Fan Fest is April 5

Free event at Time Warner Cable Field starts at noon

This young fan got an autograph or two at Fan Fest last year. You can get a few of your own this year on April 5 between Noon and 5:30pm. (Ann Mollica/Wisconsin Timber Rattlers)

By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | March 29, 2011 1:08 PM ET

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GRAND CHUTE, WI - The first opportunity for fans to check out the 2011 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers is at Fan Fest, a free event at Time Warner Cable Field, on Tuesday, April 5.  The annual event features free parking and free food and drink.  Fan Fest begins at noon and lasts until 5:30pm.

Fans entering Time Warner Cable Field will receive a punch card good for a free hotdog, free box of popcorn, and free soda.

Tours of the ballpark will be available and fans will be able to get reacquainted with Time Warner Cable Field after a long winter.

The Timber Rattlers will have a practice starting at noon. Then, the team will play a simulated intrasquad game beginning at 3:00pm.

An autograph session will begin after the game has been completed and last until 5:30pm.

Those who attend Fan Fest will receive a coupon that allows them to park for free at any of the four games (April 7 through April 10) on Wisconsin's series homestand to start the 2011 season.

Tickets are available for all 2011 Timber Rattlers home games and may be purchased one of three ways: On-line at, over the phone at 800-WI-TIMBER, or in person at the Time Warner Cable Field Box Office.

The Timber Rattlers open the 2011 season on Thursday, April 7 with a game against the Kane County Cougars at 6:35pm.  All fans who attend the 2011 opener will receive the 'Scooter vs. the Snowman' bobblehead.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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