Back To School Fair 2017

Tampa Bay's largest Back to School Fair is August 5th at WestShore Plaza from 10am to 3pm.

Tampa’s Largest Back to School Fair Returns August 5, 2017!

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The 10th Annual Back to School Fair will gather the best Tampa Bay has to offer to make the upcoming school year the best one yet!

Back to School Fair is on Sales Tax Holiday Saturday! This means you won’t have to pay sales tax on your school related purchases! (Click here for more info on Sales Tax Holiday) What a great time to get your school shopping done!

Back to School Fair is taking over WestShore Plaza mall in Tampa, a giant air conditioned indoor mall from 10am to 3pm on Saturday August 5th, and you won’t want to miss it!

** Meet and take pictures with ThunderBug from the Tampa Bay Lightning!
** Meet and take pictures with Captain Fear from the Bucs!
** Pose for pictures, listen to a story, and sing with Princesses!
** Watch out for Gasparilla Pirates at the event!
** Over 65 different vendors, non-profits including the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County.
** FREE Backpacks to the FIRST 500 Kids in line
** SIX prizes ($500 each) awarded to help with school purchases
** Drawings and contests throughout the day! Prizes include a one night stay at the TradeWinds Island Resort, a family 4-pack of tickets to LEGOLAND Florida, a family membership to The Florida Aquarium, a three month membership to Great Explorations, tickets to Glazer Children’s Museum, tickets to the Crayola Experience in Orlando, and much MORE!

Back to School Fair Saturday will start off bright and early at 10 a.m. with the first 500 kids who arrive receiving a FREE back to school book bagFrom there, the 10th Annual Back to School Fair will continue to rev up with live entertainment, hands on activities, workshops, speaker sessions, and so much more. In addition, local exhibitors will be providing all sort of back to school related information including health & wellness, safety, private and public schools, resources, childcare, after school programs, school supplies, tutors, children’s retailers, finances and much more! And with 60+ retailers, the 10th Annual Back to School Fair at WestShore Plaza will give families the chance to get all of your back to school shopping done at the same time.

Presenters, Sponsors, Partners and Exhibitors include:
ABC Action News / Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend
After Hours Pediatrics
Amy Hammond Author
Barbizon International
Captain Fear from the Tampa Bay Bucs
Burnetti PA
Charter Schools USA
Children’s Board
Children’s Board Family Resource Centers
Color Me Mine
Corbett Prep
Costco Wholesale
Disciplined Minds
ELC Hillsborough
Florida Blue
Florida Hospital
Florida Dept. of Transportation
Game Time
Great Expressions Dental Centers
GTE Financial
Heart Gallery
Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing
Hillsborough County Public Schools
Hula Frog
i9 Sports
Jeremiah’s Ice
John Casablancas
Lightning mascot
Little Donut House
McIlwain Dentistry
Meridian Research
Mountcastle Vein
Music + Arts
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Nothing Bundt Cakes
N Zone Sports of America
Patel Conservatory
Pepin Academies
Sam’s Club
Santiago Therapy
Shipt Inc.
Smart Fit Party
State Farm
Sweetwater Organic Farms
Tampa Bay Humane Society
TGH Pediatric Trauma Program
The Kids Doctor
The Reading Corner Early Childhood Education
Top Golf Tampa
Tower Radiology Centers
United for Human Rights
Western & Southern Life

Official BTSF Contest Rules 2017

Exhibitor Load In Information

For information on Exhibits and Sponsorships, please contact Tampa Bay Parenting at 813.949.4400 or email today!


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    1. Laura Byrne

      No need to register to attend – it’s free, just show up at Westshore Plaza on Aug 5 between 10am and 3pm. 500 free backpacks are distributed first come first serve beginning at 10am, and the line usually begins to form before 9am.

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