Spring is here, and that means it’s time for baseball! Another season of Round Rock Express excitement is right around the corner (first game is on Friday, April 15), but in the meantime, you can enjoy tons of baseball fun at the Round Rock Express Fan Fest on Saturday, Mar. 26. Dell Diamond will be open to fans from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. for their annual, free open house event. Batting practice on the field, a hot dog eating contest, beer & food tastings, and all of the kid action in the Express Fun Zone — you can bet there’s something for all ages at this event!
- Easter Egg Hunt (10 a.m.): Fans 12 and younger will be allowed on the field for a fun Easter egg hunt from 10 – 10:30 a.m.
- Batting Practice: Fans are invited down to the field to take a few cuts at home plate. The Express will provide helmets and bats. This will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Beer and Wine Tasting: Brown Distributing will be providing beer tasting in the Beer Garden while Barefoot will be sampling their products on the concourse from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Ben Hur Shriner’s Carnival: The west parking lot will host the Ben Hur Shriner’s Carnival.
- Bullpen Pitching: Think you can throw some heat? Toe the rubber like the pros and toss a few pitches in the Express home bullpen!
- Express Fun Zone: Portions of the Express Fun Zone will be open, including the rock climbing wall, speed pitch, sport court and the bounce house. The area will also feature balloon twisters and a concert by Midnight Butterfly.
- Glove Drive benefitting RBI Austin: Bring a used baseball glove to donate to RBI Austin and receive a 10% discount in the Railyard Team Store. (Can be combined with other offers.)
- Greenhouse Craft Food Tasting: Head to the Intel Club as Greenhouse Craft Food presents a wide sampling of their new food offerings coming to Dell Diamond this season.
- Hot Dog Eating Contest: Open to all fans, the competition will take place at noon. Fans can sign up ahead of time online. There will be both a kids and adult competition.
- Petting Zoo: The area under the first base gate awning will transform into a petting zoo filled with a variety of Spike’s four-legged friends.
- The Mustang Owners Club of Austin Charity Car Show: Come check out some of the coolest rides around in the suite parking lot (adjacent to Hwy 79).
- Scavenger Hunt: Fans will embark on a self-guided tour of various areas of Dell Diamond. Each location will have a clue that will give fans more information on a unique aspect of the stadium and a hint for the next stop on the tour. Any fan who successfully completes the scavenger hunt will receive a Be Our Guest Card, good for two reserved-seat tickets for a regular-season Sunday through Thursday home game.
- Train Rides: Take a ride on the E-Train! Free train rides will be available outside of the United Heritage Center.
- WCCHD Children’s Health Festival: The 2016 Williamson County & Cities Health District Children’s Health Festival will take place in the United Heritage Center. The annual event highlights the importance of physical activity, healthy eating and child safety.
–> Individual Game, Season Tickets & Junior Slugger Packages: Tickets will be available for purchase during Fan Fest at the Dell Diamond ticket office and online at www.RoundRockExpress.com. Young fans will be able to sign up for Junior Sluggers in the Railyard Team Store, where you can also check out the annual sale, as well as enter raffles and spin a prize wheel.
See you at the ballpark!