As we do so often in Cincinnati, when things are looking bad for one of our sports teams (cough Bengals cough), it's time to turn our attention to a different one.
While baseball season may be over, RedsFest, “the official winter warm-up of the Cincinnati Reds,” returns this weekend to celebrate the upcoming 150th anniversary of baseball’s first professional team — aka the 1869 Red Stockings aka the Reds.
Current major leaguers, past alumni, future stars and more, like Billy Hamilton and Joey Votto, will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center for appearances, autograph signings and some will even be taking photos with Reds fans. In addition to players, RedsFest features vendor booths with merchandise and memorabilia, interactive fan activities like carnival games and batting cages, kids programming, Bingo and poker tournaments, a celebrity home run derby at an indoor baseball field and more.
The event benefits the Reds Community Fund.
3-10:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday. $17 adult single day; $7 child single day; $25 adult two-day pass; $12 child two-day pass. Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown.