Held annually in April, the festival has 14 areas of continuous entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Country Western and Tejano stars, regional bands, gunslingers, carnival, various contests, and rodeo performances. There is something for the whole family!
In the past, the Poteet Strawberry Festival has featured bands such as Kevin Fowler, David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales and Neal McCoy (just to name a few)! Check back for an update of the bands to come for the 68th ANNUAL 2015 Poteet Strawberry Festival!
We bring a variety of Stage Act Performers for every age group and genre; from thrilling Old West Gunslingers to the hypnotizing presence of Michael Menzer, our Stage Acts bring the best in entertainment to our guests.
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 Strawberry Festival in 1948.