Feast with the Beasts

Presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union

Feast with the Beasts presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union will offer amazing live entertainment from Indigenous Vibes, the legendary band Smooth Sailor, and food and drink samplings from Knoxville’s top restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries!

Big Al’s Ultra Lounge
New this year, upgrade your Feast with the Beasts experience at Big Al’s Ultra Lounge! This special ticket gives you access to a private event area featuring a unique Knoxville cocktail from Sapphire: Fine Food and Fancy Drinks, as well as special samplings from Knoxville’s top local chefs including Lonesome Dove, Tupelo Honey, The Farmacy, OliBea, The Plaid Apron, and RT Lodge. “Lounge” in comfy chairs and couches in the shade and meet our herpetologist who will introduce you to our oldest resident Al the Aldabra tortoise. General Admission is included in a Big Al’s Ultra Lounge ticket.

Big Al’s Ultra Lounge Details:
– 1 full unique cocktail from Sapphire
– 1 sampling from each of the Big Al’s Ultra Lounge restaurants
– Couches and chairs
– Hear an informative chat from our tortoise expert

Big Al’s Ultra Lounge Menu:

  • Lonesome Dove: Savory tart and an alcoholic beverage.
  • Tupelo Honey: Sweet tea chicken skewers, Philly egg rolls, and rosemary peach lemonade
  • Farmacy: Nashville Hot Chicken with Fries & House Pickles.
  • OliBea: Bales Farm Chicken Manchamanteles Burrito, Rice/black bean/Sweetwater Valley cheddar, Heirloom tomato salsa
  • Plaid Apron: Smoked St. Louis Ribs with Q-Sauce and Corn Salad
  • RT Lodge: Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Fresh Buttermilk Cheese, Braised pork w/ peach and mint
  • Sapphire: Georgie Colada Cocktail

The 25th Annual Feast with the Beasts is for guests ages 21 and older and guests must show a valid photo I.D. to enter the event. All proceeds directly benefit Zoo Knoxville.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the inclement weather policy?
Feast with the Beasts will take place rain or shine!

Is there a cost for parking?
Parking for Feast with the Beasts is free.

I am an annual pass member, is there a discount for my tickets?
Annual Pass and Circle of Friends Members get $10 off of the ticket price.


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