Release Date: September 16,2019

Canal Park Festival of Beers to feature Ohio-based breweries

Event is on Sept. 21 (4-7 p.m.); includes almost 40 breweries, 150+ beers with 24 Ohio Breweries, live music, food, games & more

The annual Festival of Beers at Canal Park is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4-7 p.m. The overall brewery list has almost 40 different breweries and will feature more than 150 beers, which includes an Ohio-based section with 24 different breweries and 100+ beers. The RubberDucks have a year-round connection to local breweries, partnering in 2019 with Canton Brewing Company (Canton), Ignite Brewing Company (Barberton), Lock 15 Brewing Company (Akron), and Mucky Duck Brewery (Akron).
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 beer-sampling event at 3:30 p.m. Additional breweries and beers are subject to be added until the date of the event.

Along with admission to the 2019 Festival of Beers at Canal Park, tickets include a commemorative sampling glass and 25 sample tickets. In addition, patrons will enjoy music and food options will be available throughout the stadium’s concession stands. There will also be pretzel necklaces available for the beer fest experts for a small donation to Akron Children’s Hospital.

A designated driver ticket is available for $20, which will include a hot dog (or vegetarian option), 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

97.5 WONE is the official media partner of the 2019 Ballpark Festival of Beers and will provide information and updates.