Around the Tiers: Feast with the Beasts

By Chelsea Bishop

August 15, 2014 Updated Aug 15, 2014 at 8:34 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park will host Feast with the Beasts on Wednesday, August 20, where visitors can wine and dine with the animals.

Feast with the Beasts kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and will end at 8 p.m., with the last ticking sold at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available online, at the zoo's ticket booth, and at the night of the event. Member tickets are $20 and non-member tickets are $25.

The 23rd annual Feast with the Beasts is the biggest one yet with over 25 local restaurants, wineries and businesses.

Specialty cuisines, desserts and wines will be available for the evening from the following:

-Texas Roadhouse
-Binghamton Hots
-Lupo's Spiedies
-A Little Slice of Heaven,
-Olive Garden
-Aiello's Restaurant
-Portfolio's Café
-Sam's Club
-Baked Euphoria
-Take a Break Restaurant
-Somethin' Sweet Gourmet
-Yaleville Inn
-The Pampered Chef
-Thai Time
-Adriano's Pizza
-Trojan House Deli and Catering
-1st Thai Basil
-Americana Vineyards
-Black Bear Winery
-Sheldrake Point Winery
-Anthony Road Winery
-Lucas Vineyards
-Pleasant Valley Wine Company

In addition to the many food and drink samplings, there will also be a number of other activities such as live music, a special penguin demonstration, animal spotlights and an annual silent auction and basket raffle.

The silent auction is now active by clicking here. Items such as signed memorabilia from national touring musical acts, comedians, sports teams, and many local businesses are featured. Online bidding is available now until August 19 at 10 p.m. and will continue at Feast with the Beasts on August 20. The auction will conclude at the end of the event.

All proceeds from Feast with the Beasts go directly towards supporting the Binghamton Zoo. For more event information, please visit the Ross Park Zoo website or call (607) 724-5461.