The Cincinnati Reds have two major offseason events every year. The first one is Redsfest, and it takes place the first weekend of December every year. That was great, but it’s also behind us. The other one is the Reds Caravan. As usual there will be four legs of the tour and it will hit 17 cities in total. The tour offers question and answer sessions and autograph opportunities throughout “Reds country”.

The North Tour of the Reds Caravan

Reds appearing: Sal Romano, Cody Reed, broadcaster Jeff Piecoro, Senior Advisor Buddy Bell, VP of Player Development Shawn Pender.

Locations:

  • January 17th – Columbus, Ohio at the Polaris Fashion Place from 7-9pm.
  • January 18th – Lima, Ohio at the Apollo Career Center from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
  • January 19th – Dayton, Ohio at the National Museum of the US Air Force from 11am-2pm.
  • January 19th – Hamilton, Ohio at the Parrish Auditorium at Miami-Hamilton University from 3-5:30pm.
  • January 20th – Florence, Kentucky at Florence Mall from 11am-2pm.

The South Tour of the Reds Caravan

Reds appearing: Tucker Barnhart, Curt Casali, Taylor Trammell, Tom Browning (January 17th and 18th only), broadcaster Marty Brennaman, General Manager Nick Krall.

Locations:

  • January 17th – Louisville, Kentucky at Louisville Slugger Field from 6-8pm.
  • January 18th – Nashville, Tennessee at CoolSprings Galleria from 5-7pm CST.
  • January 19th – Bowling Green, Kentucky at Greenwood Mall from 11am-1pm CST.
  • January 19th – Lexington, Kentucky at The Red Mile from 4:30-6:30pm.
  • January 20th – Florence, Kentucky at Florence Mall from 11am-2pm.

The East Tour of the Reds Caravan

Reds appearing: Phillip Ervin, Jesse Winker, Stuart Fairchild, Corky Miller (January 17th, 18th, and the 19th morning stop), David Bell, broadcaster Thom Brennaman, COO Phil Castellini, Assistant General Manager Sam Grossman.

Locations:

  • January 17th – Athens, Ohio at the Athens Community Center from 6:30-8:30pm.
  • January 18th – Charleston, West Virginia at the Charleston Town Center from 5:45-7:45pm.
  • January 19th – Parkersburg/Vienna, West Virginia at Grand Central Mall from 10:30am-12:30pm.
  • January 19th – Huntington, West Virginia at Huntington Mall from 2:30pm-4:30pm.
  • January 20th – Florence, Kentucky at Florence Mall from 11am-2pm.

The West Tour of the Reds Caravan

Reds appearing: Eugenio Suarez, Tanner Roark (January 17th and 18th only), Tyler Stephenson, Jeff Brantley, broadcaster Jim Day, President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams.

Locations:

  • January 17th – Muncie, Indiana at Stoops Automotive from 6:15pm-8:15pm.
  • January 18th – Evansville, Indiana at Eastland Mall from 4-6pm CST.
  • January 19th – Indianapolis, Indiana at Castleton Square Mall from 12-2pm.
  • January 19th – Batesville, Indiana at the Southeastern Indiana YMCA from 4-6pm.
  • January 20th – Florence, Kentucky at Florence Mall from 11am-2pm.

Here’s your disclaimer from the Cincinnati Reds:

*Player appearances, schedule and locations subject to change. Seating is limited at all caravan stops. Autographs will be done on a first-come, first-served basis while time allows. No posed photographs. There may be restrictions on items celebrities can sign.

9 Responses

  1. B-town Fan

    What a bummer, they aren’t stopping in Bloomington IN. That’s the first time in quite a while they haven’t, there was always large crowds and long lines and the heart of Reds country, in Indiana.

  2. Spaceman Red

    No Eric The Red???? Hope he is still looking as great as the last time I saw him at Reds Fest. No Senzel or Red Machine guys either. Too bad. The Florence iteration looks like it will be epic.

    • Doug Gray

      I haven’t seen ED since the minor league season ended, but I’m guessing he still looks like he did then: Like he could still get out there and play.

      Senzel is out in Arizona working to get ready for the season. Dude’s driven.

      • Spaceman Red

        Appreciate that information, good sir. This may be territory for Mr. Ring but Baseball Reference will confirm it: Based on WAR, BBRef will tell you Eric the Red had the single greatest season in 1987 for any Reds CF since 1903. He was the player I saw that turned me into a fan for life. No shame standing in line with kids at any show to shake his hand and request the obligatory autograph. Amazing the man survived cancer and still looks money.

        Re: Senzel, I am so ready for him to search and destroy in 2019.

  3. CWReds

    I find it interesting none of the guys in the Dodgers deal are on the Caravan, yet Roark is. Am I reading too much into that, or could that mean the front office isn’t sure Wood/ Puig/ Kemp will be on the team come Opening Day? No Scooter either. Might not mean anything, maybe it’s just a coincidence and those guys are already booked up…

  4. Kevin

    How does this normally go? We live in Fort Wayne and are looking to take our boys to the Muncie stop. Do you need to get there way before start time? Will there be lots of fans? Do they do some kind of talk/presentation? Do they sign autographs? Just trying to decide what to expect and whether we need to take work off. Any information would very helpful and appreciated.

    • Doug Gray

      I have never been to one, Kevin, so hopefully someone else can chime in with some more details. But there will be chances for autographs. And there’s usually a Q&A of some kind, too. The events are usually pretty packed, and seating can be limited.

  5. Kevin

    Thanks WVRedlegs! Looking forward to it!