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 2022

Join us on Friday, October 21 to celebrate UTSA during Homecoming Week at BestFest 2022. This exciting event invites, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the greater San Antonio community to enjoy this public festival! 

This event will be located outdoors 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!

Tai Verdes

Featured Artist

Roadrunner Productions invites you to have an ‘A-O-K’ time with Tai Verdes as the headliner for this year’s BestFest.

Tai's breakout single "Stuck In The Middle" took flight hitting #1 on Spotify's US viral chart and has since amassed more than 120 million streams and over 3.5 million TikTok creations, being viewed over 3 billion times since the song's release in late May 2020. Tai's follow-up single "A-O-K" followed a similar path, having amassed more than 300 million streams, 1.3 million TikTok creations, and earning him #1 on Billboard's Emerging Artist Chart. The song climbed the charts, landing at #12 on Top 40 Pop Radio, and #34 on the Billboard Hot 100. Tai has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The TODAY Show, as well as Lollapalooza 2021 to a crowd of 35,000 people, which was his first-ever live set.

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). 

 All proceeds go back to UTSA student organizations participating in the event. All sales are final; no refunds will be granted.

Online ticket sales have closed but you can still purchase booth tickets at the event. Credit card and cash only.

student holding ticket at ticket booth

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.

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

Student Union Paseo
Monday, October 17 - Thursday, October 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, October 21
9:00 am -1:00 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

Make sure to plan your evening in a way to not miss out on all the fun! Here is the itinerary for this year's BestFest!

4:00 pm - Entrance Opens

4:00 pm - DJ Gumby

8:30 pm - Rally

8:45 pm - Fireworks

9:00 pm - Concert

10:30 pm - Event Ends

student holding Rowdy Crew clear bag

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. 

Roadrunner Productions logo

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.

UTSA Alumni Association logo

About the UTSA Alumni Association

Alumni volunteers are needed to help make Best Fest special for Roadrunners and the greater San Antonio community. We have shifts available to greet fellow alumni and students, set up, and break down. After your shift, stay for the duration of the event and enjoy the festivities. We appreciate your help! Sign up for your volunteer shift at BestFest.

For more information about joining the UTSA Alumni Association, visit the UTSA Alumni website.