Returning Spring 2022!

The Louisville Arcade Expo will be taking a pause for 2021 and will return stronger than ever in 2022.
We are taking this time to make sure LAX 2022 is safe, fun and the best retro gaming event Louisville has to offer.

LAX 2022 dates will be announced later this Summer!

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

Buy Tickets

New Ticket options for 2020!

Lower pricing for Friday and Sunday!
New Youth ticket (ages 11-17)!
Kids 10 and under are always free with paid adult admission!

General Admission

Adults 18 and up Youth ages 11-17
Friday March 6th 2:00 pm - midnight $25 $15
Saturday March 7th 10:00 am - midnight $30 $20
Sunday March 8th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm $20 $15
Weekend Friday, Saturday, Sunday $60 $40
Tickets are available both online and at the door.

Where is it?

We're at the Triple Crown Pavilion right behind the Ramada Plaza near Hurstbourne and I-64.

Discount lodging at the Louisville Arcade Expo now available!
Louisville Arcade Expo 2020 is at the Triple Crown Pavilion, next door to the Ramada Plaza. Stay a night or the whole weekend to maximize your time at LAX 2020!

For a limited time, the Ramada Plaza is accepting group code "ARCADE" for $69.99/night on either King or Double rooms. The group code is available until February 15th but is likely to sell out before then.
Please call the Ramada Plaza front desk at (502) 491-4830 to book. Online booking is not available for the group code.

Ramada Plaza Hotel Conference Center
9700 Bluegrass Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40299
Front Desk/Reservations: (502) 491-4830

Remember, please call the Ramada Plaza front desk at (502) 491-4830 to book. Online booking is not available for the group code.


The 2020 show marks the tenth 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.


Friday and 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.

Daniel Pesina

We are excited to announce special guest Daniel Pesina - an arcade icon and Mortal Kombat's original Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub Zero, Reptile, Smoke, and Noob Saibot.
Appearing Saturday March 7th. Panel Saturday March 7th - at 5:00PM
Arcade legend Daniel Pesina will be available for autographs and photo ops.


Brian Eddy

We are honored to welcome legendary pinball designer Brian Eddy - designer of the new Stern Pinball Stranger Things pinball machine.
Brian has previously worked on iconic titles such as Medieval Madness, Attack From Mars, Bride of Pinbot, Funhouse, and many other great games.

Panel on Stranger Things Pinball to be held Friday March 6th.

Fluke Skywalker

The greatest Luke alike in the galaxy will be gracing us at the Louisville Arcade Expo.
Come by his booth any time during the weekend for a free photo op.
Please consider donating to the many charities that he supports. More information can be found on Fluke's website at
Appearing Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
March 6th, 7th, and 8th.
May the Force be with you!

The Games!

(2020 Event Game List)

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

Aerosmith Pro
Beatles Platinum
Back To The Future
Big Indian
BKSOR premium
Captain Hook
Circa 1933 (cocktail)
Deadpool Premium
Deadpool Pro
Dirty Harry
Dr. Who
El Dorado (1975)
Elvira's House of Horrors Premium
Flash Gordon
Grand Lizard
High Speed
Iron Maiden Premium
Jurassic Park Premium
Jurassic Park Pro
Nitro Ground Shaker
Revenge from Mars
Steamboat Willie
Stranger Things Premium
Stranger Things Pro
Street Fighter II Champion Edition
Strikes and Spares
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Beatles
The Machine: Bride of Pinbot
Time Fantasy UV

Arcade Games

4-Play Let's Go Bowling, Centipede, Millipede, Missile Command
Asteroids cocktail
ATV Track
Beach Head 2000
Bubble Bobble
Capcom Bowling
Cartoon Theater
Cobra Command
daytona upright
Donkey Kong (cocktail table)
Donkey Kong (cocktail)
Donkey Kong 3
Donkey Kong Jr
Donkey Kong Jr. (cocktail)
Dragon's Lair
Final Fight
Galaga (cocktail table)
Galaga cocktail
Galaxian cocktail
Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Neo Turf Masters, Stakes Winners, Magical Drop III
Initial D
King of Fighters 98
Mario Brothers
Marvel VS Capcom 2
Me Pacman
Mechanized Attack
Millipede Cocktail
Millipede/ centipede/ Missile Command/ lets go Bowing
Moon Patrol
Mortal Kombat 3
Mrs PAC Man/Galaga
Ms. Pacman
Multicade cocktail
Neo Geo 2 slot: King of Fighter '98/Windjammers
Pac-Man Plus
Paddle Battle
Playchoice 10
Pony Mark II 28
Pony Mark IV
Pump it up
Space Ace
Speed Buggy
Star Trek
Star Wars
Star Wars Penny Arcade
Super Chase
Time Crisis 3
Time Pilot (cocktail)
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Ultra Street Fighter 4
Wizard of Wor
WWF Wrestlefest

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 2020 show include

Anime Haus

Imported Japanese anime and video game related merchandise, as well as a selection of rare retro games and accessories for all of your favorite Nintendo/Sega/PlayStation/XBOX consoles!

