Beerfest and Hawkeye Night featuring Hawkeye Elvis coming Saturday, July 24!

Posted: 7/12/2021

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In the revered 1989 film "Field of Dreams," farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is asked if the baseball diamond he built in his corn field is Heaven, to which he replied, "No. It's Iowa."

One of the University of Iowa's unofficial fight songs -- heard at any Hawkeye sporting event or rally -- starts with: "In Heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here!"

On Saturday, July 24 at 5:05 p.m., The Birdcage in Sioux Falls will be Heaven for beer drinkers, baseball lovers, and Hawkeye fans because there will be beer -- so much delicious  beer -- from several local Sioux Empire vendors including Ferson, Severance, Lupalin, Obscure, Ben's Brewing, and Beal Distributing. 

The Sioux Falls Canaries' 2nd Annual Beerfest will coincide with our first Hawkeye Night, which will feature the entertainment of Iowa icon "Hawkeye Elvis," and it all pivots around a 6:05 game against the Lincoln Saltdogs. Interstate Sales LLC is the presenting sponsor.

A Beerfest ticket will get you a lower-bowl seat into the game, a Canaries Beerfest mug, and 20 drink sample tickets.

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Meanwhile, Hawkeye Night will be a glorious chance for University of Iowa fans throughout the Sioux Empire and Northwest Iowa to congregate. Elvis impersonator and Iowa fan "Hawkeye Elvis" will perform throughout the game.

Other in-game entertainment will include video clips of Hawkeye sports glory on our new, giant Daktronics video board, and the constant playing of Iowa fight songs, including the one where fans bellow: "In Heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here."

Except, you will already be in Heaven, at Canaries Beerfest. 

Beerfest tickets -- game seat and mug included -- are $50 before the day of the game and can be ordered three ways:

* Online by clicking here 

* By stopping by our ticket office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday

* Calling our office at 605-336-6060.


On the day of the game, Beerfest tickets will be $60 at our ticket window.

Not into beer and just going to watch a baseball game? No problem. You can call or visit our ticket office during business hours or order online right here via any one of these deals.