Hill Country Trail Region

Poteet was named for Francis Poteet, who operated an 1880s post office and blacksmith shop. The discovery in 1904 of the area’s artesian wells drew the Artesian Belt Railroad, along with farmers who grew strawberries on irrigated land. Each year since 1948, the town has promoted its farm heritage through the Poteet Strawberry Festival, now the state’s largest annual agricultural festival, typically held in April.