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Poteet Strawberry Festival expected to be held in April

Poteet Strawberry Festival
Posted at 4:25 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 17:25:34-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — "We're Back!"

That was the message shared to Texans, announcing that the Poteet Strawberry Festival will be held this year.

A picture along with information on when the event will be held was shared on social media.

Organizers announced the huge festival, that attracts thousand of visitors to Poteet, Texas, will be held this year from April 9 to April 11.

Last year's event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to organizers, the primary purpose of the festival is to promote Poteet’s premier strawberries, which are now an endangered crop.

Another major purpose is providing scholarships to educate the youth of Poteet with festival proceeds.

The festival generates an estimated $10-$12 million into the South Texas economy according to organizers.

In addition, the annual berry fest is now a major tourist attraction for the state and the greater southwest United States.

For a look at the upcoming scheduled including musical acts, click here.