TAMPA BAY, FL – The Tampa Bay Times is the exclusive media partner for the Florida Strawberry Festival, which will celebrate its 80th anniversary when the festival begins in February 2015.
As the exclusive media partner, the Times will help promote the Plant City festival online and in print, including a special section dedicated to festival entertainment and special events. The festival also will be included in the Plant City Times Observer, the area’s leading weekly newspaper produced by the Times and the Observer Media Group.
At the festival, the Times will be the title sponsor of the Variety Stage, which will feature free entertainment daily and special free shows nightly. In addition, the Times will be available in news racks on the festival grounds.
“The Strawberry Festival is a well-loved tradition in Tampa Bay, and the Times is proud to partner with such a historic and fun event that is rooted in community-oriented ideals,” said Bruce Faulmann, the Times’ vice president of sales and marketing.
About the Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times is widely considered one of the Top Ten newspapers in America and has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes. It is Florida’s largest newspaper, with an average circulation of 397,996 Sunday and 317,270 daily (AAM FAS-FAX March 2014). The Times is produced by the Times Publishing Company, which also publishes TampaBay.com – Tampa Bay’s largest local news Web site with 2 million unique visitors each month (Nielsen NetView six-month average for 3/14-8/14). Additionally, the company publishes the free daily tbt*, an edition of the Tampa Bay Times, tb-two*, a free paper written by Tampa Bay area students distributed to students, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, PolitiFact.com; and produces special events, specialty publications, and targeted advertising programs.
About the Florida Strawberry Festival
The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, nearly 500,000 visitors enjoy the Festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake. The 2015 Florida Strawberry celebrating “Come Join the Party!” will be held February 26-March 8, 2015 in Plant City, Fla. For more information, go to www.flstrawberryfestival.com and follow on Twitter @flstrawberryfst#berryfest2014.