Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest

Since 2005, Austin has played host every September to what might be the weirdest film festival in the country. Based at the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater’s South Lamar location, Fantastic Fest focuses on horror, fantasy, cult and otherwise fantastical films. The weirdness isn't just onscreen, though: The fest is known for its special events, like debates that turn into boxing matches.

Other Nearby Things to Do
travel package
Founded in 1970, this is one of the nation's le... Read More
suitcase
Setting (in and around the Texas Capitol), timi... Read More
photos
This free event celebrating young adult literat... Read More
journal
At the University of Texas' Ransom Center, you ... Read More
journal
Besides an extensive selection of comic books a... Read More
travel package
East-Central Austin is a haven of artistic acti... Read More
Nearby Hotels
camera and maps
Another Lambert creation, the St. Cecilia (open... Read More
Kimber Modern Hotel in Austin
With bright-white stylings, floor-to-ceiling wi... Read More
suitcase
If you're coming to Austin ready to eat (and yo... Read More
photos
Opened in late 2013, Lone Star Court by Valenci... Read More
suitcase
Barton Creek Resort and Spa has plenty to keep ... Read More
suitcase
With a lazy river and water slide, the Crooked ... Read More
Nearby Restaurants
camera and maps
When I lived in the Hyde Park area near the Uni... Read More
suitcase
Recently and beautifully renovated, 1886 Café &... Read More
suitcase
"Bake shop and beer garden" isn't a business de... Read More
journal
Family-owned La Mexicana isn't fancy, but it is... Read More
suitcase
The décor in pale aqua and white is as sweet as... Read More
travel package
On funky South First Street, Freddie's has a pl... Read More
Advertisement
Advertisement