Poteet Strawberry Festival
Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 11:00 PM (CDT)
The Poteet Strawberry Festival® is one of the oldest, most popular events in the state of Texas. It is recognized as the largest agricultural festival in the state as well as one of the most exciting, dynamic festivals in the Greater Southwest.
Held annually in April, the festival has fourteen areas of continuous entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Country Western and Tejano stars, gunslingers, clowns, puppets, regional bands, various contests, and rodeo performances. There is something for the whole family.
Don't miss these highlights:
Parade through downtown Poteet - Saturday morning
American Fireworks Display - Saturday night
We've added 3 new shaded areas for your enjoyment
Poteet Strawberry Judging and Auction - Saturday afternoon
The Taste of Texas Foodshow - Sunday afternoon
Finally, it wouldn't be a true Texas festival without a carnival
So make plans now to attend the 2011 Poteet Strawberry Festival -
April 1, 2, & 3!
Located in the heart of the Artesian Belt, Poteet is recognized as the
"Strawberry Capital of Texas". No doubt, Henry and Ida Mumme, the
city's founders, would be amazed to see what acclaim is now attached to
the crop which started as a few rows in Mumme's kitchen garden.
The first year of marketing Poteet strawberries proved very successful and strawberries sold for $20....that's more than they sell for on today's market. In 1921 a group of Poteet citizens invited guests from San Antonio to partake in its new found delicacies. Headlines in the San Antonio Express read, "Crimson Berries Beckon Hungry Tourists to Poteet." The Poteet Rotary Club continued the tradition when it organized the 1st Annual Poteet
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