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Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari 2018

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo will be hosting our annual Wild Wine, Beer, and Food Safari on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 6-9 PM. This event welcomes 1,200 adult guests for an evening of food & drink tastings from local vendors, live music by Zoo favorites The Navels, and an exciting silent auction, all on Zoo grounds. This is the Zoo’s single largest fundraiser and funds raised support the Zoo’s educational programming, new exhibits, and operations. This is a rain or shine event!  Please read our event FAQ for more details.

Please note the Zoo will close at 2 PM on Saturday, June 2, with the last ticket sold at 1 PM as we prepare for the Wild Wine, Beer, and Food Safari.


Thank you to our 2018 vendors for their generous donations! Click on our liquor list to see more details.

Billy’s Bakery
The Blind Rhino
BRYAC Restaurant & Raw Bar
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Peacock Cafe
David Grant Catering
DePuma’s Gluten Free Pasta
Fire & Rice
Focaccia’s Cafe & Catery
Fortuna’s Catering of Bridgeport
Garden Catering
Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill
Hub and Spoke
Joey C’s Boathouse & Roadhouse
Little Goose
The Little Pub
Luigi’s Italian Pastries
Outriggers Restaurant
The Park City Honey Co.
Rita’s Italian Ice
Source Coffeehouse
Tarry Lodge
Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill
Village Bistro at Beach House

We gratefully acknowledge the generous sponsors of the 2018 Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari!

Big Hearted Bear
Aquarion Water Company
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte, and Sterczala PC
Ganim Financial
Merit Insurance

Opulent Otter
Altice USA
Brody Wilkinson PC
Industrial Health & Safety Consultants
Catherine Ladnier and J. Mickey Robinson
NST Systems, Inc.

Kind Condor
The Giving Collaborative
The Human Resource Consulting Group, LLC
Mary Ann & Bob Matthews
Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C.

Zoo Friend
Merrill Lynch/The O’Connor Group