Ales 'N Tails Oktoberfest
Hosted by New Jersey’s #1 Zoo, Ales 'N Tails Oktoberfest supporters are able to enjoy a live Oompah Band and sample dozens and dozens of seasonal brews from around the corner and around the world, all set to the backdrop of the beautiful Essex County Turtle Back Zoo (560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052). In addition to traditional music and beers there will be local craft and food vendors on site. Ales 'N Tails is a benefit for the Essex County Parks Foundation.
Saturday, October 1st from 6pm to 9pm
Funds raised at Ales 'N Tails Oktoberfest support the Essex County Parks Foundation, a 501c3 organization that supports local activities and programs in the County Parks throughout Essex County.
$60 general admission
$15 designated driver.
MORE ABOUT THE EVENT
Support your local parks while taking part in an evening out in the Zoo sampling dozens of seasonal brews from around the corner and around the world.
Only guests ages 21 and over will be permitted. All guests must have a valid ID and possess a ticket.
Please note that although this event takes place at the Zoo, many areas will be closed and animals in for the night. We are excited to still welcome you into our Reptile House and Touch Tank exhibits and hope you take time to enjoy a evening train or carousel ride.
Ales 'N Tails Oktoberfest will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, patrons and vendors will be able to access indoor/ covered space. All sales are final. No refunds.
All guests are required to drink responsibly. Guests needing assistance will be helped to find a safe ride home.
What if it rains?
In the event of severe and dangerous weather, an alternate location may be chosen.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, all guests must possess a valid current State or National ID with a birthdate prior to October 2nd, 1995.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We suggest you carpool, take an Uber or Taxi. There is parking on site, but you’re going to be drinking. Why risk it.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
- Good attitude, Personal Camera, Smiles
- Extra cash, Purse, Backpack
- Friends, Family, Mobile phone
Leave at home:
- Weapons: including, but not limited to firearms, knives, grenades, nunchucks, bo staffs
- Chairs & Blankets, Professional Cameras
- Pets, Children under 21 years
- Grumpiness (no spoil sports)
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets are transferable. But be sure that only one person uses the ticket.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You’ll need either a paper copy or digital mobile copy to be scanned. Remember the confirmation email is not a ticket. Download and print or view the pdf.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
What is the Essex County Parks Foundation?
The Essex County Parks Foundation was incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public on the historic Essex County Park System; develop a series of fundraising activities and programs to help support the Essex County Park System; research, record and publish the historical events and achievements of the park system to include preservation of important documents and artifacts; and to help restore the important historic facilities and park locations for present and future use.
Will I get to see animals?
We would like to note that although this event takes place at the Zoo, many areas will be closed and animals in for the night. We are excited to still welcome you into our Reptile House and Touch Tank exhibits and hope you take time to enjoy a evening train or carousel ride. Many other animals stay out and may be viewable such as our bison, prairie dogs, and penguins!