Do you live in Texas and love pinball? Then you’ll be happy to know that the 2008 Texas Pinball Festival is taking place this weekend on the 14th-16th in Grapevine, TX. Over 135 pins will be at the show, from new to vintage games all set to free play. On top of that they will be for sale so if you find something that you would like to add to your collection then this may be the place to find it. In addition to showcasing these pins, there will be plenty of tournaments (sponsored by the International Flipper Pinball Association) taking places where players can demonstrate their skills against each other and win prizes. For more information hit the post break for the full press release:
A WHOLE WEEKEND OF GAME ROOM FUN-Leave your quarters at home!
The organizers of the Texas Pinball Festival are pleased to announce the return of the lone star state’s largest pinball & gameroom show, the Texas Pinball Festival. The 2008 Texas Pinball Festival is being held the weekend of March 14th-16th in Grapevine, Texasat the
HiltonDFWLakesExecutiveConferenceCenter, next to Grapevine Mills Mall.
Over 135 vintage and new pinball machines, classic arcade games and slot machines will be for sale and set on free play. Try your pinball skills in the Texas State Pinball Championship on the brand new Wheel of Fortune Pinball Machine made by Stern Pinball Inc. Enjoy a variety of other adult and kid pinball tournaments throughout the weekend to test player’s pinball skills against others for trophies and cash prizes. The Texas Pinball Festival Pinball Wizard, Classic & Electro-Mechanical Tournaments are a sanctioned event in the International Flipper Pinball Association tournament circuit, where players can earn points to elevate his or her world ranking among pinball players across the world. Coin-Op Swap Meet Saturday morning.Vendors selling parts, supplies, equipment and memorabilia all weekend. Pinball artist, Greg Freres will be giving a presentation Saturday as well as signing autographs and answering questions from the audience. Door Prizes for pinball related memorabilia drawn hourly throughout the weekend, including a grand prize raffle drawing Sunday awarding a full size, coin operated Judge Dredd Pinball Machine. Open to the public, bring the family!
What: 2008 TexasPinball Festival
Date: March 14th – 16th, 2008
Hours: March 14th: 5pm – 1am March 15th: 10am – 1am March 16th: 9am – 2:30pm
Where: HiltonDFWLakesExecutiveConferenceCenter 1800 Highway 26 East Grapevine,Texas76051-9641 (Located next to Grapevine Mills Mall & Bass Pro Shops)
Price: One Day Admission (Friday / Saturday): $15 Adults, $8 for Children (Ages 5-12) One Day Admission (Sunday): $7 Adults, $5 for Children (Ages 5-12) WeekendPass: $30 Adults, $20 for Children (Ages 5-12)