First Taste of Fall

First Taste of Fall

First taste of fall beer and wine tasting event saturday september 21st 4-7pm live music and food trucks 30 + breweries

Support the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society as you sample local breweries, wineries, and food trucks at our First Taste of Fall event.

Saturday, September 21st

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

VIP Entry at 3:00 pm

General admission ticket purchase provides you with zoo admission, your own souvenir sampling glass, unlimited beer/wine samples, and live entertainment by Brian Duchaney Music and A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.This is a 21+ event, so have your ID ready at the gate! Food will be available for purchase during the event.A portion of the proceeds will benefit the continued growth of the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s educational programs, ensuring that Southcoast families will always have a way to experience nature close to home.

sample pour at buttonwood park zoo first taste of fall beer and wine tasting event

Purchase your tickets today!

$55 per General Admission Ticket | $30 per Designated Driver Ticket.

*Please note, the designated driver ticket does not include samples.* 

Your Ticket Includes:

  • Unlimited Samples from 30+ breweries
  • Tasting Cup

$90 per VIP Ticket | $45 per VIP Designated Driver Ticket

*Please note, the designated driver ticket does not include samples.* 

VIP Perks – Everything General Admission receives plus:

  • Early entry – 1 more hour of fun!
  • $10 Food Voucher to use at a food truck
  • VIP special sampling glass
  • Raffle ticket for on-site vendor items raffle
  • Exclusive access to elephant painting at 3:30pm
  • Entry to win elephant painting
Brewery Line Up

Angle tree brewery first taste of fall    forty second brew co logo        down east the unfiltered craft cider    three of strong logo    More brews coming soon...

Food Trucks

The burrito bowl





Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Toe Jam Puppet Band

Toe Jam Puppet Band


Rockin’ band for KIDS and their grown-ups, enjoy Toe Jam Puppet Band every Monday at the Buttonwood Park Zoo!

Toe Jam will play two 45-minute shows at 10:00 am and 11:30 am. The cost is $10/family after admission.


  • January, February, and March: Inside the classrooms
  • April – September: Outside unless noted otherwise
  • October: Outside only
  • November: Inside the classroom


  • May 29th (Memorial Day)
  • September 4th (Labor Day)
  • October 9th (Indigenous Peoples Day)
  • All of December


Check the Zoo’s or Toe Jam’s Facebook & Instagram pages for any cancellations.

Do you visit us two or three times a year!?

Then you need a BPZOO Membership!