PRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards will host Ducktoberfest on Saturday, September 28th from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Ducktoberfest will feature a large variety of fall seasonal and German beers.
Mallards Chef Tristan Straub will be creating classic German cuisine such as jaeger schnitzel with dill sour cream and sauerbraten with sweet and sour beef gravy. Kids frankfurters (hot dogs) will also be available.
Live entertainment will be provided throughout the event by artists to be named later.
Kids activities include Mallards inflatables, hay rides, a petting zoo, Bingo and a German themed craft tent.
Dachshund races will be taking place throughout the entire event with the finals scheduled for 6:30 pm.
Adults can participate in Keg Tossing, Axe Throwing, and Hammerschlagen. Also available for adults will be the German Home Run Competition with the winner taking home the grand prize of a case of Octoberfest Beer, a Mallards t-shirt, pint glass and 4 Great Dane Duck Blind tickets. This time trial competition will consist of the following:
1) Each entry fee is $5 and each contestant will receive a Free Mallards hat.
2) Contestant will start on home plate sprint to first base while carrying an empty keg.
3) At first base the contestant will play one game of Hammerschlagen by poundng the entire nail into the log.
4) After running to second base, the contestant will be met with a German sausage that they must consume prior to heading to third base.
5) When they reach third base the contestant must drink one 16 ounce beer. After consuming the beer the contestant will spint to home plate.
6) Each contestant will be timed and the best time at the end of the event will be declared the winner.
All attendees are encouraged to dress up in their vintage German attire to celebrate the beginning of fall. The Mallards will have a prize package for the best dressed!
The Madison Mallards are your 2013 Northwoods League Champions!
The Madison Mallards are part of the 16-team Northwoods League. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. In 2013, the Northwoods League is celebrating its 20th season.