October 13, 2005 - Knoxville's largest
Halloween event is back and it's bigger than ever. The 19th annual
Boo! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® is eight nights of
safe and spooky fun set for Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 20-23 and
27-30, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo.
stations, costumed characters and fun activities are the highlights
of this multi-night family event that has become a safe haven for
trick-or-treaters. The zoo is decorated with pumpkins, haystacks,
cornstalks and scarecrows to make this a fun fall experience. Families
with younger children will find this to be the must-do event of
the season. Costumes may be worn, but are not required.
Several changes have been made to the event this year. The largest
is the Clayton Family Kids Cove will be open during Boo! In this
area guests can enjoy O'Charley's Haunted Tent, sing at Cotton Eyed
Joe's Karaoke at the Monster Mash, meet costumed characters, play
games, ride the Haunted Carousel and more. The zoo has also added
an additional entrance into the event for easier access.
The Boo! trail will again be open for young ghosts and goblins.
Guests will have to present their ticket at the trail entrance and
may only go down this trick-or-treat trail once. Treat stations
are sponsored by April Beddow, BB&T Mortgage, Dillard's, Krispy
Kreme, Krystal, Norwood Chiropractic, O'Charley's, ORNL Federal
Credit Union, Shoney's, Target, The Real Yellow Pages® from
BellSouth and U.S. Cellular.
Make Boo! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® a family tradition
this Halloween. Tickets are on sale now. Guests are encouraged to
buy tickets in advance for their convenience. Tickets are valid
for any event night. Boo! tickets are $6 per person. Children 2
and under are admitted free. Parking is $3. Knoxville Zoo members
receive a $1 discount on admission and free parking. Purchase at
the zoo ticket booth or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org.
Sponsors for this event include U.S. Cellular®, O'Charley's,
Cotton Eyed Joe, WBIR-TV Ch. 10, B-97.5 FM radio, Knoxville News
Sentinel and Lamar Outdoor.
Boo! at the Zoo is an after-hours fundraising event benefiting
Knoxville Zoo. No animals will be on exhibit during this event.
Knoxville Zoo is located off exit 392 from Interstate 40 and is
open every day except Christmas Day. The zoo is nationally accredited
by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association and is committed to
the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation,
and education. Currently, the zoo is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. and on weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning
Oct. 17, the zoo is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission
and ticket sales stop one hour before the zoo closes. For more information,
please call 865.637.5331 ext. 300.