Event Sponsorships

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo hosts several events throughout the year reaching an audience of hundreds of local residents.  Support the Zoo & promote your business to your target audience at the same time!  Our most popular events are listed below, but please contact the Development Office at 203-394-6569 if an event you are interested in does not appear.

February 8, 2014 - Wild at Heart Valentine's Event
Add a little wild to your Valentine's Day!  Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo welcomes 150 guests to this fun-filled cocktail party including food, drink, animal encounters, entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction.  Your sponsorship includes tickets to the event, company name on signage, and recognition on our website, eNewsletter & Facebook page.  Please click here for sponsorship details.

June 7, 2014 - Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari
Our most popular event brings in over 1,000 guests who taste more than 60 wines, beers & cordials, as well as samples of food from several area restaurants.  This event also features live entertainment and a large silent auction.  Benefits may include recognition on our website, invitation (distribution 4,000+), eNewsletter & Facebook page.  Click here to view our most recent sponsorship form.

September 29, 2014 - Annual Golf Tournament
Gather three coworkers, friends or family members and join us at the exclusive Connecticut Golf Club in Easton for fun and fundraising!  With a course rating of 73.5 and slope rating of 136 on Bent grass, this course will challenge and exhilirate even a seasoned golfer.  Your sponsporship would include a round of golf, contests (hole in one/closest to the pin/straightest drive), company promotion on our website, eNewsletter & Facebook page and great food!  We also have an amazing silent auction and raffle.  Each golfer receives a goody bag as well as a Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo golf shirt.  Click here to view last year's registration form.

October 2014 - Brew at the Zoo
Our newest event features German-inspired fare, craft beers, live music & a silent auction.  Guests are also invited to take part in the soft opening of our annual Howl-O-Ween event, which transforms familiar Zoo areas into haunted walk-throughs.  Sponsorship includes tickets to the event and recognition on the Zoo's website, eNewsletter & Facebook pages.  Click here for more details.

October 2014 - Scarecrows on Parade
Looking for a 'not-so-scary' sponsorship opportunity?  Support youth, arts and the environment by becoming a Zoo Scarecrow Sponsor.  Your $250 Scarecrow Sponsorship provides the materials necessary for a local school or art program to deisgn and enter a scarecrow into the Zoo's Annual Scarecrow Competition.  The Zoo accepts applications from schools and art programs that would like to showcase their talents OR you can choose a specific school to support.  Scarecrows are displayed on Zoo grounds for a minimum of one week with prominent sponsor signage.  Your benefits include recognition in signage, in our eNewsletter & social media, and two family-four packs of admission tickets to the Zoo.  For details, please contact Emily Bobowick at 203-394-6569 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org.