About Free Play Florida

Free Play Florida is an exciting three day event that encompasses a complete pinball, arcade, and console gaming experience. All of your classic and current pinball and arcade games will be on display for you to play, join the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) sanctioned pinball tournament and compete with the best in the state of Florida, sit in on our speaker panels that include industry icons, and visit our valued vendors selling parts, memorabilia, and some of the coolest themed art on the planet!



Who is Free Play Florida?

Free Play Florida 2017 is brought to you by Byte Amusement Group, Inc. Byte Amusement Group is a 501c3 Organization, with the objective to produce educational, family oriented events whose proceeds provide charitable assistance to local non-profit organization and people in need. To seek living individuals of historical significance in the creation, art, and manufacturing of amusement machines and allow them to relate their stories through a public venue; to provide educational opportunities about pinball, arcade and consoles, including mathematics, physics, electricity, and the history as reflected in the technology and art of amusement machines.

The Board of Directors and Volunteers are a group of individuals and enthusiasts who share collective ideas, dreams and have worked endless hours to produce the greatest pinball, arcade, console, and educational show in the Southeast!



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  • basci 11 / 10 / 2017 Reply

    I was interested in going to FPF this year until i realized it’s the same time as the circuit in NC. Any reason why you guys would plan it on The same weekend of a PAPA circuit event?

    • fpfflorida 12 / 10 / 2017 Reply

      For the last six years, Free Play Florida ( and Southern Pinball Festival ) has always been on the weekend before Thanksgiving, and the weekend following International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions show in Orlando. In 2016 we did move the show the weekend before, however, it has moved back as many of our guests preferred the normal date. This date was set way before the PAPA Circuit was selected. There also was a vote sent out for people to vote on Free Play to be a Papa Circuit this year, and not enough votes were received. I recommend you contact PAPA and urge them to consider picking venues that do not conflict with larger events being held on the same date.

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