Louisville Zoo Costume Contest for “World’s Largest Halloween Party!”

CONTACT: Kyle Shepherd
Direct: 502-238-5331  |  Media Only: 502-744-5639

The Louisville Zoo is hosting a costume contest for the final nights of its “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer – Oct. 23-26 and Oct. 30. Winners will receive a behind-the-scenes tour with the newest addition – the baby hippo!

Guests to the Party during the final event dates will be invited to submit their photos on the Zoo’s Instagram page @louisvillezooofficial with the tag of #louisvillezoohalloweencostume.  There will be one winner in each of three categories: Most Creative, Most Zoo-like and Best Family Theme (all family members in costume). Photos must be taken with the Zoo’s Big Blue-eyed Darner (dragonfly) near the plaza and received on the Zoo’s Instagram account and tagged accordingly from Oct. 23-Oct. 31 to be considered in the contest.

The Louisville Zoo closes early for daytime visitors on evenings when the Halloween Party occurs:  October 23-26 & 30. Gates close at 3 p.m. (stay until 4 p.m.). Halloween Party starts at 5 p.m.

The “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer will NOT take place Oct. 31.

The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer is also made possible by the sponsorship of PNC Grow Up Great, Ford Motor Company and Subway. Additional sponsors include UPS, Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT), Advanced ENT & Allergy, Nimlock/Sign Crafters and Louisville Metro Council President Jim King and District 10 residents. Contributing sponsors are: Caufield’s Novelty, Inc. and Jason Philpot Hay Co.  Booville sponsors are: Chili’s Grill and Bar, Delta Dental of Kentucky, Gattiland, Louisville Ballet, Lead Safe Louisville and Metro PCS

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The Louisville Zoo, a non-profit organization and state zoo of Kentucky, is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

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