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Bonteboktoberfest – October 12

Drink brew at the Zoo with the animals at Bonteboktoberfest on Saturday, October 12 from 6 to 10 pm. Bonteboktoberfest features a wide variety of Michigan craft brews, ciders, meads and wines and is one of the most unique beer tasting events in the state. Admission includes 12 drink tickets, collectable tasting glass, superb “small bite” food pairings, live music and animal encounters.

VIP ticket holders receive early entry at 5pm for exclusive pours and bonus drink tickets!

Reminder Bonteboktoberfest ticket sales will close at 9 am on October 12. Tickets may be purchased at the gate of the event at 5 pm.


We’re celebrating 10 years of “brew at the zoo” with a special for VIP ticket holders only! Upgrade your $45 general admission ticket by adding a $30 VIP ticket ($75 total) for early access at 5pm (gates open at 6pm for general admission) plus four bonus tasting tickets to enjoy featured pours from guest vendors. VIPs also receive wristband come-and-go access to the VIP Experience all evening – no tickets needed to sample exclusive pours from select vendors and choice food pairings from The Tap House, Grand River Brewery, and Taste of Binder Park Zoo with Pre Beef. Streaming football on the big screen, live music and VIP only restrooms complete this awesome experience.

Purchase tickets online at binderparkzoo.org but hurry, quantities are limited!


Ticket prices at the gate are $50 general admission and an additional $35 for VIP (while supplies last).


Find the complete Bonteboktoberfest vendor and pour list soon at binderparkzoo.org and the Facebook event page. 

Overnight packages are available at the Courtyard by Marriott Battle Creek. Call (269) 979-2900 to reserve your room. Quantities are limited .

BPZ01 $189 King standard room + 2 general admission

BPZ02 $209 King standard room + 2 VIP admission + breakfast (includes general admission)

BPZ03 $229. Double Queen room + 2 general admission

BPZ04 $239. Double Queen room + 2 VIP admission + breakfast (includes general admission)

You will receive your tickets at check in.

 Complimentary shuttle service to and from the zoo will be provided by Mosaic Car Service.

Binder Park Zoo takes pride in being a conservation minded organization and we would like to invite you to “Think Green” when visiting and participating in any events!  

Binder Park Zoo is located 3 miles south of I-94 exit 100


I-94 W to exit 100

3 miles south



US 131 S to I-94 E t to exit 100

3 miles south



I-94 E to exit 100

3 miles south



I-69 S to I-94 W  to exit 100

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I-69 N to I-94 W to exit 100

3 miles south



US 33 N to I-80 E to US 131 N to I-94 E to exit 100

3 miles south