Indians players gear up for this weekend’s Tribe Fest

Indians pitcher Vinnie Pestano is one of many Tribe players in town for Tribe Fest.

Indians pitcher Vinnie Pestano is one of many Tribe players in town for this weekend’s Tribe Fest. (Dan Mendlik photo)

The Cleveland Indians’ home opener, on April 8 against the New York Yankees, is only 80 days away. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Goodyear, Ariz., in 23.

But #TribeFest, a fan festival designed specifically for Indians followers, is just one day away!

Tribe Fest is Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6:00pm, with most activities taking place in the indoor service levels of Progressive Field.

So how can fans enjoy the entire experience at Tribe Fest?

  • Collect autographs from your favorite Indians
  • Practice your swing in the Batting Cages with Tribe players (for ages 12 & under)
  • Chat in a roundtable discussion with Indians broadcasters
  • Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Indians’ Clubhouse
  • Finish the Twitter Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a suite for a 2013 game
  • Take photos with Slider, Ketchup, Mustard and Onion
  • Play video games against your friends or an Indians player
  • Meet and greet with Indians alumni
  • Meet and tweet at the Tribe Fest Social tweetup
  • Create your own 2013 MLB FanCave Application
  • Have your haircut by the Tribe’s barber
  • Get an Honorary Indians Contract with the team
  • And even more …

With so many activities, what are your favorite players looking forward to the most at Tribe Fest? TribeVibe asked some Tribe Fest participants for their expectations on Friday:

  • “It’s fun to come out here and see everyone’s excitement and passion for the team.” — Corey Kluber
  • “Visiting the schools and seeing all of the fans in the different sessions.” — Cody Allen
  • “I know I have an hour in the Video Game Arcade, so I’m definitely looking forward to that. And the youth clinic fielding with Kipnis.” — Vinnie Pestano
  • “Seeing and talking to fans, going to the schools, getting out in the community.” — Jason Kipnis (Tribe Fest participants were visiting area elementary schools on Friday afternoon as part of the Indians’ community outreach efforts)
  • “The large autograph lines, where people are really excited. Seeing all of the little kids that are so happy to meet you.” — Lonnie Chisenhall

Still need to get tickets? If you buy in advance, up to two kids are free with each adult ticket. You can purchase them here or at Progressive Field.

We’ll see you at the ballpark!


— TribeVibe contributor Courtney Shilling

1 Comment

We can’t wait to be there on Sunday!

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