Poteet Strawberry Festival

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On Saturday, John and I went to the Poteet Strawberry Festival. This festival has been around since 1948 and though I've been plenty of times when I was younger it's been a while since I've been as an adult. And John's never been at all. So we decided that we'd go and check it out, eat some strawberries, and hope it didn't rain on us.

I was pretty hungry when we got there so we bought a smorgasbord of festival food including: frito pie, steak on a stick, and a gordita.

After we stuffed our faces we walked around the grounds and ended up at The Ford Experience. It was basically a section so that you can check out of their Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs. Like most festival events they had a place for you to sign up to win a car but what was different about this whole Ford Experience was they also had different little stations for you to go to also. They give you a card and you go to each station and they have you perform some sort of activity. Then they punch your card. When you've finished you back to the beginning and you can get some free stuff. We did all of the stations and each station had their own little gift too. We ended up with a mini hand santizer, a T-shirt, a key chain, and a phone charger for the car...each! At the end we both ended up getting little insulated lunch boxes. It was actually a lot of fun!

Ford Experience

We did the rides after and since we had so much stuff only John was able to get on the Cliff Hanger.

Also, I don't trust carnival rides.

We walked through all the vendor booths, saw some bulls and sheep, and contemplated buying an actual strawberry plant. After doing a loop we decided to head home. Since we still had tickets though we ended up buying a bottle of strawberry wine, a turkey leg, and a funnel cake to take home with us. The funnel cake had strawberries on it and was the only strawberry thing we ate at the festival. The wine wasn't even for us, my dad had asked for it.

So even though we didn't eat strawberry everything we had a fun time out there. Next up? Fiesta perhaps?

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  1. I love festivals like this! There's so much to do, so much to see that your original intentions seem to go out the window. I'm glad you got to enjoy some strawberries in the end though. Strawberry funnel cake and strawberry wine sound incredible!

  2. We went last year (for a concert) and had a lot of fun. I made it a point to only eat strawberry-themed carnival food while we were there--shortcake AND ice cream! :)

  3. How fun! They had a few concerts there but no one I really knew. I was totally intending to eat nothing but strawberries but I hadn't eaten real dinner before going and before I knew it, I was stuffed!

  4. Oh yeah! I'm not a big wine drinker but that strawberry wine was pretty good. And nothing beats a funnel cake.