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Saturdays & Sundays Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 & 8

Enjoy a Zoo-themed, family-friendly Oktoberfest! Take advantage of the cooler weather and visit the Zoo’s animals, exhibits and attractions.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Live Music

Enjoy live music from a variety of bands from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

September 30: Big Joe and the Bavarians

October 1:
Almost Famous

October 7:
Retro Boogie

October 8
: So Grand Polka Band

Kid-Friendly Activities

Stop by four education stations for fun kid activities and craft stations for all!
• Hide and seek
• Are you smarter than a rhinoceros hornbill?
• Leave the leaves
• Obstacle course

Fall at the Zoo

Did you know? Zoo animals like this weather almost as much as you do! It's the perfect season the animals, exhibits and attractions. As the days get cooler, the animals are less likely to be seeking shade and retreating indoors. That means you're more likely to see the animals out and about as they take in the milder temps right along with you.


River Camp - Assorted smoked German sausages

Carousel Cafe - Cheddar, pepper jack, beer brat ropes (available ala carte, or plated with beer braised cabbage and German potato salad)

Safari Grill - Giant Bavarian pretzels, apple strudel dumplings, beer brats

Easy Refreshments - Giant turkey leg

Ice Cream Oasis - Apple cider float, root beer float, caramel apple-topped funnel cake

Cafe Kudu - German-inspired lunch special; check back for menu selection


Purchase an exclusive Zootoberfest beer stein for discounts on refills (while supplies last).

Beer Trailer Locations

Beverages available while supplies last (21 and up only). Alcohol sales start at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (U.C.B.C.) Oachkatzlschwoaf – Seasonal Lager –St. Louis, MO.

Brewed for the annual Oktoberfest celebration, malty yet well-balanced like the bier traditionally served at Oktoberfest in Munich. A true “Festbier”. Pronounced “o-cat-zel-schwof”) translated is “tail of a squirrel”.

U.C.B.C Dorfbier – Dark Lager - St. Louis

A deep reddish brown lager with a rich malty flavor. The sweetness of the malt is balanced by the use of another Bavarian friend….the Hellertau hop.

U.C.B.C. Bushelhead – Cider – St. Louis

Clear golden pour with a white head. Sweet apple juice, and green apple skin. Light tartness on the finish.

U.C.B.C Zwickel – German style Lager – St. Louis

An unfiltered, unpasteurized lager. Smooth-drinking, vitamin-rich (from the yeast), naturally cloudy beer.

U.C.B.C Schnickelfritz – Barvarian Weiss – St. Louis

The unmistakable characteristics of this Bavarian Weissbier are achieved with a yeast that is decidedly fruity and phenolic. You may note clove, nutmeg or even vanilla and/or banana-like aromas and flavors.

U.C.B.C Red Panda – Light Lager – St. Louis

A salute to our great Saint Louis Zoo, this straw-colored American Light Lager is a clean, crisp, easy-drinking light beer. So refreshing!

Spaten Oktoberfestbier - Märzen – Germany

Thanks to an abundance of toasted malt and a lower hop bitterness, this dark reddish brown lager is loaded with sweet, caramel toffee flavors and aromas. All the taste and celebration of Oktoberfest packed into one bottle.

Hoegaarden – Belgian Wheat Ale – Belgium

Hazy gold appearance with a large, thick white head and good lacing. Yeasty, spicy aroma with tart citrus. Dry spicy flavor with the orange peel more evident in the aftertaste. Medium-to-light bodied, well-carbonated.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse- Wheat Ale – Germany

Noted for its agreeable level of carbonation, its natural cloudiness, and its refreshing spicy and fruity flavor. Pours a cloudy, straw-yellow color with a small, off-white head of foam. Aromas and tastes include banana, clove, cracked wheat and yeast.

Spaten Premium Lager –Lager – Germany

Clear with light yellow color and a hoppy aroma that is typical of European lagers. The taste is slightly bitter and carries over in its aftertaste.

2nd Shift Brewing Oktoberfest – Marzen – St. Louis

This Märzenbier is a medium-bodied lager, with a light toast malt bill that has floral & toffee notes, and a slightly spicy but clean finish.

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier – Marzen - Germany

One of the two original brewers of the Munich festival! From the bottle, it pours a solid golden color with a modest head, slowly reducing to a thin layer. Bready malt in the nose. The mouth gets the same, with a light bitterness at the end. Prost!

Hofbräu Delicator – Dopplebock – Germany

Dark brown in color, rich-bodied with a malty flavor of chocolate and dried berries. A well-hidden hop bitterness creates a creamy, smooth finish.

