As Dell Diamond continues to serve as the local volunteer and donation hub for the recent tornadoes, 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 26 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 2022 baseball season with activities and entertainment for fans of all ages.
Parking for Fan Fest is free but portions of the Dell Diamond parking lots will be closed during the event. A full rundown of activities available during 2022 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.
- Beer and Wine 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, and wines, thanks to Gallo Wine.
- 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.
- Car Show: Fans can check out some of the coolest rides around in the East Lot, presented by Mustang Owners Club of Austin.
- Caricature Artists (10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.): Get sketched by one of the artists roaming the concourse.
- Carnival: Guests are encouraged to stop by the carnival (additional costs required) in the West Lot, brought to you by Thomas Carnival.
- Character Meet and Greet: Kids of all ages will be excited to get their photos with two popular movie characters (various timeslots) inside the Karbach Ranch Water Suites at Fan Fest.
- Donation Drive: Fans are asked to bring donations of kids toothbrushes and toothpaste, travel size deodorant, body wash, conditioner and shampoo, and washcloths for B.I.G. Love Caner Care.
- Family Expo: Check out booths from local exhibitors around the concourse and inside the Brushy Creek Room of the United Heritage Center.
- Home Run Dugout (10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.): Fans are invited to take some swings (with a signed wavier) at their favorite big league ballpark inside Home Run Dugout along the concourse in right field.
- Inflatables: The first and third base outer concourses will have a variety of inflatables, thanks to Sock-Hop.
- Kids Club Sign-Up: Join our free 2022 Express Kids Club, presented by All Things Kids.
- Live Music: DJ JustDrew will be spinning tunes all day long inside the Bullpen Bar located adjacent to Home Run Dugout along the right field concourse.
- Petting Zoo: The Fun Zone area will transform into a petting zoo filled with a variety of Spike’s favorite four-legged friends, thanks to Tiny Tails to You.
- 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 2022 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 6 or April 10 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.