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Zootoberfest

Enjoy a new take on Oktoberfest with some Saint Louis Zoo flair! This is a family-friendly Oktoberfest that you can’t find anywhere else. After you’re all “oompah-ed” out, enjoy a walk around the Zoo and see some of your favorite animals! 

  • Saturday & Sunday, October 5-6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Several German bars serving a wide variety of beers* (authentic German Oktoberfest, local and national Oktoberfest, and seasonal),root beer for the kids, and German specialties including bratwurst and pretzels.

  • Specialty beers are available at beer tents around the Zoo**, located in Schnuck Family Plaza, the South Entrance Plaza, Carousel Plaza and at East Refreshments. Specialty beer and steins also are available at Lakeside Cafe and River Camp Cafe.

  • Exclusive Zootoberfest beer steins with discounts for refills*

  • Live music

  • Fall-related kids’ games and crafts

* For adults 21 and older. 
** On Sundays, beer tents will open at 11 a.m. You may purchase beer before 11 a.m. at Lakeside Cafe and River Camp Cafe.

Live Entertainment 

Noon to 3 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 5: Terry Thompson’s Bavarian Stompers

  • Sunday, October 6: Joe Pollach’s St. Louis Express

  • Saturday, October 12: Terry Thompson’s Bavarian Stompers

  • Sunday, October 13: Good Times Polka Band

Zootoberfest is a FREE, family-friendly event. 

Earlier Event: October 12
SciFest: The Great Outdoors Expo
Later Event: October 12
Hayrides in Forest Park