Last year’s Summer Fest was a huge success with more than 1,000 people enjoying the vendor exhibits, great food and fun. This year’s Spring Fest promises even more food, fun, entertainment and prizes.

Fun, entertainment, prizes, exhibits, great food, kids play area, and it’s all free, parking too.
The Second Annual Spring Fest will be Sunday, May 22, at the Winthrop Barn on Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  The event is sponsored by the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and will feature members and non-members alike who will showcase their businesses.
Restaurants and vendors are encouraged to register for this event, which in the past has accommodated more than 1,000 people from Riverview and surrounding areas. There are inside and outside vendor spaces available and range in price from $25 to $150.  What a great opportunity to get your name and give your business a window to your community! 
Event sponsors include TECO, Crane Tech, Mosaic, Mackey Productions, Chris’s Plumbing Service, the St. Petersburg Times, in addition to the following vendors: Osprey Observer, Hilton Garden Inn/Tampa/Riverview/Brandon, Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation, A & A Mortgage Funding – Larry Brooks, AAA Auto Club South, Arbonne International – Andrea Sellers, Rory B. Weiner, P.A., Camp Bow Wow, Tomboy Tools – Cora Simon, A-Plus Heating & A/C, Costco Wholesale, Dave’s Window Tinting, Hearing Centers of Southwest Florida, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, K and B Travel, Mace Multimedia, Mary Kay, Inc. – Donna Lee Fore, and Scentsy, Inc. – Sue Demski.
Tanya Doran, director of the Greater Riverview Chamber said, “This year is combination of our Summer Fest and our Hog Roast, so we know the support of the community will help us be successful.” 
There will be several restaurants giving out samples and selling food, a beer truck and entertainment from local groups like G & H Tae Kwon Do and T-N-T Academy of Quality Martial Arts, the Riverview High School and Spoto High School Choirs and Orchestra, along with Judy’s Dance Academy and Music Showcase Elite Team.  There will be a kid’s play area with bouncy houses and games, 50/50, raffles and prizes from the vendors.
2011 Spring Fest Coordinator Jennifer Hart, with SendOutCards and treasurer for the Board of Directors, stated, “This promises to be our biggest event of the year, and we’re looking forward to a great day for Riverview and its neighbors.” 
To register a vendor space or for more information, call 234-5944 or visit

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Suzy Wiesenhart
Suzy is one of the Advertising Representatives for the Riverview area. She started with the Osprey as an advertising assistant in 2008 and has various positions since then. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Bloomingdale with her husband, Tom for the last 22 years.