Turtle Back on Tap
BEER - WINE - FOOTBALL - LAWN GAMES
Hosted by New Jersey’s #1 Zoo, supporters are able to enjoy a live dozens of seasonal brews from around the corner and around the world, all set to the backdrop of the beautiful Essex County Turtle Back Zoo (560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052). Wine and spirit tastings available as well as food vendors. Turtle Back on Tap is a benefit for the Essex County Parks Foundation.
Saturday, October 16th from 6pm to 9pm
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
560 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ 07052
Funds raised at Turtle Back on Tap support the Essex County Parks Foundation, a 501c3 organization that supports local activities and programs in the County Parks throughout Essex County.
TICKETING - LIMITED QUANTITY
$60 general admission
$15 designated driver
MORE ABOUT THE EVENT
Support your local parks while taking part in an evening out in the Zoo sampling dozens of seasonal brews from around the corner and around the world. Food is not included in admission, but is available for purchase.
Only guests ages 21 and over will be permitted. All guests must have a valid ID and possess a ticket.
Please note that although this event takes place at the Zoo, many areas will be closed and animals in for the night. We are excited to still welcome you into our Reptile House and hope you take time to enjoy a evening train or carousel ride.
Turtle Back on Tap will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, patrons and vendors will be able to access indoor/ covered space. All sales are final. No refunds.
Please note there is no return admission to the event. Once you leave, you are not permitted back on grounds as per our state regulations.
Restrictions: All guests are required to drink responsibly. Guests needing assistance will be helped to find a safe ride home.
What if it rains? In the event of severe and dangerous weather, an alternate location may be chosen.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes, all guests must possess a valid current State or National ID with a birthdate prior to October 16th, 2000.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? We suggest you carpool, take an Uber or Taxi. There is parking on site, but you’re going to be drinking. Why risk it? Parking is free.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Good attitude, Personal Camera, Smiles
Extra cash, Purse, Backpack
Friends, Family, Mobile phone
Leave at home:
Weapons: including, but not limited to firearms, knives, grenades, nunchucks, bo staffs
Chairs & Blankets, Professional Cameras
Pets, Children under 21 years
Grumpiness (no spoil sports)
Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Tickets are transferable to other 21+ adults. But be sure that only one person uses the ticket.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You’ll need either a paper copy or digital mobile copy to be scanned. Remember the confirmation email is not a ticket. Download and print or view the pdf.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay? Totally okay.
What is the Essex County Parks Foundation? The Essex County Parks Foundation was incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate the public on the historic Essex County Park System; develop a series of fundraising activities and programs to help support the Essex County Park System; research, record and publish the historical events and achievements of the park system to include preservation of important documents and artifacts; and to help restore the important historic facilities and park locations for present and future use.
Will I get to see animals? We would like to note that although this event takes place at the Zoo, many areas will be closed and animals in for the night. We are excited to still welcome you into our Reptile House and hope you take time to enjoy a evening train or carousel ride. Many other animals stay out and may be viewable such as our bison, prairie dogs, and penguins! We suggest you check them out before the sun sets.