presented by Alaska Airlines

Saturday, October 5, 2024
1:30 – 7:00 p.m

Cheers to Conservation


Get ready for a “beary” good time this October!

Tickets on sale this Friday, June 14, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Ever wonder what it’s like to wander around Woodland Park Zoo, engaging with beautiful and exotic animals with no kids in sight while enjoying your favorite NW brews and ciders? We are thrilled to introduce a reimagined Brew at the Zoo... OktoBEARfest!

Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2024 for a brand-new all-day event that goes from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At this exclusive 21+ event guests can enjoy the entire zoo while sampling brews and ciders from more than 50 Northwest breweries and cider houses!

In addition to (practically private!) zoo access, OktoBEARfest will also feature a “beer hall” on the north meadow as well as games and guest activities, ambassador animal programming, special keeper talks, a bevy of food trucks, tastings beyond brews and so much more. KEXP DJs will be providing the vibes.

All money raised supports conservation projects both locally and globally. Cheers to conservation! #SavingWildlife


Member presale tickets available now!


Get your tickets now!


You must be 21 years or older and have a valid ID to attend. No refunds.


$135 Conservation Partner

(plus service fees)

$90 Wildlife Warrior

(plus service fees)

$70 The BEAR Essentials

(plus service fees)

$50 Designated Driver

(plus service fees)


Conservation Partner Tickets Include

  • VIP Benefits (see list below)
  • Admission to the zoo
  • Entry at 1:30 p.m.
  • 20 tasting tickets
  • Commemorative glass
  • OktoBEARfest branded tote bag
  • Keeper talks

Wildlife Warrior Tickets Include

  • Admission to the zoo
  • Entry at 2:30 p.m.
  • 15 tasting tickets
  • Commemorative glass
  • Ambassador animal encounters
  • Keeper talks

The BEAR Essentials Tickets Include

  • Admission to the zoo
  • Entry at 3:30 p.m.
  • 10 tasting tickets
  • Ambassador animal encounters
  • Keeper talks

Designated Driver Tickets Include

    • Admission to the zoo
    • Entry at any time
    • Unlimited soda
    • Ambassador animal encounters
    • Keeper talks


VIP Locations

Only available for Conservation Partner ticket holders

  • Beech Grove & Picnic Shelter
  • Exclusive ambassador animal experiences per location
  • Extra amenities like fire pits and Adirondack chairs


More breweries coming soon!

2 Towns Ciderhouse
Aslan Brewing Seattle
Bainbridge Brewing
Bickersons Brewhouse
Bosk Brew Works
Channel Marker Cider
Diamond Knot Brewing Company
Figurehead Brewing Company
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
Ghostfish Brewing Company
GloryBucha Kombucha
Ironhorse Brewing
Jellyfish Brewing Company
Ladd & Lass Brewing
Lucky Envelope
Matchless Brewing
Mr. B's Meadery
Obec Brewing
Offset Ciderworks
Pelican Brewing Company
Pinball Cider
Postdoc Brewing
Project 9 Brewing Co.
Ravenna Brewing Co.
Republic of Cider
Reuben's Brews
San Juan Seltzer
Silver City Brewery
Slightly Furry Beverage Company
Soundbite Cider
Stoup Brewing
Urban Family
Watts Brewing Company
Wheelie Pop Brewing
Woodinville Cider Works



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Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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