ReWired Fest Is Returning to U of A

Get ready for an unforgettable weekend! ReWired Fest is back on campus at Bud Walton Arena on Oct. 6-7, and this time, it's bigger and better than ever, and the best part? It's all absolutely free.

UARK Gaming is happy to bring ReWired Fest back to the University of Arkansas for 2023 as a way to expose more students to our ever-expanding world of digital technologies. Gabriel Thomas, the UARK Gaming president, said, "We had so much fun with ReWired Fest last year that we were happy to bring them back to campus bigger and better than last time! My organization loves ReWired's focus on inclusion and diversity in video games and digital media, and we are so excited for the campus community to come have fun with us again this year!"

ReWired Fest is an immersive e-sports and digital experience combining esports tournaments, groundbreaking tech, gaming lounges, a food expo, vintage gaming, STEAM education, celebrity panels and more. Visit for festival schedule and more information.

Event Highlights

Friday and Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.
Immerse Yourself in Incredible Experiences:

  • Take control of an Air Force flight simulator.
  • Race in our Formula 1 simulator.
  • Dive into the world of virtual reality.
  • Gear up for Gel Blaster shooting action.
  • Compete for prizes; post your score to win prizes, including Mario Kart, Forza and others
  • Groove to live music.
  • Enjoy refreshments and football viewing.

Special Events and Exhibitions

Emerging Influencer Panel
Friday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Join fellow students who are making waves in the creator space as they discuss the secrets behind their social media success. Plus, the first 100 girls in attendance will take home special coffee from Emma Chamberlain, and the first 100 guys will score a Respawn shirt.

World Famous Creators/Influencers
Friday, 3-5 p.m.
Witness global sensations like Dude Perfect, Danny Duncan, Typical Gamer and Justin Flom live on stage! Hear their incredible stories and enjoy mind-blowing performances.

Greek Life Mario Kart Tourney
Friday, noon to 2 p.m.
Compete in Mario Kart for service hours and fantastic prizes for your Greek house.

Student Life Mario Kart Tourney
Saturday, noon to 2 p.m.
Race against your fellow students in Mario Kart and win valuable prizes.

Get free T-shirts and Dollar Slice Club pizza every day!

Stay Updated:
Follow @RewiredFest on Instagram and Twitter for hourly event details and exciting announcements. Visit for all the event details and updates.


Thel ReWired Fest will require a few specific parking lots to be vacated.

Parking Lots 56B, 60 and 62 will be closed for daily parking between Oct. 1 and Oct. 8 for the event. Vehicles in these lots must be vacated by 8 p.m. on their designated dates or they will be towed. Lot 62 must be vacated on Sept. 30, Lot 60 on Oct. 3 and Lot 56B on Oct. 5.

Other university parking lots will be open including Lot 56 on the northwest corner of Razorback Road and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

For questions about vacating lots for the event, contact the Transit and Parking Department at (479) 575-7275 or


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