Zoo hosts Knoxville’s biggest food and drink event at Feast with the Beasts
KNOXVILLE — Knoxville Zoo invites guests to do a little grazing, try out some new watering holes and shake their tail feathers at Knoxville’s largest food and drink sampling event. Feast with the Beasts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, takes place on Saturday, August 16, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo.
Celebrating its 20th year, Feast with the Beasts is an evening event that features everything from appetizers to desserts and a variety of refreshing drinks to sample. More than 45 restaurants, wineries, breweries and beverage distributors will be serving their specialties throughout the zoo. 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. The Vibraslaps will entertain on the main Plaza stage with alternative favorites, while the Analog Kids will perform rock hits on the Kids Cove stage and Jim Asbell and The Tropiholics will be performing songs for those who are on “island time” on the zoo’s west end.
All food, beverages and entertainment are included with event tickets. Tickets for Feast with the Beasts are $65 per person in advance and $70 the day of the event. Zoo members and ORNL Federal Credit Union 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.knoxvillezoo.org or by calling (865) 637-5331 and at all Knoxville area ORNL Federal Credit Union locations and area Pilot Flying J stores. 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.
Special thanks to ORNL Federal Credit Union, Regal Entertainment Group, McGaha Electric, Kroeger-Miller CPA, LLC, Prestige Cleaners, Smoky Mountain Parrot Heads, WBIR TV, WIVK FM, NewsTalk 98.7 FM, Knoxville News Sentinel, Metro Pulse, All Occasions Party Rentals and Pilot Flying J Travel Centers for their support of this event.
Knoxville Zoo is Knoxville’s largest year-round attraction. Located off exit 392 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
Published August 13, 2014