Show Tickets

The 2023 Ann Arbor VFW Pinball Show has yet to be announced. Stay tuned! Remember we are the LARGEST PINBALL SHOW IN THE WORLD with over 500+ working restored pingames for you to play!!
TICKET RESERVATIONS for the Ann Arbor pinball museum’s pinball 2023 show does require an advanced ticket reservation before the show. (Depending on the number of reservations made, there may or may not be tickets at the door.) This ensures that we have workable attendance numbers, and that we know ahead exactly what those numbers are. This way the show won’t be too crowded. We want a nice people-to-game ratio as this ensures a good time for all. Hence each and every person attending does need a ticket reservation in order to attend, and preferably in advance of the show. This web page will allow you to get an advance ticket reservation using Paypal. Remember in prior years we have sold out several weeks in advance, so don’t hesitate to get your show ticket reservation. At the door, the remainder of your ticket price must be paid in cash.

2023 Pinball Show Day & Times
– Saturday May 6th, 2023, 9am to 5pm
– Sunday May 7th, 2023, 9am to 5pm
– Friday May 5th, 2023 IFPA Tournament 9am to 4pm

Please print and save your paypal receipt!
Though not absolutely necessary, it helps the check in process at the door. It is ideal to show your receipt at the door and pay your remainder ticket price, in order to get a wristband for the show. Have photo ID with you too (this prevents the same receipt being re-used by multiple people.) If you loose your Paypal receipt that’s OK too, it just makes check-in a bit longer.

If you are buying a ticket reservation for someone else, please indicate their name in the Paypal in the “Add special instructions” section of the Paypal order.

Ticket reservation sales are FINAL (not refundable). Please make sure you purchase the *correct* day (Saturday or Sunday or Tourney Friday).

Saturday
Saturday May 6th, 2023 Ann Arbor Pinball Show

Saturday is always the busiest day at our pinball show. Generally ticket reservations for Saturday do sell out. So if Saturday is the day you want to go, best to get your ticket reservation early. Saturday ticket reservation is $1, and the total Saturday cost is $81. But remember, the balance of the ticket must be paid at the door upon entrance.


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Sunday
Sunday May 7th, 2023 Ann Arbor Pinball Show

Sunday is also a good day for the show. Remember, games don’t disappear Sunday, which happens at lot of other shows. Sunday has just as many games as Saturday in reference to game count. Sunday ticket reservation is $1, and the total Sunday cost is $81. But remember, the balance of the ticket must be paid at the door upon entrance.


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FRIDAY
Friday May 5th, 2023 IFPA Tournament

IFPA sanctioned, head to head Matchplay tournament. Tourney starts at 9am, please be there no later than 8:45am for registration. Top 8 or 16 (depending on number of participants) will make playoffs. Significant ties broken in one game playoff on random game, random order. Top seed picks bank of games or order. Banks must include one EM, one Early Solid State, and one later Solid State or DMD. Playoffs will be head to head on 3 games (1-0 scoring). Cost $51 USD and all games will be on Freeplay (no quarters needed). Max 128 players. Only way to secure spot is to prepay $1 in advance with $50 cash due at the door. There will also be a $25 optional side pot. Please note this event will take place in the building known as “The Marv” at Vintage Flipper World with about 150 games ranging from EMs to modern DMD (the mix of solidstate pinballs to EMs is about 50/50.) Lunch IS provided. Event will end by 4PM. Prizes: Random giveaways will be drawn throughout the tournament. Payouts to those who buy in to the side pot will go to the top four finishers.



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