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Feast With the Beasts 2015 at Knoxville Zoo set for Saturday, August 15

KNOXVILLE — On Saturday, August 15th, visitors to the Knoxville Zoo can 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, will begin at 7:00 p.m. and run until 11:00 p.m. at Knoxville Zoo.

Feast with the Beasts features everything from appetizers to desserts and a variety of wine, beer and spirits to sample. More than 50 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

The event will include music on three stages. The Vibraslaps will entertain on the main Plaza stage with alternative favorites, while Shiffty and the Headmasters will perform ‘80’s and ‘90’s 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 or by calling (865) 637-5331 and at all Knoxville area ORNL Federal Credit Union locations.

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.

Event supporters include ORNL Federal Credit Union, Regal Entertainment Group, McGaha Electric, Kroeger-Miller CPA, LLC, Keurig Green Mountain, Applical Company, Centrus Energy, Smoky Mountain Parrot Heads, WBIR TV, WIVK FM, NewsTalk 98.7 FM, Knoxville News Sentinel, All Occasions Party Rentals, and Pilot Flying J Travel Centers.

Tickets can be purchased online at

Published August 4, 2015

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