The Round Rock Express would like to invite the community to come together for our annual Fan Fest. Round Rock Express Fan Fest is a free, family-friendly event that will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Dell Diamond. The general public is invited to the ballpark to help celebrate the start of the 2023 baseball season with activities and entertainment for fans of all ages.
A full rundown of activities available during the 2023 Express Fan Fest is below and maps will be provided to guests as they enter the Home Plate Gate with the locations of all activities inside the ballpark. All events are free and take place from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Parking for Fan Fest will be free.
- Beer Sampling (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. or while supplies last): Fans 21 and up can sample a few brews, thanks to Brown Distributing.
- Budweiser Clydesdales (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.): The famous Budweiser Clydesdales will have one of their beautiful horses inside the stadium for an up-close photo opportunity. The rest of the team will be available for viewing inside their stalls outside the stadium (limited times, to be determined).
- Bullpen Pitching: Fan Fest attendees can toe the rubber (with a signed waiver) and throw a few pitches like their favorite Express hurlers. Pitchers will be limited to three throws.
- Caricature Artists (10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.): Get sketched by one of the artists roaming the concourse.
- Character Meet and Greet: Kids of all ages will be excited to get photos with Rapunzel and Black Panther (various timeslots) inside the Karbach Ranch Water Suites at Fan Fest.
- Community Art Project: The Express are partnering with Art Off Center on a fan art project. Fans are invited to paint ceramic tiles with provided paint, and leave them with us to be fired in a kiln and hung in a large tiled art wall at Dell Diamond this season! You’ll want to come back this summer to find your contribution to this piece of art!
- Donation Drive: Fans are asked to bring donations of non-perishable food items for the Round Rock Area Serving Center. Bins will be located at the Home Plate Gate.
- Home Depot Kids Workshop: Home Depot will be onsite in the United Heritage Conference Center with a craft to build for kids (for a limited time)!
- Home Run Dugout (10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.): Fans are invited to take some swings (with a signed waiver) at their favorite big league ballpark inside Home Run Dugout along the concourse in right field.
- Inflatables: We will debut our new Express bounce house and slide combo in the Fun Zone, and will have a Bull Riding inflatable along the concourse!
- Kids Club Sign-Up: Join our free 2023 Express Kids Club, presented by All Things Kids.
- Petting Zoo: The Picnic Area will transform into a petting zoo filled with a variety of Spike’s favorite four-legged friends, thanks to Noah’s Way Exotic Petting Zoo.
- Photos with Spike (10:00 – 10:40 a.m., 11:00 – 11:40 a.m., 12:00 – 12:40 p.m., 1:00 – 1:40 p.m.): Join Spike on the field for a photo!
- Railyard Team Store: The Railyard Team Store will be open for fans to stock up on new Express gear for the upcoming 2023 season.
- Scavenger Hunt: Embark on a self-guided tour of Dell Diamond and receive two complimentary general admission outfield lawn tickets to the game on either April 12 or April 16 upon completion.
- Season Memberships: Available season membership seats will be tagged with flags in the seating bowl.
- Train Rides: Fans can hop aboard the E-Train with free train rides along the outer concourse.