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The Longest Running Pinball Show

The longest-running pinball event is Pinball Expo which has run 37 consecutive years!  Pinball Expo will be holding its 38th annual event held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois on October 19-22, 2022.

Make it a pinball adventure to remember!

Want to attend the 2022 Pinball Expo? Check out our ticket and package options!

Event schedule

We will be working on the 2022 schedule which will be finalized this summer.

Pinball Expo will feature an IFPA sponsored pinball tournament. Additional tournaments will include the Women's, Kids 14 & under, and Classics!

This year we expect a record breaking show. We have an all-time high in interest and commitment in the number of new and old vendors coming to Pinball Expo.

Pinball Expo boasts hundreds of machines made in the USA as well as Italy, Spain, and other parts of the world. Low production and obscure manufacturers will also be on display.

From Pacman and Donkey Kong to slot machines and jukeboxes, this year's Expo will expand to include them all.

Coming to Pinball Expo this year will be video game consoles, seminars, and vendors. From Atari to Xbox, all will be covered!

Come meet, converse, and get an autograph and picture with your favorite pinball designers, artists, and authors.

We offer hours of learning opportunities from our seminar speakers and industry personnel.  Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!

Buses will transport our attendees to Stern Pinball to witness the production of the latest pinball game from beginning to end.

WELCOME PINBALL EXPO ATTENDEES

We are proud to announce that ENTERRIUM (formerly Level 257) will open its 40,000 square foot entertainment venue to host the BUMPER BLAST 2022 on Wednesday, Oct 19 from 7:00PM-10:00PM

All advanced and on-site full registration attendees will be treated to a FREE night of food, fun, and camaraderie. Your visit to Enterrium  includes free bowling, free use of over 200 arcade games, and free play on some of the latest and greatest pinball game titles.  It's a perfect way to meet and greet old and new friends and to get ready for Pinball Expo!

Buses will be provided at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel leaving at 6:45PM and running until its final return at 10:00PM

Praise For Pinball Expo

Roland M.

"You have made my dream come true meeting Steve Ritchie & Larry DeMar. Thank you!"

Callie S.

"Thank you for a very fun first Pinball Expo! We has an amazing time and you certainly put on a great event!"

Andy S.

"Hi Rob! Thank you SO much again for this past weekend, what a fantastic event!"

Attention Homebrewers!

Enter your machine into the American Dream Challenge!

Do you have the next big idea in pinball? Are you a homebrew builder who wants to see your ideas come to life? American Pinball is introducing a new and exciting competition to bring out the next creative genius in the world of pinball!

Attention Pinball Players from Around the World!

Do you think your team has what it takes to be World Champions? Countries from around the globe are sending their best to decide who’s best in the first ever Pinball Expo World Cup Tournament! Represent your country with pride and take on the top competition in the world!

MAY THE BEST TEAM WIN!

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Pinball Expo adopts a family friendly ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY.

Pinball Expo adopts a Zero Tolerance Policy with regard to actions or behaviors that disrupt the atmosphere and livelihood of the exposition, such as but not limited to: actual or threatened acts of violence; physical, emotional or sexual abuse or bullying; possession of any items that is generally considered as or intended to be used as a weapon; possession of any illegal substances or alcoholic beverages; and other inappropriate or potentially harmful actions or behaviors; disregard to the instruction of Pinball Expo Staff. This policy applies to all Pinball Expo events and activities (including online or social media activities), as well as to all individuals involved with or participating in Pinball Expo events and activities (including staff, volunteers, panelists, guests, participants, vendors, and press).

Pinball Expo reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from Pinball Expo that fails to comply with this Zero Tolerance Policy.

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Bring your games for a chance to win a pinball machine!

The more games you bring, the better chance you have to win! 

Family Fun For Everyone!

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TAKE A PICTURE AND GET AN AUTOGRAPH FROM YOUR FAVORITE PINBALL DESIGNERS, ARTISTS, AND AUTHORS AT THE AUTOGRAPH SESSION!

2021 TWIPY Award winner!

Favorite Pinball Event

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Guinness BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS

PINBALL EXPO, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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

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

WE MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION in 2021!

Check out this video to get a sneak peek of our beautiful, new location! We'll see you there for Pinball Expo 2022!

CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS

Join us at the longest running pinball show!  If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

 

Special Guest Kim Oswald from "The Goat Shed" will be at pinball expo 2022!

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.