Back for 2021 is our popular Feast with the Beasts event! The event takes place on Monday, August 9 and new this year is a VIP hour from 5-6p, with general admission tickets open from 6-8p. Enjoy sampling food and beverage from over 40 local restaurants and breweries while enjoying live music from local musicians.
This event is rain or shine. Should the event need to be canceled due to inclement weather, your ticket purchase will be considered a donation to the NEW Zoogolocai Society, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to support the NEW Zoo.
Tickets available July 1, 2021.
Timed entry begins at 5:30 pm.
5:30 pm | Beer Sampling
List of microbreweries coming soon!
Sip samplings from microbreweries, devour delicious food and enjoy fires around the Schneider Family Grand Garden. Must be 21 to attend.
7 pm | Live Music
Heartache Tonight takes the stage and brings the true Eagles concert experience featuring all the timeless classic songs from one of the greatest rock bands of all time from the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling”. With meticulous attention to every detail, Heartache Tonight brings together music from all eras and incarnations of this huge American rock powerhouse that produced hits over four decades.
A Heartache Tonight concert is filled with moments designed to thrill classic rock fans: the soaring a cappella harmonies of “Seven Bridges Road,” the snarling guitars of “Life In The Fast Lane,” the anthemic country rock of “Take It Easy,” and Don Henley’s beautifully evocative “Heart Of The Matter.”
5:30–9 pm | Picnic in the Garden
Feel free to bring in your own picnic. No beverage carry-ins allowed. Families can enjoy activity stations and lawn games in the Schneider Family Grand Garden.
The Garden will feature a small concessions area with snacks and beverages. The Concessions Building will also offer wine, local brews, canned cocktails and the Garden’s 25th Anniversary signature drink and draft beer.
Fundraiser for animal conservation. Free wine or beer glass upon admission. Unlimited tasting for drinker and designated drivers. Food, music, games, silent auction. The entire Zoo is open during this event, limited number of tickets available. Our only adults-only event -no one under 21 allowed in. IDs checked at the door. The one chance you have to visit the Zoo after dark!
Introducing Craftoberfest, presented by Festival Foods! We’ve rebranded the Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival to include a large variety of craft wine and spirits! Just when you thought this awesome event couldn’t get any better, now you can walk the bourbon trail, visit wine country and still try over 200 craft beers!! Unlimited sampling for all, but First Call ticket holders also get early entry along with special pours of all types of craft beverages! First Call tickets are limited, so buy in advance. Must be 21+ to attend, including designated drivers. This event will take place on the Resch Expo Outdoor Plaza, unless inclement weather forces us to move the party inside. More than 200 craft beverages will be available for sampling at Craftoberfest, presented by Festival Foods, Saturday, October 9 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Resch Expo.
Please Enjoy Responsibly