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  • After-Hours Events
    The fun continues After-Hours with screenings and live horror hosts!
  • 2017 List of Dealers
    Two incredible Dealer's Rooms for collectible models, toys, posters, and more!
  • Make & Take for Kids
    Kids age 16 and under can learn how to build a model and keep it in our Make & Take.

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What is WonderFest?

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A weekend of hobby fun!

S-F, horror & anime models are celebrated in Louisville!   WonderFest is THE annual expo for model and toy collectors of s-f,  horror & comics subjects--especially plastic kits & garage kits. 

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PAY for Admission

At the door. No credit cards.

Adults: $25 for a single-day ticket, $33 for a 2-day ticket. Early Bird and children's tickets are available. Booth opens Friday at 5 pm, Sat. at 7:30 am.

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Our discounted room block rate at the Crowne Plaza Airport covers May 31-June 5 (Wednesday thru Sunday), so come in a bit early or stay over and still get our $121 per night rate for up to 4 persons.

Hotel Info

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ENTER the Contest

Entry Fees:
$9 per first 2 models for adults, up to 8 additional entries free;
$7 per first 2 models for teens, up to 8 add'l entries free (ages 13-19).
Free for ages 12 & under!

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Demos run all weekend long

WonderFest continues our commitment to the art of model making with an expanded demo lineup! Tracks include FIGURE modeling, HARDWARE modeling, and COMPUTER modeling.

Learn techniques from the hobby's most accomplished modelers

We've picked some of the best builders to share specific tips and tricks. Talks last from 30 minutes to an hour (or even two), and focus on major modeling topics and skills demonstrations. Some allow the viewers to try the techniques shown. Video assist is used in most demos so that everyone can see.

A schedule of the daily demos will be published on this website and will be in the Pocket Program book.

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At the end of the show, don't miss...

Club WTF!

Sunday Night Post-WonderFest Bash

7:30pm Sunday Night  — Tickets are only $7 per person!

We have a very special event in the works, plus we'll relax and socialize, with the traditional pay-as-you go food menu and cash bar. Buy tickets at the ADMISSIONS booth all weekend long, and at the door.

It's the perfect capper to a fun WonderFest weekend. Held in our Club WTF! (WonderFest True Fans) ballroom, set phasers to 'relax.' It's an evening full of surprises and tributes to our special guests. Don't miss it!

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WonderFest Latest News

Next WonderFest: June 3-4, 2017!
The Weekend AFTER Memorial Day!

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FineScale Modeler's Show Report gives a
wonderful look back at WonderFest 2016!

More photos will be published in their Nov. 2016 issue.

8/7/16: FineScale Modeler magazine has posted a great WonderFest 2016 report on their website. It includes a video tour and photo gallery. Thanks to FSM's Mark Savage and Aaron Skinner! We appreciate it!

If you've never been to WonderFest it gives a fantastic overview.

Go to the FineScale video and gallery.

Dr. Lector model photo.

WonderFest 2016 wraps up a GREAT year;
AMAZING Model Contest winners posted!

We had 599 fantastic entries in all genres.

6/7/16: Seems like the fastest two days of the year. WonderFest 2016 was a great success. The Friday demos were fantastic, and then the guests, programming, exhibits and contest were going strong all weekend. It's always hard to say so long to so many friends-but we'll be back next year on June 3-4, 2017.

In the meantime, we've got all of the 2016 AMAZING Model Contest winners posted. Take a look!

See them all on our 2016 WINNERS page.

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