Redsfest returns December 1 & 2 with Autograph Sessions, Kids-Only Events

Bally Sports Redsfest presented by PNC Bank is returning December 1 & 2 to the Duke Energy Convention Center in Downtown Cincinnati.

Redsfest is the largest team fan festival throughout Major League Baseball. Fans can expect fun for the entire family including autographs and meet & greets with current and former players, interactive games, photo booths, kids-only events, game-used memorabilia and much more.


Operating hours are Friday, Dec. 1 from 3 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Reds Season Ticket Members will receive complimentary tickets to Redsfest.

Additional details on Redsfest schedules, events, policies, and procedures will be announced later.

Redsfest Celebrity Poker Tournament

The Prestige Audio Visual & Creative Services Rick Steiner Celebrity Poker Tournament presented by Ashlee Fence will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 with a guaranteed $10,000 first prize. For more information and to register visit

Redsfest Volunteers Needed

More than 400 volunteers per day are needed to make Redsfest a truly successful and enjoyable event for all fans. Volunteers receive a meal voucher, parking stipend and a ticket voucher good for two tickets to a 2024 Reds game. Details at

All proceeds from Redsfest benefit the baseball-themed outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund. Schedule and activities are subject to change.

Redsfest FAQ

What is Redsfest?

  • Redsfest is the official annual winter warm-up of the Cincinnati Reds. Traditionally held in early December at the Duke Energy Convention Center, this event features games and activities for kids of all ages, including interaction with past. current, and future stars of the Cincinnati Reds.

Who is the beneficiary of Redsfest?

  • Reds Community Fund – Since its inception in 2001, the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund (RCF) has used baseball as a vehicle to enrich the lives of youth and to further develop the community. As an independent 501(c)3 non-profit affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the RCF is dedicated to improving the lives of youth by leveraging the tradition of the Cincinnati Reds and the game of baseball throughout Reds Country. The RCF provides free baseball, softball and education programs to thousands of kids at the P&G MLB Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy, as well as through the introductory Reds Fun At Bat program, Reds Youth Baseball and Softball Funding network and developmental RBI program. The RCF also partners with urban neighborhoods via the regional Field Renovation and annual Community Makeover efforts, which have pivoted recently to support urgent, front-line needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Where can I purchase tickets for Redsfest?

  • At Great American Ball Park during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm)
  • Online at
  • At the Duke Energy Convention Center starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1 and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 2

How much do Redsfest tickets cost?

  • Ticket Prices:
  • Adults – $35 for 2-day pass; $25 for 1-day pass
  • Kids (ages 12 and younger) – $20 for 2-day pass; $15 for 1-day pass

At what age does a child require a ticket to enter?

  • Children ages 3 and younger do not need a Redsfest ticket as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult

What are the hours of Redsfest?

  • Events and activities are planned on Friday, December 1 from 3:00-10:30 p.m.
  • Events and activities are planned on Saturday, December 2 from 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

What time do doors open for the Redsfest main floor and how do I know if they’ll open early?

  • Friday: Doors open for the main floor at 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Doors open for the main floor at 11:00 a.m.
  • We plan to open doors to the main floor at these specified times; however, if the crowd size outside the main floor doors dictates it so, we will open sooner in accordance with Cincinnati Fire Code.
  • The doors for the Duke Energy Convention Center, at the corner of 5th Street and Elm Street, as well as the door that leads from the 6th Street parking garage will open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1 and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 2. Fans will need to have a valid Redsfest ticket in order to gain entrance to the convention center. If fans plan on purchasing tickets to Redsfest at the convention center on the dates of the event, they will be able to do so in a separate line starting at the listed times. It is recommended that fans purchase their tickets in advance of the event for the smoothest entry possible.

Can I bring in bags, backpacks and purses?

  • Yes, Guests that want to bring a bag into the convention center should follow the below guidelines.

Bags that can be brought into the event:

  • Bags used specifically for medical purposes (excluding backpack type containers)
  • Bags used specifically for infant care purposes
  • Reds Heads Bags that were provided beginning in 2020
  • Purses
  • Redsfest Drawstring Bags

Are strollers allowed at Redsfest?

  • The Duke Energy Convention Center welcomes guests that bring and utilize their own strollers; however, the use of strollers should not in any way inhibit guest movement or block aisles. Strollers are not available to rent. Strollers may be subject to search by event staff.

How many giveaways will be at the door each day?

  • The first 10,000 fans in attendance each day will receive a free Redsfest drawstring bag and a Reds sticker sheet.

Does everyone get a lanyard?

  • Season Ticket Members receive a lanyard along with those fans who have purchased a Redsfest 2-Day pass. Lanyards can be redeemed at Main Entrance at the corner of 5th Street and Elm Street, as well as the door that leads from the 6th Street parking garage.

Are the activities at Redsfest free?

  • The majority of activities at Redsfest are free. Certain activities do require a donation to the Reds Community Fund to participate.

Does every player attend Redsfest?

  • All players are asked to attend Redsfest; however, some have certain circumstances that prevent them from attending. You can find the most up-to-date list of players schedules to appear at

What different types of autograph sessions are there and do all players participate?

  • There are different types of autograph sessions – general public, season-ticket-holders-only, kids-only (17 years old or younger) and an online autograph opportunity. Each player participates in at least 1 session per day of Redsfest that they attend. There are up to 225 autographs per session. The online autograph opportunities are awarded in advance of Redsfest – throw your name in the mix by registering at

How is the schedule announced for players participating in autographs/photographs?

  • Autograph/photograph schedules will be announced 30 minutes prior to the start of each session. The schedule will be displayed on the TVs throughout Redsfest. Additionally, you can sign up to have text alerts for autograph signings sent to your phone by texting REDSFEST to 66128.

How do the autograph sessions work?

  • During each autograph session the celebrity will be asked to sign autographs for up to 225 fans. In no circumstance will more than 225 fans be allowed into any single autograph line. Further, a select few of our celebrities will have their autographed lines shortened to less than 225 fans. This is done in order to accommodate the amount of time needed for autographs to be completed in less than 50 minutes for these specific celebrities. When this is the case the total amount of fans allowed into these lines will be posted on the screens at the autograph lines to indicate the proper amount.

How does the kids-only autograph line work?

  • This line is for children 17 and younger. Each child is allowed to get 1 item signed per autograph session. Parents are permitted to stand with their children; however, parents are not allowed to seek autographs for themselves.

How many items can I get autographed?

  • Each person is allowed to get 1 item signed per autograph session.

Can my autograph be personalized?

  • Requests for unique inscriptions may be made, but players are not required to comply with any inscription request. Furthermore, the location of where a player signs an item is at the discretion of the player.

How does the photograph session work?

  • The photograph sessions will be open for 50 minutes each. As many fans that can get through the line at that time are allowed a photograph. Photograph booth #1 and #3 is free and available to the general public. Photograph booth #2 is free and available to Reds Season Ticket Members only. Both booths require you to bring your own camera or mobile device to take the picture.

Is anyone allowed to play on the indoor baseball fields inside Redsfest?

  • There will be set hours on both fields for Open Swing. Please check for the most up-to-date schedule

Is there food available for purchase?

  • The Duke Energy Convention Center will have concession stands with food available for purchase. There will also be select food vendors special to Redsfest.

Lost Children/Missing Persons

  • Guests should report a lost child/missing person at the Information Booth located in the center of the Main Floor at Redsfest. Guest Relations staff will work closely with the CPD and event staff to locate the missing individual(s).

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