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THE 35th ANNUAL PINBALL EXPO

Join us October 16-19, 2019 for our special anniversary show organized by Rob Berk and his team! Explore our website for show information, as well as a hotel link to make a reservation at The Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, IL, the site for our spectacular event!

FACTORY TOUR

Pinball Expo attendees will be given a special privilege to tour Stern Pinball. You will witness the production of the latest Stern Pinball Game from beginning to end.

VISIT STERN'S WEBSITE

GAMES

Our family friendly show will feature pinball machines and coin-operated arcade games both old and new.  Whether you are a novice, collector, skilled player, or enthusiast, there will be fun for everyone!

THE GAMES

SEMINARS

We offer hours of learning opportunities from our seminar speakers and industry personnel.  Check out our Schedule of Events PDF!

EVENT SCHEDULE 2019

TOURNAMENT

Come to Pinball Expo to participate in an IFPA sponsored pinball tournament. The finals will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

TOURNAMENT PAGE

VENDORS

Last year’s show was record-breaking and our vendors filled two ballrooms to capacity. We anticipate the same commitment of new and returning vendors to Pinball Expo for our anniversary show!

VENDORS & SUPPORT

WIN A PINBALL MACHINE

With the purchase of every Advanced and Post Registration Package, you will receive one raffle ticket which will qualify you to win a Stern Pinball Machine. Additional raffle tickets are also available to purchase during the show at the registration table.

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PINBALL EXPO HOT NEWS

ABOUT PINBALL EXPO

Pinball Expo is the brain child of Rob Berk who grew up playing pinball. His dream was to recognize his heroes – the pinball designers and artists that created the games he loved. With the help of Bill Kurtz and Mike Pacak, Pinball Expo became a reality taking place in Chicago, the home of pinball. Founded in 1985, Pinball Expo is the longest-running event dedicated to pinball.

GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS

PINBALL EXPO, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

The longest-running pinball event is the Pinball Expo (USA) which has run 32 consecutive years as of its 33rd annual event held in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 11-15 October 2017.

As long as we have fingers that we can press a button, pinball will be fun.

As one of the most prestigious pinball events in the world, the Pinball Expo has been chosen by many pinball manufacturers as the site for official "world premieres" of new pinball titles.

In 1984 Rob Berk put together a questionnaire than ran in Steve Young’s publication called Silverball Quarterly. The questionnaire basically said, ‘We are considering doing a national pinball convention, are you interested, would you come? The resounding answer was yes; it would be a good idea. It has always been in the Chicagoland area or Chicago suburb.

PINBALL EXPO VENDORS AND SUPPORT

THANK YOU TO ALL THE VENDORS THAT ATTENDED AND PROVIDED SUPPORT

CLICK ON THE LOGO TO CHECK OUT OUR VENDOR'S AND SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS WEBSITES

PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS

Join us at the longest running Pinball Show!  If you have any questions regarding specific pricing please get in touch with us.

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