- This event has passed.
October 27 - October 28
GamerFest returns to Galway City this October Bank Holiday weekend, with 3,000 gaming and YouTuber fans descending on The Galmont Hotel! This year’s festival promises to be the biggest yet, with even more gaming action and live entertainment than last year’s hugely succesful event.
This is a festival for anyone who loves huge games like Fortnite and FIFA 20, YouTubers, Live Stage Entertainment, Virtual Reality, Cosplay and the massively popular Retro Gaming craze! The event welcomes visitors of all ages and skill levels, from casual enthusiasts to the most dedicated gamers!
Fortnite will be a huge part of GamerFest Galway, including a Fortnite Zone with loads of prizes and giveaways. YouTuber special guests will also be playing Fortnite on the GamerFest Live Stage with some lucky visitors invited on stage to show off their skills!
GamerFest also brings other major esports competitions to Galway including FIFA 20 and Tekken 7 with big prizes for the ultiumate winners. Have you got what it takes to be crowned GamerFest Champion?
Our GamerFest Live Stage is going to be packed with awesome entertainemt and live gaming action, YouTuber appearances and competition giveaways. Join All Cast Irish Gamers, Antitinkerbell, Nintendo Impact Gaming, Guild of Nerds and more as they take to the stage and afterward meet their fans.
We’ll have some awesome Cosplay entertainment throughout the festival, with the much anticipated Cosplay Competiton taking place on the Monday of the festival. So get your costumes out and come along for a great weekend’s entertainment!
GamerFest also brings you back to where it all started, with the inclusion of an awesome RetroZone, where you can play all the classic consoles and titles. Retro gaming will blow your mind and show you those timeless consoles like Mega Drive and Super Nintendo that have truly stood the test of time!
And finally, our Merch Market will bring you all the latest in gaming gear, including head sets, brand new titles and exclusive GamerFest deals. Speak with our experts for the best advice and the best deals!
Join us at the amazing Galmont Hotel this October Bank Holiday weekend for an unforgettable gaming experience.
We’ll see you there!
Are there tickets available for children?
*Children 3 and under go free. Discounted U16s tickets are available for €14.95 plus ticket fees.
What are the opening times?
Sunday & Monday: Doors open at 10.00am for VIP tickets and 11.00am for General Admission tickets.
Doors close at 5.30pm on Saturday and 5.00pm on Sunday
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
GamerFest Galway is held in The Galmont Hotel, Galway City. The venue is a 5 minute walk from Eyre Square bus and train stations offering excellent access to the event. For a full breakdown of directions and parking options please visit https://www.thegalmont.com/