The arrival of springtime means one thing for sports fans —  it’s time for baseball season! Before we cheer on our local Round Rock Express team at the first home game (April 5), we can enjoy tons of baseball excitement at the annual Round Rock Express Fan Fest on Saturday, March 24. Dell Diamond will be open to fans from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. for their free open house event. With batting practice, a hot dog eating contest, petting zoo, scavenger hunt, a summer camp fair, and all of the kid action in the Express Fun Zone — you can bet there’s something for all ages at this event!

Read below about everything to expect at Fan Fest, and enter to win a Round Rock Express Kids Club Membership!

–> 2018 Express Fan Fest Activities:
All activities will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

  • Caricature Artist: Stop by the seating bowl and get a custom caricature drawing.
  • Express Fun Zone: Portions of the Express Fun Zone will be open, including the rock climbing wall, playscape, speed pitch, sport court and the bounce house.
  • 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 and Pony Rides: The picnic area above right field will transform into a petting zoo filled with a variety of Spike’s four-legged friends, along with pony rides for kids.
  • Photo Op: Spike and the Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos on top of each dugout during specified times.
  • Round the Rock Camp Fair: Stop in the United Heritage Center and check out all of the great youth camp options available to you and your kids right here in Central Texas!
  • Batting Practice (10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.): Fans are invited into the team’s indoor batting cages to take a few swings. The Express will provide helmets and bats. Each fan will receive three (3) pitches. The line will be cutoff at 1:30 p.m.
  • Beer Tasting (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.): Brown Distributing will be providing craft beer tasting in the Beer Garden, located in the left field corner.
  • Bullpen Pitching: Think you can throw some heat? Toe the rubber like the pros and toss a few pitches in the Express home bullpen! Pitchers will be limited to three (3) throws.
  • Ben Hur Shriner’s Carnival: The west parking lot will host the Ben Hur Shiner’s Carnival.

Tickets for future games will be available for purchase during Fan Fest, but you can also get them online at While you’re there you can also stop by the Railyard Team Store and check out their new line of new Nolan Ryan Foundation merchandise, as well as raffles and a prize wheel. Learn more by visiting the Round Rock Express website or Facebook page.

Kids Club Membership & Giveaway: While at Fan Fest, you can sign up for the Kids Club behind home plate. An affordable option for taking the kids to games this season is to get a Kids Club Membership. For just $20, members receive tickets to 16 games, access to special VIP events, a Kids Club t-shirt, badge and lanyard, VIP front-of-the-line access to run the bases every H-E-B Sunday Kids Day, and so much more. You can sign up for your membership online here.

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