Celebrate Autumn at Southwick’s Zoo with our Harvest Fest! This fall festival will feature activities and entertainment such as live music performed by Shanna Jackman, face painting provided by the Happy Face Painter, craft and farmers market vendors, horse drawn wagon rides, and even a beer garden where visitors can purchase beer, cider, and wine from local vendors.
This event takes place during our annual Zoo Boo Days, so children ages 3-12 in costume receive free general admission! Click here to learn more and view full Zoo Boo offer details.
*Harvest Fest is included with zoo admission, with exception of Beer Garden which requires separate ticket. See Beer Garden section below for more information.
Harvest Fest Schedule
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- All Day: Touch a Truck – Field Parking Lot
- All Day: Face Painting provided by the Happy Face Painter – Near Parakeet Landing
- All Day: Craft & Farmers Market Vendors – Various locations in the park
- 10:00am-3:00pm: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Field Parking Lot
- 3:00pm-5:00pm: WKLB Street Team– Field Parking Lot
- 11:00am-1:00pm: Shanna Jackman – Zip Line Deck
- 2:00pm-4:00pm: Justin and Ray– Zip Line Deck
Zoo Boo Days Enrichment & Presentations
- 11:30 AM Creepy Crawly Show – Earth Discovery Center Stage
- 1:00 PM Meet and Greet with Parrots – Bird Show Arena
- 1:30 PM Keeper Talk with Russell the Pied Crow – Bird Show Arena
- 1:30 PM Remarkable Reptiles Show – Earth Discovery Center Stage
- 2:00 PM Schmidt’s Guenon Enrichment: Halloween Paper Bags and Boxes
- 2:30 PM Cheetah Enrichment: Meat Stuffed Pumpkins
- 3:00 PM Keeper Talk and Training Session with Red Legged Seriema – Seriema Habitat
- 3:15 PM Hyena Enrichment: Hyena Habitat
- 11:00 AM Flamingo Cirque-tacular Performance – Near outside Main Admissions
- 11:30 AM Giraffe Cirque-tacular Performance – Near Zebra Café
- 11:30 AM Lemur Cirque-tacular Performance – Near Main Admissions (inside)
- 12:30 PM Flamingo Cirque-tacular Performance– Galliford’s Lower Patio
- 12:30 PM Lemur Cirque-tacular Performance – Galliford’s Lower Patio
- 1:00 PM Giraffe Cirque-tacular Performance – Galliford’s Lower Patio
- 2:00 PM Giraffe Cirque-tacular Performance – Near Main Admissions and Galliford’s Entry (Outside)
- 2:30 PM Flamingo Cirque-tacular Performance – Near Rainforest Adventure Maze
- 2:30 PM Lemur Cirque-tacular Performance – Near Rainforest Adventure Maze
Tickets are available for 2 time slots: 12:00pm-2:00pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm
Sample craft beer from local breweries! The Harvest Fest Beer Garden will be located in the large white event pavilion located next to the zoo. Please note that the Beer Garden is not included with admission and requires a separate ticket. Tickets are very limited, so we do not recommend waiting too long to purchase!
Beer Garden: $25/Person
Beer Garden + General Admission: $45/Person
Beer Garden Ticket Includes: Entry into Beer Garden area with 6 free samples (each pour up to 6oz), a 10oz souvenir mug to bring home, & light snacks
Beer Garden is 21+ to drink, and IDs will be checked.
*Tickets are non-refundable, and this event will take place rain or shine. Zoo admission is not required to attend the beer garden, however zoo admission is required to participate in other Harvest Fest activities within the zoo.
Note: Beer Garden area is family friendly, however only those with a Beer Garden ticket and wristband will receive samples. Additional beverages and food will be available to purchase near the Beer Garden tent. A cash bar serving beer and wine will also be available in the beer garden area.
Craft & Farmers Market Vendors
Three Little Wrens Northbridge, MA
Travis Family Farm Scituate, RI
Quissett Hill Farm Mendon, MA
Freak of Nature CT Danielson, CT
LGRLeatherworks Providence, RI
Mooseman’s Kettle Corn Newport,RI
Strung Together by Kellie Lowell, MA
The Fudge Lady Uxbridge, MA
JJ Creations Pawtucket, RI
Teaberry Gardens Foster, RI
Dogwood Crafts Woonsocket, RI
BMonte Designs Richmond, RI
Hooked with Yarn Shop Rumford, RI
Silver City Quilt Guild Dighton, MA
Mama Mac Creations Uxbridge, MA
Love and Hope Designs Norwood, MA
Department of Children & Families
Event dates and details are subject to change without notice, so please check back frequently.