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Virginia Zoological Park

3500 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA 23504

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RESCHEDULED DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6


Come get your growl on at the Virginia Zoo! Join us for a fun-filled evening of beer, food trucks, a DJ and games at Growl Fest.

Local breweries will each be serving up two of their favorite brews, attendees can feast from the area’s best food trucks, and there will be a Children's Play Area hosted by the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. Growl Fest includes exclusive after-hours access to the Zoo, with the animals on exhibit until 7 pm. This is fun for the whole family or a group of your wildest friends.

Ticket cost will increase by $10 the day of the event. Rain or Shine.

The first 1,000 Adult Beer ticket purchasers will receive the commemorative 2018 Growl Fest growler.

Growlers will be picked up upon exiting the Zoo at the front gates. Growlers cannot be filled at this event.


PROUD SPONSORS

Food Lion

Simmons Heating and Cooling

Dollar Bank

USI

Redfin

MMC Benefits

Edward Jones | Jim O'Brien, Patrycja Plucinski, & Irene O'Brien


FAQs


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, guests of all ages may enter this family-friendly event! To purchase an adult beer and growler ticket, guests must be at least 21 years old. IDs will be checked upon entry to receive your wristband and drink tickets.

Do Zoo members get a discount on tickets?

This fundraiser is hosted by the Norfolk Sunrise Rotary and Rotary Club of Norfolk as well as the Virginia Zoo. There are no member discounts.

Does my ticket include Zoo admission?

The animal exhibits will remain open to Growl Fest attendees beginning at 6 pm, when the gates open, until 7 pm. General Admission during regular Zoo hours is not included. Anyone in the Zoo during regular hours will have to leave at 5:00 pm and re-enter at 6 pm.

Can I purchase a full beer?

Yes. Adults that have purchased the adult beer ticket will be given six 4-oz tasting tickets. Three tickets can be turned in for a full 12-oz beer. Additional 4-oz beer tasting tickets will be available for $2 each.

Can adult non-drinking ticket holders purchase drink tickets the day of the event?

No. Only adults that have purchased the adult beer ticket will be given a wristband that will allow them to consume alcohol at this event.

Which breweries are participating?

Bearded Bird Brewing

Benchtop Brewing Co.

Bold Mariner Brewing Co.

O’Connor Brewing Co.

Rip Rap Brewing Co.

Smartmouth Brewery

St. George Brewery

Tradition Brewing Co.

What is a growler?

A beer growler is a container or vessel that is used for the transport of beer. The four-pint (64-oz) Growl Fest commemorative amber glass growlers are included with the first 1,000 adult beer ticket purchases. Additional growlers will not be available for purchase. Growlers will be picked up upon exiting the Zoo at the front gates. Growlers cannot be filled at this event. The breweries featured at the event will offer a growler fill discount at their locations until the end of October. Check back later for more details.

Will there be gluten-free beer options?

Three tickets will be accepted at the Virginia Zoo station for a gluten-free hard cider or wine.

Is there food at this event?

Food will be available for purchase from:

Bodacious Pizza

Capt'n Crabby

Cast Iron Urban Meatery

Chesapeake Concessions

Vicki Vails

and the Virginia Zoo!

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