|July 12, 2012 -
Feel like doing a little grazing, trying out a
new watering hole, and shaking your tail feathers? Join
Knoxville Zoo for Feast with the Beasts on Saturday, August
18, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. for a wildly good time at one of the
zoo's biggest annual fundraisers.
Guests can eat, drink and dance their way throughout the zoo
for the evening, sampling some very tasty food and drinks from
more than 35 restaurants, wineries, breweries and distributors.
Adventurous eaters can enjoy a variety of cuisines to suit all
types of palates, from appetizers to desserts. A complete list of
participating vendors can be found on Knoxville Zoo's Web site at www.knoxvillezoo.org.
Music on three stages will keep the evening lively. Second Opinion will entertain on the main Plaza stage,
playing danceable music from classics to contemporary. The Vibraslaps will rock the Kids Cove stage with
hits from the 60's to the present and Jim Asbell and The Tropiholics will be performing songs for those who
are on "island time" on the Animal Encounter Village stage.
Tickets for Feast with the Beasts are $60 per person in advance and $70 the day of the event. Zoo members
receive a $5 discount. Purchase nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free. Tickets are on sale at Knoxville
Zoo's ticket window during zoo hours. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.knoxville-zoo.org or by
calling (865) 637-5331. Feast with the Beasts is for guests 21 years of age and over and guests must show a
valid photo I.D. to enter the event. All proceeds directly benefit Knoxville Zoo. For a more information, visit
Special thanks to ORNL Federal Credit Union, Regal Entertainment Group, WIVK FM, NewsTalk 98.7 FM,
WBIR TV and Pilot Travel Centers for their support of this event.
Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville's largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392A from Interstate
40, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. Knoxville Zoo is nationally accredited by the
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal
care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Currently, the zoo is open daily from 9:30
a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. Next-day
admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information, please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300 or visit www.knoxville-zoo.org