Tails & TAPS – and Tastings, too!

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM  –  6:00 PM
Where: At the Buttonwood Park Zoo – 425 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA 02740 (map)
Tickets: Buy now


You spoke and we listened! We took two of our best loved events, and created something new for you! Tails & TAPS, our Fall Brewfest, now has Tastings included! Stroll through the Zoo on a crisp autumn afternoon and enjoy the best of both worlds while sampling food and drinks from all over the SouthCoast.

Take a look at our new red pandas, Jacob and Marie, say “hi” to our beloved Asian elephants, Emily and Ruth, and watch our fennec fox show off his high speeds inside the Wildlife Education Center. While you’re cruising around with a good brew in hand, try your luck at our carnival games and you could take home some pretty cool prizes!


Proceeds from Tails & TAPS – and Tastings, too directly support the Zoo’s passionate commitment to global wildlife conservation, environmental education, community impact, and the highest quality of animal care. It’s a win, win! Fall in love with your local Zoo at Tails & TAPS – and Tastings, too!


We look forward to highlighting regional breweries, wineries and cider houses that will accompany tasty bites from some of the best local restaurants!

$40 – General Admission Tickets
This is a 21+ event


Beverages by:

True West Brewing Co
Sons of Liberty Beer and Spirits Loyal 9 Cocktails
Willie’s Superbrew
Cheeky Monkey Brewing
Bad Martha’s Brewery
Arnold Palmer
Blue Moon
Smith & Forge
Lil’ Dinghy
Whaler’s Brewing Company
White Claw
Spiked Seltzer
Troegs Brewing
Moby Dick Brewing Co.
Crook & Marker
Wormtown Brewery
Pilsner Urquell
Dirty Water Distilling
Bravazzi soda


Thank you to our Brew Crew sponsor – Hawthorn Medical Associates

Thank you to our Tasting Glass sponsor – Cove Pediatrics


Thank you to our additional sponsors!
Pamela Holmes and Craig Morris


Interested in participating as a vendor or sponsor?
Please contact Erin Feeney, Event Manager, at 508-991-4556 Ext. 118 or efeeney@bpzoo.org