Tickets go on sale Monday for Redsfest, which will be Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13. It's only $20 for a two day pass, which is an even bigger bargain considering that a one day pass is $15.
C. Trent has the details:
Current and former Reds players expected to attend Redsfest XI include Gold Glove second baseman Brandon Phillips, first baseman Joey Votto, outfielder Jay Bruce and Reds Hall of Fame outfielder Eric Davis.
The first 10,000 fans attending Redsfest each day will receive a free drawstring backpack and a Reds winter ski cap, courtesy of Kahn’s.
The Redsfest Main Stage will feature popular activities such as kids-only press conferences involving Reds players, a Reds Idol karaoke contest, a Hooters wing eating contest and the Reds Hot Stove Report with general manager Walt Jocketty and manager Dusty Baker. Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo will perform in concert on Friday night.
A celebrity Wiffleball home run contest will be held on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. featuring local media personalities as well as former Reds players, upcoming prospects and local celebrities. The home run contest will kick off the weekend of programming on the 10,000 square foot Gorilla Glue Field of Dreams, that will also include the Chipotle Wiffleball Tournament.
There's also a Texas Hold Em tournament, and if you knock out a Reds player, you get the jersey off their back. I've never been to a Redsfest (been to a RenFest though), and I'm not likely to make it to this one, but damn! It looks like a good time.
No word of a trivia competition, after Slyde provided such a dominating performance. What will he dominate in this time?