Prairie Nights

Thursday, May 16th 2019

 A "foodie" event. Guests will enjoy different cuisines created by local chefs throughout the zoo with drink pairings and live music.

This year we are taking you back to "Prairie Life." All the cuisine will take you back to the prairie.


  • $45 Single Ticket (non-zoo member)
  • $40 Single Ticket (zoo member)
  • $160 Group of 4 (non-zoo member)
  • $140 Group of 4 (zoo member)

Purchase Tickets!

Questions? Call or email Zoe at the Zoo: 620-694-2652 or

Prairie Night round logo 2019
BBQ pork Slider

The Menu:

Prairie Bierocks- ground beef and onion wrapped inside a flaky roll.

BBQ Pork Sliders- savory pulled pork served on toasted buns.

Sandhills Brewing Beer- Brewers choice

Mint Julep- Bourbon, sugar and fresh mint on ice

Bacon Cheeseburger Puffs- A mini puff filled with cheese, bacon, and beef.

Manhattan- Whiskey with sweet vermouth and bitters.

Spinach & Artichoke Dip Bread Bowls- Baked spinach and artichoke dip in a a bread crust.

Prairie Vodka Lemonade- Sweet country lemonade with a splash of Prairie vodka. 

Country Fry Pies- delicious fried pastry dough with raspberry fruit filling.

Old Time Coffee- Pour over coffee with a shot of Kerrygold.

Mini Fettiglich- melt in mouth fried doughnuts.

Toddy Cold Brew- Smooth balanced iced coffee.

The Local Chefs:


Linda: Comfort & Joy: Linda has been in Kansas for 12 years coming here from Maryland where she was taught to cook, bake and do home canning by her grandmother. She ate a lot of southern comfort food. Linda's first career was working in restaurants for 12 years in Maryland and New York. Her second career was working as an LPN and Addiction Counselor in Inpatient Treatment Centers in Maryland and here in Kansas for a total of 31 years. A year and a half ago she decided to follow her passion for food and started Comfort & Joy Food Truck. She serves lunch around Hutchinson and in Haven and is available for special events


Marj: Farmstead Pastries: a small home bakery in rural Reno County that serves delicious donuts, fry pies, and cinnamon rolls every other Friday. Marj started this venture as an effort to help cover the tutoring costs for her daughter with dyslexia. While she might have started The Farmstead Pastries to help her daughter, she has real baking talent. Some say that her pastries are the best things they've ever tasted!

kim Sunflower supper club

Kim: Sunflower Supper Club: Kim is a self taught cook who learned to love cooking through a lot of trial and error. She has always enjoyed reading cookbooks and creating recipes. Her meal delivery service started about 10 years ago and has evolved into offering private and corporate catering as well. She thoroughly enjoys helping bring wholesome food to her clients.

The Band:

David Keller & band will be bringing us the good ol' sounds of blue grass.