Save the Date for the Kumquat Festival: 1/28/17

The 20th Annual Kumquat Festival® is quickly approaching! Save the date!

The Festival will be held Saturday January 28th, 2017 in Downtown Dade City, centered around Pasco County’s iconic historic courthouse and brought to you by Florida Hospital, Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Visit Florida and dozens of other valued sponsors. The attendees include thousands of Florida residents from Tampa Bay and surrounding counties, winter residents, tourists and “day trippers” who will enjoy a day of fun, shopping and entertainment.

Festival admission is free, parking is free, shuttles are free and entertainment is free!!

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 fun marketplace focused on local businesses, hundreds of specialty vendors, dozens of partner sponsors, and the friendly, down home, unique old Florida experience that the Annual Kumquat Festival® has come to mean..

Join us and try all the wholesome food available including kumquat pie, kumquat salsa and numerous kumquat recipe specialties.  Shop for crafts, enjoy the art displays and visit our “Health and Wellness” section.  There will be local, live entertainment, a children’s activity area, appearances by the “Kumquat Court” including Miss Kumquat 2017 and lots of fun things to do.

“Once again, Dade City and Eastern Pasco County are preparing to welcome thousands of residents and visitors to our area.  It is our pleasure to produce this quality event, and we invite everyone to enjoy the Festival and come back and visit us again” says John Moors, Executive Director of the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce.

The 2016 Kumquar Festival Court. Image courtesy of Richard Riley

The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization with 450 plus members, committed to economic development and the quality of life for our residents.