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Express Fan Fest on Saturday offers variety of entertainment options

The Round Rock Express will put on their annual Fan Fest on Saturday at Dell Diamond, a chance for patrons to do everything from take batting practice to throw in the bullpen to participate in a hot-dog eating contest.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and there’s no charge for admission.

Batting practice, a fan favorite, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. The Express will provide helmets and bats.

Fans also may bring their own balls and gloves and play catch in the outfield.

The hot-dog eating contest will start at noon, with heats for kids and adults. Enter in advance online at

A scavenger hunt will allow fans to discover prizes throughout the ballpark, and adults can enjoy a beer-tasting event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids, meanwhile, can slip on an Express jersey in the clubhouse and have their own baseball card photos made.

Additionally, there will be a petting zoo under the first base gate, the Ben Hur Shriner’s Carnival will take place in the west parking lot, and the Mustang Owners Club of Austin will have a car show in the suite parking lot adjacent to U.S. 79.

Merchandise and game tickets will be on sale. The Express will open the season Thursday, April 6, at home against Nashville.

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