Roar & Pour 2023
Raise a glass to conservation and join us for our 6th annual Roar & Pour Wine Fest, returning April 29, 2023!
The event features fantastic wine, food, and entertainment in an exciting setting. This year we are thrilled to bring back our art auction, featuring collaborative art between local artists and our resident, Topeka Zoo animals. With the opening of our new exhibit, Giraffe & Friends, Roar & Pour Wine Fest is sure to be bigger and better than ever. All proceeds benefit the Topeka Zoo, including educational programming, exhibit enhancements, and operational support.
VIP: NEW this year! VIP Parking and a VIP Fast Pass. This pass allows every VIP ticket holder the opportunity to “skip-the-lines” at each food and winery location. Upon arrival, we invite each guest to explore our new Giraffe and Friends exhibit, while enjoying a delicious cider, provided by Z&M Twisted Vineyard and Winery. Our VIP guests will make their way to the Venue located in the Kay McFarland Japanese Garden where each guest will enjoy dinner and a flight of 4 wines. (Food and Winery for VIP dinner TBD)
Art Auction: The art up for auction is a unique collaboration between 8 local artists and 8 Topeka Zoo animals. Each piece of art includes contributions from both artist and animal. The painting process for the animal is an enriching and sensory-stimulating activity. Doug Frye has teamed up with Cassie the mountain Lion. Lisa LaRue Baker has paired with Rudy the orangutan. Sara Myer chose Albert the otter. Andrea Nix is painting with Tembo the Elephant. Devin Wineinger will team up with the Tigers. Nancy Jones chose Vision the hippo, and Allison Smith is working with the Lorikeets.
Silent Auction – Bid on some amazing baskets from vendors around the community.
Stay tuned for more information regarding entertainment and tickets (keep an eye out for those early bird specials)!