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September 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT
GrowlFest comes ROARING back for its fifth year! Come get your growl on at the Virginia Zoo! Join us for a fun-filled evening of beer and cider, food trucks, and games. This event benefits the Sunrise and Downtown Rotary Clubs of Norfolk and the Virginia Zoo. GrowlFest includes exclusive after-hours access to the Zoo, with select animals on exhibit late. This is fun for the whole family or a group of your wildest friends.
- Back Bay Brewing
- Bold Mariner
- Bold Rock
- Cape Charles
- New Realm
- Sly Clyde
- Starr Hill
- Young Veterans
Participating Food Trucks:
- Rita’s- Italian ice
- Cast Iron BBQ- BBQ sandwiches, sides, platters
- Capt’n Crabby- Crab cakes
- Locoto’s- Bolivian/Indonesian
- J&K Style Grill- Nachos, tacos
- Sofrito- Puerto Rican Street Food
- Full Package Adult (21+): $30 Day-Of $40
- Non-Drinking Adult (21+): $15 Day-Of $25
- Youth (2-20): $15
- Under 2: Free (no ticket needed)
Additional Drink tickets are $2 per ticket. Additional reusable tasting cups are $3 per cup.
1 ticket = 4 oz tasting
3 tickets =12 oz beer pour
The first 1,000 Full Package Adult ticket purchasers will receive the commemorative GrowlFest Beer Glass. Glasses will be picked up upon exiting the Zoo at the front gates.