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Click here to read Mario Van Cleave's Pinball News article covering PAGG 2012!


Meet the Show Organizers



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Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  When is the next Festival

Currently the festival always occurs in the month of May on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday following Mother's Day.

2.  How do I get tickets?

There are no pre-pay tickets for the Golden State Pinball Festival, please pay at the door.

3.  Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, and and there is also a conveniently located ATM at the fairgrounds office nearby.

4.  I own a business or I am an individual that would like to donate a raffle or auction item, how do I do that?

That's great, thanks! Contact us here.

5.  I want to bring my pinball machine, what do I do?

We like that! Read this.

6.  Where does all the money go?

This annual event is presented by the Northern California Pinball Association, a non-profit organization. The show is supported by pinball enthusiasts from all over the state and benefits local youth charities. Unpaid volunteers run the show and the games belong to local collectors who generously share their toys. Read more about it on the home page. 

Click here to see thank you letters from past benefactors.

7.  What can I do to help?

Bring a pinball machine to share or donate something nifty to the auction or raffle (see above)! You can also sign up to volunteer at our signup page.  Tell your friends about the show, too and send them a link to this website! Pinball is really fun and helping out a charity like this one gives you excellent Pinball Karma. 

8.  How do I get to Lodi, CA?

Lodi is about 45 miles from the Sacramento International Airport and about 90 minutes from San Francisco. Go to the Home page and half way down on the left see the section "Location".

9.  Where can I stay nearby?

First choice: GOLD BALL ViLLAGE!

other choices will be posted here closer to festival time.

Pinball Links:

Tutorials to help you Play Better 

Local Pinball News Blog 

Sacramento Pinball Group

Timathie Eisenga game repair in the Central Valley area, (209) 598-7490

Sacramento Area Pinball Map

Solano Pinball League 

Monterey Flipper Pinball 

Capitol Corridor Pinball League 

Eastbay Pinball League

Bay Area Pinball Association (League)

San Francisco Pinball Department  (League)

Belles & Chimes  (Women's Pinball League, Oakland) 

Gentleperson's Pinball Society  (Oakland League)

Hella Heart Pinball  (Oakland Events)

Internet Pinball Database

Mr. Pinball Classifieds

California Extreme Arcade & Pinball Celebration

Pacific Pinball Museum & Exposition


Pingame Journal 

Pinside - Collector & Information Site

Pinball News 

International Flipper Pinball Association


More great pin restoration how-to info

PinWiki Info & Repair Guides


The paparazzi visits the 2012 show LIVE!