What are Poteet strawberries? Named for the town’s first postmaster, Poteet has been an agricultural hub since the early 1900s when local farmers tapped into artesian wells for irrigation. Sweet strawberries became the signature local crop, leading to the founding of the Poteet Strawberry Festival in 1948.
What year did the strawberry festival start in Poteet? It began in 1948 when the Poteet Rotary Club organized the first event in an effort to provide returning Word War 11 veterans an incentive to return to the farms.
Where is the Poteet Strawberry festival address? The festival is located at 9199 N State HWY 16 Poteet, TX 78065. The mailing address is P.O. Box 227 Poteet, Texas 78065. The phone number for the Poteet Strawberry Festival Office is (830) 742-8144.
Are Poteet strawberries good? Since the first official festival in 1948, our growers have been cultivating the art of producing some of the finest berries in the United States. The Poteet-grown strawberry is known for it’s amazing sweetness and you’ll know the minute you bite into one!