Corks & Kegs at the Zoo!

Corks & Kegs at the Zoo!

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023

Time: 3-8 p.m. (VIP early access & area 2-5 p.m.)

Age: Adult 21+ (no children or infants will be allowed)

Cost: $100 VIP (Limited number of tickets available)

          $55 General Admission

          $25 Designated Driver





Buy CORKS & KEGS AT THE ZOO! tickets

  • VIP advance tickets are required and sell out quickly


  • General admission advance tickets are recommended



VIP Early Access per person - $100 

General Admission per person - $55

Designated Driver per person - $25


Enjoy Corks & Kegs at the Zoo!

  • Enjoy samples of beer and wine from local, regional, and national brands. 


  • Try delicious eats from local food trucks and chef-prepared bites from the zoo's restaurants. 


  • Listen to local musicians playing throughout the zoo! 


  • Visit your favorite animals (shh, we won't tell the kiddos!) 


  • Another Binder Park Zoo classic - The Carousel Derby!  Join us for a thrilling race of carousel proportions! 


  • Join us in the Conservation Discovery Center (CDC) for a peek at the silent auction items. The silent auction has gone digital, and all items can be viewed, monitored, and additional bidding can be done through the website! 


  • Love a good live auction?  Get ready to get loud and bid on some thrilling zoo experiences that are sure to make memories that will last a lifetime! 


  • Do you love a good cornhole tournament?  Grab a friend and join this zooriffic tournament with even better prizes.  The Cornhole tournament is limited to 16 teams, so sign up early to guarantee your spot! 


  • Watch the sunset over the savannah; savannah animal exhibits will close at 7:00 pm.


  • This evening is for adults 21+ ONLY.  ID's must be presented at the gate. (NO one under 21 will be permitted, including children or infants)
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What you get:

VIP Early Access Tickets include

All general admission benefits PLUS:

  • VIP early access admission at 2 pm
  • Exclusive use of the SkyLark Ridge Ropes Course and Zip Line!
  • Specialty pours and eats.

General Admission Tickets include

  • Complimentary souvenir sampling cup
  • Drink Tickets to enjoy local pours
  • Live Music throughout the zoo
  • Food Trucks throughout the zoo


Sample beer and/or wine from these local

Albion Malleable

Archival Brewing

Athletic Brewing

B Nektar

Bell's Brewery

Black Star Farms

Brewery Outre

Burgdof Winery

Burzurk Brewing Co.

Cherry Creek Cellars

Dark Horse Brewery

Fenn Valley

Final Gravity Brewing

Glass Creek Winery/Brewery

Loaded Dice Brewery 

Maria's Uncorked

New Holland Brewing

Odd Brothers Cider

Pigeon Hill Brewing

Sandhill Crane Vineyards

The Long Drink

additional vendors are being added - check back for updates

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many different food options are available for purchase throughout the zoo.

Fox's Pizza 

Rust Belt Ramen 

Specialty Cheesecake

Yellow Bird Chocolates

Los Pinches Tacos

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Live Music

dance and sing the night away with some local favorites

Abbie Rose & Co. 

Grayson & Jenna

Jack Leaver

Nick DeKoff

Larry Lowis

The Fat Animals



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