BestFest is a public festival hosted at UTSA each fall during Homecoming Weekend. Sponsored by Roadrunner Productions (RP) and UTSA Student Activities, the event features dozens of food, beverage, and game booths run by student organizations, as well as interactive activities, musical entertainment, carnival rides and a fireworks display.
Be sure to visit the Homecoming website to see the entire schedule of events.

BestFest 2021

Join us on Friday, October 15 to celebrate UTSA during Homecoming Week at BestFest 2021. This exciting event invites, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater San Antonio community to enjoy this public festival! 

This event will be outdoors and masks are highly encouraged. BestFest is located in front of the Convocation Center in  Brackenridge Lot 1

Check out this video to get a taste of what this exciting, family-friendly event is all about!

Jimmie Allen

Roadrunner Productions is giving it their “Best Shot” by presenting Jimmie Allen as the 2021 Headliner Artist for BestFest! 

Jimmie Allen is nominated is currently nominated for 2021 CMA New Artist of the Year 

He also received an ACM nomination for New Male Artist of the Year in 2019, a CMA Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year in 2020, and subsequently winning the ACM Award for New Male Artist of the Year in 2021 – the first Black artist to win that category since its inception, and a win with which he hopes “open[s] some doors for more Black artists to have success in country and more Black artists to feel comfortable enough to do country if that’s what they want to do.” 

Booth at BestFest

Purchase Tickets

We strongly encourage ordering your tickets prior to the event. Tickets are $.50 each. $10 will get you a whole sheet of tickets (each sheet has 20 tickets) 

Online ticket sales have closed. Please visit the ticket booth at the entrance of the event to purchase your booth tickets or pick up pre-sale tickets.

 All proceeds go back to UTSA student organizations participating in the event. 

Excited student at BestFest

Ticket Pick Up

Tickets will be available for pick up during the dates and times listed below. Please be sure to have your receipt, UTSA ID and/or Valid ID to verify your purchase.    

Beat the lines and pick up your tickets early! Ticket order must be placed at least 8 hours prior to pick up.  

Student Union Paseo
Monday, October  11 - Thursday, October 14 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm  

You can also pick up your tickets at the event, please see the will call ticket booth. 

People watching fireworks over carnival ride

Event Itinerary

4:00 pm - Entrance Opens   

4:00 pm - DJ Gumby 

8:45 pm - Rally 

9:00 pm - Fireworks 

9:10 pm - Concert 

person excited at BestFest

Plan Your Visit

BestFest is adopting the same bag policy as the Alamodome. Below is a list of approved and not approved bags for the festival. Please plan accordingly. 

Not Allowed 

  • Backpack  
  • Camera Case  
  • Mesh Bag  
  • Purse  
  • Clear Backpack  
  • Tinted Plastic Bag  
  • Printed Pattern Plastic Bag   
  • Any bag larger than 5.5’’x8.5’’ 
  • Handguns are not permitted.  
  • Click here for information about the handgun policy 


  • Bags Smaller than 5.5’’ x 8.5’’  
  • Clear Bag Smaller than 12’’x6’’x12’’  
  • 1-Gallon Plastic Freezer Bag  
  • Medical Necessary Bags 

people on slide

Directions and Parking

BestFest is located at UTSA Main Campus off of 1604.  The event is located in front of the Convocation Center in  Brackenridge Lot 1. 

BestFest parking is available at no charge in Brackenridge Ave Lot 2. No UTSA permit is required. 

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About Roadrunner Productions

Roadrunner Productions (RP) at The University of Texas at San Antonio is a group of motivated students dedicated to cultivating a welcoming and encouraging learning environment. RP is funded by student fees with the mission to foster and build traditions and community through campus-wide programs, activities and special events.

Through campus involvement, RP provides students with experience in planning, publicizing, budgeting, and implementing programs that help them develop lifelong skills to complement their academic experiences at UTSA. Any student at UTSA is welcome and encouraged to get involved with RP at any time during the academic school year.

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About the UTSA Alumni Association

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