Meet “The Incredible Hulk” at the 2018 Festival
The Texas Pinball Festival returns to Frisco March 16-18, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Frisco Conference Center, 7600 John Q. Hammons Dr. Each year this popular event, the largest of its kind in the industry, welcomes guests from all over the United States and beyond.
Festival organizers are excited to announce next year’s event will feature an appearance by famed actor and bodybuilder, Lou Ferrigno. Best known for his role in the CBS television series, “The Incredible Hulk,” and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations, Ferrigno’s bodybuilding career included an International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Mr. America title, two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and an appearance in the bodybuilding documentary, “Pumping Iron.” Ferrigno will be present at the 2018 Texas Pinball Festival to visit with fans and show guests all weekend, as well as be available for autographs and photos. During his visit, Texas Pinball Festival event organizers will also present Ferrigno with a beautifully restored 1979 Gottlieb “The Incredible Hulk” pinball machine.
The Texas Pinball Festival 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. The DFW Pinball group will host a swap meet in the parking lot on Saturday at 8 a.m. Door Prizes for pinball related memorabilia will be drawn throughout the weekend, including a grand prize raffle drawing Sunday awarding a full size Pinball Machine to benefit Military Veterans.
The Texas Pinball Festival will be open Friday, March 16 from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m., Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. – midnight and Sunday, March 18 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. One-day passes are $30 for adults and $15 for children on Friday, $40 for adults and $25 for children on Saturday, and $25 for adults and $10 for children on Sunday. Weekend passes are $65 for adults and $40 for children ages 5-12. 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 texaspinball.com.