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.
The Poteet Strawberry Festival Association will celebrate the 68th Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival April 10, 11 & 12, 2015. Since the annual event draws crowds in excess of 100,000, the demand for Poteet strawberries is greater than the supply. Unfortunately, outside strawberry markets move into the Poteet area to take advantage of the crowds. The Association has no control of vendors outside the Festival Grounds. However, to assure that our guests are getting the genuine articles, all local berries will be in newly designed boxes which state "Fresh Produce-Poteet, Texas" during Festival Weekend. The Poteet growers are also offered locations on the Festival Grounds to sell their berries.
Over two decades ago the Poteet Strawberry Festival Association (PSFA) established a Scholarship Program. The Association saw its Scholarship Program as an avenue by which local young people could attain a higher education.
Each year the Festival funds approximately thirty scholarships to Poteet graduates. The Association alone donates at least ten scholarships each year. Most of its seven member organizations donates from two to four scholarships each year and many of the thirty or so non-profit church, school and civic organizations that operate food booths on the Festival Grounds donate scholarships as well.
Several years ago, in an effort to supply additional support and encouragement for these ambitious young people, the Poteet Strawberry Festival pledged continuing scholarships to those students who remained in college and maintained their grades. The purpose was to see that those who wished to graduate and earn a degree could, enabling them to become more productive citizens.
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|White Tiger Exhibit||STAGE #4|
|Marsha's Petting Zoo||H.E.B. STAGE #6|
|Kidz Science Safari||H.E.B. STAGE #6|
|Dragon Scales & Faerie Tales||H.E.B. STAGE #6|
|Freckles, the Official||STROLLING ACT(S)|
|Fables of the West||STROLLING ACT(S)|
|Dinosaur Walk||STROLLING ACT(S)|
|The Enchanted Wagon||STROLLING ACT(S)|
|The Strong Man||STAGE #2|
|The Palacios Brothers||STAGE #5 - VETERANS PAVILION|
|Chente Barrera||BUD LIGHT STAGE #8 - VFW PAVILION|
|Mark Riggs||STAGE #9|
|Ryan Vizcaino||STAGE #10 - LIONS | ROTARY PAVILION|
|Doo Wah Riders||STAGE #12 - ARMED FORCES PAVILION|
|Ham Bone Pig Races||STAGE #7|
|Special Rodeo Performances||RAM RODEO LIONS ARENA|
|The Broken String Road||STAGE #13 - LIONS PAVILION|
|Michael Mezmer, Hypnotist||STAGE #3|
|South Texas Gunfighters||
||RICKS INSURANCE STAGE - STAGE #1|
|The Show Band||STAGE #10 - LIONS | ROTARY PAVILION|
||STAGE #5 - VETERANS PAVILION|
||BUD LIGHT STAGE #8 - VFW PAVILION|
|Jim Adams Comedy Ventriloquist Show||STAGE #3|
||STAGE #12 - ARMED FORCES PAVILION|
|David St. Romain||STAGE #13 - LIONS PAVILION|
|AliCat Project||STAGE #5 - VETERANS PAVILION|
|David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales||
||BUD LIGHT STAGE #8 - VFW PAVILION|
||STAGE #13 - LIONS PAVILION|
Ticket prices at the gate are $15 each. Ticket prices below are ONLINE TICKET PRICES ONLY.
Onsite Parking is Always Free!
**Children 12 and under are free; all retired, reserve and active members of the military get into the grounds free with proper I.D.**