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Atlanta Braves 2018 Chop Fest: Time and schedules

The Atlanta Braves will host their annual fan festival for the first time at SunTrust Park this weekend. 

Formerly known as FanFest, Chop Fest offers fans a preseason opportunity to meet and interact with Braves players and executives.

Among the Chop Fest activities planned for inside the ballpark and the adjacent Battery Atlanta are: autograph sessions, photo opportunities including selfies with players, panel discussions, clinics, games for kids, an art show, interactive activities, live entertainment and food tastings.

Some events, including autograph sessions, require pre-paid tickets.

The Braves Hall of Fame induction -- which had been been held at midseason in the past -- also moves to this weekend. Former Braves pitcher Tim Hudson and broadcaster Joe Simpson will be honored during an induction gala at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Coca-Cola Roxy (pre-paid ticket is required).

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Here’s a look at the planned events over two days. Times and locations are subject to change.

Saturday, Jan. 27 

 

10 a.m.: Leadoff Chop Rally – The Plaza
10:30 a.m.: Throwing and pitching clinic – SunTrust Park field
11 a.m.: One-on-One with GM Alex Anthopoulos – Konica Minolta Conference Center
11:30 a.m.: Baseball 101 for Adults – SunTrust Park field
Noon: “Kids Only” Press Conference – Konica Minolta Conference Center
Noon: Spanish-speaking players Q&A – The Chop House
12:30 p.m.: Grounders and pop fly clinic – SunTrust Park field 
1 p.m.: New Braves Mascot Reveal – Georgia Power Pavilion
1:30 p.m.: Coaching the coaches – SunTrust Park field
2 p.m.: A chat with current team members – Konica Minolta Conference Center
2 p.m.: Mascot meet & greet – Plaza Fountain
2:30 p.m.: Baserunning and hitting clinic – SunTrust Park field
3 p.m.: Coaches corner – Konica Minolta Conference Center

 

Sunday, Jan. 28

 

10 a.m.: Mascot meet & greet – Plaza Fountain
10:15 a.m.: “Kids Only” press conference – Konica Minolta Conference Center
10:30 a.m.: Throwing and pitching clinic – SunTrust Park field 
11 a.m.: A chat with Braves future stars – Konica Minolta Conference Center 
11:30 a.m.: Baseball 101 for adults – SunTrust Park field
11:30 a.m.: Mascot meet & greet – Plaza Fountain
Noon: FOX Sports Southeast broadcast, LIVE from Chop Fest – FOX Set, The Plaza
Noon: One-on-one with GM Alex Anthopoulos – Konica Minolta Conference Center
12:30 p.m.: Grounders and pop fly clinic – SunTrust Park field
1 p.m.: Selfies on the field – SunTrust Park field
2:30 p.m.: Baserunning and hitting clinic – SunTrust Park field
2:30 p.m.: 2018 Fashion show – Konica Minolta Conference Center

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