Interview by Julia Aguillon
Article by Jackie Velez

Looking for something fun to do for the whole family this summer? San Antonio Zoo’s Vice President of Marketing, Hope Roth, invites you to several events happening throughout the summer, including, “On a Stick Festival,” and, for the first time ever, “Dragon Forest.”
Come check out the San Antonio Zoo’s, “On a Stick Festival.” The idea was formed after several food events were canceled last year due to the pandemic. In place of the canceled events, the zoo put together the “On a Stick! Festivals You Missed” event last fall. This year, the zoo decided to continue it with “On a Stick Festival.”
“Although [the food festivals] might not be canceled, we would still love to have this food,” said Roth.
The event includes various realms spread throughout the zoo. One of the realms you can check out is the Fiesta realm. This tasty realm is serving up chicken on a stick and corn on the cob.
“You can have all the things that remind you of Fiesta,” said Roth.
The realms throughout the festival include, State Fair, an imitation of the Texas State Fair and Croctoberfest, which is much like your Wurstfest or Germanfest. These realms have some of the best food such as, deep fried Oreos, freshly spun cotton candy, German beer and bratwurst.
“On a Stick Festival” takes place Saturdays and Sundays from now until May 23 and is included in your admissions ticket. Food and beverage coupons will be sold separately for the event.
Plus, for the first time the San Antonio Zoo brings you dragons! The zoo opened up an unused area for the new Dragon Forest exhibit behind the parking garage.
The exhibit includes a Renascence village. How cool! Even better is the food they’ll be serving like, turkey on a stick and Henna tattoos.
The event will be open during the weekend until Memorial Day and everyday afterwards until Labor Day.
The San Antonio Zoo is also offering Local Days where you can get outside and enjoy nature on select days for just $8 per person. This deep discount is the zoo’s way of showing appreciation towards residents of the City of San Antonio. The Locals Day $8 admission is valid on select dates. The discount allows for even more people to learn how the zoo combines conservation, animal care, and education in securing a future for wildlife. Discounted admission tickets can be purchased at the zoo’s front gate with proof of San Antonio Residency (ID or utility bill with San Antonio resident address). The address must say the resident lives in San Antonio. The next Locals Day is scheduled for Tuesday, June 1.
There’s so much to do and so little time, so get your family together for the summer and check out the San Antonio Zoo!
The San Antonio Zoo is located at 3903 N. St. Mary’s Street.
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