#Duckfest Beer & Music Festival is coming!
The Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill is proud to announce our second annual DuckFest: Beer & Music Festival on Sunday, October 1st from 1pm to 6pm. DuckFest is a Fundraising event based on the German celebration of Oktoberfest, complete with live music, craft beer from various Calvert County breweries, authentic scratch made German cuisine and a variety of children and adult games and activities. DuckFest is a family friendly event with plenty of fun for young and experienced (you’re not old) alike!!
100% of the proceeds of our second annual DuckFest will benefit the United Way of Calvert County and Bay Community Support Services, Inc. (BAY-CSS). The United Way provides support to 38 agencies in Calvert County and funds programs in areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health so that change is possible for struggling families in our community. Bay-CSS is a full-service agency serving Southern Maryland that provides support to people with disabilities to help them attain their fullest employment productivity and inclusion in their community.
The Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill and our sister operations Ruddy Duck Seafood and Alehouse, Canards Catering and Event Production and Cone Island Ice Cream have a long history of supporting the community. We have long wanted to host a “major” event combining our love of entertaining with our desire to do good for our community. And so we will with the annual DuckFest!
There is no shortage of exciting activities at DuckFest! Join us for live music from 2pm to 6pm culminating with a headlining performance from the Ryan Forrester Band.
Try your hand at one of our many interactive games, like giant beer pong, giant jenga, or corn hole. Channel your inner German during our yodeling contest, yard drinking contest, and best dressed couple award. Don’t worry; we’ve got fun activities for the little ducklings too! Enjoy a face painting station and a duck pond with prizes!
Ticket pricing includes admission and tickets for food or drink.
$20 for Admission Ticket for 21+ with 1 food/drink ticket and souvenir Duckfest beer stein
$15 for ages 12-20 with 1 food/drink ticket
$10 for Designated Drivers with 1 food/drink ticket
Children under 12 are free.
Get your tickets today at www.unitedwaycalvert.org/register
HOW TO DUCKFEST LIKE A PRO
What: Duckfest: Beer & Music Festival
Where: Outside at the Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill
When: Sunday, October 1st 1-6pm Rain or Shine!
Why: Fundraiser: 100% of our proceeds go to the United Way of Calvert County & Bay Community Support Services, Inc.
Can I bring my kids? YES! The Ruddy Duck is a family friendly restaurant and so is Duckfest!
Parking & Driving:
Where do I park?
Parking at the restaurant is limited but additional parking is available at the firehouse and the recreation field past the Ruddy Duck on Dowell. Carpooling is always a good idea!!
Should I Carpool?
Yes, since space is limited it is always encouraged to carpool. We even offer a discounted ticket rate to designated drivers! Only $10 and you get a food and beverage ticket worth $5!
Tickets & Raffle:
Where to can I buy admission passes?
You can buy tickets online at www.unitedwaycalvert.org/register or you can buy tickets at the door.
What are tickets?
All food and drink purchases will be made with tickets. All beer (pints) and all menu items are 1 ticket each. Tickets are $5 each and you can buy extra with your admission, at the entrance, or from volunteers walking around.
You get 1 ticket with your general admission (21+) purchase and a souvenir Duckfest Stein meaning you are really only paying $8 to get in!
Where can I get the Tickets?
You can buy additional tickets at the door and if you run out you can buy more from the volunteers inside the festival wearing blue sashes! Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20!
Cash or Credit?
Either! You can buy admission passes and tickets with any major credit card or cash! ATM’s are also available at the Ruddy Duck & Hilton Garden Inn.
Do you have drinks for kids?
Yes, we have juice boxes, sweet tea, and lemonade available at the non-alcoholic drink station!
What can the kids do?
We have lots of activities for your little duckling! Face painting, kid’s cornhole, balloon artist, duck pond with prizes, and a chuck a duck toss!!
We have Duckfest t-shirts for $15 each or 2 for $20! 100% of t-shirt sales go to United Way of Calvert County and Bay Community Support Services.
Do you live music?
Yes, we have 3 live bands!
Run Catch Rain, Secondhand Pickles & Ryan Forrester Band
What if I have more Questions?
Call us at 410-394-3825 or email us at email@example.com or send us a facebook message!