WrestleCade Weekend is a family-friendly convention that celebrates wrestling and sports entertainment from all eras. Lots of people dress up as their favorite wrestler, and people come from all over the world to meet their favorite stars. WrestleCade Weekend is one of the largest 3-day events of its kind in the world, bringing in an estimated 25,000+ attendees since 2012.
The 2018 edition of this storied event will be held at completely remodeled Benton Convention Center in Winston Salem, NC on Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 23, 24 & 25, 2018. For a tentative schedule of events, click HERE.
For directions to the Benton Convention Center, click HERE.
Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Special room rates are also available at the official hotel for WrestleCade Weekend 2018… The Winston-Salem Marriott. For more information, click HERE.
Yes, but they will be checked by security at the entrance of the convention center. No weapons or anything that may be used as a weapon will be permitted. We do ask that you use common sense when toting them around, as some backpacks are large, bulky and unwieldy and can block aisles or knock into things when you turn around.
We only have a few rules. Keep it PG. We are a family friendly show. Use common sense. Shoes must always be worn (no bare feet).
Yes, absolutely. Most of our events are family friendly. However, the panels/Q&A sessions often contain adult language/adult stories so parental guidance is appreciated.
We encourage people of all ages to come enjoy WrestleCade Weekend, as wrestling and sports entertainment appeals to all ages. To make WrestleCade Weekend a safe and enjoyable environment for all, we do have a requirement that all attendees under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is a registered attendee of WrestleCade at all times. Please direct all specific inquiries to the Registration staff at the convention.
Go to the sponsor’s page on our website for more information.
Of course! Without an epic panel, it’s just not WrestleCade Weekend! Check the Schedule of Events Page.
There is! Check the Costume Contest Page to see when and where.
Check our vendors page. We try to list all the attending vendors. If there’s a vendor you’d like to see at the show, let them know about us; tell them you’d like to see them come to WrestleCade Weekend.
Be sure to look at the Guest Page for appearance times and dates.
Most wrestlers have photos available. Some also have action figures but we encourage you to bring your own items to get signed as well.
Autographs are available when the wrestlers are at their booths. Check the Event Schedule for times.
Guests usually charge for autographs in the $15 – $50 range, with some of our headliners charging a little bit more. The vendors generally set the autograph pricing and not the wrestlers. Some autographs are available for pre-purchase online, but all will also be available for sale at the event.
You can meet the guests at their designated appearance times for Autographs & Photos. Click here for more info.
Pictures: yes, you can take pictures during ALL events but please use common sense. If someone doesn’t want their picture taken, please respect their wishes. The same holds true for our guests. They have a right to their privacy.
Basically, the answer is: “Ask First!” Remember, trying to take a pic of one of our guests from a distance may seem harmless to you, but they may not want you to do it. If you do take some great pictures, let us know. Send us a copy and we’ll put it on our website for the world to see.
Video: yes, you can take videos during FanFest but please use common sense. If someone doesn’t want video taken, please respect their wishes. The same holds true for our guests. They have a right to their privacy. Live, streaming video is prohibited at all events. Anyone caught live streaming during any events held during WrestleCade Weekend is running the risk of having their phone/streaming device confiscated. That’s not cool so just don’t do it.
Yes. The Convention Center has a variety of snack and meal options for attendees at affordable prices.
If you’d like something else, there are many restaurants within close walking distance from the convention center.
While WrestleCade Weekend Tickets are non-refundable, they are transferable! This means that you can give your WrestleCade Weekend 2018 Tickets to a friend OR you can sell them.
Tickets are available in advance on our website on the TICKETS PAGE. When you purchase your tickets online, your ticket will be emailed to you. We do not mail individual tickets.
You can attend the show for one day, two day or for all three days. There are discounts for advance ticket purchases. Go to the TICKETS PAGE for all the info on tickets. There are significant savings for three day passes, especially if you get your tickets early.
If you stay in the host hotel, they have valet parking available. That is the easiest solution. If you’re staying somewhere else or you’re not staying overnight, there are several convenient parking garages located around the convention center. In addition, there is also lots of parking available on the street. However, it gets taken very quickly and is usually gone by Friday night.
Click Here for information on the host hotel for WrestleCade Weekend. The host hotel is conveniently connected to the Convention Center and has a special rate for WrestleCade Weekend attendees if you reserve your room early.
WrestleCade Weekend takes place at the Benton Convention Center located at 301 West 5th Street in Winston-Salem, NC. The Convention Center is a quick 30-minute Drive from PTI in Greensboro, NC and a quick 90-minute drive from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC.
WrestleCade Weekend is November 23-25, 2018
Friday, 5:30PM – 11:59PM
Saturday, 10:00AM – 3:00PM / 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Sunday, 9:00AM – 6:00PM
WrestleCade Weekend is a 3-day family-friendly convention that celebrates wrestling and sports entertainment from all eras. Lots of people dress up as their favorite wrestler, and people come from all over to meet their favorite stars. WrestleCade Weekend is one of the largest 3-day events of its kind in the world, bringing in an estimated 25,000+ attendees since 2012.
Meet your favorite wrestling stars during FanFest. Have your picture taken with them, get an autograph from them or just say hello. The choice is yours!
- Experience live wrestling events all 3 days including Showcase of Champions on Friday night, our flagship SuperShow Pay-Per-View on Saturday afternoon, Queens of Combat & AML Wrestling on Sunday afternoon.
- See your favorite wrestling stars and wrestling personalities on stage as they share favorite stories from their careers including Gary Michael Cappetta’s Beyond Bodyslams on Friday night, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson on Saturday night and the ECW Reunion panel November to Remember on Sunday morning.
- Shop for your favorite wrestling related merchandise from one of our many vendors. Championship belts, action figures, magazines, toys, t-shirts, posters, and MORE! If it’s available you’ll probably be able to buy it!
- Dress up as your favorite wrestler and compete in our costume contest for prizes.
- Attend our infamous Adults Only WrestleCade Weekend Kick Off After Party on Friday night. This years version is called Howling With The Wolfpak and it features Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Carlito, Buff Bagwell and Johnny Swinger.
- Be a part of once in a lifetime experiences like having your picture taken in an actual ring worn Ric Flair robe or joining the broadcast team of Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler or having legendary referee Earl Hebner award YOU the title as he lifts your arm as the NEW champion!
Much more to be announced soon.
WrestleCade Weekend appeals to fans of all eras of wrestling and sports entertainment. There’s a balance between the up and coming stars, the current stars and the ones we remember from a nostalgic time. There are events for people of all ages! No matter what style or era of wrestling you prefer, there will be something at this event that will appeal to you.
Tracy Myers is a leader and a giver in his community. He always gives back when he can and never asks for anything in return.
In 2011, many say he outdid himself when he had the vision to take his passion for sports entertainment (also known as pro wrestling) and use it to raise money to help provide toys and Bibles to less fortunate children during the Christmas season. He created the WrestleCade fundraising event which partnered with The Christmas Toy Drive to benefit The Salvation Army.
What began as a one-time/one-off fundraising event is now entering its seventh year and is one of the largest annual 3-day events of its kind in the world! Last year alone, an estimated 6,000 wrestling fans from as far away as Norway and Austria attended the event, and dramatically boosted the local economy with tourism dollars. When asked why he chose to partner with The Christmas Toy Drive to benefit The Salvation Army, Myers replied: “As a father, it was an easy decision for me. Last year alone, 6,506 children in the greater Winston-Salem area received 55,690 toys from the Salvation Army and the lives of more than 8,500 families were significantly impacted. To be a part of an organization that helps change so many lives at such a young age is special.”