March 10th - 12th, 2023

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

Online tickets are available NOW!

Tickets – Location – Lodging

Ticket options for 2023!

Kids 10 and under are always free with paid adult admission!

General Admission

Adults 18 and up Youth ages 11-17
Friday March 10th 2:00 pm -
$30 $20
Saturday March 11th 10:00 am -
$35 $20
Sunday March 12th 10:00 am -
4:00 pm
$20 $15
Weekend Friday, Saturday, Sunday $65 $40

Tickets are available both online and at the door.

Where is it?

We're at the Triple Crown Pavilion near Hurstbourne and I-64.


Marriott Logo

Lodging is available at a exclusive rate of $149/night at the Louisville Marriott East directly next door.

Come stay the weekend, check in Friday - check out Sunday!



The 2023 show marks the twelfth year of the Louisville Arcade Expo for an entire weekend full of retro excitement!

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 on FREE PLAY and every console you can imagine, the Louisville Arcade Expo is where you can relive all your memories. Best of all bring your family and show them how good you are at some real gaming.

Pinball and Arcade Video Games

Lots of games from the 60's to today on free play, so leave your quarters at home!

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 contests.


Saturday night enjoy some sweet music.


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

Special Guests

John Riggs

John Riggs is an internationally-tolerated YouTuber who talks all things retro gaming nostalgia from looking at all the 1-star and 5-star games on consoles, ranking games by publisher, video games released in different years, hunting for games at conventions as well as trying to fix broken games with Open Cart Surgery. He's even published his own game, Yeah Yeah Beebiss II, on multiple platforms including NES and Switch. Along with video games, he's a fine breakfast cereal connoisseur.

Appearing all 3 days of LAX 2023 - John will be hanging out at his table and giving an NES Hacking Live How To Q&A panel on Saturday March 11th.


Pinball Tournament

LAX is proud to present a pinball tournament!

Best Card Format Unlimited Attempt Qualifing
Top 24 Qualify for Match Play Finals

Dr. Mario DrMC Bluegrass Regional

Dr. Mario has been a beloved Nintendo puzzle classic game since its original release in 1990. In 2017, the DrMC crowned the first Dr. Mario National Champion at ReplayFX in Pittsburgh, PA. Now in its 7th year, the DrMC has expanded to a series of tournaments held across the United States.
We are looking for all Dr. Mario players, both skilled and novice, to join us at the Louisville Arcade Expo to crown our first DrMC Bluegrass Regional Champion! The winner will receive prizes as well as a chance to win the top seed at The DrMC Championship at the TORG Expo in Columbus, OH on November 11th and 12th.

Schedule details to come!

2023 Schedule of Events

3 full days of retro and gaming fun!
(more events will be posted soon!)

Date Time Event
March, 2023
 2:00 PM
LAX 2023 Opens
 2:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Begins
 4:00 PM
Tournament: Atari 2600 Mystery Game
 7:00 PM- 8:45 PM
Retro Pub Trivia
 9:00 PM
Tournament: Street Fighter 2
10:00 PM
Tournament: Dreamcast "Pole" Calibur
10:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Ends
12:00 AM
LAX Friday Closes
March, 2023
10:00 AM
LAX Saturday Opens
10:00 AM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Begins
12:00 PM
Tournament: Nintendo Duck Hunt Shoot Out - High Noon
 1:30 PM
Costume Contest - Kids
 2:30 PM
Tournament: Power Pad Olympics
 4:00 PM
Tournament: Fire Mario Challenge (Kids and Adults)
 6:00 PM
Costume Contest - Adults
 7:00 PM
Raffle Drawing - Must be present to win!
 7:30 PM
Tournament: Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros
10:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Ends
12:00 AM
LAX Saturday Closes
March, 2023
10:00 AM
LAX Sunday Opens
12:00 PM
Tournament: NES Mystery Game
12:30 PM
Tournament: XBox 360 LAN Mystery Game
 1:30 PM
Tournament: Mystery Arcade
 2:30 PM
Tournament: PC LAN Mystery Game
 3:00 PM
Collector Awards Presentation
 4:00 PM
LAX Closes - See you next year!

The Games!