A Punch In The Art

A Punch In The Art crochets amigurumi and dragon scarves with a heavy focus on both cute and geeky items.

Bardic Kitty

Bardic Kitty creates unique chainmail jewelry, dicebags, and more. Also has a large selection of both original and fan art prints.

Board Game Boss

3D-printed pop culture items, board game, and video game accessories

Card N All Gaming

Retro and modern video games. Handheld games and consoles. Collectables, memorabilia, and plushies of video game characters and games.

The Destination

Pops and collectibles

Flip N Out Pinball

New pinball machines and stair climber dollies.

Gunma Gaming

We will be selling video games from extreme retro to latest gen. We will have systems and accessories as well! Lots of really nice CIB stuff this year!

Gunter Gear

Hand made artwork based on the 8/16 bit era of pixel gaming. We combine perler beads and printed images of game backgrounds; to encapsulate cherished scenes from favorite NES,SNES, and Genesis games.

HelloBay Art

HelloBay is a local digital artist who loves to draw characters from their favorite video games and animated series. They offer a variety of products ranging from art prints, charms, buttons and enamel pins.

Ideal Custom Engraving

Arcade related laser engraving items.

Izzy's Creation's

Izzy's Creation's specializes in custom Costume & Cosplay accessories. Our newest creation's include custom shot glasses, Stainless steel Tumblers We love to make things from all genre's including nerdy, horror and especially anything that includes gaming or cartoons! We started out making thing's that our kids and friends liked, but couldn't find in stores. It quickly turned into a selection of over 100 different style's of hats and accessories.

Mimosa Studio

Momo Co

Art prints, buttons, perler bead sprites/magnets, and more handcrafted items. Featuring fan favorite characters and some original work.


Multicade machines.

Renon's Prints

Art prints and stickers by local illustrator, Amanda Piercey! Colorful collectables for all ages, with video game art and more.

Smidge Fidge

Specializing in cute designs of multiple fandoms as stickers, buttons, prints, and even custom commissions.

Steven Beezer

Comics, art prints, original art.

Studio Pen Pen

Studio specializing in hand painted watercolor or acrylics inspired by gaming history and culture.

Super Skill Shot

Museum quality custom pinball shooter rods.


Game themed decor and lights.

Yatta Creations

Pixel art in various forms like buttons, stickers, enamel pins, etc and dragon egg necklaces!

Schedule of Events

3 full days of retro and gaming fun!

Date Time Event
March, 2020
2:00 PM
LAX 2020 Opens
5:00 PM
Tournament: NES Mystery Game
5:30 PM
Tournament: Atari 2600 Mystery Game
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Retro Pub Trivia
8:00 PM
Panel - Stranger Things Pinball with Brian Eddy and Mike Vinikour
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Charity Raffle (Friday tickets)
10:00 PM
Tournament: Dreamcast Pole Calibur (Soul Calibur with fishing controllers)
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Concert: Str8 Jakkit
12:00 AM
LAX Friday Closes
March, 2020
10:00 AM
LAX Saturday Opens
12:00 AM
Tournament - Duck Hunt Shootout
1:30 PM
Costume Contest - Kids
2:30 PM
Tournament: Power Pad Olympics
3:30 PM
Panel: Super Mario World Speedrun by @rezephos
4:15 PM
Tournament: Fire Mario Challenge
5:00 PM
Panel: Kombat Tales: A Retrospective - with the Immortal Master Pesina
6:00 PM
Costume Contest - Adults
7:00 PM
Charity Raffle (Saturday tickets)
7:30 PM
Tournament: N64 Super Smash Bros
9:30 PM
Tournament: Mortal Kombat
10:15 PM
Super Bout: Mortal Kombat
10:30 PM
DJ Rockman and DJ Link Dance Party
12:00 AM
LAX Saturday Closes
March, 2020
10:00 AM
LAX Sunday Opens
12:00 PM
Tournament: Super NES Mystery Game
12:30 PM
Tournament: Halo 3 - Xbox 360 LAN
1:00 PM
Panel: Create your own NES game
1:30 PM
Tournament: Galaga Arcade
2:30 PM
Tournament: PC Mystery Game
3:00 PM
Collector Awards Presentation
4:00 PM
LAX 2020 Closes - See you next year!