The Beast is back. Elmwood Park Zoo’s largest annual fundraiser, Beast of a Feast, is slated to return to Norristown for its 10th consecutive year on June 21st, promising a night full of exotic animal encounters, live music, incredible food tastings from over 30 of Montgomery County’s best restaurants, silent auctions and raffles, live cooking demonstrations, and tastings from the area’s renowned brewers and distillers.
More than just an adults-only night of fun at one of the region’s greatest attractions, Beast of a Feast is the zoo’s single largest night of fundraising: supporting everything from the care of its over-three-hundred-animal collection, to education programs held at the zoo and throughout the region, to exciting new exhibits.
Almost a century old, Elmwood Park Zoo stands as one of the area’s most established educational non-profits, and its booming growth in the past decade has launched it to new heights as both an educational and recreational facility – with impactful new programs like “Touch Tours” for blind and visually impaired learners, and incredible blockbuster exhibits like the recently completed “Trail of the Jaguar” (already nominated as the best jaguar exhibit in the country).
Looking to keep up this accelerated pace of adding new education programs, special-needs adaptations and exhibits, the non-profit’s biggest fundraiser – Beast of a Feast – has also grown in stride.
Expecting more than 2,000 guests at this year’s event, Beast of a Feast has become a hotspot not only for area restaurants to showcase their hallmark dishes, but also for area businesses to showcase their area pride and altruistic sides through sponsorships reaching tens of thousands throughout the region. New sponsors like Montgomery County Community College, and its Culinary Arts Institute, are joining veteran sponsors Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board and Crave Montco to help the zoo make this year’s event a roaring success.
Tickets are on sale now, and going fast – readers can use the discount code MONTCOTODAY at checkout to receive $10 off their tickets —; and sponsorships are still available for businesses looking to highlight their humanitarian sides on the most fun night of fundraising in all of Montgomery County.