Texas Pinball Festival

Andrew Anderson plays Space Invaders at the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco.

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Video games are great, but there's something about the physicality of pinball that will never grow old. The Texas Pinball Festival features more than 400 machines -- some classic, some new -- that you can play to your heart's content. It can be a great place to meet collectors or even pick up a table if you're into pinball as a major hobby, but it's also a blast for casual fans and newcomers.

The show features more than 400 vintage and new pinball machines and classic arcade games - set on free play all weekend. Enjoy a variety of adult and children's pinball tournaments throughout the weekend, vendor demos and memorabilia, special guests (including Lou Ferrigno) and events.

There will be a presentation by well known pinball artists and designers on Friday/Saturday followed by autographs and Q&A sessions.

The DFW Pinball and Arcade Club hosts an outdoor flea market and swap meet on the parking lot on Saturday.

Single day or weekend passes are available online.

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