A berry good time to be had this weekend



The 72nd Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen Hannah Grace Watts and King Cutter Blagg along with their court and the Strawberry Festival Association directors invite you to join them at the festival this weekend, April 5-7. J GARCIA

The 72nd Poteet Strawberry Festival Queen Hannah Grace Watts and King Cutter Blagg along with their court and the Strawberry Festival Association directors invite you to join them at the festival this weekend, April 5-7. J GARCIA

Whether you’re a food critique, music lover, thrill seeker, game winning, selfie type of person, you won’t be disappointed at this year’s 72nd Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival.

The 2019 Poteeet Strawberry Festival Court invites everyone in the Atascosa County community to come out and have a fun time with them this weekend.

“There’s something for everyone whether you love to shop, eat, carnival rides, music. The festival is family friendly,” said Princess Isabella Aliana Garcia.

Entertainment ranges from big time music artists to magic shows, food, rides, a fireworks display, shopping, parade and much more!

“It definitely has that small town feel. Everybody knows someone,” said PSF King Cutter Blagg.

The court is most excited about sharing the year to year traditions of the festival from the strawberry judging and auction, food booths and, of course, the strawberries.

“I absolutely love strawberries,” said Duchess Kyra Garcia. “I have a strawberry phone case and can eat a pint of strawberry ice cream from H-E-B in five minutes.”

From chocolate covered strawberries to funnel cakes, gorditas and chicken on a stick, the court is ready for all the tasty treats the festival has to offer.

“I love that all the food booths are local churches, clubs and school organziations so the money is going back to a good cause,” said Duchess Madison Maglievaz.

They also hope to see you out there alongside them contributing to local community organizations and having a good time with friends and family.

“We are all very sociable people and very involved with the community so please come out and join us this weekend,” said Queen Hannah Grace Watts.

Check out just a few of the events taking place for the whole family this weekend that are some of the court’s favorite traditions:

Thursday

Gate admission on Thursday is FREE to the public as the famous carnival kicks off the weekend’s festivities. Carnival wristbands are available for $25 per person with unlimited rides.

Friday

Friday night is Dollar Night at the carnival. Admission to the grounds is $10 per person at the gate or $5 per person when purhased online for KENS5 Night. All rides are $1 each.

Magical performances will be held by Michael Mezmer and Jeff Martin on the San Antonio RV’s Stage #2 starting at 7 p.m. Back in Black and Atomic Punks will perform on Bud Light Stage #8-VFW Pavilion.

Saturday

The parade kicks off Saturday morning at 10 a.m in downtown Poteet with famous bullfighter and rodeo clown, Leon Coffee as Grand Marshal. Please see map in our Poteet Strawberry Festival Special Section in this week’s issue.

The strawberry judging and auction will begin at 12 noon on Stage #11-Rotary Pavilion.

A strawberry eating contest will take place from 1-2 p.m. on H-E-B Stage #5.

The rodeo starts at 2:30 p.m. in the Bud Light’s Rodeo Arena.

Ramos Tire and Auto Service will hold a fireworks display at 10:30 p.m.

Admission at the gate is $20 per person or $15 per person when purchased online for H-E-B Family Day.

Sunday

Don’t miss Randy Rogers on Sunday afternoon on Bud Light Stage #8-VFW Pavilion at 4 p.m. You will definitely find some of your favorite PSF Court members in the crowd singing along to their favorite tunes.

If you love to cook, the Taste of Texas Food Show and Auction will start at 11 a.m. on Stage #11-Rotary Pavilion.

Admission to the grounds is $20 per person at the gate or $15 per person when purchased online for Sunday Funday.

Please full schedule and bios of all acts and shows in the Pleasanton Express Poteet Strawbery Festival Special Section in this issue and look for coverage all weekend long on our Facebook page.

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