Since 1996, Dade City, the "kumquat capital of the United States," will host tens of thousands of guests at its annual party to celebrate the kumquat. Historic Downtown Dade City will be transformed into a gigantic marketplace focused on local businesses, hundreds of specialty vendors, dozens of partner sponsors, and the friendly, down home, unique old Florida experience that the 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 new “Health and Wellness” section. There will be local, live entertainment, a children’s activity area, appearances by the “Kumquat Court” including Miss Kumquat and lots of fun things to do. Admission is FREE, transportation from two satellite parking areas is FREE, city owned public parking downtown is FREE and the experience of a unique, authentic and fun filled festival is unforgettable.