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Blizzard or shine: Redsfest continues Saturday!

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Baseball fans rejoice! The Cincinnati Reds are back in town for the weekend.

Regardless of the weather, Over 70 current and former Reds players, coaches and broadcasters will be making their way to The Duke Energy on Friday and Saturday for Redsfest.

Redsfest is a Reds fan's paradise! Over the past few years, it has grown to more than 300,000 square feet of activities, including autograph and photo booths with current and former Reds players, interactive games for fans of all ages, game-used and authentic memorabilia and much more.

The first 12,000 fans each day will receive a free Reds winter scarf and drawstring backpack. With paid two-day Redsfest admission, fans also will receive a voucher good for one free View Level ticket to any April home game, including Opening Night on April 2.

Notable appearances include Joey Votto, Aroldis Chapman, Jay Bruce, Johnny Cueto, Todd Frazier, Billy Hamilton and new manager Bryan Price. Many Reds Hall of Famers and alumni are expected including Tom Browning, Eric Davis, Dave Parker and Ron Oester. The full list of scheduled attendees is available at reds.com/redsfest.

Over 100 player autograph sessions and player photograph sessions are free of charge with a Redsfest general admission ticket.

Returning this year is the "Reds Heads Fun Zone" on the third floor with more than 20,000 square feet of activities for kids including bounce houses, trampolines, photos with Santa Claus, arcade games and more. The Third Floor Fun Zone Stage presented by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will feature Reds players reading to kids, animals from the Cincinnati Zoo and live music. 

Stop by the main stage throughout the weekend for these scheduled events: 

Friday:

  • 5:30 p.m. – Introduction of the Reds players past and present
  • 6:20 p.m. – Unveiling of new the Camouflage and St. Patrick's Day jerseys
  • 6:30 p.m. – Kids Only Press Conference, presented by Popsicle
  • 7:10 p.m. – Hot Stove Report, presented by FOX Sports Ohio
  • 8:00 p.m. – 2013 Team Awards
  • 9:15 p.m. – Coaches Corner Q&A with manager Bryan Price

Saturday:

  • 11:45 a.m. – Hot Stove Report presented by FOX Sports Ohio
  • 12:30 p.m. – Reds Alumni Bull Session presented by Majestic
  • 1:15 p.m. – Kids-only Press Conference, presented by Popsicle
  • 2:20 p.m. – Reds Family Feud, presented by Nike
  • 4:00 p.m. – Reds Name That Tune presented by New Era 
  • 5:00 p.m. – Coaches Corner Q&A with manager Bryan Price

Looking to do a bit of gambling? The eighth annual Reds Community Fund Celebrity Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament presented by Prestige A/V & Creative Services is Saturday at 3 p.m. The winner takes home a guaranteed $11,000 grand prize.

Follow the @reds on Twitter and receive updates all weekend on which players will be in the autograph and photograph booths 30 minutes advance of each session. Fans can use the hashtag #Redsfest when tweeting from Redsfest. 

Tickets are on sale now at reds.com, by phone at (513) 381-REDS, at the Great American Ball Park box office and at select Kroger stores with Ticketmaster retail outlets. Tickets will also be available at Redsfest starting Friday at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 7 a.m.  

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