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Welcome to the Golden State Pinball Festival!

The fun never stops at the Golden State Pinball Festival! 100’s of pinball machines set to free play with either a day pass or weekend pass. Browse our vendors for parts and new machines. Events planned all weekend, including auctions and a pinball machine raffle.

May 16-18

2025

413 E. Lockeford St.

Lodi, CA 95240

  

Admission

All passes purchased on-site at the show!

3-day Weekend Pass:
$60 ($30 for 13 & under)

2-day pass (Sat. & Sun.):
$45 ($20 for 13 & under)

1-day Saturday:
$30 ($15 for 13 & under)

1-day Fri. OR Sun.:
$20 ($10 for 13 & under)

Hours

Friday, May 16th
1:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturday, May 17th
10:00am – Midnight

Sunday, May 18th
9:00am – 5:00pm

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COVID-19 Policy

The Golden State Pinball Festival is required to follow all local and state guidelines related to COVID-19. As of April 2022, attending the festival will not require you to show any form of proof of vaccination or negative COVID test, but as in all things COVID-related, guidelines are subject to change. Any changes will be posted here before the show. Masking for certain groups is recommended but not required. Masking guidelines can be found here. We strongly recommend you follow these guidelines to ensure your health and safety.

Art by Brian Allen

2024 Show Art!

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We are extremely proud to have Brian Allen of Flyland Designs creating this beautiful art for our 2024 show. Be sure to check out all his amazing art, including his gorgeous pinball related projects, which are must own for any Pinhead’s game room! flylanddesigns.com

We are busy getting ramped up and looking forward to seeing all of you in just a few short months!

Thank you to our show sponsors! Please visit our sponsors to show your support!

The Golden State Pinball Festival is located “in the middle of everywhere” as we are only 45 miles from the Sacramento International Airport (SMF), about 30 minutes south of Sacramento, 90 minutes east of San Francisco, close to the sunny shores of Santa Cruz and the snowy slopes of Lake Tahoe. We really are in the middle of it all!

This annual event is presented by the Northern California Pinball Association (NCPA), a non-profit organization. The festival is strongly supported by pinball enthusiasts from all over Northern California and helps local youth charities.

Proceeds benefit the World Of Wonders Science Museum. Learn about energy, electricity, magnetism, optics, and more at the World of Wonders (WOW) Science Museum in historic downtown Lodi, California, where hands-on exhibits stimulate discovery for all ages. The WOW is an engaging, educational, and inspirational science destination where both children and adults can learn about the world around them!

We are a 100% volunteer supported show!

We can’t do the show without the hard-working load-in and load-out crews, so you all will be treated like royalty and receive a free pass!

Volunteer signups are ready to go! Click the link Volunteer Now button to sign up!

Thanks to some very generous sponsors we are able to reward those that bring pins, above and beyond what we have already promised! These sponsored swag boxes will help get your pins back in tip top shape after the show!

We will have about 80 swag boxes to give out to individuals (game sales vendors excluded from this offer), one per person, bringing any amount of games. They will be given out to the first 80 people checking in games at the show. Games must be present at the time of check in to qualify!

Thanks as always to our amazing VIPs that bring games, we could not have a show without you!

Bring Games!

  • Weekend passes!
  • Exclusive early access on Saturday morning with free light breakfast!
  • Limited edition lanyard!
  • The more games, the more perks!
  • …and more!

Please make sure you read all guidelines when registering your games.

Got kids?

  • We are honored to host The Little Flippers as our de-facto liaisons to a new generation of pinball players.
  • You can find The Little Flippers in our main hall, next to The Flipper Room and Pinball Pirate.
  • Kids tournaments running all weekend long!

The Little Flippers introduce kids to social interaction and engagement through fun, hands-on, cross generational games, which helps to foster important social skills and group participation while also growing the hobby, recreation, and sport of pinball for future generations. 

 Our vision is to spread joy to children and families.