Thanks to all who visited the 2013 show!
We are proud to announce the youth charity benefators of the 2013 show and amounts raised for each:
Dixon Teen Center: $15,026.00
Boys & Girls Club Vacaville: $3000.00
California 4-H Foundation: $300.00
The 2013 show was a huge success thanks to all who donated their time and effort. A special thank you to those generous pinthusiasts who stepped forward to share 260+ games-- without them there would be no show. The local pinball community rocked the boat and made PAGG a stronger "destination show" in 2013.
The East Bay Pinball League had a great showing of games and muscle, Bay Area Amusements brought up some cool games from their area, almost all of the guys from Capital Corridor Pinball League and many from Sacramento Pinball Group and Don Highley pitched in their blood, sweat and tears to set-up and teardown the show while people from all over California converged to create a Pin-a-Go-Go that will not soon be forgotten. Thanks goes out to our vendors and those who donated their games and items for auction and raffle.
Again, thanks to those who shared their games to perpetuate pinball to the many who have yet to discover the magic of the silver ball! It was evident by the crowd who attended that a pinball show can be many things to many people - including a fun event that families can attend together. Notable that to date, this was the largest pool of Color DMDs at one place on the planet and Pinbits premiered a new mod here for AC/DC. California's own NiftyLed attended their first pinball show at PAGG 2013 and we had more vendors at this show than we have seen in the past 11 years.
Thanks to Mark Malmberg for his presentation of "Cactus Canyon Continued", to Robert van der Velde who brought up a group of foreign games the likes of which will not be seen together like that again and according to Greg Freres, this show had the only existing Big Juicy Melons that was "cobbled together outside of the Whizbang factory". Charland's MGOW was stunning and it had a never seen before mod- flipper bats that light up. Thanks to the guys who did the Pinball Clinic- Chris Kuntz, Izzy Schwartz and Kirk Doberenz-- lots of information regarding pinball restoration was cheerfully exchanged. Other notables not mentioned were here and there and many beautiful games graced the spaces. Dixon Teen Center did a bang-up job on the food court and Don Highley's Flippin' Friday Kick-Off Party successfully started a new tradition!
See photos of the 2013 show and you can add your own!
See the cool video cooked up by Bbrothersblog.com.
See 2013 tournament results posted by Johnny O.
See the 2013 game list.
See the 2013 game list.
Thanks for attending the 17th annual
Friday, May 17, 1pm to 11pm
Saturday, May 18, 10am to
Sunday, May 19, 8am to 5pm
The Pin-a-Go-Go Pinball Show & Swap Meet
- 100+ pinball machines on FREE PLAY (w/admission) - no quarters needed!
- Pinball parts, memorabilia and games for sale
- Free delivery of parts & playfield glass at the show from Bay Area Amusements (choose "show" option past the "ship to" screen)
- FRIDAY- less people means more pinball, good idea- check it out!
- Take home a pinball machine - drawings on Saturday & Sunday
- FUN Adult & Kids Tournaments (great for 1st timers)
- Special Guest DOUG WATSON, pinball artist -- all weekend play games he contributed to -- Saturday see a display of his art and meet him at his autograph session from 1pm - 6pm!
- Big Silent Auction on Saturday
- Outdoor Gameroom Flea Market on Saturday
- Pinball Clinic on Saturday - How do these games work, anyway?
- Silverball "Church" - less-crowded early hours on Sunday!
- Sunday Pinball School - get your game on!
- "Back in Time" Sunday tour with Larry Z. of the Pacific Pinball Museum
- Food Court menu hosted by the Dixon Teen Center
- New chill-out zone - sit down, relax -- grab a soda, a snack or a meal and meet with Pinball Folk, talk pins or just kick back a spell and rest your flippin' fingers.
- RV parking on the premises at PaGG ViLLaGE
- Great fun for the whole family!
Special Sunday Events
3-day Pass - BEST DEAL $35, 12 & under $17
Friday or Sunday $15, 12 & under $7
Saturday $20, 12 & under $10
Note that we can only accept cash at the door, ATM machine adjacent to the entrance.
Parking is free, please see map below.
Proceeds from this event...
This annual event is put on by pinball enthusiasts from all over Northern California as a benefit for local youth charities including the Dixon Teen Center and the Boys & Girls Club of Vacaville. At the 2012 show over $13,000 was raised and donated to charity.
See the new DTC website.
Many people bring their pinball machines to share, the organizers and volunteers are not paid to put on the show, we spread pinball joy and everyone benefits!
Click here to see a thank you letter from past benefactors.
Food Court: The Dixon Teen Center will be offering delicious hot dogs, freshly baked cookies, chips, snacks, ice cold soda/bottled water and yummy pizza baked right on site! 4 out of 5 doctors agree that to excel in hand/eye coordination, frequent refueling is strongly advised! Tables are provided nearby--so plan to have a meal or a snack at Pin-a-Go-Go this year!
The red marker on the map above shows the free parking lot - just park and walk across the street to the show.
Pin-a-Go-Go is located "in the middle of everywhere" as we are only 28 miles from the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and about an hour away from the beautiful city of San Francisco. Six Flags is 36 miles away, you are near the picturesque Napa Valley or in another direction - California's Gold Country - and Dixon is a short distance from Old Sacramento, home to the famous California State Railroad Museum. Speaking of museums, the Pacific Pinball Museum is about 60 miles close as well! Ever seen Lake Tahoe in the Spring? Just a little over 2 hours away. Jelly Belly Factory Tours are close -- only a half hour away -- and right next door is Budweiser who also has free (hicup) brewery tours!. Pin-a-Go-Go is surrounded by lots of places to see and things to do!
Show me a map to get to Dixon!
Click here a to see where the show is on the fairgrounds.
Want to know more about the history behind Pin-a-Go-Go? Check out this:
"There is a HISTORY to this show... PIN-A-GO-GO" written by Dave Buchanan which appeared in the 100th issue (October, 2003) of PinGame Journal.
Wondering what Pin-A-Go-Go is like? Take a look at this fabulous
360° Tour of Pin-a-Go-Go 2009 photographed and constructed by Steve Tsubota.
The paparazzi visits the 2012 show LIVE!