The annual Texas Pinball Festival is March 18–20 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Frisco Conference Center and will welcome guests from all over the United States and beyond, making it the largest show in the industry. The popular event will feature more than 400 vintage and new pinball machines, as well as classic arcade games to be set on free play. Enjoy a variety of adult and child pinball tournaments throughout the weekend to test player’s pinball skills against others for trophies and prizes. Vendor demonstrations, parts, supplies, equipment and memorabilia will also be available. There will be a presentation by well-known pinball artists and designers on Friday and Saturday, followed by autograph signing and Q&A from the audience.

On Saturday at 8 a.m., the DFW Pinball group will host a swap meet in the parking lot. Also on Saturday, join the DFW Pinball group at 9 a.m. and help them win back the Guinness World Record for most pinball machines being played simultaneously. Door prizes for pinball related memorabilia will be drawn throughout the weekend, including a grand prize raffle drawing Sunday awarding a just released full size Spider Man Pinball Machine to benefit Veterans.

The Embassy Suites Hotel and Frisco Conference Center is located at 7600 John Q. Hammons Dr. in Frisco. One-day passes are $25 for adults and $15 for children on Friday, $35 for adults and $15 for children on Saturday, and $20 for adults and $10 for children on Sunday. Weekend passes are $60 for adults and $35 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 get in free. Save on a weekend pass by purchasing ahead of time online. For more information, call 214.471.5777 or visit

Event times:
Friday, March 18 from 5 p.m.–1 a.m.
Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m.–midnight
Sunday, March 20 from 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

About the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
Founded in 2003, the Frisco, Texas, Convention & Visitors Bureau has grown in tandem with the extensive growth of leisure travel, sports, and meeting facilities within the city. It’s our mission to generate a positive awareness of Frisco as a premiere destination for meetings, sporting events, conventions, trade shows, leisure travel, and to positively impact the economic base of the City of Frisco. Official accreditation recognizing excellence and achievement was awarded in 2009 by the industry organization Destination Marketing Association International. For more information, visit our website or call 877.GO.FRISCO.

Brit Mott

Brit is a Leadership Plano Class 25 graduate and Leadership Frisco Class 10 graduate. She received her Master’s in Journalism from the University of North Texas and her Bachelor’s in Mass Communication...