Astros To Hold Caravan, 'FanFest' At Minute Maid Park

HOUSTON - APRIL 05: Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches the ball to Cory Sullivan #18 of the Houston Astros on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on April 5, 2010 in Houston, Texas. The Giants defeated the Astros 5-2. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Houston's headed for baseball season starting this weekend, with a variety of Astros functions celebrating the 2012 season.

Houston's boys of summer are making an agressive push to announce the arrival of spring - this weekend the Astros will host a variety of events for fans in the greater Houston area before Spring Training begins officially.

  • The Astros' caravan through Texas will wrap up Friday in Katy, Texas at Academy Sports & Outdoors featuring players including Brett Wallace and Jose Cruz. For more details, click here.
  • The team will hold an awards banquet at the Hilton Americas-Houston with a variety of awards being handed out to players and staff members, including Wandy Rodriguez, J.D. Martinez, play-by-play announcer Bill Brown and many more. For ticket information (it's $100 a person, plus group rates for tables), click here.
  • The Astros will also host a FanFest starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Minute Maid Park, featuring a variety of players available for autographs: Brian Bogusevic, Bourgeois, Jason Castro, Chris Johnson, Jed Lowrie, Martinez, Bud Norris, Humberto Quintero and Fernando Rodriguez. Single game seats for the regular season will also be on sale at the box office. For more info, click here.

For more on the Houston Astros, go to From The Crawfish Boxes. For more on MLB teams across the nation, check out SB Nation's Baseball Nation.

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