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Poteet Strawberry Festival postponed until fall

The event is the latest in a string of San Antonio-area festivals to be affected by the coronavirus.

POTEET, Texas — The Poteet Strawbery Festival has decided to postpone their 2020 event until sometime in the fall.

"The Poteet Strawberry Festival Association cares deeply for their community, their guests, staff and volunteers.," officials wrote Monday evening.

"After reviewing the CDC's latest recommendations,  as well as input from local and state officials, the difficult decision was made to postpone the 2020 event from this April until later this Fall.  We will announce the new date of the Poteet Strawberry Festival on Monday, March 23rd. "

Monday, the Centers for Disease Control amended their recommendation to restrict gatherings larger than 10 participants. 

Festival organizers said the decision to postpone was "especially difficult because our local strawberry growers depend upon the support they receive from the guests that attend our event.

"The growers will need our support now more than ever because they have fresh fruit available now and in the upcoming weeks."

The Poteet Strawberry Festival is the latest in a string of San Antonio-area events affected by the coronavirus.

South by Southwest canceled their 2020 event, and Fiesta -- San Antonio's largest party -- was postponed until November 5.

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