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The Zoo in Forest Park to Host Fourth Annual Brew at the Zoo Fundraiser

SPRINGFIELD — The Zoo in Forest Park will host its fourth annual Brew at the Zoo, presented by PDC Inc., on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Beer enthusiasts will enjoy a day at the zoo complete with unlimited beer samples from local craft breweries, a home-brew competition, food trucks, live music, games, and animal interactions.

“This event is always a fan favorite, so we are thrilled to bring it back,” said Sarah Tsitso, executive director at the Zoo in Forest Park. “We are grateful to the sponsors, brewers, and guests who make Brew at the Zoo so special. All the money we raise through this event goes directly to support the 250 animals that call the zoo their home, 365 days a year.”

The event, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic, offers three ticket types: VIP, general admission, and designated driver. Attendees with a VIP ticket will enjoy an extra hour of sampling beginning at noon, the opportunity to participate in up-close animal encounters, and grain to feed the animals. This event is 21+.

The zoo will be closed to the public on Sept. 25. Advance tickets are required, and IDs will be checked at the door. For a list of participating breweries and to purchase tickets, visit www.forestparkzoo.org/brew. Limited tickets are available.