Thousands of Reds fans will swarm to the Duke Energy Convention Center this Friday and Saturday to take part in Redsfest.

You’ll find everything Reds-related there (except a table or any other participation by Reds blogs): giveaways, autographs, photographs, Reds merchandise, Reds memorabilia, Reds Hall of Fame exhibits, even a celebrity poker tournament. There’s plenty to do for kids and adults.

More than 80 Reds players, coaches or alums are scheduled to attend, including Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips. Fans can also get a close-up look at three players returning from injuries or surgery this year – Homer Bailey, Zack Cozart and Devin Mesoraco.

The event takes place against the backdrop of trade rumors for several players. Baseball’s Winter Meetings begin on Monday.

If you attend Redsfest, please share your experience in the comments section below. If you take pictures with Reds players, we’d love to see them.