(AKRON, OHIO) August 16, 2017 - The Akron RubberDucks announced today the brewery and beer lineup for the 2017 Festival of Beers at Canal Park, scheduled for Saturday, August 19 from 4-7 p.m. The list includes more than 40 different breweries, more than 125 beers, including an Ohio-based section with more than 40 different beers.
Several of the Ohio-based beers are from Northeast Ohio, including Akron's own Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Mucky Duck Brewery, and Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. Other Northeast Ohio breweries include Crafted Artisan Meadery (Mogadore), Fat Heads Brewery (North Olmstead), Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland), Lager Heads Brewing Company (Medina), The Market Garden Brewery (Cleveland), and Royal Docks Brewing Company (Canton).
Along with admission to the 2017 Festival of Beers at Canal Park, tickets include a commemorative sampling glass and 25 sample tickets. In addition, patrons will enjoy live music and food options will be available throughout the stadium's concession stands. There will also be pretzel necklaces available for the beerfest experts for a small donation to Akron Children's Hospital.
New this year will be the addition of a "Wiffle Ball Challenge" in right field, where fans will get a chance to hit a home run over the wall to win exciting prizes such as RubberDucks tickets and bobblehead giveaways. Also new will be the life-sized beer pong game along the first-base concourse, along with traditional Canal Park fun such as cornhole boards and the speed-pitch machine.
Tickets for the three-hour event are $30 in advance, and $35 at the gates the day of the event. There's also a VIP package for $50 available, which includes first-access to the beers at 3:30 p.m. and all-you-can-eat food option.
A designated driver ticket is available for $20, which will include a hot dog, chips, unlimited fountain drinks, and a goody bag. The designated driver ticket is not available through online purchasing, only at the box office or by phone.
There are three ways for fans to purchase tickets: in-person at the Canal Park box office during normal business hours (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday), by calling the Akron RubberDucks box office at 330-253-5153, or online at www.akronrubberducks.com.
97.5 WONE is the official media partner of the 2017 Festival of Beers and they will provide information and updates as Saturday approaches.
2017 Ballpark Festival of Beers
What: More than 125 beers from all over America, including an exclusive Ohio 40+beer section
When: Saturday, August 19 from 4-7 p.m.
Where: Canal Park, 300 S. Main St., Akron, Ohio, 44308
Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 at the gate. VIP Package for $50. Available on www.akronrubberducks.com, at the Canal Park Box Office or by calling 330-253-5153. Designated Driver tickets ($20) are not available online.
Tickets Include: Admission to the Ballpark Festival of Beers, Commemorative Sampling Glass, 25 sample tickets
Food Options will be Available
Live Band: Tabloid Twangers