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A Wild Affair 

Saturday - Sept. 7, 2019

A Wild Affair 2018 -  Photos courtesy Emily Sexson

A Wild Affair Countdown

This event is rain or shine!

“A Wild Affair," Lee Richardson Zoo’s wildest and most prosperous “Fun-Raiser” of the year is Saturday, September 7, 2019. This exceptional evening takes place under the stars of the Zoo’s West Green and features live music by Mike Benish and the Buckner Creek Band, as well as special appearances by zoo animal ambassadors. Enjoy a roaring good time while you and friends sip on a variety of adult beverages while sampling delicious foods from some of the region’s best restaurants and caterers. Bid on hundreds of unique items in the live and silent auctions, all to benefit improvements at Lee Richardson Zoo.


Lee Richardson Zoo will be closed during regular zoo hours September 7 to prepare for the festivities. The southwest gate will reopen at 6 p.m. for the event.  Food served until 8 p.m. Tickets are all-inclusive and just $40 per person or $50 each after Labor Day. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the event. Guests must be 21 to enter. Purchase tickets at Lee Richardson Zoo, Blue Fox Boutique, and Ward’s Garden Center, online at, or on the Friends Facebook "A Wild Affair" event page.







Sponsorship and food/beverage provider opportunities are still available.


For more information about the event or to get involved, contact Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo at

620-276-6243,, or follow Friends on Facebook and Twitter.

A Wild Affair is a fundraising event hosted by the Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo and is held rain or shine. Guests must be 21 to enter; no infants or children will be admitted into the event and Lee Richardson Zoo is smoke-free.

Thanks to these great Sponsors!

Knoll Crop Protection

Dr. Richard and Isela Hall

Reeve Cattle Company

Larry Johnston Auctions

Lonnie & Cindee Sassaman

Bosselman Travel Center

Golden Plains Credit Union

Commerce Bank

Western Motor 

Steckline Communications; Garnand Fine Furniture; Tyson Foods; Patti's Wine and Spirits, LLC; Key Office; Linenberger Jewelry; Superior Sound/Luie Orozco; Kansasland Tire Group;Marc and Jeanne Cottrell; Royal Farms Dairy, LLC; YMCA of Southwest Kansas; Brian Headrick, DDS; Donald and Linda Doll; American State Bank; El Remedio Market; Lewis, Hooper, and Dick, LLC; Tyler  and Kelli Stubenhofer/Edward Jones; and Keller-Leopold Insurance. 

Food  and beverages provided by:

Boot Hill Distillery

Bosselman Travel Center

Cat's Cakes

Flat Mountain Brewhouse

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Garden City Steakhouse 

La Playa Dorada

Pinky's Grilled Cheestro

Plank's BBQ

Rib Crib

The Golf Club at Southwind

Thai Arawan

Webb's Food Crew and BBQ

Check back for event updates!