The 33rd annual Utica Zoo Spooktacular Harvest Festival has returned! The fun happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, and Sunday, Oct. 20. Bring the whole family for a weekend of fall fun and spooky good times! Live music, fall favorite treats, autumn avenue vendor market, food trucks, trick-or-treating, games and activities and, of course, more than 200 animals on the scenic grounds of the Utica Zoo. Also enjoy dance performances, karate demonstrations, Mad Props Photo Booth and the Inflatable super slide from Varano Super Jump!

Parking is available at the Zoo parking lots with overflow parking available at the Parkway Rec Center and Valley View Golf Course Saturday and the Parkway Rec Center and MVCC Payne Hall Lot Sunday. Shuttle buses will be available from all locations.

Admission cost for not-yet-member is $10 for adults and $6 for kids; members are $6 for adults and $3 for kids. Coupons, day passes or other promotion items are not valid for Spooktacular Harvest Festival.

Spooktacular Harvest Festival is sponsored by I LOVE NY, KISSFM, Talk 100.7, BUG Country, Roser Communications Network, WellNow Urgent Care, Indium Corporation, Stewart’s Shops, Empower Federal Credit Union and Lady and Leap Toy Shop.

For more information on this or anything Utica Zoo-related, visit or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @uticazoo.

By martha

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