Growl Fest Tips Before You Sip

Growl Fest 2018 is finally here, and we’re hoping to see you, friends and family at the Zoo tomorrow night! Growl Fest officially kicks off at 6 pm with after-hours access to the Zoo, beverages, food trucks and plenty of fun for people of all ages. Before heading here to get your growl on, there are some tips and important information for you to know.

event information

Date: 10/6/2018

Time: 6 pm to 9 pm, exhibits close at 7 pm and last call for bars is at 8:30 pm.

Tickets: Can be purchased HERE.

Location: 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk VA 23504

don’t leave home without these items

A Photo ID. Only those with the ‘Adult Beer Ticket’ will be able to purchase and drink alcoholic beverages.

Cash or credit card for extra drink tickets, food and other items.

Your cell phone – fully charged for taking photos and using the Virginia Zoo App to navigate around the Zoo. Don’t forget to use #VirginiaZoo for all social media posts!

Tips and Information

Rideshare! Parking is free, but limited, so grab your friends to head to Growl Fest together. Also, Uber or Lyft are great options, especially if you plan on partaking in the delicious libations.

Arrive Early! There’s plenty to see and do at Growl Fest so be sure to arrive early to ensure a great event for yourself and friends!

Sorry, no pets. Even though state law allows dogs in tasting rooms, the Virginia Zoo does not allow pets on grounds. Many of our animals are rare and endangered species that have to be quarantined from native species and pets for their protection.

What’s on Tap? For the full list of beers and participating breweries, plus food trucks, click HERE.

Beer Alternatives? Yes, we will have wine, hard cider and soft drinks available for purchase.

Growler Pickup If your ticket includes a souvenir growler, they will be available for pickup beginning at 7 pm at the Zoo’s exit. Sorry, growler fills are not available during Growl Fest, but you can take it to any of the participating breweries through October 31st and receive 10% off fill-ups.

See you at the Zoo tomorrow!