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Flippin' Friday Kick-Off Dinner
Join a group of pinthusiasts on May 19 to kick-off the 21st annual Pin-a-Go-Go with dinner a few blocks down the street. Don and Ellen Highley of Don's Custom Service are your hosts and if everything goes as planned the event will be attended by special guests Jolly Backer of American Pinball (Houdini), "Dirty Donny" Gilles artist of Stern's Metallica, Aerosmith and Can Crusher and if we have a stroke of luck "Jersey Jack" Guarnieri's plane will be on time and he will be there to tell us about their new game Dialed-In! And of course this event will include presentation of the 8th annual
FREE PLAY AWARD! YOU are invited to share in the fun!
This year come help fondly remember Steve Charland (Sys80nut) at this special "spirited" dinner and celebration honoring his generosity to the pinball community.
Limited dinner menu will be served in a private room at Bud's Pub & Grill to 50 lucky people. Party begins about 5:30 with no-host bar festivities. Shortly after 6pm, food will be served. Tickets in advance are $30 (includes tax & tip) and your letter with check must be postmarked by May 5th. Price will be $35 cash at the restaurant, first come, first serve, if space allows. This will be a fun event! For ticket info, click "Contact" above and write us a note.
Special Sunday Events
3-day Pass - BEST DEAL $50, 13 & under $25
Friday or Sunday $20, 13 & under $10
Saturday $30, 13 & under $15
Weekend pass (sold on Saturday only) $45, 13 & under $20
Active Military with ID half price.
Note that there is an ATM machine adjacent to the entrance.
Parking is free, please see map below.
Guests subject to change without notice.
Proceeds from this event...
This annual event is presented by the Northern California Pinball Association, a non-profit organization. The show has long been supported by pinball enthusiasts from all over Northern California and benefits local youth charities. At the 2016 show over $30,000 was raised and donated to charity. See the Dixon Teen Center (DTC) website to learn more about last year's recipient.
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: Smell something cooking? The Dixon Teen Center and Dixon Rotary will be offering chicken sandwiches, sirloin burgers, hot dogs, freshly baked cookies, chips, snacks, ice cold soda/bottled water and other goodies! 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 to see where the show is on the fairgrounds.
Want to help at the show? Please sign up to volunteer at our signup page
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.
Above: Thanks Gene X Hwang for these far out groovy photos! (2014 show).