It's actually not the first time they've been in Bowling Green. The caravan made a stop here in 2009 as well. It was also at the mall and the setup was a 'stage' of sorts set up in the area in front of JCPenney / Chuck E Cheese. There was a long table set up on an elevated stage where each Reds participant sat. They had a few rows of seats set up in front of the stage for fans to sit, but not many people were using them because most fans began lining up in the autograph line an hour and a half or so before the event was scheduled to begin. There was a quick question/answer session and then fans were allowed to obtain one autograph from each participant. If I recall, you could either have them sign a photo provided by the Reds or one of your personal items. I don't recall any raffles at that event. I would expect the one this year to be quite a bit more crowded as it is on a Saturday afternoon when the mall is already busy. In 2009, it was held on a weeknight and had a moderate crowd show up.
Originally Posted by bigblue93_2000
I plan on attending my first reds winter caravan this saturday in Bowling Green, KY. Had some questions to you fellow caravan vets out there about what to expect. Will autographs be allowed, if so, is it a situation where you will have to buy a photo or something at the event or can you bring your own items. Limit to the number of items? Also, it mentioned that they will be raffling off tickets to opening day, is this something they have done in the past? If so, how much are raffle tickets and will there be a limit to how many you can purchase? Any other items that they may be giving away or selling chances on? I know this is the first time they are coming to Bowling Green (hopefully not the last) and didn't know if I could expect the same set up there as in other locations