HOMETEXAS TOWNS | PARADES | EVENTS | PARKS | SCENERY | TEX MISC | SCANDAL | EXIT TEXAS

POTEET TEXAS

 GULF COAST | PINEY WOODS | PRAIRIE & LAKES | HILL COUNTRY

SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS | BIG BEND COUNTRY | PANHANDLE PLAINS

REGIONS OF TEXAS HOME PAGE

Alice | Beeville | Crystal City | Cuero | Dilley | Eagle Pass | Edinburg | Floresville | Goliad | Hidalgo | Kingsville 

Laredo | McAllen | Mission | Panna Maria | Pharr | Poteet | San Antonio | Three Rivers | Weslaco | Zapata


Poteet Area Map & Additional Information About Poteet

Poteet Strawberry Capital of TexasPoteet is named after Francis Marion Poteet. Poteet was Poteet's first postmaster. The Poteet Post Office opened in 1886. By 1892 had the basic businesses that made up a small town of that era, a gin, gristmill, wagonmaker and general store.

Henry Mumme took over as Postmaster and in 1902 discovered Artesian Wells in the area, which led to irrigation, which led to strawberry fields.

Which led to Poteet becoming the Strawberry Capital of Texas and the home of the Poteet Strawberry Festival. Poteet is also the hometown of country music singer, George Strait and Poteet Canyon, a character in the Steve Canyon comic strip.

At last count the population of Poteet was 3,305.

First held in 1948, the Poteet Strawberry Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Texas. The festival is known throughout the Southwest as being one of the best. 

The Poteet Strawberry Festival takes place in April, at the Poteet Strawberry Festival Grounds on Amphion Road. The festival draws more than 100,000 visitors  to the little town, to listen to country music stars and Tejano music. Along with a rodeo, dances, parade, fireworks, carnival, art show and a Taste of Texas food show.

The Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds covers over 100 acres with 14 entertainment areas.

Visit our Eyes on Texas Blog to make a comment or share info about Poteet

Poteet Texas Strawberry Monument In Poteet you will find a 7 foot tall strawberry weighing 1,600 pounds and a monument of Poteet Canyon.

In addition to strawberries, the truck-farming region of Poteet also grows peanuts, hay and other grains. There is ranching and dairy farms.

WHERE TO STAY IN POTEET

There are no motels in Poteet. Pleasanton is 9 miles east. There you will find a Super 8, Executive Inn, Kuntry Inn and Relax Inn. San Antonio is about 25 miles to the north, where you will find plenty of lodging options.

WHERE TO EAT IN POTEET

Poteet may have no lodging, but the town does have some restaurants. Like most Texas towns there is a Dairy Queen.  You can get yourself a steak at Yelhsa YR Restaurant and Brown's OK Corral. Mexican food can be found at LA Lucieta Cafe, Don Juan Restaurante, Del Rio Tortilla Factory, Jeremy's Tacos & Burgers and Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant. And then there's Irma's for some home cooking.


 GULF COAST | PINEY WOODS | PRAIRIE & LAKES | HILL COUNTRY

SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS | BIG BEND COUNTRY | PANHANDLE PLAINS

REGIONS OF TEXAS HOME PAGE

A Longhorn in Wildflowers at Lake Grapevine
email feedback

DurangoTexas.com All Rights Reserved