Beers, bears and buddies? Oh my!

OktoBEARfest, the fall-flavored beer sampling event, is coming back to the Maryland Zoo (1 Safari Place Baltimore) this Saturday Oct 20 from 12 – 5 p.m.

OktoBEARfest 2018 features more time, more beer and more fun! Enjoy unlimited sampling of 50+ seasonal brews plus, live music and food and fare from local vendors and artisans. It’s your chance to be part of this wildly popular fall fundraising event for the animals!

Sampling tickets are $49 if purchased before Friday Oct 19 and $59 if purchased on the day of the event. VIP Super Sipper tickets are $69 and Non-Sampling tickets (designated drivers) are $29. Zoo members save $10 on tickets. Purchase your tickets today at

OktoBEARfest is a fundraiser to support The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, a nonprofit organization. The Zoo relies on your support to help fund Zoo operations, animal care, education programs and wildlife conservation.

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.