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DuckFest: Beer & Music Festival

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Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

13200 Dowell Road

Solomons, MD 20629

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The Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill is proud to announce our third annual DuckFest: Beer & Music Festival on Sunday, September 30th from 1pm to 6pm. DuckFest is a unique fundraising event based on the German celebration of Oktoberfest, complete with live music, craft beer from various Calvert County Maryland breweries, authentic scratch-made German cuisine, and a variety of games and activities for children and adults. DuckFest is a family friendly event with plenty of fun for everyone!

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. With the DuckFest, we are able to combine our love of entertaining and serving great food and superb beer with our desire to do good for our community. With the help of our sponsors, in the past two years, this event has raised over $70,000 for United Way Calvert County and other nonprofit organizations.

100% of the proceeds of our third annual DuckFest will benefit United Way of Calvert County and Maryland Resource Group for The National Fragile X Foundation. UWCC provides support to 37 agencies in Calvert County and funds local evidence-based programs in areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Basic Needs so that change is possible for struggling families in our community. Fragile X is the leading cause of inherited mental impairment and the “only” known cause for autism. It affects over 100,000 people with the full mutation and over 1,000,000 in its various mutations. The Maryland Fragile X Resource Group offers support for families struggling with Fragile X, advocacy efforts in Annapolis and Washington DC, and funds research.

Please join us in making a difference in our community by becoming a sponsor. You can also help by providing raffle prizes, buying tickets for friends or business associates, and by simply ‘spreading the word’ about this event! Admission pricing includes entry passes and tickets for food or drink.

Ages 21+: $20 with 1 food/drink ticket and souvenir glass
Ages 12-20: $15 with 1 food/drink ticket
Designated Driver: $10 with 1 food/drink ticket
Children under 12 are free.


What: Duckfest: Beer & Music Festival
Where: Outside at the Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill
When: Sunday, September 30th 1-6pm Rain or Shine!
Why: Fundraiser: 100% of our proceeds go to the United Way of Calvert County & Maryland Resource Group for The National Fragile X Foundation


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!


Where can I buy admission passes?
Pre-sale admission passes will be available online soon! You can also buy them 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! ATMs are also available at the Ruddy Duck & Hilton Garden Inn.


Can I bring my kids?
YES! The Ruddy Duck is a family friendly restaurant and so is Duckfest!

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! Bands to be determined at the moment. Please check back soon for the schedule.

What if I have more questions?
Call us at 410-394-3825, email us at info@ruddyduckbrewery.com, or send us a facebook message!

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