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Strawberry Festival Grounds, Poteet, TX 78065

Utilities

Bathroom - Public Electricity Parking

Attendance

Estimated attendance:  100,000

Event

April 3 - 5, 2020

Deadline

Exhibitor's Deadline Application
January 14, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Food Vendor's Deadline Application

Until Full

Performer's/Entertainer's Deadline Application
January 10, 2020 @ 12:00 am

DESCRIPTION

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Posted by Poteet Strawberry Festival on Friday, April 7, 2017

FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Held annually in April, the festival has 14 areas of continuous entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Country Western and Tejano stars, regional bands, gunslingers, carnival, various contests, and rodeo performances. There is something for the whole family!

THE HISTORY

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 Atacosa 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.

FEES

Young families like the fact that children age 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Others recognize that the admission fee is absolutely the best entertainment package in the state.

The price for a ticket for Saturday or Sunday will be $20 and $10 for Friday. Discount tickets (sold online) will be $15 for one day and $15 if they purchase two or more tickets.

Once inside the festival grounds, individuals may sample all of the free, live entertainment on fourteen stages, including the outdoor concerts and the rodeo performances.

Annually people from all over the nation and some foreign countries attend the berry fest.

PETS

Only service animals are allowed on the festival grounds, so please leave your pets at home.

PARTICIPANTS

People from all over. Over 100 groups from South Texas take part. Among those groups are 30+ nonprofit churches, civic, and school organizations that prepare and serve the taste-tempting foods served on the festival grounds. On behalf of the Poteet Strawberry Festival Association, food booth chair, Carlos Torres, constantly monitors the condition of the booths and the quality of the food being served during festival weekend to insure food superiority and festival guests’ safety.

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