Hey everyone!  The 2010 Florida Strawberry Festival is right around the corner, so we are going to start brining you Tampa tourism updates as the event gets closer.  This truly is one of my favorite Tampa Bay area events, so I hope you get as excited as I am. 

Well, today we have some news about the 2010 Festival.  The Southeast Tourism Society developed the Top 20 Events program to recognize successful festivals and special events across the Southeast. 

Nominations are evaluated by independent judges to identify 20 events across the region each month.  Selection as a Top 20 Event is a validation of an event’s quality and a distinction that events use effectively in their ongoing marketing and publicity. 

Well, the Florida Strawberry Festival was selected as one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for the month of March 2010!  Congrats Strawberry Festival! 

The Top 20 Events publication receives extensive exposure in print media, web, television and radio in the U. S. and Canada as well as being listed on the following web sites: www.southeasttourism.org and www.escapetothesoutheast.com...so log on and take a look. 

Again...congrats Strawberry Festival!  The 75th, yes I said the 75th Florida Strawberry Festival will be held March 4 through March 14, 2010 in Plant City.  So, make plans now to attend this fun-filled event.

if you need more info about the event (which we'll be bringing you), you can also log on to www.flstrawberryfestival.com

Until next time, keep checking back for updates on this amazing Tampa Bay entertainment option, as well as other things to do in Tampa Bay.