(Cincinnati) -- A lot of work goes into the two day festival celebrating all things Red. But for Reds shortstop Zack Cozart, it's all worth it. He says since they don't get to interact with fans as they might like to during the baseball season, they have that chance to talk and sign autographs during RedsFest.
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This year, RedsFest opens earlier than usual: 3pm on Friday, and runs until 10:30, that night. On Saturday, the doors are open from 11am to 6:30pm.
The event covers 250,000 square feet inside the Duke Energy Convention Center, and has activities on three floors, including the new Reds Heads Fun Zone for kids on the third floor. Chris Heisey was going to be an elementary teacher had his baseball career not taking off. He'll be reading to children in the Fun Zone.
One the main floor, there will be a @Reds Connect Zone for social media events like Tweet-Ups for Reds fans on Twitter, and fans can meet bloggers.
Tickets for RedsFest are on sale at www.Reds.com, at the Great American Ball Park box office, and at Kroger stores with Ticketmaster outlets. They're also available at the door. With the purchase of a two-day ticket, a fan will also receive a free view level ticket for the opening night game against the Anaheim Angels of California, April 3.