Jungle Feast 2024

Join us for our 5th Annual Jungle Feast Fundraiser!

What's a Jungle Feast?

It is a night for an up close and personal encounter with wildlife. Hold an alligator, touch a crocodile, handle a large snake, learn about native or endangered snakes, take a selfie with an eagle or other raptors, pet an African Serval, or talk to a monkey. Before dinner take the edible insect challenge and try some Mexican grasshoppers, Southwestern crickets, insect jerky, flavored mealworms, or even brownies made with cricket flour. Challenge your friends to take a bite. Then, gather for a dinner catered by Gourmet Today, followed by an auction of nature experiences.

The Jungle Feast will also include a silent auction which will be available both online and at the event. Share the silent auction information with a friend since you do not have to be present to win. Winners are notified online.

This event raises funds to expand our Education Complex. Currently, we are in the process of moving our parking area (to make space for new buildings), constructing a new maintenance/work area, and building two stormwater ponds. Now with these updates in progress, we are fundraising for the next steps in our expansion which will be the construction of a new museum area, indoor and outdoor classrooms, a community meeting room, additional offices, and more.

When: Sept. 12 from 6 PM to about 9 PM

Where: Eustis Community Center, 601 Northshore Dr., Eustis

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased at the link above. Tables may be purchased for $1,000 and will seat 8, individual tickets are also available for $125. If you are purchasing individual tickets, we reserve the right to make seating arrangements as needed but will try to seat you with any indicated friends.

NOTE: Transaction/processing fees are charged back to the purchaser. To avoid these fees you may mail a check to the Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 East CR 44, Eustis, FL 32736 or stop by our office to pay. Be sure to include your name, email, and mailing address with your check. If you are purchasing a table of 8, you need to include the full name of everyone at your table for their ease of checking in. Your ticketing/reservation is not final until payment is received.

Where can you get more information?

Call 352-357-7536 or email TLNC.info@gmail.com to connect directly with the Trout Lake Nature Center.

How should you dress?

We suggest using a jungle or floral print theme in your clothing decisions. Or, you can just go business casual.

Interested in sponsoring the event?

Contact Robin Richter at robin.funventure@gmail.com or call 813-500-2819 for more information.

Event Sponsors