The 27th Annual Kumquat Festival is set for Saturday Jan. 27, in Downtown Dade City, centered around Pasco County’s iconic historic courthouse and brought to you by AdventHealth Dade City, the City of Dade City, and dozens of other valued sponsors.
According to the Dade City Chamber of Commerce, over 20,000 attendees including Florida residents from Tampa Bay and surrounding counties, winter residents, tourists and “day trippers” will enjoy a day of fun, shopping, and entertainment. Admission is free, parking is available in the downtown area, and entertainment is provided by food and beverage venue partners.
The festival celebrates the “little gold gem of the citrus industry” and, in partnership with Kumquat Growers Inc, showcases all the wonderful advantages of this versatile, tasty, and healthy fruit.
Historic Downtown Dade City will be transformed into a gigantic arts and crafts mecca focused on local businesses, specialty vendors, dozens of partner sponsors, and the friendly, down home, unique old Florida experience that the Annual Kumquat Festival has delivered for over 26 years.
Festival attendees will have the opportunity to try all the items available including kumquat pie, kumquat salsa, and numerous kumquat recipe specialties. Patrons can shop for crafts, enjoy the art displays, and visit the “Health and Wellness” section. There will be a children’s activity area, a classic car show, craft Kumquat beer and wine.