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Back To School Fair 2021

Hillsborough County Public Schools presents the 14th Annual Back to School Fair which will gather the best Tampa Bay has to offer at the ultimate back to school bash to make the upcoming school year the best one yet… and yes, it’s FREE!

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The Back to School Fair is on Sales Tax Holiday Saturday! This means you won’t have to pay sales tax on qualifying 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 2pm on Saturday, July 31st, and you won’t want to miss it!

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Keep an eye out for an email with early sign up for this year’s awesome prizes including TWO $250 cash giveaways, a staycation getaway at Plantation on Crystal River, Bucs gear for all ages, gift cards, back to school swag, baby gear, and so much more!

Last year we had some awesome entertainment and this year we are at it again! Bringing back the favorites and more.

  • FREE Backpacks to the FIRST 500 Kids in line!
  • TWO, $250 Cash Giveaways!
  • Get your face painted by Childlike Productions!
  • Keep an eye out for the Bucs Cheerleaders!
  • Meet characters like the Flintstones and a manatee from Plantation on Crystal River.
  • Over 60 different vendors, non-profits including the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County
  • Enjoy performances, games and activities throughout the event.

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 bag! From there, the 14th 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 14th 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

Hillsborough County Public Schools – Principal Sponsor
Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County – Recess Sponsor
Coast Dental & Orthodontics – Mainstage Sponsor

Class Sponsors

Corbett Preparatory School of IDS
Elite Pediatric Healthcare
Florida Blue
Plantation on Crystal River
Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Aetna Better Health of Florida
After Hours Pediatrics
Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Center
Barbizon USA Modeling & Acting
Boy Scouts of America
Childlike Productions
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
CodeFu Tampa: Coding for Kids
Concorde Career Institute
Early Childhood Council
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
Girls With Confidence
GoGo squeeZ
Hillsborough County Children’s Services/Child Care Licensing
Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
IDEA Public Schools
Made in the USA Surrogacy
McIlwain Dental Specialists
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Playa Family Dentistry
Tampa Police Department
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
The Family Healthcare Foundation
Tower Radiology Centers

Click Here for information on becoming an Exhibitor or a Sponsor, or contact Tampa Bay Parenting at 813.949.4400 or email ads@tbparenting.com today. Why work with us rather than another event in town? Our partnership goes beyond a single day’s event. We are here for you for the LONG TERM whether it is through our print publication or online storytelling. So let’s partner today – exhibitor and sponsor space is very limited!

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