Enjoy a 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

#Zootoberfest      #stlzoo      #FallAtTheZoo

Free for all guests!

Oktoberfest with Zoo Flair!

  • 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. 


  • Ambetter from Home State Health
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for Zootoberfest or other Zoo special events, please contact sponsorship@stlzoo.org

Zoo Young Professionals Day at Zootoberfest

Join fellow young professionals for a special day at Zootoberfest!
Mix and mingle in a private tented event area with the ZYPs and enjoy exclusive beer specials!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
More Info