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4802 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77041, USA
Estimated attendance: 100,000
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For over 75 years, serving our community has been what drives the countless volunteer hours and hard work that go into the Poteet Strawberry Festival. It has been a crucial source of funding for scholarships, farmers, non-profits, and small businesses.
The health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff remain our highest priority as we move forward with having the 2021 festival. Our plans for additional sanitizing and distancing remain in place as well as working with our local/state officials in order to provide the safest experience for all in attendance at our event. All of our staff and volunteers will be wearing masks and we strongly encourage our guests to do the same. We are all aware there are risks associated with public gatherings, but also know this is a final opportunity for many of us to avoid closing our doors for good. Working as a team, we can enjoy a safe and fun-filled festival that will bring us together and allow us to continue to provide for our community.
The Poteet Strawberry Festival began in 1948 when the Poteet Rotary Club organized the first event in an effort to provide returning Word War 11 veterans an incentive to return to the farms. The club’s second aim was to improve the pack of berries so buyers would receive a uniform pint, flat, or crate of strawberries.
The first festival was held the second weekend in April 1948, in downtown Poteet and was enthusiastically received by the media and south Texas citizens.
The primary purpose of the festival is to promote Poteet’s premier strawberries, now an endangered crop. Another major purpose is providing scholarships to educate the youth of Poteet with festival proceeds. The festival has also become a major economic generator for south Texas and Atascosa County, pouring an estimated $10-$12 million into the South Texas economy. In addition, the annual berry fest is now a major tourist attraction for the state and the greater southwest United States.
The Annual Strawberry Fest hit the ground running that very first year. Approximately 5,000 people arrived to enjoy the party in 1948. and now the festival can expect over 100,000 to trek through the festival grounds during the festival weekend. The first-year volunteers were only from Poteet. In 2007, over 8,000 volunteers from all over Texas, other states, and a few foreign countries arrived to help stage this major Texas spring event.
Ticket prices below include all concerts & stage performances (including headliners at no additional cost(s)), rodeo viewing access, carnival access (carnival rides and vending have an additional cost(s) that may vary).
ADMISSION TICKET REQUIRED: For ALL AGES 13YRS OF AGE & UP.
FREE ADMISSION for ONLY the following: Children • 12yrs of age & under | Military • Active, Reserve, National Guard, Retired (MUST HAVE VALID I.D., Military Member ONLY)
Hours: Friday • 6p – 12a | Saturday • 10a – 1a | Sunday • 10a – 11p
Carnival Wristband(s): Cost(s), valid times, and other Carnival-associated items may change without notice. Please confirm at the time of purchase. All pricing is per person, per day, per eligible rider.
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NOTE: The Poteet Strawberry Festival DOES NOT manage any venue outside the Festival Grounds and DOES NOT have a line-up of entertainers for anything other than the Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival managed by the Poteet Strawberry Festival Association. You MUST contact outside venues directly for information.
Only service animals are allowed on the festival grounds, so please leave your pets at home.
(830) 742-8144 – Local
(830) 276-3323 – San Antonio Metro
(888) 742-8144 – Toll Free
Physical: 9199 N State Hwy 16 Poteet, TX 78065
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