The 2018 Classic Game Fest Comes to Austin in July

The 11th annual Classic Game Fest is on July 28-29, 2018 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas. The festival consists of 70,000 square feet of retro video games, panels, arcade games, gaming vendors, and music. Since we are from Austin we gathered information that would be helpful if you plan to attend the 2018 Classic Game Fest.

PRE-SALE pricing for the Classic Game Fest is as follows:

  • Weekend Pass: $30.00
  • Saturday Only: $25.00
  • Sunday Only: $15.00
  • Kids Under 12: FREE Both Days

Tickets can be purchased online here: Ticket prices will be HIGHER at the doors on the days of the event, so I suggest buying them online to save money. Note: Taxes and fees not included.

Below is the newest schedule of the Classic Game Fest to find what events you want to attend.

To view the schedule online please visit:

Classic Game Fest Billboards Contest Information:

There are eight Classic Game Fest billboards are scattered throughout Austin, TX and if you find one, you could win 2 VIP Weekend Passes to the Classic Game Fest 2018.

  • Here’s How It Works:
    • Snap a selfie with any of the Classic Game Fest billboards in the Austin, TX area, “tag” the Classic Game Fest Facebook(@ClassicGameFest) or Twitter (@ClassicGameFest) pages and use the hashtag “#myCGF” to enter.
    • Be sure to include the location details like nearest intersection or address.
    • One winner for each billboard – 8 total winners!
    • First to find the billboard claims the prize for that billboard so be sure to act fast.
  • The below are the Classic Game Fest billboards claimed with four more still out there.
  • The billboard at Lamar and Beaverhas been “claimed”
  • The billboard at Guadalupe and 29thhas been “claimed”
  • The billboard at E Cesar Chavez and Shady Lnhas been “claimed”
  • The billboard at Anderson Mill and Research Blvdhas been “claimed”

The Contest ends when all billboards are found or the day of the event July 28, 2018.

Transportation Options in Austin:

There are several options to get to the festival. Ride-sharing options in Austin for the Classic Game Festival include:

One of the newest ways to commute around Austin is dockless electric scooters. The three main electric scooter companies currently in Austin are listed below.

All of these companies require downloading the App to ride. If you want to rent a bicycle Austin B Cycle is the most popular for that area.


  • Limited street parking is available near the Palmer Events Center at no cost.
  • Paid parking is available for $8 per day in the parking garage located next to the venue.
  • Entrances can be found on Riverside Drive near South 1st Street and Barton Springs Road between Bouldin and Dawson Streets.

We have covered the Classic Game Fest for 3 years in a row but unfortunately, we may not be able to attend this year. For more information please visit:


Source: Classic Game Fest