It's one of the most popular fundraisers that the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park has and it's happening Saturday, June 8th. It's the 16th annual Zoo Brew & Wine Too craft beer festival that benefits the Binghamton Zoo's conservation efforts.

Many of our local breweries are already involved including my favorite Awestruck Hard Ciders from Sidney. Other breweries and wineries include Galaxy Brewing Company, Rohrbach Brewing Company, Seneca Lake Brewing Company, Water Street Brewing Company and more to join in.  Wineries include Buttonwood Grove Winery, Lucas Vineyards, Victorianbourg Wine Estate and more coming soon.

There will be other activities including cornhole, ambassador animal meet and greets, Ring-tailed Lemur Ring Toss and more. The event is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with Double Shot (how appropriate) performing from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.

Get your dad an early Father's Day present and enjoy your favorite brews from our region while enjoying a night inside the zoo with the animals. America's 5th Zoo is located at 60 Morgan Road in Binghamton.

Go here to see all the do's and dont's for this fun event. Today (5/23) is the last chance to take advantage discounted Zoo Brew and Wine tickets, go here to buy them now. Designated driver tickets are also available and you must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

[via Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park]