The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is excited to announce the 5th annual “OktoBEARfest,” Fall beer festival to be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016, in conjunction with Baltimore Beer Week. The event runs from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Zoo’s Waterfowl Lake Pavilion area and will feature a host of seasonal ales, Oktoberfest inspired foods and live music, sponsored by Jerry’s Toyota.

Beer brands to be poured include, but are not limited to: Angry Orchard, Bell’s, Boulevard, Brewers Art, Coney Island, DuClaw, Flying Dog, Harpoon, Hofbrau, Jailbreak, Key Brewing, Monument City, Natty Boh, New Belgium, New Holland, Sam Adams, and Stiegl. (List is subject to change.)

OktoBEARfest tickets range from $15-$65 and each ticket includes unlimited sampling, a commemorative event glass (for those 21 and over), live music from the Sam Adams Stage, admission to the Zoo, as well as access to food and artisan vendors. Purchase tickets by August 15th and save $10 off gate price of $50.

The OktoBEARfest VIP ticket is back! VIP tickets include a special mason jar commemorative glass for full-sized sampling and are available in limited quantities. VIPs must be 21 or over. Zoo members save $10 off all tickets with membership number at checkout.

This year the Zoo will once again partner with Transdev Transportation to provide FREE shuttle service from Baltimore’s Penn Station. Shuttles will run from 11am-4:30pm on event day and will pick up on the Charles Street side of Penn Station which is accessible by Light Rail and by the Purple line of Baltimore’s free bus, the Charm City Circulator.

It’s time to think cool and plan for a great day at The Maryland Zoo’s OktoBEARfest.

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