Reds’ Caravan stops Saturday at the mall in Huntington
CINCINNATI — The annual Cincinnati Reds Caravan kicks off Thursday and will travel more than 3,800 miles with stops in five states over four days.
The four Caravan tours travel through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee providing fans of all ages with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, top minor leaguers, broadcasters, members of the Reds front office staff, and mascots.
The East tour will include a stop from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Huntington Mall on Saturday.
Scheduled to appear on the East Tour in Huntington are: Reds’ manager David Bell and his father Buddy Bell who is the senior advisor to the general manager, Reds’ CEO Bob Castellini, outfielders Phillip Ervin and Jesse Winker, minor league outfielder Stuart Fairchild, President & COO Phil Castellini, Vice President & Assistant general manager Sam Grossman, broadcaster Thom Brennaman, and mascot Mr. Redlegs.
At each of the 17 fan stops, the groups will field questions and sign autographs while time allows.
All Caravan fan stops are free and open to the public, and at each fan stop the Reds will raffle two tickets to Opening Day game on Thursday, March 28 (4:10 p.m.) vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.
For the fourth year in a row, the Reds Caravan will culminate with the Caravan Finale at the Florence Mall in Florence, Ky. on Sunday, Jan. 20.
Doors to the mall open at 9 a.m. and the Q&A with players will begin at 11 a.m. From Noon to 2 p.m., fans can get autographs with current players and photos with Reds alumni and minor leaguers.
The Reds Caravan is presented by the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.
Here are the day and times for the East Tour stops:
Thursday, Jan. 17, Athens, Ohio (Athens Community Center), 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 18, Charleston, W.Va. (Charleston Town Center), 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19, Parkersburg/Vienna, W.Va. (Grand Central Mall), 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19, Huntington, W. Va. (Huntington Mall), 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20, Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall), 11 am to 2 p.m.
All times, locations and participants are subject to change. Additional Caravan participants may be added to select tours.
Seating is limited at all Caravan stops. Autographs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while time allows. No posed photographs. There may be restrictions on items participants can sign.
The Reds Caravan will also visit over 20 Reds on Radio affiliates as well as schools, businesses and hospitals throughout Reds Country as part of the “Reds Caravan Takeover.”
Reds sales representatives will be at each stop to answer ticketing questions and discuss 2019 ticket plans, while the Reds Hall of Fame, Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will attend select stops.
Memberships to the Reds Heads, Reds Rookies and Club Red fan clubs will be for sale at select stops.
Visit reds.com/caravan for up-to-date information.