Poteet Strawberry Festival postponed; new dates are Oct. 30-Nov. 1

Update: Festival rescheduled for Oct. 30 - Nov. 1

Carnival rides, contests and of course fresh strawberries highlight the annual Poteet Strawberry Festival.

POTEET, Texas – The Poteet Strawberry Festival has been postponed and organizers are rescheduling the popular event for Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

In a Facebook announcement, organizers say those who had previously purchased tickets for the spring festival will be valid and honored for the new dates.

The festival was scheduled for April 3-5, but with concerns about the coronavirus, directors and other key stakeholders decided it was best to postpone the festival.

The festival is the latest in a series of popular San Antonio-area events to be affected due to the coronavirus.

Fiesta San Antonio, which was scheduled for April 16-26, was postponed and South by Southwest in Austin was canceled.

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.


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