Sep 21, 2013 8:01 PM by David Jay - Q2 News

ZooMontana holds new Octoberfest event

BILLINGS - Families came out for a new event at ZooMontana, Saturday.

The Red Lodge Band performed for the family portion of Zootoberfest.

Mack Productions put on the event and will donate the proceeds to the zoo.

Zootoberfest takes the place of the zoo's Octoberfest celebration.

"Unique kind of event in terms that we wanted more of an authentic feel for the German celebration, the brewfest and what not, " said Kim Welzenbach, owner of Mack Productions, Inc. "We wanted to make it family friendly as well."

"Absolutely love these types of events," said Jeff Ewelt, executive director of ZooMontana. "Not only because it gets people to the zoo but because people have a good time and as we continue to grow ZooMontana and we get back on the the good side of the community and get the respect and credibility back, these events to that for people, they come and have a good time they leave remembering the zoo and can't wait for the next event."

The adult portion of Zootoberfest, with more music and more beverages, starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 11.


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