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Expect A Roarin' Good Time At Annual Zoo Bash In Bridgeport

The Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari is set for June 3 at the Beardsley Zoo on Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari is set for June 3 at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Animal lovers — and those who fancy wine, beer and a little nosh — will converge on Beardsley Zoo June 3 for the annual Wild Wine, Beer and Food Safari.

The benefit, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., features tasty treats from a slew of local eateries, an 80-item silent auction and live tunes by the Fake ID Band on stage at the Peacock Pavilion.

“This event sells out every year and it’s easy to understand why,” said Zoo Director Gregg Dancho. “What could be better than enjoying the zoo on a beautiful early summer night while sampling food, wine and beer, with live music and animals on exhibit?”

Hosted by Turnpike Spirit Shop of Fairfield, guests will enjoy sampling dozens of different wine and beer selections.

This expedition of taste will feature delectable fare from several local establishments, including BRYAC Restaurant & Raw Bar, Carl Anthony Restaurant and Catering, Dave Grant Catering/House of Bones BBQ, Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill, Hub and Spoke, Luigi’s Italian Pastry, Outrigger’s Restaurant, Source Coffeehouse and Vazzy’s.

Tickets are $70 each for groups of four or more, $75 for individual tickets and $80 at the door.

From 5 to 6 p.m., Tito’s Handmade Vodka will host a VIP cocktail reception, including cocktail tasting, hors d’oeuvres and a special animal program. VIP tickets are available at $120 each.

Tickets are available online at

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