If you are up for a wild time and a unique safari experience Connecticut style, don't miss the most popular event of the year, the Wine, Beer and Food Safari hosted by the Beardsley Zoo located on 1875 Noble Ave. in Bridgeport that is taking place on June 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This year guests 21 years of age and older can go on the hunt for more than 60 different types of wine from all over the country. As for food, there is food aplenty prepared by favorite local restaurants and caterers -- they know you will work up an appetite while exploring the Zoo and meeting all the wild residents that make Beardsley Zoo their home! Please note, all wine & beer will be sampled from 6:00 PM through 8:30 PM (alcohol serving ends one half-hour before event close). Keep in mind that participating vendors are serving tastings, not full servings – the Zoo staff wants to encourage guests to sample as much as they can! There will also be plenty of non-alcoholic beverages such as soda and water at snack stations.
In addition to beer, wine and food tastings, there will be live music performed on the stage in the Peacock Pavilion, and even a silent auction with eighty great prizes to set your sights on! And, while on "safari", be sure not to miss visiting the Zoo's Amur tigers & leopards, otters, wolves and more outside; then stop in to the South American Rainforest to see monkeys, ocelot, and tamarins. Be sure to check the schedule of events that evening for animal demonstrations and feedings.
Admission to this event is $75 per person, groups of four or more are $70 per person and VIP admission is $120. VIP guests enjoy early admission, and a special cocktail reception hosted by Tito's Handmade Vodka from 5 pm - 6 pm, hors d'oeuvres and a special animal encounter! As a travel tip, buy your tickets in advance because this event is a sell out! Tickets are sold online.