FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Keys are happy to announce that Keysfest will take place on Saturday, April 5 from 11-2 p.m. at Harry Grove Stadium. This fan-centered event is free of charge, and will include giveaways, food samplings and plenty of fun for all ages. Additionally, Keys faithful will have a chance to purchase single-game tickets for the 2014 campaign.
"Keysfest is an exciting way to kick off the season and show fans what they have to look forward to," said Director of Marketing, Bridget McCabe. "The team's 26th season is full of surprises, and we are excited to give everyone a sneak peak at what we have planned."
This year's event will be filled with plenty of activities. The Keys' Giant Eagle Fun Zone will be open for free, while youngsters will have a chance to test out four new inflatables. Among them, are a giant new slide as well as a bounce house. Young fans can also take part in a coloring station, Face Paint by Vicki, a prize wheel and have their own baseball cards made. Plus, mascot Keyote will be on hand for a meet-and-greet.
Tours will be provided throughout the day, to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at Harry Grove Stadium. Families are also encouraged to bring their gloves, as there will be a catch in the outfield.
At the concessions stand, fans will have a chance to sample a diverse selection of food choices. Everyone who walks through the gates will receive a food voucher good for a free Esskay hot dog and soda. In addition to ballpark favorites, there will be an opportunity to test out delicious new offerings as well. Among this year's additions, are grilled and friend chicken wraps along with an Asian chicken lettuce wrap.
Buffalo Wild Wings and Mt. Musser Kettle Corn will be be around to distribute samples, while other food and drink options (including wine and beer) will be available for purchase. Fans can also stock up on Keys merchandise, with a variety of sales scheduled to take place.
Those who have not stopped by the box office will have a chance to purchase individual game tickets for the 2014 season as well as ticket plans. Single-game tickets officially go on sale March 28.
Opening Day 2014 for the Frederick Keys is scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, when the Carolina Mudcats visit Harry Grove Stadium at 7:00 p.m. For ticket information, please call 301-815-9939 or visit frederickkeys.com.
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