New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin – Flavored Ale – Ft. Collins, CO.

Pours a clear, deep gold with a nice fluffy white foam that lasts. The aroma is of sweetish malts and pumpkin pie spices. Then the slight bite of the habanero hits. It makes for a nice warming sensation. It is light-bodied and very easy to drink. Overall a nice autumn offering.

Paulaner Hefe Weizen – Wheat Ale – Germany

A classic German wheat ale, with aromas of wheat, light pear, banana and a touch of lemon. The flavor is dry wheat malt, lemon, banana and clove, fading a bit into a grainy wheat finish with a little residual citrus. Medium-bodied with a light to moderate creaminess and sharp carbonation. A benchmark wheat ale.

Paulaner Oktoberfest - Marzen - Germany

A Munich original, this amber treat was developed to celebrate the original Oktoberfest over 200 years ago. A full-bodied beer with its rich malt flavor, dark toffee note and underlying fruitiness has a masterful hop balance.

Warsteiner Pilsner – Lager - Germany

A refreshing, pale golden pilsner with a clean taste, perfectly balanced with hints of barley malt, subtle bottom fermenting yeast tones and mild hoppy bitterness

Ayinger Oktober Fest – Märzen - Germany

A beer with total German character. Open for big gulps of flavor and texture. Rich and expressive for the fall festival, made for celebration, song, and food.

Weihenstephaner Festbier – Seasonal Lager - Germany

A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating…straight from the world’s oldest brewery. Prost!

Stiegl Grapefruit Radler - Grapefruit Beer - Germany

Real grapefruit juice gives this deliciously refreshing Radler (mixed beer drink) its amber natural cloudiness and pleasant tangy taste. The refreshingly fruity taste makes Stiegl-Radler Grapefruit a wonderful thirst quencher.

Yuengling Oktoberfest – Marzen – Pottsville, PA.

This medium-bodied beer is the perfect blend of roasted malts with just the right amount of hops that serves up a slightly sweet, toasted character.

Civil Life Brewing Company – Oktoberfest - St. Louis

A fine example of a great traditional-style Bavarian brew. Pilsner and Vienna malts, with some caramel aroma and roasty depth. The final product is a beautiful copper color with a deep toasted malt character and a clean dry finish.

Bell’s Octoberfest – Marzen – Kalamazoo, MI.

Crafted as a flavorful session beer and perfect for autumn, Octoberfest spends a full six weeks fermenting. With herbal hop aromas, this balanced amber lager focuses on lightly toasted malt that lends body without too much sweetness.

Boulevard Bob’s 47 - Marzen – Kansas City, MO.

A traditional fall seasonal beer, Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest is a medium-bodied, dark amber brew with a malty flavor and well-balanced hop character. Classic Munich-style lager.

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale – Flavored Ale - St. Louis, MO.

Blending the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Incredible.

Schlafly Oktoberfest – Marzen - St. Louis, MO.

A traditional Bavarian Märzen with a toasty malt aroma and slight caramel taste. This rich, amber lager is balanced by the use of German noble hops, while the lager yeast ferments cold and slow, creating a smooth, crisp beer. A local favorite.

Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider- Cincinnati, OH

Crisp and refreshing hard cider mixing the sweetness of apples with the subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste.

Samuel Adams – Octoberfest – Marzen - Boston, MA

A traditional Fall classic, malty, slight sweet, caramel taste, no hop bitterness, and very smooth finish. It is a crime that this beer is only available 2-3 months out of the year!

Fitz’ Rootbeer – Old fashioned soda – St. Louis

Delicious and timeless, enjoy!

Mother’s – Oktoberfest – United States

Very light amber color. Faint nose of caramel and toffee. Taste is light and subdued with caramel malts. Brown toast. Good carbonation and easy to drink.

Sam Adams Just the Haze IPA – Non Alcoholic – St. Louis

A distinctly and delightfully bitter hop profile, refreshingly punctuated with pineapple and peach notes. A full-flavored, alcohol-free experience. Available in 16oz cans.

Michelob Ultra – Light Lager – St. Louis

Ultra is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported and a combination of barley malts and rice. Its superior drinkability and refreshing flavor makes it one of America’s favorite light beer.

U.C.B.C Red Panda – Light Lager - St. Louis

A salute to our great Saint Louis Zoo, this straw-colored American Light Lager is a clean, crisp, easy-drinking light beer. So refreshing!

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