Now in its 8th year, CLASSIC GAME FEST has become one of the largest retro video game conventions in the country. Our last event featured more than 25,000 square feet of retro gaming awesomeness and attracted over 5,000 enthusiastic attendees from all over Texas and around the world. Come celebrate the biggest retro video game convention in Texas during 2 days of exciting classic video games, retro game tournaments, costume contests, live video game music, and more! See you July 30–31, 2016 in Austin, Texas!
Free Play Arcades & Consoles
Play classic arcade machines and retro game consoles from the 80s and 90s for free.
Retro Game Tournaments
Score prizes, trophies, and bragging rights at tournaments that will put your skills to the test.
Win prizes at amateur, professional, and best team/mash-up contests open to all ages.
Live Video Game Music
Enjoy performances from rock bands, chiptune artists, hip-hop performers, and comedy acts.
CA$H for Games
Bring in your old games, systems, and accessories and trade them for cash.
Vintage Video Game Repair
Get those old cartridge batteries replaced, find new connectors, analog sticks, and more.
Buy Classic Video Games
Shop for classic games and consoles available from multiple vendors.
Classic Video Game Museum
Come see what video games were like "back in the day" with everything from Atari to Xbox.
Local Artists & Dealers
Browse unique video game-inspired arts and crafts for sale by local Texas artists.
Special Guests & Speakers
Meet best-selling authors, gaming celebrities, and popular fan groups.