Bright Star Promotions, Inc. presents the . . .
12th Annual Tampa, Florida

The stars, our amazing teddy bear artists, were definitely shining their brightest on February 18, 2018 at the Crown Plaza Westshore.

The elegant ballroom is an ideal setting to feature all the bears and a great place to welcome our collector each year.  


As you scroll down the page, you'll remember all the fun you had; chatting with the artists, seeing all the unique bears and winning door prizes.



Before the show opened, Valerie Rogers, the show promoter,
presented Isabella Hoffmann a special framed certificate.


Her bear was selected for the collector's invitation postcard.


Congratulations Isabella!


Meet the Stars of the Show!


Is a certain bear still lingering in your mind?


Contact the artist to see if it is still available or they might even
have enough materials to make a similar one for you!

Ashenberry Judy Anderson CT
Beariety Bears Linda B-Trickles FL
Bearily Pawsing Donna Manthey WI
Bearly Collectibles Isabelle Hoffmann WI
Bears by Two Hearts Trish Hansford FL
Bears for Pete Sake Dian Pete FL
Charbears Charlene Draeger FL
China Cupboard Bears Cindy McGuire OH
Chris' Creations Chris Herron OH
Collins Gift Shop Wendy Collins NH
Diana's Merry Bears Diana Ussery CA
DiBears Diana Watts FL
Elizabeth Taylor Studio Elizabeth Taylor AL eMail Elizabeth
Good Bears of The World Terrie Stong OH
Happy Tymes Collectibles Bev White FL
Heir Bears Jane Woodard FL
Jinglebears Jan Cuming NZ
Katie Rae Bears Katherine Hallam UK
Mohair Maniac Donna Mettling CA
My Apple Tree Cindy Malchoff NY
Notchlok Sandy Czaja CA
PRFect Pals Pat Fairbanks FL
Raspbeary Bears Darlene Allen FL
Stevi T's Alpaca Encounters Stephanie Tiongco PA
The Teddy Bear Maker Carol Miller FL
The Toy Store Ben & Beth Savino OH
Wicked Bear Fibers Dale Crocker WI


Good Bears of the World Raffle Winner!






Terrie Stong, Executive Director of Good Bears of the World, presented the lucky raffle winner with a huge basket of bears, books, gifts and surprises.


The "Teddy Bear Basket of Cheer" was a big surprise.

"I never win anything!" she exclaimed!


A few candid photos during the show!


Not all tables were photographed 
during the show.




As seen at the hotel driveway!


Herron looked as if he got out
of the van to come in to the show!



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A very special thank you to all the artists and collectors who have attended the Tampa Teddy Bear Show over the years.


We'll be looking for you again next year!


Join us at our other shows:

in Schaumburg, IL, and 7 online shows.


Mark your calendar for February 17, 2019 when we

return to Tampa for our 13th Annual show.

Good Bears of the World

you hugged your
teddy bears

READ Bears&Buds
The Online Teddy Bear Monthly Magazine
Photos courtesy of:  Carol Miller, Ron Highland, Terrie Stong

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