A ‘berry’ fun weekend planned for festival




Inviting you to the 69th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival are Queen Isabella Wiederhold and King Donovan Roanin Garcia II. The weekend will feature three days of fun for the entire family. The event is slated for April 8, 9 and 10 and will feature a wide array of entertainment for the entire family. This year’s schedule of headliners includes: Friday- Eddie Money, David Lee Garza and Raymond Orta; Saturday- Tracy Byrd, Pesado and Kevin Fowler; Sunday- Josh Wilson, Jason Gray, JJ Heller, Rick Treviño, Aaron Watson and La Maquinaria Norteño.

Inviting you to the 69th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival are Queen Isabella Wiederhold and King Donovan Roanin Garcia II. The weekend will feature three days of fun for the entire family. The event is slated for April 8, 9 and 10 and will feature a wide array of entertainment for the entire family. This year’s schedule of headliners includes: Friday- Eddie Money, David Lee Garza and Raymond Orta; Saturday- Tracy Byrd, Pesado and Kevin Fowler; Sunday- Josh Wilson, Jason Gray, JJ Heller, Rick Treviño, Aaron Watson and La Maquinaria Norteño.

It is here – the 69th Poteet Strawberry Festival has been one of the most fun and entertaining festivals in Texas. It will not disappoint this year, April 8-10, either.

Each year the Strawberry Festival directors and staff choose about 70 acts to keep attendees busy and happy. This doesn’t include the food booths and arts and crafts vendors, either. And, there is also the big parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. led by Grand Marshals – KENS5 favorites morning anchor Sarah Forgany and chief meteorologist Bill Taylor.

The headliners for the 2016 festival include its native son David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales at the Lions Pavilion at 10:30 p.m., Eddie Money at 9:30 p.m., and at 11:15 is comedian Raymond Orta for Friday night at the Bud Light Stage – VFW Pavilion.

Starting at 5 p.m on Saturday is the Tracy Byrd concert at the VFW Pavilion with Pesado coming on at 11:30 p.m. At Lions Pavilion starting at 11:30 p.m. is Texas favorite Kevin Fowler.

On Sunday, Josh Wilson, Jason Gray and JJ Heller will take the VFW Pavilion from 1-3 p.m. with Aaron Watson following at 5 p.m. La Maquinaria Norteña will close it out starting at 8 p.m. Playing some dancing music will be area favorite Rick Treviño at the Lions Pavilion stage.

Lots more entertainment

In between these headliners – are about 40 more musicians – and throughout the weekend, they will be bringing their talents to please just about everyone at the Poteet Strawberry Festival.

Admission is $5 on Friday and $15 Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are free as are active, reserve and retired military.

There will be a $20 armband night for the carnival on Thursday from 6-10 p.m. And on Friday it is KENS 5 Night with $1 rides. An Early Bird Special on Saturday – from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – will feature a $25 armband.

Free parking is available on the festival grounds.

Special Section

Please see the complete schedule and articles on various entertainers in the special Strawberry Festival section to help plan your weekend.


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