40 Acre Fest at UT

Welcome to the University of Texas’s grand celebration—the 40 Acre Fest! This iconic event transforms the campus into a bustling festival ground, spanning 40 acres of excitement, music, and a myriad of activities. At the heart of this grand affair are mechanical rides and inflatables that add an extra layer of thrill and joy to the festivities.

  • Mechanical Rides Extravaganza: Get ready for a pulse-pounding experience with a Mechanical Rides Extravaganza that turns the campus into an amusement park. From towering Ferris wheels that offer breathtaking views of the university skyline to spine-tingling roller coasters that send participants on a whirlwind adventure, the mechanical rides bring an exhilarating energy to the festival.
  • Inflatable Wonderland: Step into an Inflatable Wonderland where creativity knows no bounds. Gigantic inflatables, obstacle courses, and bounce houses create a vibrant landscape of playful exploration. From friendly races through inflatable mazes to gravity-defying jumps, the inflatables add a whimsical touch to the festival atmosphere.
  • Live Music and Performances: Beyond the rides and inflatables, the 40 Acre Fest boasts a lineup of live music and performances. From local bands to renowned artists, the festival stage becomes a platform for diverse talents, providing a musical backdrop to the vibrant energy of the event.
  • Food Trucks and Culinary Delights: Savor the flavors of Austin with a diverse array of food trucks offering culinary delights. From gourmet tacos to artisanal ice cream, the food options cater to every palate, turning the festival grounds into a gastronomic haven.
  • Marketplace and Vendor Booths: Explore a bustling marketplace and vendor booths that showcase the creativity of local artisans and entrepreneurs. From handmade crafts to university merchandise, the festival provides an opportunity to support local businesses and take home unique souvenirs.
  • Community Engagement and Activities: The 40 Acre Fest is not just an event; it’s a celebration of community. Engage in interactive activities, connect with student organizations, and participate in games that foster a sense of belonging and unity.


As the sun sets over the University of Texas campus, the 40 Acre Fest comes alive with the vibrant colors of rides, the laughter of students navigating inflatables, and the pulsating beats of live music. It’s a celebration that encapsulates the spirit of the university, offering an unforgettable experience that brings the campus community together in a grand spectacle of joy and festivity.

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