FanFest


We are so excited to finally open the gates of Shepherd Stadium to our Chili Pepper fans. It has been almost a two-year process to getting this team out on the field, but before our Opening Night for our Inaugural Season, we want to showcase you; all our amazing fans.

Our 2021 Tri-City Chili Peppers FanFest is a FREE event, and will be held on Sunday, May 23rd from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., just six days before Opening Night! The most important part of FanFest to us is ensure our fans know exactly what the Chili Pepper experience is all about. We are a family and community oriented organization and we plan to stand by that statement.

“Fan Fest is an opportunity for everyone to be a part of the Chili Peppers culture for our Inaugural Season. It’s going to be electric, and is a dream come true for me, and our community,” said Owner and Founder Chris Martin.

Our FanFest will include stadium entertainment all afternoon long, as well as a Corn Hole Tournament, Wall Ball Tournament, and our first every Chili Pepper Home Run Derby. We will have our concessions running, beer garden open, and inflatable obstacle courses for kids. Our 2021 Ticket Package holders can also come by, and pick up their complementary merchandise for purchasing a ticket package this season.

Fan engagement is the top priority at our 2021 FanFest, because we want your excitement for the season to match ours as an organization.

“I look forward to meeting every single last one of our fans,” said Martin. “I want to learn more about our fan base to make sure we continue to make the Chili Pepper experience great for everyone. Please, don’t hesitate to say hello and introduce yourself.”

FanFest will be one of the first time’s you can get your hands-on the unique “Blaze’s Kitchen” eats, as well as our stellar merchandise in the “Pepper Shack.” Be sure you don’t miss out on this experience.

Without the support of all the surrounding communities, we could not have made it through the year 2020, what should have been our Inaugural Season. As an organization, we are more prepared, and excited for Inaugural Season 2.0 and we will see you all on May 23rd.

Home Run Derby:

✓ Goal: Hit as many homers as you can in one minutes

20 available spots

Pre-registration is available

Must be 17 years old and older to participate

Three total rounds

WINNER receives an official Chili Pepper Wooden Bat and Chili Pepper Jersey


Corn Hole Tournament:

Must be 18 years old and older to sign up

Pre-registration is available

Sign-up must be in pairs

20-25 teams will be able to participate

WINNERS will receive 10 all-you-can-eat tickets to select Chili Pepper home game, as well as two official Chili Pepper Wooden Bats


Wall Ball Tournament:

Contestant limit will be 50 players

Two winners will be chosen. One from the 9-12 year-old age group, and one from the 13-15 year-old age group

Registration will be available at FanFest

Wall Ball rules will be posted on the wall

WINNERS will receive official Coastal Plain League autographed baseball