Magifest 2020

January 16-18th 2020

Magifest is America's oldest annual magic convention, and now one of the largest. Every January, twenty of the finest headlining magicians descend upon Columbus, Ohio. One thousand magicians gather for unforgettable shows, lectures, and workshops.

Columbus, Ohio, USA


Magifest sells out ever year. Registration is $200 and is fully refundable before Friday, November 1, 2019. To secure your place, take two minutes to register here:

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Why People Come to Magifest

There are a few bigger magic conventions. There are magic conventions in warmer climates. But there are two reasons the Magifest is the most acclaimed:

1. Our programming is the most unique. We get cutting edge artists doing their best material.
2. Our lobby scene is the best, hands down. Between events, you'll see and learn things you never thought possible in the jam sessions in our lobby.

Performers & Speakers

We'll be announcing the Magifest 2020 performers in just a few weeks!

Magifest 2020: Five Reasons to Come

1. The best magic shops: We invite thirty of the finest magic dealers from around the world, and take care that each one is offering unique, different merchandise.
2. The best talent you've never heard of. You can see your old favorites at other magic conventions. Our mission is to bring to the Magifest NEW talent, new acts, or your favorite magicians doing things they've never showcased before.
3. Access to excellence: Our headliners don't just amaze onstage. You get to meet and eat and hang with them, too.
4. Our youth program. If you're a young magician, we have special programming just for you.
5. Extra workshops: For an additional fee, registrants can opt into private workshops, limited in attendance, just after the convention. This is a chance to take lessons from some of the finest magicians on Earth.

Youth scholarships
Magifest schedule
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Magifest sells out every year.
This year will be no exception

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Renaissance, Columbus Downtown

50 N 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA

Be sure to ask for the Magifest rate when booking a room. It's currently $109 (plus taxes) per night.

How to book a room

Latest Magifest updates:

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New Magifest Hotel

New Magifest Hotel

Vanishing Inc. - Sunday, March 10, 2019

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