktoBEARfest is back!

Join us for a night of unlimited samples of more than 100 seasonal fall brews and ciders, delicious local food trucks, music, and amazing animals at America’s first zoo.

This adults-only event is limited to those 21 or older with valid identification. OktoBEARfest serves as a fundraiser and supports Philadelphia Zoo in its mission to create joyful discovery and inspire action for animals and habitats.

Sample over 100 different beers and ciders from breweries, including: Paulaner, Sam Adams, Big Oyster Brewery, Evil Genius, and more. Food is available for purchase from the region’s top food trucks, including: BYZ. Empire, The Fabulous Fig, Deke’s BBQ, and more. NEW for this year: the Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion will be transformed into a Bavarian beer tent presented by Samuel Adams Beer with authentic Oktoberfest beers on tap and a stein-holding contest! OktoBEARfest will also include live performances by local DJs and Philly’s #1 Oktoberfest Polka band, Polkadelphia.


Early Access (6-10pm): $90 (hurry! price goes up September 15)
General Admission (7-10pm): $70 (hurry! price goes up September 15)
Non-drinker (admitted with their party at either 6pm or 7pm): $35
Members enjoy a $5 discount on all tickets. Discount applies automatically at check-out.

Know Before You Go

  • A free shuttle is available from 30th Street Station starting at 4:30 p.m. Last shuttle leaves the from the Zoo at 10:30 p.m.
  • Free parking is located in the Zoo Garage at 35th Street and Girard Avenue and at Tiger and Frog Lots on 34th Street.
  • Outside animals will begin shifting inside at sunset.
  • Taps close at 9:30 p.m. The event ends at 10:00 p.m.
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