Summertime means baseball season… and I’m totally addicted. Blame it on the beer garden and double D dog, but I’m always up for a Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks game. So, while attending my first game of the season last night, I noticed eight “home runs” you won’t want to miss:
1. Batting Helmet Nachos
Haven’t had these bad boys before? That’s because they are new to the field this year! What’s better than nachos? Nachos in a hat, that’s what! It’s a two-for-one, because you get a container for your food and a souvenir to boot. Chips, cheese sauce, barbeque pulled pork, and jalapenos all for $15. #MakeItStop #NowImHungry
2. The Ole Hop n’ Hog Bacon-Wrapped Dog
So its name may be inappropriate (the double D) but its flavor may be the highlight of my summer. #D-licious And this D ain’t no weenie; the Cloverdale dog weighs a quarter pound and is wrapped in bacon. Think it couldn’t get better? Wrong. It is topped with cheese sauce and pulled pork, sitting in a pretzel bun that makes my mouth water just writing about it (and it costs just $8.50… with chips!) Can I get a hell yeah?
3. Forget Domestics: Specialty Beer from Fargo Brewing Co.
Stone’s Throw and Iron Horse are finally on tap this year with a rotating specialty beer. Now you can enjoy a local craft beer as you cheer on the home team. #SorryNotSorryMiller #IveGotTheGoodStuff
4. RedHawks Super Fan Advantages
Have you always wanted to wear the Hawkeye suit and pump up the crowd? Do you feel you’re an above-average fan? The RedHawks are finally recognizing their super fans. Mic-up and put on your human mascot suit (in other words, come as you are) because you’ll be helping to give away free shit between innings. #Baller
5. Throwing Pitches and #Winning Cars
Think you’ve got what it takes? Are you the next Rookie of the Year, Henry Rowengartner? (Did he just say funky buttlovin’?) This summer, you could be. And your skills will get you more than a slap on the back. If you hit the target from the mound (60.5 feet), you’ll be driving off in a brand new car, thanks to Valley Imports and your incredible arm.
Enjoy a brunch in the first base picnic area from 12 to 1:30 PM on Father’s Day. You’ll be good and full for the 1 PM start time. (Don’t forget your game ticket—required for the brunch). The menu includes a variety of goodness, including scrambled eggs, bacon, french toast, donuts and pastries, fruit salad, potato salad, carnita tacos, and more.
- Adults: $14
- Children (12 & under): $7
- Kids (two & under): FREE
You have five chances to catch fireworks on a day other than the fourth of July. The RedHawks will light up your life more than once this summer.
- June 26 – by Country Financial
- July 10 – by Gate City Bank
- July 31
- August 21 – by AutoOwner’s Insurance
- September 4 – also fan appreciation night
Not only are the players fun to watch, but the RedHawks crew is offering some great after-game entertainment to keep the party going.
- June 18 – Concert by Off Duty in the beer garden
- July 9 – Concert by Off Duty in the beer garden
- August 12 – Entertainment by QuickChange
- August 13 – Concert by Off Duty in the beer garden
- August 19 – Entertainment by The Sweet Right Brothers
- September 5 – Appearance of the Dale Erhardt Jr. NASCAR
So the next time you have a free night, grab a cheap ticket to the RedHawks game and enjoy the phenomenal food, great local beer, and free entertainment. But keep your wits about you… those foul balls and broken bats don’t f**k around.
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