Show Events All Weekend Long

The fun never stops at the Golden State Pinball Festival with events planned all weekend to occupy your time between games while resting your flippin’ fingers.

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Fun with Pinball

FRI. – Sun.

Fun with Pinball will be attending the 2023 Golden State Pinball Festival, bringing their array of fun pinball related exhibits for everyone to enjoy, as well as offering a specialized EM pinball repair and restoration class!

The Fun with Pinball exhibits will be on display for the duration of the show in our main entrance building and EM exhibition hall. Stop by and see these fun, interactive, pinball related devices built specifically to educate and demonstrate how various parts of a pinball machine operate.

Fun with Pinball is also offering their unique EM pinball repair and restoration class for an additional charge. For cost and all related details, please visit their website for information on pricing and how to sign up for a class. *

* Please note that proceeds from all classes go to Fun with Pinball to cover the cost of them bringing their exhibits to the show and are not distributed to any of our show charity partners.

SAT. & Sun. Win a Pinball Machine

We will be doing 2 drawings for 2 different pinball machines! First drawing is on Saturday evening at 5:30pm and the second 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 our charity partner:

FRI. Kick-off Dinner

Join the NCPA for our Annual Flippin’ Friday Dinner onsite at the lovely Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fairgrounds. Mingle with VIPs, friends and special guests as we honor this year’s recipient of the Spirit of Steve Charland Award.

Reservations include an onsite catered California Fresh Dinner complete with dessert. Beer and wine are included.  

The fun starts at 6:00 PM with passed appetizers before our family style dinner featuring  Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette or Basil Ranch Salad Dressing, Grilled Mother Lode Style TriTip from the World Famous Swingle Meat Company, Rice Pilaf, Penne Primavera with Garlic Cream Sauce and Farmers Market Fresh Vegetables, and Fresh Italian milk rolls.

SAT. Swap meet

  • Saturday, beginning at 10am
  • Located OUTSIDE under the huge COVERED, shady area
  • Sellers need to bring their own tables
  • No charge to sell once show admission has been paid
  • Items must be related to pinball or “game room stuff;” space is first come, first serve

Sat. silent auction

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 Golden State Silent Auction. Auction ends promptly at 5:00pm.

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!

SAT. & Sun. 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 around 6:00pm, another on Sunday afternoon around 4:00pm. You do NOT need 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.