OktoBEARfest at Zoo Idaho



Drink beer! Celebrate Conservation! Save wildlife! Join Friends of the Zoo Idaho Zoological Society October 21st, 5pm-8pm, at our 1st annual OktoBEARfest. It’s a beer-tasting event at Zoo Idaho! Enjoy great times and great brews with unlimited beer tastings, animal encounters, live music and entertainment, and chili~ varieties for carnivores and herbivores—This is a unique, over 21, after-hours Zoo experience you don’t want to miss!


In 2016, the former Pocatello Zoo—also known as the Ross Park Zoo—officially became Zoo Idaho. The name reflects the zoo’s identity as an indigenous species zoo, which houses numerous orphaned or injured animals from the region who could not have survived in the wild. Zoo Idaho is truly a zoo for the animals of Idaho.


Proceeds benefit Zoo Idaho, with the Society helping to provide awareness, new animal exhibits, rehab of the paths/current features, education, a new zoo entrance, etc…


Throughout the evening, you’ll enjoy:


Unlimited beer tastings from your keepsake beer mug (included in ticket price)

Animal encounters

Chili and fixings suited for this brewfest

The great feeling of knowing your ticket purchase has helped save and improve lives of our Idaho indigenous animals

A look at Zoo Idaho’s Master Plan, so you can see how much your support is needed and how it will be used to improve the lodgings of our residents and experiences of our guests.


We’ve got a lot to do, with big plans already underway! As this is a fundraiser, we feel we can tell you that running this zoo is expensive, and necessary improvements for the animals and guests are not easily funded. We, as the ZIZS, understand that a large part of our role as Zoo support, is fundraising. Please, be generous in your support, so that Zoo Idaho can not only remain a haven for so many rescue animals, but so that it can become a remarkable landmark of our community known for its amazing exhibits, education and conservation.


OktoBEARfest is an adult event. Guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid photo ID. No babies or children are allowed.

Guests without a valid photo ID will not be permitted to enter the event.

Cash and credit cards accepted.

OktoBEARfest will be held rain, snow or shine.


Tickets available soon