Zoo to fundraise through booze

July 30, 2013 by  

The 18th annual Wazoo, a fundraiser for the Lowry Park Zoo, is returning to Tampa this weekend. The event has been called one of the ‘10 Great Beer Festivals in the County’ by USA Today.

Guests will have the opportunity to taste a selection of 275 beers and other drinks, and there will also be food samplings from area restaurants, live musical performances, and live animal encounters. Musical performers, such as One Mile Final, Between Bluffs and Impulse, will be entertaining the crowd.

VIP tickets will be available for those who are interested, which will include exclusive beer and food tastings, a take home mini beer tasting mug, and a private lounge.

Wazoo will help to fund many of the programs presented by the zoo, plus help with the upkeep of it. It will also be an opportunity for local craft beer manufacturers and Tampa restaurants to get their product out to the general public.

The fundraising event should attract people from all over the Tampa area, including nearby Plant City. Organizers have likely been investing in banner and poster printing services to help advertise this popular annual event.

Wazoo will take place at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa this Saturday, August 3, from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Admission, which is restricted to aged 21 and over, is $70 in advance, $80 at the door, and $25 for a designated driver. VIP admission is $100 and $50 for designated drivers. More information can be found by calling 813-935-8552.