Fri Mar 31 2023 at 06:00 pm


3201 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78219-3709, United States | San Antonio, TX

The 8th annual CarFest will be held March 31 and April 1-2, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas at the Freeman Expo Hall.
Hours are Friday 6pm-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm Sunday. This free three-day festival is family-friendly and open to the public.
The public can enter to win a free car! Sponsors Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Red McCombs, BG, and O'Reilly Auto Parts make it possible for us to give away a free car every 2 hours, starting Saturday at 12pm. The cars are used and in good condition. Those over 18 with a Texas driver's license or active or retired military can enter the raffle in person during the event.
As part of the charity festival’s mission “unity in the community,” 25 car repair shops donate time and parts to fix cars for 25 people in need who are selected by local non-profits that work with them. Repairs are done on-site Saturday and Sunday with the help of interested youth.
If all this doesn’t rev your engine, new this year we also have an outdoor carnival with rides and games. Friday night features a cruise-in, food truck competition, BBQ cook-off, DJ, mechanical bull, concessions, 50+ retail vendors, and over 100 collector cars on display.
Saturday and Sunday our community stage will host over a dozen acts including performances by the Texas Children's Choir, a comedy show sponsored by Upstage Comedy Lounge, martial artists, dancers, singers, and more.
There's an artisan market with unique treasures and an auto swap meet for car enthusiasts to trade memorabilia and car parts. Young entrepreneurs 18 and under will have space to sell their arts and crafts, and non-profits will showcase their public services.
For the kiddos, we have a kid car driving area and free car giveaways, cornhole, and soft play. Students turning 15-17 in 2023 learn the basics of maintaining a car and take part in fun activities like a distracted driving simulator as part of our New Driver Workshop. Those that participate are eligible to win two of the 10 free car giveaways. Registration can be done online at
Other activities include a carnival, fishing pond, shooting simulator, junior axe throwing, and Gellyball. Just don’t get caught in CarFest Jail or your friends may need to bail you out for a small donation.
The festival expects 15,000 people to attend over three days.
Admission: FREE
Location: Freeman Coliseum - Expo Hall 3201 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78219

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3201 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78219-3709, United States

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