Kumquat Festival 2015 Is Saturday, January 31

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Real Estate Agent with Sailwinds Realty

Kumquat Festival 2015 Is Saturday, January 31

 

The Annual Kumquat Festival is held in Dade City, FL. and is  presented by the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce.   Dade City is on the eastern side of Pasco County.  It is scheduled for 9am to 5pm on Saturday, January 31, 2015. The nearby town of St. Joseph is known as the Kumquat Capital of the World.

 

According to the Chamber, as many as 40,000 people attend with over 400 vendors. There will be entertainment, food, antique cars, arts and crafts and face-painting. Historic downtown Dade City is picturesque and still very much a “old-time” area.

 

Kumquat Festival 2015 Is Saturday, January 31Y’all know what a Kumquat is, right? It’s that little orange fruit that looks like a baby orange; you can make great marmalade from it.

Did you know that the kumquat peel is eaten along with the fruit? It contains flavonoid anti-oxidants, fiber, and essential oils.And Vitamen C and B Complex.

 

We plan on attending since we have never been to the Kumquat Festival.

Here are the directions to Dade City:

  • From Interstate 75 — east on Highway 52 to Downtown Dade City (on Festival Day - free satellite parking at the Pasco Fairgrounds on Highway 52 coming into Dade City, free shuttle to the Festival)
  • From Highway 301 — north or south follow into Downtown Dade City (on Festival Day - free satellite parking across from Jarrett Ford, free shuttle to the Festival)

for more information call the Chamber at 352.567.3769

 

This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by  Toni Weidman- Re/Max Sunset.  Please do not call me for info on the event, contact the event organizers for further information.

 

Be sure to use sunscreen and wear a hat.

 

 

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Comments (21)

Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Toni, Kumquats are so delicious and very good for you. I hope you have a great time at the festival.

Jan 27, 2015 10:53 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Toni,

Kumquat's brings back memories of the old grocery days. Remember telling a lot of people what they were and how to use them and the marmalade is excellent.

Make yourself a great day.

Jan 27, 2015 11:05 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Toni, my mom used to make kumquat marmalade every year, your post took me back years. Have a great time at the festival!

Jan 27, 2015 11:18 PM
Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Florida Realty Investments - Sarasota, FL
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Toni Weidman Sandy and I love Kumquats! When we lived in Sarasota, we  would eat them right off the trees. Yum!

Jan 27, 2015 11:28 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Thank you! I love them too. Yum.

Jan 27, 2015 11:31 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Toni, I have never had a Kumquat, but have heard of them.  It is always so interesting to learn about other areas of America and their festival celebrations.  Thanks for all the information and may you have lots of the Florida Sunshine for the Kumquat Festival in Dade City on Saturday!

Jan 27, 2015 11:34 PM
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Good morning Toni, this should bring in some big bucks to the local businesses and city with over 40K attending the festival.

Jan 28, 2015 12:09 AM
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

The Kumquat Festival is a personal favorite for me! The first time I went I was amazed at how many different things they made with them!!

On a side note... when I was a kid we used to call it "Dead City" because it was just a sleepy old town with nothing to do back in the day!

Jan 28, 2015 12:34 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Toni,

We had kumquat trees on our property in LA, and at the home we lived at in the hills here.  We never developed a taste for them, and gave them away.  I am looking forward to your post on the festival.  A

Jan 28, 2015 01:31 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

The Kumquat Festival sounds like so much fun Toni. A really fun time for all.

Jan 28, 2015 01:43 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't think I have ever tasted a kumquat, are they good?  They kind of look like oranges.

Jan 28, 2015 06:06 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Toni: I can only ever remember eating them once in my life. What a fun festival...take plenty of photos!

Jan 28, 2015 08:32 AM
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Hi Toni.  Have fun at the Kumquat Festival!  I only consider them edible in marmelade; ie, with a large infusion of sugar.  Had to laugh at Fred Hernden 's reminder that we used to call it "Dead City."  (Fred, I grew up in Brooksville. What about you?)  It's still pretty quiet.

Jan 28, 2015 08:29 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

There's always something going on in Dade County to celebrate. Enjoy this sweet event...

Jan 28, 2015 09:47 PM
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Dianne, I grew up in Tampa but dated a girl that went to Dade City High School.

We had a nickname for Zephyrhills too... but my lips are sealed!

Jan 29, 2015 12:14 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Toni,

Who even knew that there is such a thing as a Kumquat festival!  wow!

Jan 29, 2015 04:59 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Toni ... what a interesting festival, VB loves Kumquats  

What a strange name for a fruit and your post has been featured to the group:

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Jan 29, 2015 06:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for telling us about the Annual Kumquat Festival.

Share some of your recipes.

Jan 29, 2015 09:47 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Thank you, Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz 

Jan 29, 2015 08:16 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Toni, guess I have never had a kumquat, but will have to look harder on the next trip to the grocery store.   This event sounds like it well attended! 

Jan 29, 2015 09:59 PM