Louisville Arcade Expo

March 2-4 2018

An annual event featuring pinball, console games, classic computers, cosplay, vendors, retro goodness

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About Us

What is the Louisville Arcade Expo?

Do you remember arcades in shopping centers and malls filled with video games and pinball machines? Did you ever play Adventure on the Atari 2600? How about making a greeting card with an Apple II and using Print Shop? With hundreds of Arcade and Pinball machines set on Free Play, and every console you can imagine up to 1999, the Louisville Arcade Expo is where you can relive you memories. Best of all, bring your family and show them how good you are at some real gaming. Kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission.

Pre-register and save!

Pass TypePre-Register PriceDoor Price
Weekend Pass

This year we have switched to a new ticketing system to hopefully make things easier for everyone. We encourage everyone to pre-register as it makes it easier on us to run the show and just worry about keeping the games running!
(Kids 10 and under get in free with an Adult paid admission)


1776 Plantside Dr, Louisville, KY 40299

The 2018 show marks the eighth year of the Louisville Arcade Expo. The location is the Triple Crown Pavilion on 1776 Plantside Drive, right behind the Ramada Plaza near Hurstbourne and I-64. Other than games on free play, there will be seminars, vendors, a costume contest and gaming tournaments.

We have a great rate at the Ramada of $79.95... click HERE to book a room for the weekend. The Ramada also has a free shuttle from the airport, so fly in and have a good time all weekend.


A weekend full of retro excitement!

Pinball and Arcade Video Games

Lots of games on free play and pinball tournaments ran by our friends at PAPA pinball.

Classic Consoles

Everything from Pong to games made at the beginning of this century!

Classic Computers

All the games you love on the systems that you grew up on.


Come dressed as your favorite characters and enter our costume contest.


Friday and Saturday night enjoy some fine gaming inspired acts.


Looking for a hard to find classic game, or some great hand made gaming art? It's probably here.

Bringing a Game?

Are you planning on bringing a full sized Arcade Video Game or Pinball Machine to the show? Thank you! Without people like you the show would not happen. For every day the game is at the show on free play you will receive a free admission and be registered for prizes. If you plan on bringing something, or have questions, send an email to bringmachine@louisvillearcade.com