On A Stick – San Antonio Zoo

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April 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am - May 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm CDT

Employee with mask holds up food on skewers at San Antonio Zoo On a Stick festival

Smoked turkey legs, savory sausage, and marinated chicken – these fair favorites simply taste better on a stick. Next-level foodies, it’s time to stuff your mouth with tasty, skewered food at the San Antonio Zoo On a Stick festival!

For four weeks, your beloved zoo becomes a culinary hub where all the best finger-licking stick snacks, refreshing drinks, and entertaining activities from across Texas are served.

Guests will be spoiled for choices with the event’s four menus, including Zoo Fiesta, Mardi Craw, CroctoberFest, and State Fair. Yum! So, whether you’ve got a hankering for corn on a cob or a beignet, you’ll never be hungry here.

Follow along to dig into gastronomic treats at the San Antonio Zoo On a Stick festival.

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San Antonio Zoo On a Stick Tickets

The event is included with your San Antonio Zoo tickets and is free for members.

SAVE up to $6.99 per person when you purchase your general admission from Tripster.

San Antonio On a Stick Festival Menu

Mardi Craw

King Cake
Themed Funnel Cake


Abita (Louisiana Craft Beer)


Sausage and Kraut
Cheddar Jalapeño Sausage on a Stick
Bavarian Nuts
Bavarian Pretzels

Zoo Fiesta

Bongo Kabobs
Corn on a Cob (Self-serving toppings available)
Chicken on a Stick


Imported Beer
Domestic Beer

State Fair

Turkey Legs
Cotton Candy
Corn Dogs
Cheese & Jalapeño Nachos


4 Selected Craft Draft Beer
6 Packed Texas Craft Beer
Signature Frozen Margarita
Classic Margarita on the Rocks

Don’t forget to download the On a Stick Weekend Map to easily navigate the zoo.

San Antonio Zoo On a Stick Date and Time

The tasty fair runs from April 16 through May 8, 2023, from 9 AM to 7 PM. However, the schedule and other details are still subject to change. Stay updated with the latest news about the event by visiting the San Antonio Zoo website.

San Antonio Zoo Vacation Packages

With a 56-acre facility and 750 species, San Antonio Zoo is the best destination to please the animal lover in you! Witness and admire the greatness of wildlife and nature from up close when at the Lone Star State.

Before connecting with your favorite animals, make sure to book this vacation package from Tripster to save time and hard-earned moolah.

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Other Attractions in Texas

Historic areas, outdoor wonders, and scenic views. Alamo City is more than worthy of a trip! Stroll through San Antonio without breaking your vacation budget with these discount attractions.

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River Walk Cruise & Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour – SAVE up to $5
San Antonio Aquarium - SAVE up to $2
Natural Bridge Caverns – SAVE up to $2

Experience On a Stick at San Antonio Zoo

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Where are the food and animal lovers at? For four weekends, some of your favorite Texas festivals unite for a beyond-entertaining and flavorful fair that’s bursting with activities and skewered bites at San Antonio Zoo.

The annual On a Stick event returns with four menus, showcasing big celebrations throughout the Lone Star State. Score your tickets now!


April 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am CDT
May 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm CDT
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San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St Mary's St
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
(210) 734-7184
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Next-level foodies, it’s time to stuff your mouth with tasty, skewered food at the San Antonio Zoo On a Stick festival!