Finding the "Pin Fest":

The Golden State Pinball Festival is located at the Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds in Lodi, California:

413 E. Lockeford Street
Lodi, California 95240

Show me a map to get to Lodi!

Click on the map below to see where the show is on the fairgrounds. 


 

 

 

Bring-a-Pin-or-Ten!

To give us and others a heads up you are bringing a pin, first please READ the guidelines below and then use the form (below) to register the titles. Please note that GSPF will make every effort to provide a secure space for any machines brought in, and we will make a reasonable effort to keep them going thoughout the festival, but we cannot be held responsible for any problems, damages/loss arising with any game while on the premises.


LOAD-IN: Note that we will be loading-in and setting up games on Thursday May 17, 9am-7pm, and you can too! We are NOT open that day for play, but if you can bring your games in on Thursday, please come on over! Levels, dollys and manpower are usually ready to help. Load-in also occurs Friday morning 8am-noon, festival starts at 1pm.

If you bring a game while the festival is in progress, check in at the front desk FIRST.

 


Bringing games? Please Read:

We want to make sure that pinball players have a great selection of games to play the entire weekend.   Your help is appreciated!

This year we are making the buildings available all day and evening Thursday May 17th and most of the day Monday the 21st so that it is more convenient for those bringing games to let them stay set-up for all of the festival. If you want to pick up your game on Monday, please let us know that when you are checking in your game!

We encourage you to leave your game up the entire festival, but understand if you cannot because you live far away (but PLEASE let us know this when checking in your game). We are not trying to discourage people from sharing or selling games, not at all. Rather we are trying to make sure that someone who comes to the show on Sunday afternoon has a good time and wants to return next year. That keeps the festival strong year after year so we can all enjoy it.

Keep in mind the buildings have limited space. If you are thinking of bringing a game, submit your title now. Once set-up day comes, we will not be answering emails regularly nor able to check this website, we will be busy setting up the festival.  



BUYERS AND SELLERS: This show has always been known for the great comradarie, friendliness of the participants and the fact that it's a great place to buy or sell a game! There is no charge if you sell a game at GSPF, we'd appreciate it if you would please, if at all possible make a deal with the buyer to keep it at the festival until 5pm on Sunday-- a great way to test all the components and make sure the game is tuned-in. Since pinball is disappearing from the wild into private homes (except for shows like this) everyone benefits when we all pitch in so that more people get exposed to mo' pinball! 


 

 

Hey You!

Bring 2 games to share for a free* weekend pass!         

 

*Free entry guidelines:

Games must be in working condition!

Games must remain on the premises for play until Sunday after 5pm.

If the festival is in progress when you arrive with your game, come in the front door before you unload and check-in at the front desk FIRST.

Be prepared to give us your game keys for safekeeping (so we can fix stuck balls, etc. and keep 'er goin') or your cell phone number if you will be remaining on the premises for the duration of the festival.  Non-working games are not fun for anyone and our intention is to have a show that people want to come back to, year after year :-).

Please tag your game with your name and if it's for sale, add your cell phone number. Game tags are available at the festival. Special game? Write about it on a card under the glass and let people know!

Please remember Golden State Pinball Festival is a non-profit event and the proceeds benefit local charities. We trust that the kind-hearted owners who bring games want to see the show improve every year and will keep their games on the floor until the festival closes.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Saturday morning breakfast and all the pinball you can eat!
Again this year the GSPF management team will host a free light breakfast Saturday morning at 9am for those people who brought pinball machines to this year's festival. Coffee, danish, fruit and all the pinball you can eat-- open ONLY to folks who brought games!

And NIFTY LED has created a limited edition lanyard that will ONLY be given to people who bring games and will include a name tag that says "I BROUGHT GAMES." Exclusive! Limited!

But wait... there's more! Bring MORE than two games and you will receive a free food ticket compliments of GSPF!

And what else do you get if you bring a game? Warm fuzzies - cause without games, there is no festival and if there is no festival how will people find out about how cool pinball is?
Thanks!
 



Sign-up your games starting in April 2018.


 2017 Game List:


 


Some games show up without being posted, so if your fav-o-rite game is not listed, that doesn't mean it won't be available at the festival. Remember, pinball machines are brought in by collectors that like sharing them with you-- and the silver ball is wild, so a game listed here could be out of order or missing when you attend the festival.


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