(2022 Game List - 2023 Games will be posted soon)

Console and Computer Games

System Released     Games to Play
Atari 2600 1977 Pitfall, Outlaw, Combat, Video Pinball
Intellivision 1979 Everything
Commodore 64 1982 Paradroid, Ghostbusters, M.U.L.E.
Apple IIe 1982 Oregon Trail, Printshop
Colecovision 1982 Tapper, Smurfs, etc
Vectrex 1982 Armor Attack, Minestorm, Fortress of Narzod
Atari 800XL 1983 Ms. Pac-Man
Nintendo NES 1985 Punch Out, Contra, SMB, Excitebike, Jackal, Blades of Steel, etc
Sega Genesis 1989 Streets of Rage 2, Sonic, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Fix it Felix Jr
Turbo Grafx 16 1989 Bonk's Revenge, Parasol Stars
Super Nintendo 1991 Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, NBA JAM TE
Philips CD-i 1991 Zelda Wand of Gamelon, Link: Faces of Evil
Neo Geo AES 1991 Samurai Shodown 2
Neo Geo CD 1993 Wind Jammers
Sega Saturn 1995 Daytona USA, Panzer Dragoon, etc
Sony Playstation 1995 Incredible Crisis, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, etc
Nintendo Virtual Boy 1995 Wario Land, Mario Tennis
Nintendo 64 1996 Mario Kart 64, Goldeneye, Super Smash Bros
Sega Dreamcast 1999 Ikaruga, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Virtua Tennis, Last Blade 2, Crazy Taxi
Sony Playstation 2 2000 Katamari Damacy, Psychonauts, DDR
Microsoft Xbox 2001 Halo
Nintendo Gamecube 2001 F-Zero GX, Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Smash Brothers Melee
Microsoft Xbox 360 2005 Halo 3, Fez
Nintendo Wii 2006 Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Sports, Just Dance
Nintendo NES Classic 2016 Kirby's Adventure, Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda
Nintendo SNES Classic 2017 Super Mario World, Mega Man X, Donkey Kong Country, Kirby Super Star

Pinball Games

America's Most Haunted
Baby Pacman
Bride of Pinbot
Champions of Aeridath
Cirqus Voltaire
Dr Who
Family Guy
Fish Tales
Godzilla Pro
Godzilla Premium
Granny and the Gators
Indiana Jones (Williams)
Jungle Queen
Jurassic Park (PRO)
Led Zeppelin (PRO)
Lethal Weapon 3)
Mandalorian Pro
Mandalorian Premium
Road Show
South Park
Super Mario Bros
Starship Troopers
Steamboat Willie
Strikes and Spares (Bally)
Surf Champ
Surf Champ Custom
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PRO
Terminator 2
Time Fantasy
Theatre of Magic
Twilight Zone
TX Sector
Walking Dead (PRO)
Whirlwind (2.0)
World Cup Soccer '94

Arcade Games

Arkanoid Revenge of Doh
Ataxx (Leland)
Big Event Golf
Capcom Bowling
Capcom vs Snk 2
Crazy Kong
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr
Deer Hunting
Final Fight
Fix It Felix
Gate Of Doom
Hokuto no ken(Fist of the North Star)
Mario Bros.
Marvel VS Capcom 2 New Age of Heroes
Moon Patrol
Mortal Kombat 2 Plus
Mortal Kombat 4
Ms Pac Man
Namco 20th Anniversary Collection
NFL Blitz / NBA Showdown
Pac Man Battle Royale
Playchoice 10
A Robot Named Fight
Steet fighter 2 Super Turbo
Silent Scope II
Star Wars Penny Arcade
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4 player)
Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection
Toy Bizzare
Un Squadron
Victory Road
Vs Super Mario
X-Men (6 Player)

Bringing a Game?

Would you like to bring a full sized Arcade Video Game or Pinball Machine to the show? Got some you'd like to sell? Bring 'em out!

For each day the game is at the show on free play you will receive a free admission and be registered for prizes. To register your games or get more information about the process, please send an email to Restrictions apply.


Vendors for the 2023 event include: (subject to change)

Anime Haus

Imported Japanese anime and video game related merchandise, as well as retro video games, TCG card game singles, and mystery boxes!

Bardic Kitty

Bardic Kitty makes beautiful chainmaille jewelry and has a variety of art prints available.

Card N All Gaming & Repair Ltd. Co.

Video games, trading cards, collectibles, plushies.

Ideal Custom Engraving

Making and stuff nobody knew they needed! Arcade themed engraving of acrylic, glass, cups, wood and more!

The Lost Empires

Vintage hand held games and computer systems, Coleco table tops and other game related merchandise.

Odie's Dead Media

Odie's will have games and systems ranging from the Atari to Current generations, retro gaming accessories, and also other older media such as CEDs, Blu-Rays, records, and more!

Pik N Choose Games & Collectibles

Video games toys and collectibles

Smidge Fidge

Art prints, pins, stickers, charms, papercraft, and art commissions.

Steven Beezer

Comics, art prints, original art.

Triple G Gaming

100s of video games and game systems, console and handhelds!