The 2021 Ann Arbor pinball show will be October 2nd and 3rd, 2021. Show times are 9am to 5pm.
For the 2021 show we will *require* attendees to be vaccinated against Covid19, and you will have to be able to prove it at the parking lot entrance. The VFW staff is currently 100% vaccinated, and we will require guests to be vaccinated too. This include *everyone* with no exceptions, not even kids (therefore must be 12 years or older to attend.) We want a safe show, for both attendees and staff. So get your vaccination at least two weeks prior to the show date (and bring your vaccination card and photo license) if you want to attend.
In addition for the 2021 show, we will be reducing the total number of tickets sold to be cut in half. We always strived for a 1 to 1 ratio of games to people… but with the virus, the people number will be greatly reduced from 2019 show numbers. Good for attendees… if there was a line on a game before, pretty much for sure that won’t exist for 2021! But the bad news is, ticket reservations are twice the price of 2019.
Just a few miles away there are a couple places to stay, if you’re from out of town. We don’t have anything set with them, so you will have to call/email to see about reservations. The Holiday Inn Express is a nicer place, but the Best Western is a better deal.
- Best Western of Whitemore Lake (about $90 per night and 5 minutes away.)
9897 Main Street
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
- Holiday Inn Express (about $130 per night and 5 minutes away.)
6910 Whitmore Lake Road
Brighton, MI 48116
- Sunset Cove Bed & Breakfast
10201 Kress Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169
An amazing B&B that is only about 10 minutes from the show. It’s a modern log cabin style bed and breakfast on Bass Lake and Strawberry Lake. Absolutely stunning place, and they have a pinball machine in the lower level (Gottlieb Silver Slugger) on free play. How cool is that? It’s not cheap, but man it’s nice.
There are two airports close to the show. The best and easiest airport is the Flint Bishop (FNT) airport. This is a smaller airport, but it’s just so much easier to deal with than Detroit Metro airport (DTW). If you can get a flight to Flint (about 45 minutes due north of the show), we recommend that over Detroit Metro (which is about 45 minutes south east.) DTW is a huge airport and hard to navigate. Flint Bishop is smaller and friendlier, and the security is way easier to deal with.
The Ann Arbor pinball museum is located on a scenic 10 acres in the countryside north of Ann Arbor in Green Oak Township. It’s very relaxed and located on a beautiful piece of natural property. The facility has a full pinball restoration shop and of course many games. There’s plenty of parking too. Official address is 8891 Spicer rd, Brighton MI 48116