The 2013 Texas Pinball Festival will be held the weekend of March 15h-17th, 2013 with a HUGE 45,000 square foot game room! We’ll be moving into the Trinity Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Our goal is to fill this space with more than 400 pinball machines, classic video games and other game room goodies set up on free play for everyone to enjoy the entire weekend. Leave your quarters at home!
Vendors, collectors and hobbyists from the surrounding area and beyond will be bringing parts, supplies, game room memorabilia, pinballs, slot machines, jukeboxes and video games for sale. People just like YOU will be bringing their own machines to display. Lucky winners will take home door prizes and someone will take home a new pinball machine from our annual Red Cross Raffle.
The Pinball Festival opens it’s door Friday evening at 5pm and will stay open until 1am on Friday and Saturday. The hotel offers multiple options for food and drink. And don’t worry about trying to find a way home. We’ve contracted with the hotel for a block of rooms available at a special rate just for our guests. Be sure to book your room(s) early as they go super fast.
Do you have what it takes to be a pinball wizard? A variety of adult and children’s tournaments will be held throughout the weekend to test your skills. Compete against others for trophies, ribbons and cash prizes. Our tournaments are endorsed by the International Flipper Pinball Association and reported to TwinGalaxies.com. You could walk out a superstar!
As if inside wasn’t fun enough… Check out the bargains outside! Saturday, March 16th from 8:00am until 12:00pm, we will be hosting an outdoor flea market and swap meet featuring coin operated collectibles. Admission is free to all guests. Got a machine taking up space in your garage? Too many projects? Too many parts? Bring ‘em to the swap meet! Interested in participating in the swap meet?
The show will conclude Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. when one lucky winner will take home the Raffle Drawing grand prize: a brand new pinball machine!
This show draws people from all over the United States and beyond. It is one of the largest shows in the industry and we want you to experience it first hand. So come on out and join us!
Show Times: Friday 5pm-1am, Saturday 10am-1am, Sunday 9am-2:30pm.
Children under 5 get in free. Pre-registration for the 2013 Texas Pinball Festival is now closed, but you can still get in FREE when you bring a game! T-shirts are available for pre-order and sale at the show. You can find details on our swag page.