Feast with the Beasts presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union features more than 40 sampling stops.    


Knoxville, Tenn. (August 8, 2016) – Zoo Knoxville 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 13 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Zoo Knoxville.

Feast with the Beasts is an evening event that features everything from appetizers to desserts and a variety of wine, beer and spirits to sample.  More than 40 restaurants, wineries, breweries and beverage distributors will be serving their specialties throughout the zoo.  A complete list of participating vendors can be found on Zoo Knoxville’s Facebook page at facebook.com/zooknoxville.   

Music on three stages will keep the evening lively.  The Vibraslaps will entertain with alternative favorites, Pop Rox will perform Top 40 hits from the last five decades and the Greg Finger Band will be performing country and Americana music.                                             

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 Zoo Knoxville’s ticket window during zoo hours.  Tickets can also be purchased online at zooknoxville.org, by calling (865) 637-5331 and at all 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 Zoo Knoxville. 

Special thanks to ORNL Federal Credit Union, Publix, Regal Entertainment Group, McGaha Electric Company, Centrus Energy, Keurig Green Mountain, Kroeger-Miller CPA, LLC, WBIR TV, WIVK FM, NewsTalk 98.7 FM, Knoxville News Sentinel and All Occasions Party Rentals for their support of this event. 

Zoo Knoxville is a nonprofit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville 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. Knoxville’s largest attraction, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  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. For more information visit zooknoxville.org.