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​Game On! 2020

The City of Barrie’s own gaming event, where you can re-live the nostalgia of retro video games, try new VR experiences, meet local game developers, go head-to-head in video game competitions, and more!

Save the date for Saturday, September 19, 2020 in partnership with the Barrie Public Library’s Comic Con. As 2020 programming is announced, it will be posted here so check back for updates. You can also follow @creativebarrie on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram​ for exciting Game On! updates.

Sponsorship, Vendor, and Exhibitor Opportunities Available for Game On! 2020

As an event partner, you can build brand recognition through our promotion campaign and engage an audience through on-site recognition opportunities. Our partners are valued and contribute directly towards providing exciting, free programming for the community. If you are interested in becoming a Game On! partner, please contact the Special Events Office at

If you are interested in being considered as a vendor or exhibitor, please submit information about your business to, including pictures or video demos, contact information, and details of your event set-up.​

Game On! 2019

While we plan for 2020, check out the amazing line-up of programming we had in 2019:

Location: Five Points Theatre – 1 Dunlop St. West
10:00am – 2:00pm *All ages *Free to attend

Game Developers

Local video game developers will be showcasing their games, sharing what it’s like working in the industry, and how to get involved

Retro Gaming Area

Stop by the retro gaming area and play on a classic arcade cabinet, pinball machine, N64 or NES. Sponsored by Power Up Gaming and Last Level Lounge


Try out some exciting new VR games and experiences!​

Video Game Competitions

Try out some of our various drop in video game competitions for a chance at winning a prize! Sponsored and hosted by local YouTube channel, RekAllTheThings​

Artists and vendors

Stop by and check out some of the amazing artisan vendors onsite showcasing their video game inspired creations!


Participate in a real life Quest! Accept new “quests” and travel between three locations downtown; Five Points Theatre, City Hall Rotunda, and the Library. Pick up your quest and complete items at each location for a chance at winning a prize!

Location: City Hall Rotunda – 70 Collier Street
10:00am – 2:00pm​ *All ages *Free to attend

BRIX Makerspace 

Build Barrie's ultimate community board game with BRIX. Put your own twist on the rules, rewards, and challenges crafted by friends, neighbours, and gamers! Give your iteration a whirl, and see how it grows with everyone's new additions. ​

Barrie Robotics

Go behind-the-scenes with Barrie Robotics! Now is your opportunity to test, drive and play with robots—and earn your 'License to Drive', signed by Mayor Jeff Lehman.


Refine your board gaming skills with demos and drop-ins with Sir Games-A-Lot!

​​Georgian College Maker Space

Try your hands (literally) at Conductive Fabric Gaming, using Capacitive Touch with Georgian College's Maker Space.​

Georgian College International Students

Learn about the history of gaming and where many of our world's popular games originated from—with International Student Ambassadors from Georgian College!​

Game On! After Dark 2019

Location: Five Points Theatre - 1 Dunlop St. West
7:00pm - 10:00pm *19+ event
​  *Free to attend

New this year, join us for an evening of fun with a Cosplay Mixer and Mingle, gaming lounge areas and have the opportunity to compete in a drop-in competition for the chance at being named Barrie’s Ultimate Gamer.

Cosplay Mixer/Mingle

Show off your best costume for a chance at winning a prize and being named Barrie's Ultimate Cosplayer! Featured cosplayers will be onsite

Video game lounge areas

Hang out and play some games at our various gaming lounge areas

Board Game Station

Various board games will be available to play on site, but feel free to bring your own!

Escape Room

Gather your friends to solve clues and puzzles to escape the upside down in the Stranger Things Escape room by Es cape on the Go! Finish with the fastest time and you may just be walking home with a prize, courtesy of OMG! Games

Barrie’s Ultimate Gamer Competition

Competitors will compete on multiple gaming platforms from PS4, Xbox One, N64, Arcade Cabinets and more, while playing various genres of games. The players with the 4 highest scores will advance to the final round on the big screen. The winner will be named “Barrie’s Ultimate Gamer” and walk home with a prize.


Game On! 2019 Was Proudly Supported By:

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2019 Media Partners:

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