Bright Star Promotions, Inc. presents the . . .
14th Annual Tampa, Florida

The stars, our amazing teddy bear artists, were definitely shining their brightest on
February 17, 2019
at the Crown Plaza Westshore in Tampa, Florida.

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


As you can see, the Tampa event was unfurgettable!

The creativity and genius was on full display!

Bears bring comfort and joy to the old and young. Whether it is in the making, or in the sharing, a fantastic time was had by all.

We are looking forward to returning next year, and I can already see the wheels turning in the artists heads as they bask in the afterglow of the event, and begin making patterns and plans for the future.

Thanks to everyone who came, who worked hard here and beforehand, to make dreams come true. Your time and efforts are unforgettable.

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 Stephanie Tiongco a special framed certificate.


Her needle-felted bunnies were selected
for the collector's invitation postcard.


Congratulations Stevi!

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!


A few candid photos during the show!


Not all tables were photographed 
during the show.


Contact the artists for more bears!
Dealer Business Name Artist State eMail Address
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
Good Bears of The World Terrie Stong OH
Heir Bears Jane Woodard FL
Jinglebears Jan Cuming NZ
Mohair Maniac Donna Mettling CA
My Apple Tree Cindy Malchoff NY
One & Only Bears Michelle Lamb CO
PRFect Pals Pat Fairbanks FL
Raspbeary Bears Darlene Allen FL
Stevi T's Alpaca Encounters Stephanie Tiongco PA
Teddy Kingdom Lena Volkova MI
The Country Bear Josiah Hadly FL
The Teddy Bear Maker Carol Miller FL
The Toy Store Ben & Beth Savino OH
Wicked Bear Fibers Dale Crocker WI


If you are not on our mailing list, and would like to receive a colorful postcard for next years show, please join.

Old Coat to New Treasure Challenge


Their creative talent magically transformed the coat into a bear!

See who won - click on a ribbon!

You'll be directed to the results shown on Bears&Buds online Teddy Bear Magazine



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!


Mark your calendar for February 16, 2020 when we

return to Tampa for our 15th Annual show.

Good Bears of the World

you hugged your
teddy bears

READ Bears&Buds
The Online Teddy Bear Monthly Magazine

Many of the artists in the Tampa Teddy Bear Show
also participate in our online shows!

Click on the bear to see the online show schedule.

Photos courtesy of:  Carol Miller, Stevi Tiongco, Beth Savino, Trish Hansford, Valerie Rogers,

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