Classic Game Fest Returns to Austin This Weekend

After canceling the annual event in 2020, The Classic Game Fest (CGF) returns to the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas this weekend from July 24th through July 25th. Though CFG is happening in just a couple of days, there are still online tickets available at CGF tickets are currently $20 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday, $25.00 for both days, and kids under 10 years old get in for free.*

CGF consists of 70,000 square feet of retro video games, exhibitors, live music, and retro game vendors conveniently located near many hotels, restaurants, bus stops, and bike rental stations off of Barton Springs Road. A full list of the exhibitors is located here: The Palmer Events Center floor map can be found here:

Below is the Classic Game Fest 2021 Schedule:

COVID-19 Event Information:

Austin is currently back at Stage 3 for COVID-19 with the Delta variant increasing. The Palmer Events Center and the Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD) continue to adhere to all City of Austin, Travis County, State of Texas, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Please expect the following for CGF:

  • Although ACCD recommends that you wear a mask during your visit, face coverings are optional for attendees, staff, and clients, and enforcement is now the responsibility of the client.
  • July 2021 and beyond – No social distancing obligation
  • Health screenings and temperature checks upon entry are not required but are available as optional services per client request
  • Frequent touchpoints such as escalator rails, door handles, and elevator buttons will continue to be disinfected and visitors may see additional attention to regular sanitation schedules to the bathrooms and equipment
  • Employees have received training for proper procedures to utilize all sanitization equipment, including UV disinfecting units and electrostatic sprayers.

For more information, directions, and parking at Palmer Events Center please visit

To learn more about CFG or to purchase tickets please visit


Source: CFG, Palmer Events Center

*Please note prices at the door go up in price from the online pricing.