TOWSON, Md. - The Towson University Department of Athletics and the University Store have partnered and will present a combined exhibit at the 43rd annual Towsontown Spring Festival, scheduled for May 1-2.

The Tigers will have their Tiger Toss inflatable at the Towsontown Spring Festival and fans will have the opportunity to purchase Tiger football season tickets on site.

A number of Tiger football players are also scheduled to appear at the festival. They will be on hand to sign autographs and distribute schedule cards to the fans.

The University Store will be selling Towson apparel at a special price during the festival. Towson sweatshirts will be on sale for $20 while tee-shirts for adults and kids can be purchased for $10 each. For those customers who purchase Tiger football season tickets at the festival, sweatshirts and tee-shirts can be purchased for half-price ($10 for sweatshirts and $5 for tee-shirts).

The Towsontown Spring Festival started 43 years ago as the Towsontown Art Exhibit. It was held in the Baltimore County Courtyard. It has grown to the point where it occupies ten blocks of downtown Towson. The Towsontown Spring Festival is located along Washington Avenue between Allegheny and Susquehanna Avenues.

Last year, it was estimated that more than 300,000 people attended the Towsontown Spring Festival over the course of its two-day run. Over 450 vendors will participate, including restaurants, food vendors, artists and craftsmen. There will also be an interactive play area for children and live entertainment.

The Towsontown Spring Festival will run from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. On Sunday, May 2, the festival will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.