Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | , , | 0 comments »

IT IS ABOUT TIME, RIGHT? We have asked for a fanfest for years and we will finally get our inaugural "Natsfest" on Sunday, January 25th from 1-5pm at Nats Park. It is FREE to season ticket holders and non-season ticket holders can buy their tickets starting today for $10 adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

I wonder if it will be warmer or colder than opening day 2008. Rain, snow, shine, Under Armour or sunglasses, I can't wait! See you at Nats Park in January. Happy Holidays!

Here is The Complete Press Release from Our Washington Nationals:


The Washington Nationals today announced the schedule for their 2009 Winter Caravan, as the Team will make several stops throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including visits To Annapolis, MD, Martinsburg, WV, and Richmond, VA. The Winter Caravan will take place thursday, January 22 through Monday, January 26 and include NatsFest, the first-ever FanFest at Nationals Park, on Sunday, January 25.

The Caravan is an opportunity for the Nationals team members to connect with their fans and the Community in the region before they head to Viera, FL for the start of the Spring Training season in mid-February. Nationals players, coaches, front office executives and broadcasters will take part in appearances throughout the city and surrounding areas during the five-day event.
The Caravan will begin with a stop in Martinsburg, WV on Thursday, January 22. Players will compete in a celebrity cook-off at the ESPN Zone in Washington, DC on Friday, January 23. The team will make an appearance in Richmond, VA on Saturday, January 24 and return to the District for Sunday’s NatsFest. The Caravan will conclude on Monday, January 26 with visits to Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Southwest Washington and Children’s National Medical Center.

NatsFest, which will be open to the public, will take place on Sunday, January 25 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Nationals players through autograph, photograph and question-and-answer sessions. Nationals executives will also take part in a Q&A with fans. All Nationals Season Ticket Holders are eligible for four complimentary tickets per Account.

Information on how to receive these tickets will be sent to Season Ticket Holders via an e-mail on Wednesday, December 17. All Nationals fans may purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, December 17 at 10:00am, online at
www.nationals.com/natsfest, by calling 1-888-632-NATS (6287) or at the Nationals Park Main Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm). The cost of the event is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. The Nationals Park Box Office will be closed from Tuesday, December 23 through Sunday, January 4 while the Nationals Executive Offices are closed for the holidays.

Additional information on the Winter Caravan and NatsFest, including player participation and a full list of Caravan stops, will be released the week of January 12th.