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Strawberry Festival will be jammin’ in April
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“Jammin’” at the 64th annual Poteet Strawberry Festival refers to everything from jammin’ to the music to making jam to a jam-packed schedule of activities.

No matter what your genre of music, you can jam to it at this year’s event, April 1-3. Headliners at this year’s festival will be country artists Pat Green and Tracy Lawrence and Tejano artists Jimmy y El Grupo Mazz, Siggno and Shelly Lares. The Celeste’al Descent and Shadow Grinders will provide rock fans with their favorite songs. Texas music is well presented with Mark McKinney and Kyle Park. If country and western is your thing, be on hand as the following present their individual style: Buckshot Bradley, The Quebe Sisters, Scott Hammock and the Tejas Brothers. There is even an open fiddle contest on Saturday for your enjoyment.

Don’t go home without purchasing the delicious Poteet Strawberry Jam available at the Strawberry Mercantile. While shopping, you can also pick up a bottle of the Poteet Strawberry Festival Wine made by the local Poteet Country Winery and assorted candies created by the local confectioner, Creations. On Sunday, you can mosey on over to the Taste of Texas Food Show and be on hand as blue ribbons are handed out for the best jams and jellies as well as other homemade delights.

The jam-packed entertainment schedule is phenomenal. For a rootin’, tootin good time, be sure to see the South Texas Gunfighters as they humorously preserve the spirit of the Old West.

Michael Mezmer, master hypnotist, is returning by popular demand to present his hilarious performances with subjects out of the audience as the stars of the show. The Funny Dummy Show will entertain guests of all ages with his puppets that he brings to life. This entertaining show will bring smiles to both the young and young at heart.

The children will be overjoyed with the “Berry” special entertainment in store for them in the new, updated children’s area. The Backyard Circus will be entertaining the younger guests with their adorable puppet shows. There will be a petting zoo, sandbox and lots of activities for the littlest guests. Radio Disney will be there to share in the festivities. Plus kids can see just how many strawberries they can eat at the Children’s Strawberry Eating Contest.

The Rhinestone Ropers will entertain guests with expert rope tricks, the wheel of death knife throwing and horse tricks. Guests will have been amazed, startled, frightened, amused and bewildered — all during one show.

For more thrills, fans can go to the rodeo performances each afternoon at 2 p.m. and the Jackpot Bull Riding on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Also, Alamo Attraction presents one of the best and largest traveling carnivals in the country with rides for all ages.

Arts and crafts and quality exhibits round out the weekend.

The gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday, and admission is free. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $15 for adults, with children 12 and under free. Active, reserve and retired military are also admitted free. Free parking on the 100 acres festival grounds is available.
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