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Located in the center of a truck-farming region; called the "Strawberry Capital of Texas." Poteet, also has extensive ranching, dairying, and production of peanuts, hay and forage grains among other things.

World's Largest Strawberry-

Celebrating the distinction of producing 40 percent of Texas' strawberries is a monument to this favorite fruit. This Giant replica is seven feet tall and weighs 1,600 pounds! Also monument of Poteet Canyon, Steve Canyon comic strip character named for city.

Strawberry Festival -

Held in early April this very fun and popular festival draws thousands of people every year to pay tribute to the sweetness of this region's fruit. In addition to judging and auction of strawberries, such events as a rodeo, fiddlers contest, and dances are held, along with fireworks and a variety of entertainment.

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