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If you have something you would like to donate to the raffle or the silent auction, please give us a holler. It's always nice to see pinball items in the auction and raffle, but it's also cool to see restaurant gift certificates, works of art or other nifty stuff from almost anywhere!

THANKS TO: Michael Huntsman of Reno for his donation of a Sinbad pinball, Chris Kuntz, the Pinball Pirate for his donation of a game (secret title) and also to Joe Sweeney for donating a Chicago Coin Kicker pinball! These games should be on site at the 2016 show!


Our annual Silent Auction is conducted on Saturday- there is always an array of exciting items to bid on. In the past there have been some surprising one-of-a-kind biddable bargains show up for the Pin-a-Go-Go Silent Auction. Auction ends promplty at 5pm.

These items are graciously donated by our sponsors -- our vendors who sell pinball parts & services at the show. Some items are also donated by vendors from out of the area and many are from individual collectors from near and far. You never know what you might find!


Our Raffles promise to be lots of fun and yield some cool prizes!

6 for $5 RAFFLE: We will raffle off lots of interesting items in a "choose your prize" format. This raffle is priced 6 tickets for $5. Buy your tickets then pop a ticket into a bucket near the prize of your choice! 2 drawings this year! One on Saturday afternoon at aprox. 6:15p, another on Sunday afternoon at aprox. 4pm--- need NOT be present to win! These items must be picked up at the show site by Monday at noon. If that doesn't work the organizers have agreed to give the winner a choice of several addresses to pick up their prize within a reasonable amount of time. Some smaller items, at our discretion, may be shipped.  

TAKE HOME A PINBALL MACHINE: We will be doing 2 drawings for 2 different pinball machines! First drawing is on Saturday evening at 6pm and the other on Sunday at 4:30pm.  For $5 you get one chance to win your very own pinball machine! MUST be present to win! Games must be picked up by noon Monday at the show site.


All proceeds from the raffle and pinball machine drawing go to: 



The "Pin-a-Go-Go Free Play Award" is awarded annually to local pinthusiasts who have given great service to Pin-a-Go-Go and the Pinball Community and who have helped "perpetuate pinball" to others! Since 2010, the award is given out each year at a special dinner during the show.

Congratulations to past recipients:

Michael and Melissa Schiess, 2016


Larry Zartarian, 2015


Steve Ritchie, 2014


Walt Schlenker, the man who started Pin-a-Go-Go. Accepting the award was his son, Jerry, 2013


Don Highley & Mark Zahner, 2012 (past PaGG promoters before 2009)


Richard Conger, 2011

Tim Arnold, 2010



In 2014 the "ATTA BOY AWARD" was presented to Steve Charland-- the guy who is known far and wide as SYS80nut. Steve is a local Pinball "professor" of sorts who has helped Pin-a-Go-Go since it's beginning and helped many a pinthusiast with his electronic know-how on pinball forums, in person, on the phone and at the show. He was presented the award at the Flippin' Friday Kick-Off Party on May 16, 2014.


In 2012 the "ATTA GIRL AWARD" was presented to Ellen Highley-- the "woman behind the man" for her loyal duty to Pin-a-Go-Go over many years back in the 90s. Ellen is Don Highley's wife and she is one of the unsung "behind the scenes" heroes who helped keep the show afloat year in and year out until 2009. She was presented the award at a special breakfast in May of 2012.


In 2011 the "ATTA BOY AWARD" was presented to Josh Johnson for his enthusiasm, willingness and hard work. He and his dad Eric drive many hours from the Lake Arrowhead area of Sourthern California to be at Pin-a-Go-Go each year and help put on the show.

At a special breakfast on May 16, 2011 Don Highley presented Josh the award which was constructed of pinball parts and a pinball -- to a very happy guy who has more than earned the honor with his consistant helpfulness, year after year. Thanks Josh and Eric!