Poteet Strawberry Festival will ‘strongly encourage’ guests to wear face masks
SAN ANTONIO – Organizers of the Poteet Strawberry Festival will require volunteers and staff to wear face coverings but will only ask guests to do the same. The Poteet Strawberry Festival Association on Monday said they “strongly encourage” the use of masks during the event that will bring food, live music and a carnival to the town on April 9-11. Greg Abbott will lift the statewide mask mandate. KSAT has reached out to the Poteet Strawberry Festival to see if it will update the capacity limit. Organizers said the festival is a “crucial source of funding” for the community.
Organizers for Poteet Strawberry Festival announce face masks plans for guests
Face masks at the Poteet Strawberry Festival are "strongly encouraged." Organizers for the festival told MySA.com Monday that its staff and volunteers will be required to wear face masks at its event from April 9-11. Greg Abbott recommends masks days after deeming actual mask mandate unnecessaryLast year, the Poteet Strawberry Festival canceled for the first time in 71 years due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. The cancellation came after the festival first postponed its plans to take place in October, instead of April. The festival typically draws 100,000 guests to the small town south of San Antonio and promotes its most famous crop while raising money for scholarships.mysanantonio.com
Guests will be 'encouraged,' but not required, to mask up for Poteet Strawberry Festival
click to enlarge Instagram / doowahridersOrganizers of the annual Poteet Strawberry Festival will require staff and volunteers to wear face coverings for its 2021 iteration, but will only “encourage” guests to do so, MySA.com reports "We are all aware there are risks associated with public gatherings, but also know this is a final opportunity for many of us to avoid closing our doors for good," the festival told the news site. "Working as a team, we can enjoy a safe and fun-filled festival that will bring us together and allow us to continue to provide for our community. "The event, slated for April 9-11, was canceled last year for the first time in 71 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, organizers had postponed the 2020 event, before completely calling it off.Thefocused fest typically draws 100,000 guests to the small town south of San Antonio, funding 30 or so scholarships for Poteet graduates annually. It's held on the Poteet Festival Grounds, 9199 N. State Highway 16.sacurrent.com
Poteet Strawberry Festival Association says event will go on to help strawberry growers, non-profits and small businesses
SAN ANTONIO – After organizers announced this week that the Poteet Strawberry Festival would return this spring, many questioned about the safety protocols and expressed concern over the idea of being around a large crowd. In a statement to KSAT 12, the Poteet Strawberry Festival Association has clarified why the festival was brought back and released their safety plan. Carol Rivera a member of the association told KSAT 12 that the decision to bring the festival back in 2021 wasn’t made lightly. As a result, the association has been hit hard by the pandemic and had no income in 2020, according to Rivera. In addition, the non-profit organizations, small businesses and the local strawberry farmers all affiliated with the festival were also hit hard.
Poteet Strawberry Festival to return this spring despite COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – There is a countdown displayed on the Poteet Strawberry Festival website announcing the return of the event in April. In a Facebook post, a digital flyer says “We’re Back” with the dates April 9, 10 and 11. There are hundreds of comments on the post with some saying that they were excited for the event’s return while others questioned whether it was a good idea because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We reached out to festival organizers for comment, but have yet to hear back. Currently, Atascosa County where Poteet is located has close to 300 active cases of the new coronavirus and 18 people have died from COVID-19 complications.
'We're back': Poteet Strawberry Festival planning for April, ticket info coming soon
Poteet Strawberry Festival is gearing up for April after canceling the 2020 installment due to the coronavirus pandemic. The social media pages and website for the event shared the news on Sunday. Organizers were not immediately available to comment on any pandemic-adjusted plans.mysanantonio.com
Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival announces plans to return in April, even as COVID-19 cases rise
click image Instagram / doowahridersThe Poteet Strawberry Festival has announced plans to hold its annual fruit-focused fest in April, pandemic be damned. Last year marked the first cancellation of the fest since its 1948 inception. The hiatus was announced as COVID-19 cases spiked in Texas. It listed April 9-11 as the anticipated dates of the festival's 2021 installment.The post offered no additional information, however, the Strawberry Festival’s website says ticket information will be available soon.Atascosa County, where Poteet is located, currently has 348 active cases of COVID-19. At press time, it had reported 18 deaths from the virus.sacurrent.com
Poteet Strawberry Fest canceled entirely in 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – The Poteet Strawberry Festival will not take place after all amid “new challenges” brought by the coronavirus pandemic. The Poteet Strawberry Festival Association said the event, which typically includes a carnival, rodeo and live entertainment, will instead return in 2021. “Like so many others, the Poteet Strawberry Festival Assn. entered into 2020 with great plans and excitement for another great year. But we too have had to adjust, reschedule and try to make changes with all of the new challenges we are facing.”“With a heavy heart the Poteet Strawberry Festival Assn.
Poteet Strawberry Festival selling strawberries drive-thru style amid COVID-19 outbreak
The Poteet Strawberry Festival is still finding a way to share its delicious strawberries with customers despite the COVID-19 outbreak, only this year, it’s drive-thru style. Customers are invited to pick up strawberries from the festival grounds parking lot beginning Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m. while supplies last. ANOUNCEMENT: TODAY, Saturday April 18th, 2020 Starting @ 2pm Poteet Strawberry Festival Growers SELLING STRAWBERRIES... Posted by Poteet Strawberry Festival on Saturday, April 18, 2020The strawberry festival has been rescheduled for October 30 - Nov. 1, according to a previous KSAT report. Poteet Strawberry Festival postponed; new dates are Oct. 30-Nov. 1Tickets for the festival will be valid and honored for the new dates, according to festival organizers. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
39th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival in May canceled
SAN ANTONIO – Another popular festival has been canceled. The Tejano Conjunto Festival, which was supposed to take place May 13-17 at the Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park, was officially canceled on Wednesday, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center announced. Every year the popular festival draws thousands of fans to listen to over 30 of the most popular and emerging bands. Other festivals canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic include the Poteet Strawberry Festival, the San Antonio Book Festival and Fiesta 2020. 18 at-home reading suggestions from the San Antonio Book FestivalCOVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
San Antonio Icons the Alamo and the Poteet Strawberry Festival Taken Out By the Coronavirus
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Poteet Strawberry Festival postponed; new dates are Oct. 30-Nov. 1
POTEET, Texas – The Poteet Strawberry Festival has been postponed and organizers are rescheduling the popular event for Oct. 30-Nov. 1. 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.