Safety a top priority at the Poteet Strawberry Festival



Gabby Peña, Genevieve, Rhonda and Will Chancellor at the 2019 Poteet Strawberry Festival. Watch for the Poteet Strawberry Festival Special in the April 7 issue of the Pleasanton Express which features entertainment schedule, festival foods and costs, maps, parade information and more. NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Gabby Peña, Genevieve, Rhonda and Will Chancellor at the 2019 Poteet Strawberry Festival. Watch for the Poteet Strawberry Festival Special in the April 7 issue of the Pleasanton Express which features entertainment schedule, festival foods and costs, maps, parade information and more. NOEL WILKERSON HOLMES | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

For over 75 years, the Poteet Strawberry Festival has brought South Texas one of the “berry” best festivals in the United States. Last year was the first time in its history that the festival was cancelled. This year organizers want attendees to know that the health and safety of their guests, volunteers and staff remains their highest priority as they move forward with having the 2021 festival, April 9-11.

The Poteet Strawberry Festival (PSF) is about community and giving back. Countless volunteer hours and hard work go into the Poteet Strawberry Festival. And while fun, food and entertainment are the wow factor that keep hundreds of thousands coming back annually, for the community of Poteet it is a crucial source of funding for scholarships, farmers, nonprofits, and small businesses.

The PSF Association plans for additional sanitizing and social distancing as well as working with local and state officials in order to provide the safest experience for all in attendance at the event. All of their staff and volunteers will be wearing masks and they strongly encourage guests to do the same. The PSFA stated they are all aware there are risks associated with public gatherings, but also state this is their final opportunity to avoid closing their doors for good. Working as a team, the Poteet Strawberry Festival said that their goal is for everyone to enjoy a safe and fun-filled festival that will bring the community together and allow the festival to continue to provide for and give back to the community.

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