At the beginning of each April, the Poteet Strawberry Festival is held. It always starts on Friday evening and continues on all day long on Saturday and Sunday. It runs from April 1 through April 3.
Friday night is always KENS 5 night, which means you get in for free. If you don’t know, KENS 5 is a local San Antonio TV station.
You do have to pay admission per person to get into the festival on Saturday and Sunday.
Poteet is a small town about 30 minutes away from San Antonio. It is famous for two things. First, it is the home of the Strawberry Festival each April. Second, it is where country music star George Strait is from. He no longer lives there. He now lives in an elite community in San Antonio, on the way to Boerne, called the Dominion. The houses there are incredible.
Bring plenty of money for the festival. There is a big carnival with tons of rides that your kids and probably you, too, will love. There are various local bands and other entertainment throughout the weekend. There are also various exhibits for you to see. One year when we went, we got to tour some beautiful brand new manufactured homes that were set up at the festival. Sales people were on hand.
But the number one reason to go to the Poteet Strawberry Festival is for the food! There are a lot of delicious foods to try, many of them made with delectable, large, red, juicy strawberries. Strawberry drinks, desserts, strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries…yum.
You can even buy flats of strawberries to take home with you. Just know that they are not actually grown in Poteet. We bought a flat one year for $20, thinking it was a good buy for local strawberries. Guess what? They were not locally grown. The packaging on the flat said they were grown in Mexico. How about that?
Also, during this time, the strawberries sold in grocery stores come down in price so you can actually buy delicious strawberries there cheaper than you can buy the festival strawberries from Mexico!